Local residents participate in the TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
TORONTO, Sept. 22 /CNW/ -
WHAT: The TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is one of the largest
conservation initiatives in the world. Powered by volunteers,
the cleanup started 15 years ago in Vancouver and has now grown
to more than 60,000 volunteers coast to coast whose goal is to
have a positive impact on the local environment by removing
harmful garbage from their local shorelines. This includes
ponds, streams, rivers, lakes, and of course, oceans.
WHEN: Thursday, September 25, 2008
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Fanshawe Park Dam
Meeting Place: Fanshawe Park Main Entrance 1424 Clarke Road -
parking on right shoulder past the dam
WHO: Yvette Scrivener, Regional Manager, TD Friends of the
Brad Hertner, Community Partnerships Specialist, Upper Thames
Valley Conservation Authority
WHY: Every year over one million birds and 100,000 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, over 60,000 Canadians will work
together from September 20 to 28 to remove nearly 100 tonnes of
litter from our shorelines and waterways during the 15th annual
TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.
Local TD employees and London residents are encouraged to
participate in the cleanup at Fanshawe Park; or join us at the
cleanup at River Forks park on Saturday, September 27 (meet in
Children's Museum parking lot).
For additional information please visit:
For further information:
For further information: Yvette Scrivener, TD Friends of the Environment
Foundation, (519) 663-1750, firstname.lastname@example.org