Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup dives into the Ottawa River to see what "treasures" can be found



    
    Ottawa Police Marine Unit divers to recover debris & litter at the base
    of Parliament Hill
    

    TORONTO, Aug. 31 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:  To help kick off the 16th annual TD Great Canadian Shoreline
           Cleanup, members from the Ottawa Police Marine Unit and Canadian
           Naval Reserves will recover marine debris and shoreline litter at
           the base of Parliament Hill in the Ottawa River - where the Rideau
           Canal enters into the Ottawa River.

           Some of the more unusual items recovered in the past amongst the
           regular shoreline litter include a bike with no spokes and guard
           rails. With thousands of pounds of debris sitting at the bottom of
           the Ottawa River, what will divers recover this year?

    WHEN:  Wednesday, September 2, 2009
           9:30 a.m. EDT - Recommended arrival time
           9:45 - 10:15 a.m. EDT - Divers from the Ottawa Police Marine Unit
           and Canadian Naval Reserves will enter the water and retrieve and
           reveal unusual, recovered litter
           (*)9:30 - 11:30 a.m. EDT - Spokespeople available for interviews

    WHERE: Base of Parliament Hill where the Rideau Canal meets the Ottawa
           River (near the Locks)

    WHO:   Cathy Jowsey, Regional Manager, TD Friends of the Environment
           Foundation
           Angela Griffiths, Director, Conservation & Environmental Affairs,
           Vancouver Aquarium

    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.

           For additional information please visit: http://www.tdgcsc.ca

    RSVP:  Jean Fong
           Vancouver Aquarium
           1-800-375-8776
           shorelinemedia@vanaqua.org

           Matt Cram
           TD Bank Financial Group
           416-983-1514
           matthew.cram@td.com
    





For further information:

For further information: please visit: http://www.tdgcsc.ca; RSVP: Jean
Fong, Vancouver Aquarium, 1-800-375-8776, shorelinemedia@vanaqua.org; Matt
Cram, TD Bank Financial Group, (416) 983-1514, matthew.cram@td.com


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