The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority has long been a partner of I Love A Clean San Diego and has participated in many of their annual events. On Saturday, September 26, a dozen Airport Authority employees individually participated in the 36th annual virtual I Love a Clean San Diego Coastal Cleanup Day. The event is a major part of International Coastal Cleanup, which is facilitated by The Ocean Conservancy and includes many U.S. states and territories, and over 70 countries. In California, Coastal Cleanup Day is a partnership between the California Coastal Commission, nonprofit groups, cities and counties throughout the state.
This year, more than 2,000 participants in San Diego County safely took to their neighborhoods and collected more than 12,500 pounds of debris from streets, gutters, alleyways and other public spaces. The Airport Authority contributed to this amount, helping ensure that this debris doesn’t enter our creeks, bays, and oceans.
Given the airport’s proximity to the San Diego Bay, the Airport Authority has a vested interest in capturing debris and stormwater from our 661 acres of property. Katherine Altobello-Czescik, Associate Environmental Specialist, was invited to create a video showcasing SAN’s stormwater efforts which was shared on the I Love A Clean San Diego’s Facebook page. You can view the video here.
If you want to learn more about SAN’s Stormwater Management Plan, click here. For more information on I Love a Clean San Diego, click here.