WWF-Canada

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Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Aquarium

September 14, 2012 09:00 ET

Media Advisory-Local Residents Band Together to Clean Shorelines for the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Canadians will join the kick-off event of this conservation initiative between the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF to clean their shorelines in Halifax, on Saturday, September 15, 2012

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 14, 2012) - Every September, thousands of Canadians band together to fight shoreline litter, a key threat to our waterways, by participating in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited. A conservation initiative of the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF, the Shoreline Cleanup is the largest direct action conservation program in Canada.

This year, more than 42,000 Canadians have already registered to clean up 1,374 locations across Canada. This year's Shoreline Cleanup runs September 15 to 23, 2012. To learn more or register today, please visit www.shorelinecleanup.ca.

Where Rainbow Haven Beach
At the mouth of Cole Harbour, near intersection of Cole Harbour Rd and Bissett Rd. From downtown Dartmouth, travel east on Portland Rd as it turns into Cole Harbour Rd. Turn right (southeast) onto Bissett and continue past the community trail. Look for signs in Provincial Park for parking. Shoreline is near beach house.
When Saturday, September 15, 2012
Time 7:30 a.m. Site set-up & organization
8:30 a.m. Other groups and organization begin to arrive for their setup
9:30 a.m. Registration opens
10:45 a.m. Opening remarks
11 a.m. Cleanup begins
1 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Reports/Results
2:15 p.m. Tear down site
Who Tonya Wimmer, Species Conservation, Manager, WWF and Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Spokesperson
Tom Flaim, VP Atlantic, Loblaw Companies Limited

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 non-profit society dedicated to the conservation of aquatic life. 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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