Coastal Cleanup Day
The Escondido Creek Conservancy is hosting a cleanup site associated with I Love A Clean San Diego’s annual Coastal Cleanup Day. Volunteers will remove litter and add plants to the Plaza Del Arroyo pollinator garden, and artists will be selected to paint nature-themed murals on the utility boxes along Broadway Avenue. This event occurs as specialists in engineering, hydrology, and biology plan a 30% redesign of the flood control channel near Grape Day Park.
I Love A Clean San Diego is organizing the 34th annual Coastal Cleanup Day. Last year’s event had a turnout of 6,686 volunteers who successfully removed 128,168 pounds of litter from San Diego County. This year, The Escondido Creek Conservancy is hosting a site at the Escondido Creek Bike Trail near Grape Day Park and Plaza Del Arroyo. With funding from SDGE, volunteers will participate in planting, removing invasive species, and creating and installing native bee boxes. Two artists will also be selected to paint nature themed murals on the nearby utility boxes for a $300 prize. These seemingly small efforts are part of a larger vision of completely restoring the concrete flood channel through which the Escondido Creek flows.
Coastal Cleanup Day is on September 15th, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Volunteers will meet at the Grape Day Park sign facing Broadway Ave. and are asked to bring a bucket, gloves, and a reusable water bottle.
To register as a volunteer please visit www.cleanupday.org/cleanupSites and select Escondido Creek Bike Trail.