We Love A Clean Mission Beach
September is one of our favorite months in Mission Beach. The crowds thin, the evenings are quieter, and the locals get the beach back.
The one thing that remains pretty consistent is the amount of trash picked up on the beach and throughout the Mission Beach neighborhood. Thank goodness for our volunteers who get out there and keep up with it as much as possible. Thank you to everyone!
We did get some great help as a response to Coastal Cleanup Day. I Love A Clean San Digo put on the 39th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day and Don't Trash Mission Beach served as Site Captains at Belmont Park. Thanks to many volunteers in the Mission Beach Community, the City of San Deigo, and many kids from the SD Unified School District, we recovered approximately 253 pounds of trash. All items have been added to the monthly grand total.
It was a wonderful event, with Belmont Park giving away free tickets to the Roller Coaster. MOOP (Mark Schmid) giving away free MOOP t-shirts, and Sarah Mattison (Olive Baking Company) giving away delicious treats. Thank you to the volunteers who helped us keep it all organized.
Okay, let's look at some of the other numbers!
Total Items: 15471
Days Cleaned: 25 Days
Jetty Jumps: 2
Unopened Liquor: 25
Unopened Soda: 12
Illegal Fires: 19
Changes in reporting:
All plastic-disposable kits are now being reported under Balloons
Chinese Lanterns are now being reported under Balloons
Fireworks are being reported under Toys-Entertainment as we do not have a separate category for them.
Styrofoam containers, including cups, will now be reported under styrofoam.
Broken glass on the boardwalk will not be reported under Get It Done. (See images)
September 2022 = 26,233
September 2020 = 12,386
September 2019 = 853 (Lack of Volunteers)
2018 Cost of Keeping San Diego Oceans Clean
Beach Waterway Cleanup: $342,165
Street Sweeping- $4,800,800
Storm Drain Cleaning $6,400,000
Manual Cleanup- $810,000
Storm Capture $555,922
Public Education- $1,200,969
Total of $14,108,000 YIKES!