Across Canada, nearly 60,000 Canadians are expected to remove up to 200
garbage trucks worth of trash
TORONTO, Sept. 19 /CNW/ -
WHAT: As part of the launch of the TD Great Canadian Shoreline
Cleanup, a drop-in kick-off cleanup event will be held in
Halifax on September 19th, 2009. This free public cleanup event
will feature refreshments, prizes and the opportunity for
children to make their mark on the TD Friends of the
Environment Foundation Kids Monster Mural.
WHEN: Saturday, September 19, 2009
10:00 a.m. - Registration
11:00 a.m. - Recommended time for media to arrive
WHERE: Black Rock Beach
Point Pleasant Park
Halifax, NS Google Map: http://tinyurl.com/nxkr54
WHO: Christine McKenna, Regional Manager, TD Friends of the
Angela Griffiths, Director, Conservation and Environmental
Affairs, Vancouver Aquarium
Amy Florian, Site Coordinator, TD Great Canadian Shoreline
WHY: Every year over one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals
and turtles die through entanglement and ingestion of litter, and
it's estimated that 80 per cent of this litter originates from
land based sources.
This year as many as 60,000 Canadians will work together from
September 19-27 to remove nearly 200 garbage trucks worth of trash
(more than 135,000 kilograms) from shorelines and waterways during
the 16th annual TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.
For additional information please visit: http://www.tdgcsc.ca.
SOURCE TD Bank Group
For further information: For further information: RSVP: Christine McKenna, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, (647) 298-8958, email@example.com