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

    Canadian Naval Reserves divers to recover debris & litter from around
    Deadman's Island in Stanley Park.

    TORONTO, Aug. 31 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:    To help kick off the 16th annual TD Great Canadian Shoreline
             Cleanup, divers from the Canadian Naval Reserves' HMCS Discovery
             will recover marine debris and shoreline litter from Burrard
             Inlet at Deadman's Island in Stanley Park in Vancouver.

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

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

    WHERE:   HMCS Discovery Jetty
             Canadian Forces Naval Reserve, HMCS Discovery, Vancouver, BC
             1200 Stanley Park Drive (Deadman's Island, Stanley Park)

    WHO:     Aurora Bonin, Regional Manager, TD Friends of the Environment
             Eric Solomon, VP, Conservation, Research & Education, Vancouver
             Elaine Fisher, Lieutenant-Commander, HMCS Discovery, Canada
             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.

             Vancouver citizens are encouraged to drop by Kitsilano Beach
             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:

    RSVP:    Kent Hurl                    Aurora Bonin
             Vancouver Aquarium           TD Friends of the Environment
             Tel: 604-659-3752            Foundation
             Cell: 604-230-4673           Tel: 604-654-8832
        Cell: 604-649-6214

For further information:

For further information: RSVP: Kent Hurl, Vancouver Aquarium, Tel: (604)
659-3752, Cell: (604) 230-4673,; Aurora Bonin, TD
Friends of the Environment Foundation, Tel: (604) 654-8832, Cell: (604)

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