Canadian Naval Reserves divers to recover debris & litter from the Bow
River at St. Patrick's Park near the Calgary Zoo
TORONTO, Aug. 31 /CNW/ -
WHAT: To help kick off the 16th annual TD Great Canadian Shoreline
Cleanup, divers from the Canadian Naval Reserves' HMCS Tecumseh
will recover marine debris and shoreline litter from the Bow River
at St. Patrick's Park by the Calgary Zoo.
Previous cleanups have recovered fireworks, coconuts and shopping
carts. What will divers recover this year?
WHEN: Tuesday, September 1, 2009
10:00 a.m. MST - Recommended arrival time
9:45 - 10:15 a.m. MST - Divers from the Canadian Naval Reserves
will enter the water and retrieve recovered litter
(*)9:30 - 11:30 a.m. MST - Spokespeople available for interviews
WHERE: Bow River shoreline at St. Patrick's Park, Calgary, Alberta
Meeting point at south parking lot of Calgary Zoo,
1300 Zoo Road NE
WHO: Ellen Dungen, Regional Manager, TD Friends of the Environment
Mike McDermid, Vancouver Aquarium
Vance Gough, HMCS Tecumseh, Canadian Naval Reserves
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 75,000 Canadians will work together from
September 19-27 to remove nearly 100 tonnes of litter from our
shorelines and waterways during the 16th annual TD Great Canadian
For additional information please visit: www.tdgcsc.ca.
RSVP: Aurora Bonin
TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
For further information:
For further information: Aurora Bonin, TD Friends of the Environment
Foundation, Tel: (604) 654-8832, Cell: (604) 649-6214, firstname.lastname@example.org