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WWF-Canada

August 17, 2011 10:00 ET

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Data Reveals Cleanest and Dirtiest Shorelines in B.C. and Across the Nation

Results Show Where the Most and Least Litter was Collected During the 2010 Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

TORONTO, ONTARIO and VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 17, 2011) - 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.

NATIONAL RESULTS FROM 2010 GREAT CANADIAN SHORELINE CLEANUP
Most Littered Province City Shoreline Kg/km
1st Ontario Kingston Sydenham Lake 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
BC RESULTS FROM 2010 GREAT CANADIAN SHORELINE CLEANUP BY PROVINCE
Least Littered Most littered
Ferry Island, Terrace – 0.36 kg/km Kanaka Creek and Kanaka Creek Regional Park – 3200 kg/km

Quotes

"We hope that Canadians will be inspired by this list and the difference they can make as Shoreline Cleanup participants."

– Jill Dwyer, Program Manager, Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Vancouver Aquarium

"This list shows what a great difference the cleanups can make to our rivers, lakes and oceans – the amount of litter that was removed is remarkable and, if neglected, could have serious impacts on the health of our waters."

– Tony Maas, Director, WWF's Freshwater Program

"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."

– Craig Ware, 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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