Canadian Naval Reserves divers to recover debris & litter in Halifax
TORONTO, Aug. 31 /CNW/ -
WHAT: To help kick off the 16th annual TD Great Canadian Shoreline
Cleanup, members from the Canadian Naval Reserves will recover
harmful marine debris and shoreline litter at Point Pleasant Park.
Previous cleanups have recovered fireworks, coconuts and shopping
carts, among other items. What will divers recover this year?
WHEN: Tuesday, September 1, 2009
9:45 a.m. ADT - Recommended arrival time
9:45 - 10:15 a.m. ADT - Divers from the Canadian Naval Reserves
will comb the shores and reveal recovered litter
(*)10:00 - 11:30 a.m. ADT - Spokespeople available for interviews
WHERE: Point Pleasant Park, off Black Rock Beach just south of the
WHO: Todd Dickey, Chapter Coordinator, TD Friends of the Environment
Jill Dwyer, Program Manager, TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup,
Commander Richard Oland, Commanding Officer, HMCS SCOTIAN National
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
Halifax citizens are encouraged to drop by Point Pleasant 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: http://www.tdgcsc.ca.
RSVP: Sheryl So
TD Bank Financial Group
For further information:
For further information: RSVP: Sheryl So, Environics Communications,
(416) 969-2725, firstname.lastname@example.org; Gregory Harrison, TD Bank Financial
Group, (416) 308-8597, email@example.com