About the Program
California’s Adopt-A-Beach program gives people of all ages the opportunity to learn about and actively participate in conserving coastal resources.
The Adopt-A-Beach program is I Love A Clean San Diego’s most popular volunteer program. A statewide program funded by the California Coastal Commission, ILACSD coordinates over 5,000 volunteers annually through the Adopt-A-Beach (AAB) program.
The Adopt-A-Beach program is not just about trash. It’s about the need for clean oceans, shorelines, and waterways. It is about Californians acting together to create lasting solutions to marine pollution.
Our oceans and waterways have been a dumping ground for man-made debris. The harmful effects of marine debris are severe and include:
Negative economic and aesthetic impacts
Harm and risk to human health and safety
Injury and death to animals through entanglement and ingestion