Hundreds of kids take part in massive Mission Beach cleanup

MISSION BEACH (KUSI) — It was a fun Friday for nearly 1,000 kids on Mission Beach.

It was all part of a massive clean-up event put on by the non-profit, "I Love a Clean San Diego."

Nearly 1,000 students from different elementary schools in San Diego were at Mission Beach to help clean.

Within the first few minutes, 9-year-old Sarah Pritchett’s milk jug-that she was using as a bucket- was filling up.

The kids are learning about why it’s important to keep the beach clean.

"It’s important because we need to keep our earth clean … So the trash doesn’t get to the ocean," said student Colin Miller.

"Trash is very dangerous to the animals over there in the ocean. They can choke," said student Erika Tabonea.

Several volunteers were on hand to help lead the kids on the beach walk, which included members of the U.S. Navy.

"While we’re in the yards, as we’re coming off deployment it’s a great time to help out in the community," said Commander Master Chief Joel Rodriguez, of the USS Higgins.

The children are serious about making this world a better place. 

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