We are so proud of our dear friend, Cathy Ives, who has dedicated her life to beach conservation and cleanup has been honored by the county of San Diego in a proclamation that November 2 every year to be Cathy Ive's Day. Cathy is the inspiration behind our non-profit, Don't Trash Mission Beach and it has been our honor to work along side her. Our efforts are not only about our work to keep our community and beaches cleaned; it's also about creating awareness. You can help us
Fall and Winter months are typically slower here in Mission Beach. The weather is much cooler and wet and so not as many people show up. Sadly, a good amount of trash still does. The numbers for November 2022 are lower but for the off season, 9823 pieces of trash picked up on one mile of beach (the Jetty north to Voltaire) by one person in a month is just astounding. This does not include what is picked up by other locals and beach cleanup organizations that come down to help
In September of 2022 our volunteers removed 26,233 pieces of trash. These statistics are from South Mission Beach Oceanfront Only and does not include the trash picked up by other volunteers that do not use the Marine Tracker App.
We also conducted a Beach Clean Up in September removing an additional 348 pounds of trash and we had 140 volunteers: I love a Clean San Diego was our co-host and they provided additional volunteers. Our volunteers from September are listed below
Thank you to Schwab Charities and the Reed Bartlett Wear and Linda Ann Wear Charitable Fund for your generous donation. These funds have been used to: Print Posters for the September Beach Clean Up Purchase pickers, trash bags and hand sanitizer for beach cleans. A portion of funds used to pay for our Insurance coverage. It is through generous gifts like these we are able to continue to keep Mission Beach beautiful. We are an all volunteer organization and we exist based on t
Thank you to Hewlett Packard for their generous donation. These funds have been used to: Print Posters for the September Beach Clean Up Purchase pickers, trash bags and hand sanitizer for beach cleans. A portion of funds used to pay for our Insurance coverage. It is through generous gifts like these we are able to continue to keep Mission Beach beautiful. We are an all volunteer organization and we exist based on the generous support of sponsors like these as well as the volu
Press release follows photos below. Contact for media: Larry Webb, President Mission Beach Town Council 858-405-2701 email@example.com MISSION BEACH TOWN COUNCIL CALLS PRESS CONFERENCE TO ADDRESS ILLEGAL STREET VENDING, INCREASE IN CRIME AND TO DEMAND THE CITY ENFORCE EXISTING CODE MISSION BEACH, Calif. (June 9, 2022) -- The Mission Beach Town Council will hold a community rally and press conference calling on the city of San Diego to begin enforcement of existing
The amount of trash cleaned up off Mission Beach for May is deceivingly lower than last month, but for a good reason. The month of May brought more planned beach cleanups by other organizations with a mission to help keep Mission Beach beautiful. We are so grateful; however, their pickup numbers are not reflected in ours, meaning May's numbers would most likely have been higher than April's. Regardless, we are incredibly thankful for their help! Seed4Greatness invited DTMB to
Cathy Ives weighs in on the topic of banning beach bonfires not in City fire rings. This, like so many things are ruined by those who cannot seem to follow the rules and care for their fellow human beings. Beach fires more often lead to trash and debris left behind along with burning embers in the ground. Too often we find broken bottles, left over food, trash and other food waste along with burning embers directly on the sand posing an environmental and a public health haza
It's an unfortunate trend to see our monthly trash pick-up numbers stay consistent. Approximately 17, 843 pieces of trash were picked up off of Mission Beach by just one of our volunteers for the month of April. This number doesn't include our April Beach Cleanup that brought in over 500 lbs of trash by 80 plus volunteers, or the trash picked up daily by our neighborhood residents. Our year-to-date total stands at nearly 60,000 pieces of trash. Why? It's simple, too many peop
On a gorgeous April 9 morning, dozens of volunteers including entire families recovered pounds and pounds of trash they’d collected to be weighed and ultimately disposed of or dispensed for the good of Mission Beach. “It was disappointing to find all the trash in a small area, all the different beer cans, cigarette butts, and sandwiches,” noted Marisa Kaprow of North PB, who joined the beach cleanup, co-sponsored by nonprofit Don’t Trash Mission Beach and the Mission Beach To
Community Event: The Mission Beach Town Council & Don't Trash Mission Beach present a Toy Drive benefiting Toys for Tots and Beach Cleanup. Come join us and bring your family and friends, or come out and make new friends! It's a fun way to give back to the planet and meet people who care as much as you do!
What a great way to start out the weekend by helping keep our beaches and parks looking their best. We will have educational materials on so it is a great learning experien
SIX TONS OF TRASH PICKED UP BY RESIDENTS IN 2020 NEARLY 120,000 INDIVIDUAL ITEMS CATALOGUED USING ENVIRONMENTAL APP MISSION BEACH, Calif. (Mar. 10, 2021)--DontTrashMissionBeach.com has released its trash collection figures for the year ending 2020. An estimated average of 6 tons of trash was picked up from south Mission Beach from volunteers. 118,734 items were cataloged by one resident alone using the Ocean Conservancy Collection List on the Marine Debris app powered by Nati