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Civilian and military volunteers clean up trash around San Diego Bay

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Civilian and military volunteers are scheduled for a cleanup of trash around San Diego Bay Saturday, including divers who will scour the bottom near National City and Harbor Island.

The 22nd annual Operation Clean Sweep -- sponsored by the Port of San Diego and its tenants association, Navy, Coast Guard and other organizations -- is also set to take place at Chollas Creek, Pond 20 in Imperial Beach, and the F Street, Sweetwater and Paradise Creek marshes.

The event starts at 7 a.m. in some locations and 8 a.m. in others. According to the Port of San Diego, volunteers are still needed to clean the F Street marsh in Chula Vista.

In National City, military divers are scheduled to scour the waters off Pepper Park, which the port said used to be an anchorage where sunken boats may lie. Most of the hulls have been removed, but batteries, motors, holding tanks and associated equipment remain on the bottom.

At last year's Operation Clean Sweep, volunteers removed 42,000 pounds of debris, according to the port.

A party is scheduled following the cleanup at Cesar Chavez Park in Barrio Logan, including a contest for the most unusual debris.

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