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Chula Vista Creek to Bay Clean Up April 2016


Girl Scout Troop 5009
Troop 5009 Cheetahlicious All the Time

The annual Creek to Bay Clean Up sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 5009 was successful!

A BIG thank you to Dolly De La Rosa-Kania for organizing and running the event; thank you for all you do.

We like to thank the following groups who participated.  Girl Scout Troop 5009 (Cheetahlicious All the Time), Sharp HealthCare, High Tech Elementary, Bonita Vista Girl’s Softball Team and Kohl’s who this year made a $1,500 donation to I Love a Clean San Diego.

Kohl’s strives to be an active member of each community it serves. Part of the company’s community partnership is the Kohl’s volunteer program.  Since 2001, Kohl’s associates nationwide have participated in volunteer activities that support children.  When associates form teams of five or more to support a local youth-serving charity, the company supports the team’s participation with a corporate grant given directly to the charity.

Kohl's Cares
Kohl’s Associates volunteers

Kohl’s commitment to environmental leadership and volunteerism, thank you Kohl’s for your support and giving back to the communities and going green.

 Tasks performed by volunteers  were litter control and  trash removal in Discovery Canyon and the SDG&E easement; the group removed and disposed165 pounds of trash and 127 pounds of recyclables were recycled.  One of our other groups spread 60 yards of mulch at Rice Canyon Demonstration Gardens and planted 2000 sq. ft of ground cover at the southeast corner of Rancho Del Rey pkwy and Ridgeback Rd.



Chula Vista Creek to Bay Clean Up Spring 2015

Thank you to all who participated in the Creek to Bay Clean Up .  Our annual event took place at two locations in Rancho Del Rey; Discovery Canyon  and Snake Canyon.

Discovery Canyon volunteers removed trash, shopping carts and painted over 1000 sq. ft. of graffiti.

The Chula Vista Rotary Club volunteers donated their time in removing invasive weeds in Snake Canyon and filled a 40 yd green waste container.

12th Annual Beautify Chula Vista Day

Thank you to all who participated for the Beautify Chula Vista Event that took place on October 11th.  Our annual event took place at Rice Canyon for the removal of invasives, Discovery Canyon for graffiti and litter removal, and the corner of Rancho Del Rey  and Cima Del Rey for the revegetation project.

Eagle Scout Benches

The beautiful benches that grace the Rice Canyon Demonstration Gardens were built by Eagle Scout Kevin Frey and fellow Boy Scouts from troop 816.

Rice Canyon Clean-ups

DSCF0868The September 20th Rice Canyon & Discovery Park Clean up, sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 5009, was very successful! They had 116 volunteers, picked up  272 lbs. of regular trash, 60 lbs. of recyclables and rescued 3 shopping P1030521carts. A BIG thank you to all the volunteers who came to help support I love a Clean San Diego’s Canyon Clean up!

Thank you to Katelyn Adame for organizing and running the event for part of her Silver Award project.

P1030529Troop 5009 (Cheetahlicious All the Time) is the first Girl Scouts to adopt a canyon in San Diego. Their inaugural clean-up was January 18th2014. They had a total of 28 P1030546volunteers and picked up P1030539approximately 285 pounds of trash from Rice Canyon across from Discovery Park.

On Thursday, June 19 2014, native San Diegan and LA Dodger, Adrian Gonzalez along with his wife Betsy Gonzalez, hosted the first-ever Gonzalez Scholars  Environment Clean-Up Day in their hometown of Chula Vista. Nearly 50 students and their family members along with other special guests joined Adrian and Betsy for a rare, fun-filled morning that also benefited the community’s Rice Canyon open space preserve. chulavista_banner1P1030528The students worked side-by-side the pro baseball star to remove trash from Rice Canyon while engaging and spending quality time getting to know the Gonzalez family.  Local nonprofit, I Love A Clean San Diego, was on hand to facilitate the environmental clean-up, which also included removing graffiti, weatherizing a kiosk, removing invasive plants, and planting native plants.

P1030510P1030527Volunteers are needed Saturday, October 11th, 2014 from 8:30AM – 12 noon for the 12th Annual Beautify Chula Vista Day!  This year, volunteers can participate  at Rice Canyon at Discovery Park, or at Harborside ParkClick here to register. Activities include litter and graffiti removal at both sites, and planting and invasive plant removal at Rice Canyon at Discovery Park.  Help spread the word by passing along the event flyer to your coworkers, friends, and family!