Media Advisory: The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Dives Into Aquatic Debris-One of the Biggest Threats to the Health of Our Waters
AUG 10, 2012 - 10:55 ET
FOR: GREAT CANADIAN SHORELINE CLEANUP
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 10, 2012) - On behalf of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited, the Vancouver Aquarium dive team will conduct an underwater dive on Sunday, August 19 at HMCS York, the Naval Reserves Division in Toronto, to raise awareness of the impact of aquatic debris, and how Canadians can take action to address this threat to our shorelines (any point where land meets water).
To bring the issue of aquatic debris to life, divers will bring to shore any debris that they collect underwater. On-site photos and interview opportunities will be available. Speakers from participating organizations and supporters will also provide remarks.
The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is a national conservation initiative organized by the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF, and takes place September 15-23, 2012. Visit www.ShorelineCleanup.ca to register as a participant or site coordinator.
Please see attached materials for local and provincial shoreline litter statistics.
The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited, is one of the largest direct action conservation programs in Canada. A conservation initiative of the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF, the Shoreline Cleanup aims to promote understanding of shoreline litter issues by engaging Canadians to rehabilitate shoreline areas through cleanups. www.ShorelineCleanup.ca
The Vancouver Aquarium is a non-profit society dedicated to the conservation of aquatic life. www.vanaqua.org
WWF is creating solutions to the most serious conservation challenges facing our planet, helping people and nature thrive. www.wwf.ca
Loblaw Companies Limited
Loblaw Companies Limited, a subsidiary of George Weston Limited, is Canada's largest food retailer and a leading provider of drugstore, general merchandise and financial products and services. www.loblaw.ca