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

    Canadian Naval Reserves divers to recover debris & litter from the Bow
    River at St. Patrick's Park near the Calgary Zoo

    TORONTO, Aug. 31 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:  To help kick off the 16th annual TD Great Canadian Shoreline
           Cleanup, divers from the Canadian Naval Reserves' HMCS Tecumseh
           will recover marine debris and shoreline litter from the Bow River
           at St. Patrick's Park by the Calgary Zoo.

           Previous cleanups have recovered fireworks, coconuts and shopping
           carts. What will divers recover this year?

    WHEN:  Tuesday, September 1, 2009
           10:00 a.m. MST - Recommended arrival time
           9:45 - 10:15 a.m. MST - Divers from the Canadian Naval Reserves
           will enter the water and retrieve recovered litter
           (*)9:30 - 11:30 a.m. MST - Spokespeople available for interviews

    WHERE: Bow River shoreline at St. Patrick's Park, Calgary, Alberta
           Meeting point at south parking lot of Calgary Zoo,
           1300 Zoo Road NE

    WHO:   Ellen Dungen, Regional Manager, TD Friends of the Environment
           Mike McDermid, Vancouver Aquarium
           Vance Gough, HMCS Tecumseh, Canadian Naval Reserves

    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:

    RSVP:  Aurora Bonin
           TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
           Tel: 604-654-8832
           Cell: 604-649-6214

For further information:

For further information: Aurora Bonin, TD Friends of the Environment
Foundation, Tel: (604) 654-8832, Cell: (604) 649-6214,

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