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Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup finds out what Ottawa waters are harbouring
Ottawa Police Service Marine Patrol Unit will recover harmful debris and litter in the Rideau Canal OTTAWA, Sept. 17 /CNW/ - WHAT: To help kick off the 15th annual TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, the Ottawa Police Service Marine Patrol Unit will dive at the base of Parliament Hill to recover harmful debris and aquatic litter. Previous Ottawa dives have recovered discarded fireworks, coconuts and shopping carts. What will this year's dive uncover? WHEN: Thursday, September 18, 2008 9:00 a.m. - Recommended arrival time 9:15 - 9:45 a.m. - Ottawa Police Service Marine Patrol Unit dive at the base of Parliament Hill and reveal recovered litter (*)9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Spokespeople available for interviews WHERE: Base of Parliament Hill where the Rideau Canal meets the Ottawa River (near the Locks) WHO: Matthew Fortier, Regional Manager, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Eric Solomon, Vice President of Conservation, Research and Education, 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, 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. To help clean the city's shorelines, Ottawa residents are encouraged to drop by Mooney's Bay on Saturday, September 20 at 9:00 a.m. or the Ottawa River at Britannia Beach South on Sunday, September 21 at 10:00 a.m. For additional information please visit: www.vanaqua.org/cleanup RSVP: Hailey Miles MAVERICK Public Relations for TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup 416-640-5525 ext. 238 416-317-0033 (mobile) email@example.com
For further information: Hailey Miles, MAVERICK Public Relations for TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, (416) 640-5525 ext. 238, (416) 317-0033 (mobile), firstname.lastname@example.org
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