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San Diego Port Authority Announces 2017 Operation Clean Sweep
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).
For more information visit the San Diego Port Tenants Association.