Clean & Green River Cleanup - Kid-Friendly!

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The San Diego River Park Foundation

Clean and Green Team
The River Park Foundation's Clean and Green Team has removed over 1,000,000lbs of trash from the San Diego River. Make a difference for the Environment, join us today!

Help create a better future for the San Diego River in Santee! Families will have the opportunity to volunteer at a kid-friendly cleanup of the San Diego River! The San Diego River is home to a number of endangered and threatened species. Keeping the River clear of trash benefits this wildlife! Volunteers will help protect animal habitat and beautify our precious green spaces by picking up storm water debris along the River. Kid-friendly educational activities will be included.

The City of Santee Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program will have a learning station for kids to play with a watershed model and make it rain (literally!). Participants can try their hand at modeling storms and see how stormwater runoff affects local rivers and water bodies.


  • This event is open to volunteers of all ages, but volunteers under the age of 16 must come with an adult.
  • All tools and supplies will be provided.
  • No experience necessary.
  • Closed-toed shoes are required.
  • Sun protection, water and a snack are highly recommended.
  • Community service hours can be verified.
  • Groups are welcome if space allows.

Location: This event will be at Forester Creek in Santee. Please find street parking near the Pacific Islander Beer Company Parking Lot at 8665 Argent Street, Santee, CA 92071. Please see the Google map for visual location: Volunteers will meet at the SDRPF tent in the Pacific Islander Beer Company parking lot.

RSVPs are required. To RSVP or to learn more, please email volunteer@sandi or call (619) 297-7380.

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About The San Diego River Park Foundation


4891 Pacific Highway, Suite 114, San Diego, CA 92110, US

Mission Statement

The San Diego River Park Foundation is dedicated to creating the San Diego River Park.

As the only non-governmental organization dedicated to the entire length of the River, SDRPF plays the role of an umbrella organization for many other groups.

We work to to support and empower these groups who are endeavoring to restore and enhance the San Diego River and its ecosystem, create trails and new community facilities, protect historical resources and to enhance the communities along the river.

The Foundation works to support important projects which will help to establish a river-long park while restoring and enhancing the river and its watershed, addressing flooding issues, providing greatly needed community facilities and opportunities to learn about our region's rich history, encouraging stewardship of the riparian environment, and improving the lives of those that live, work and play in the area.


The San Diego River Park Foundation is community-based grassroots non-profit organization which was founded in 2001. As a 501 (c)3 public benefit corporation, SDRPF relies upon donations and support from the community for its general operations as well as grants, both public and private.

SDRPF is not a foundation built upon an endowment or other source of funding. We are a foundation in name because we are built upon a foundation of people that have come together toward the goal of creating the San Diego River Park.

The vision of the San Diego River Park is a greenbelt from the mountains to the ocean along the 52 mile long San Diego River. This greenbelt is really a trail system and a clean and healthy river system which connects a diversity of parks, open spaces, public places and community facilities spread out along the length of the River.

The SDRPF is working to achieve this goal by partnering with government agencies, business and civic leaders and a wide range of public organizations. By promoting stewardship of the River and promoting a better understanding of the River's natural systems, the San Diego River Park Foundation is endeavoring to enhance the quality of life in San Diego.

SDRPF works with community groups and other organizations dedicated to the San Diego River and the River Park and its wildlife, recreation, water, cultural and community values to better engage the public in this project. We support projects which help to establish the river-long park such as restoring and enhancing the river, establishing public plazas and community gardens, and telling the story of the river through interpretive programs, kiosks and educational signage, and more. We also work to acquire and manage critical properties which play an important role in creating the River Park.

We are dedicated to making this project a truly treasured regional asset that is valued by all members of our community. We welcome and encourage everyone who is interested to join us in this effort.


Sat Mar 14, 2020
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM  


RSVP for directionsSantee, CA 92071




  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • 3 hours

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