Canadian Naval Reserves divers to recover debris & litter from around
Deadman's Island in Stanley Park.
TORONTO, Aug. 31 /CNW/ -
WHAT: To help kick off the 16th annual TD Great Canadian Shoreline
Cleanup, divers from the Canadian Naval Reserves' HMCS Discovery
will recover marine debris and shoreline litter from Burrard
Inlet at Deadman's Island in Stanley Park in Vancouver.
Previous dives have recovered cars, coconuts and shopping carts.
What will divers recover this year?
WHEN: Tuesday, September 1, 2009
9:30 a.m. PST - Recommended arrival time
9:45 - 10:15 a.m. PST - Divers from the Canadian Naval Reserves
will enter the water and retrieve recovered litter
(*)9:30 - 11:30 a.m. PST - Spokespeople available for interviews
WHERE: HMCS Discovery Jetty
Canadian Forces Naval Reserve, HMCS Discovery, Vancouver, BC
1200 Stanley Park Drive (Deadman's Island, Stanley Park)
WHO: Aurora Bonin, Regional Manager, TD Friends of the Environment
Eric Solomon, VP, Conservation, Research & Education, Vancouver
Elaine Fisher, Lieutenant-Commander, HMCS Discovery, Canada
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 Shoreline Cleanup.
Vancouver citizens are encouraged to drop by Kitsilano Beach
Park on Saturday, September 19th at 10 a.m. to help clean the
city's shoreline and participate in the event kick-off.
For additional information please visit: www.tdgcsc.ca
RSVP: Kent Hurl Aurora Bonin
Vancouver Aquarium TD Friends of the Environment
Tel: 604-659-3752 Foundation
Cell: 604-230-4673 Tel: 604-654-8832
firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: 604-649-6214
For further information:
For further information: RSVP: Kent Hurl, Vancouver Aquarium, Tel: (604)
659-3752, Cell: (604) 230-4673, email@example.com; Aurora Bonin, TD
Friends of the Environment Foundation, Tel: (604) 654-8832, Cell: (604)