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Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup dives into Lake Ontario to see what "treasures" can be found
Toronto Police Marine Unit divers to recover debris & litter at Little Norway Park 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, recovered litter (*)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 Environment Foundation Susan Debreceni, TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Vancouver Aquarium 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 kick-off. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Jean Fong TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup 1-800-375-8776 firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information: RSVP: Sheryl So, Environics Communications, (416) 969-2725, email@example.com; Gregory Harrison, TD Bank Financial Group, (416) 308-8597, firstname.lastname@example.org; Jean Fong, TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, 1-800-375-8776, email@example.com
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