SAN DIEGO — Volunteers turned out in force Saturday to participate in the I Love a Clean San Diego’s 16th Annual Creek to Bay Clean Up.

The clean-up kicked off at 9am and more than 6,200 volunteers picked up litter at 113 neighborhoods countywide - from coastal communities to inland locations.

Through the effort, more than 175,000 pounds of trash, debris and pollutants were removed along with graffiti; invasive plants were replaced with water-wise native plants restoring San Diego County's natural habitats.

 To learn more on how you can celebrate Earth Day every day, visit www.cleansd.org.

Here’s a look at this year’s Creek to Bay Clean Up:

Shawn MC clean San Diego
Shawn MC clean San Diego
Clean San Diego 2
Clean San Diego 2
Girl Scouts clean SD 1
Girl Scouts clean SD 1
Girl Scouts clean SD 2
Girl Scouts clean SD 2
Clean Encinitas 1
Clean Encinitas 1
Clean Encinitas BLE 2
Clean Encinitas BLE 2
Clean Encinitas BLE 3
Clean Encinitas BLE 3