September 07, 2011 13:00 ET

CORRECTION FROM SOURCE: Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Data Reveals Cleanest and Dirtiest Shorelines in Quebec and Across the Nation

Results show where the most and least litter was collected during the 2010 Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 7, 2011) - This release corrects and replaces the release that was disseminated at 8:10 AM ET on Tuesday, August 23, 2011.

Please note that Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup's recent media release on Quebec's cleanest and dirtiest shorelines is based on data collected by volunteers during the 2010 Shoreline Cleanup. As we have been unable to confirm the data for Parc regional de Longueuil, it has been removed from the list.

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup would like to thank people who participated in last year's cleanup. Their hard work and dedication has helped to make Longueuil shorelines healthier for everyone.

We look forward to kicking off this year's event on September 17.

Where are some of Canada's cleanest and dirtiest shorelines? The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited, today released a list of its most and least littered shorelines across Canada, based on results from the 2010 cleanup. The list shows that Canada's shorelines need some help. To make your favourite shoreline clean and healthy for the communities and wildlife that depend on it, register today for this year's Shoreline Cleanup, September 17 to 25, at www.ShorelineCleanup.ca.

Most Littered City Shoreline Kg/km
1st Pierrefonds Riviere a l'Orme 750
2nd Longueuil Point du Marigot 340
3th Longueuil Parc Marie-Victorin 330
4th Montreal St. Lawrence River, La Salle River Front 244
Least Littered City Shoreline Kg/km
1st La Salle St. Lawrence River, Parc George O'Reilly, 2
2nd Beaconsfield Parc Pine Beach 3
3rd Pine Lake 4
4th Caplan Plage de la Riviere 5
5th St. Lambert St. Lawrence River at St. Lambert 6.5
Most Littered Province City Shoreline Kg/km
1st Ontario Sydenham Millhaven Creek 5000
2nd British Columbia Maple Ridge Kanaka Creek and Kanaka Creek Regional Park 3200
3rd New Brunswick Charlo Baie des Chaleurs 2720
4th British Columbia Delta Tom Hopkins Ravine Park 1200
5th British Columbia Surrey Brownsville Bar Park along Fraser River 1200
Least Littered Province City Shoreline Kg/km
1st Ontario Wallaceburg Running Creek in Crothers Conservation Area 0.10
2nd Ontario Whitby Lynde Shores Conservation Area 0.13
3rd Alberta Drayton Valley Eagle Points Blue Rapids Park 0.20
4th British Columbia Terrace Ferry Island 0.36
5th Ontario Niagara on the Lake Beach at Firelane 14 0.50


"This list shows the remarkable impact the cleanups have had on Quebec's waterways. Without them, this litter would have been left on the shorelines with serious implications to the health of our rivers, lakes and oceans. We're very pleased to see so many people taking part in the cleanups."
– Marie-Claude Lemieux, Regional Director, Quebec, WWF
"We hope that Canadians will be inspired by this list and the difference they can make as Shoreline Cleanup participants."
– Jill Dwyer, Program Manager of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Vancouver Aquarium
"We are thrilled to be supporting this conservation initiative through our national charge-for-plastic shopping bag program and to know what a difference Canadians can make for their shorelines and the planet."
– Josee Bedard, Senior Director, Corporate Affairs, Loblaw Companies Limited

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited is also supported by The Home Depot Canada Foundation and Molson Canadian Red Leaf Project as national sponsors, and in Ontario, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.

About 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

About the Vancouver Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium is a global leader in connecting people to our natural world, and a self-supporting, non-profit association dedicated to effecting the conservation of aquatic life through display and interpretation, research and direct action. www.vanaqua.org

About WWF

WWF is creating solutions to the most serious conservation challenges facing our planet, helping people and nature thrive. www.wwf.ca

About 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

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