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Published on : Saturday, August 19, 2017
Operation Clean Sweep, an annual event that partners Port Tenants and volunteers to remove trash and debris from San Diego Bay will take place on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Produced by the San Diego Port Tenants Association, this community service-oriented event covers various clean-up sites around the bay’s watershed and shoreline.
Last year, 1,314 volunteers, including civilians, military, Harbor Police divers, Port Tenants and Port employees removed 13.37 tons of debris.
That debris included sunken dinghies, tires, household appliances, shopping carts, bicycles and more. A mollusk-encrusted toilet was also retrieved and earned the diver who found it first place in the event’s “Most Unique Trash” contest.
The public is invited to participate and all volunteers will be treated to an after-party featuring a free barbecue, refreshments, entertainment, raffles and prizes. The after party is at Cesar Chavez Park from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m, 1449 Cesar Chavez Parkway, San Diego (map) .
Volunteers will receive an Operation Clean Sweep t-shirt, gloves, trash bags and bottled water. Free doughnuts from Krispy Kreme will also be available at each check in site.
This year’s main clean-up sites are in Barrio Logan and Chollas Creek. The Chollas Creek site is geared toward adults as it involves heavier pieces of debris and the Barrio Logan site is family-friendly.
Source:- Port of San Diego