Clean CA community transformation event in San Diego

CALTRANS, Clean California and I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) are excited to announce a major community cleanup and beautification event in San Diego on Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon as part of the ongoing efforts to keep local California communities clean and beautiful. Community groups, local businesses, and residents are invited to volunteer and join the event to help beautify and transform the Azalea Park area.

Azalea Park (4036 Pepper Drive, San Diego, CA 92105) is located in Manzanita Canyon Open Space within San Diego’s Pueblo Watershed.

The event aims to revitalize Azalea Park. Volunteers will engage in litter cleanup, spruce up the Azalea Park Water Conservation Garden, restore park benches and tables, remove invasive species (such as Mexican Palm Fan and Eucalyptus), plant native species, and install interpretive signs. Educational tables with recycling games and activities will promote environmental stewardship and the Clean California initiative. Cleanup kits with bags, gloves, vests, trash grabbers and other required tools will be provided for volunteers.

To RSVP as a volunteer, visit ILACSD’s Community Hub at

This event is made possible by Governor Gavin Newsom’s Clean California initiative, a sweeping $1.2 billion, multiyear cleanup efforts led by Caltrans to remove trash, create thousands of jobs, and join with communities throughout the state to reclaim, transform and beautify public spaces.

Since launching Clean California in July 2021, Caltrans has helped fund 319 projects and removed nearly 2.3 million cubic yards of litter from state highways. That is enough to fill about 700 Olympic-sized swimming pools. The program has also created nearly 8,700 jobs that have helped Californians overcome barriers to employment and drawn more than 10,000 volunteers to events ranging from community cleanups to large debris collections for appliances, tires, and mattresses.

Celebrating 70 years in 2024, I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) is an environmental nonprofit supporting residents and businesses of San Diego County. ILACSD was founded in 1954 and has since evolved into the nonprofit it is today, providing programs that are an environmental catalyst, awakening passion and inspiring action, empowering members of the community to be leaders in conservation and waste-free living. For more information, to volunteer or donate, visit or call (619) 291-0103. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. n

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