Toronto Police Marine Unit divers to recover debris & litter at Little
TORONTO, Aug. 31 /CNW/ -
WHAT: To help kick off the 16th annual TD Great Canadian Shoreline
Cleanup, members from the Toronto Police Marine Unit will
recover marine debris and shoreline litter at Little Norway
Park. Previous cleanups have recovered a hot dog cart, a hotel
safe and a sewing machine, among other unusual items. With
thousands of pounds of debris sitting at the bottom of Lake
Ontario, what will divers recover this year?
WHEN: Tuesday, September 1, 2009
9:00 a.m. EDT - Recommended arrival time
9:45 - 10:15 a.m. EDT - Divers from the Toronto Police Marine
unit will enter the water and retrieve and reveal unusual,
(*)9:30 - 11:30 a.m. EDT - Spokespeople available for interviews
WHERE: Little Norway Park, on Lake Ontario at the foot of Bathurst St.
near Queens Quay West, Toronto
WHO: Mary Desjardins, Executive Director, TD Friends of the
Susan Debreceni, TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Vancouver
Staff Sergeant Ronald Tapley, Toronto Police Marine Unit
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. Toronto citizens are encouraged to
drop by Woodbine Beach on Saturday, September 19th at 10:45 a.m.
to help clean the city's shoreline and participate at the event
For additional information please visit: http://www.tdgcsc.ca.
RSVP: Sheryl So Gregory Harrison
Environics Communications TD Bank Financial Group
(416) 969-2725 (416) 308-8597
TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
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; Jean Fong, TD Great Canadian
Shoreline Cleanup, 1-800-375-8776, firstname.lastname@example.org