June 24, 2005 13:00 ET

On June 29, Wyland Ocean Challenge West Coast Tour to Make a ...

On June 29, Wyland Ocean Challenge West Coast Tour to Make a Clean Sweep Through Vancouver; Attention: Lifestyle Editor MEDIA ADVISORY--(CCNMatthews - June 24, 2005) - MEDIA ADVISORY, June 24, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- On Wednesday, June 29, Marine life artist Wyland continues his campaign against water pollution with conservation education, painting, and science experiments at the Vancouver Aquarium. In partnership with local conservation groups, the artist has created "Water's Extreme Journey," a 1,000-square foot interactive maze that follows a clean drop of water through mountains, rivers, city streets, storm drains, into the ocean. The effort is part of a five-year program to draw attention to the health of all major water systems throughout the nation. Last year, the foundation conducted a 17-state East Coast Cleanup Tour. The artist will also join children and adults to create a 160-square foot water-themed mural, and participate in clean water science experiments. The event will be preceded by a community beach cleanup with the Surfrider Foundation. For information, schedules, and locations, visit www.wylandoceanchallenge.org, http://www.surfrider.org/, or www.vanaqua.org


Editor's Note: Founded in 1993 by marine artist and muralist Wyland, the Wyland Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization that encourages involvement in conservation through classroom education programs, community service, and art in public places. With current partners such as the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (UCSD), Surfrider Foundation, and American Zoo and Aquarium Association, the foundation supports up to 100 conservation, scientific research, and education groups every year. The current cleanup tour is part of a 5-year program to raise awareness about clean water and pollution issues worldwide. In 2004, the artist conducted cleanups in 16 cities along the East Coast. For a complete tour schedule, or to arrange an interview or coverage, please contact: Steve Creech, (949) 436-2489, stevec@wyland.com.

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