[Sust-mar] Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-Up
leblancc at ca.inter.net
Fri Aug 29 14:15:02 EDT 2008
Fifteen years a go a small group of people got together to clean up a beach
in Vancouver, BC. Today, the TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, in
partnership with WWF-Canada, has now grown into the second largest cleanup
in the world. Powered by Canadians, this program allows people from all
regions and all walks of life to make a positive difference to their
environment. Last year alone, over 52,000 Canadians registered to clean up
1,240 shorelines removing 87,489 kg of harmful shoreline litter.
This year, we invite Nova Scotians to join WWF-Canada, Atlantic Region, and
Dalhousie University at Point Pleasant Park on Saturday, September 20th to
come out help remove harmful shoreline litter.
Registration will begin at 10 am at Black Rock Beach, followed by a cleanup
of the southern most tip of the park to the shorelines stretching along the
Northwest Arm. We will wrap up the event with a BBQ and lots of great
give-aways. Participants are encouraged to use sustainable transportation,
such as car pooling, public transit, or bicycles, as well as bring their own
reusable food containers and cups as a way to reduce our impact on the
Interested participants can register online at www.vanaqua.org/cleanup.
Please note, no advance registration is required, but those who do so by
August 31 will have a chance to win a Canadian Sailing Expeditions Cruise,
and will get a free t-shirt the day of the event.
Contact Stacey McCarthy, smccarthy at wwfcanada.org, at WWF-Canada, Atlantic
Region, with any additional questions.
Stacey McCarthy, Communications Specialist
WWF-Canada, Atlantic Region Office
5251 Duke St., Suite 1202
Halifax, NS B3J 1P3
Direct: 902.482.1105, ext 41
Email: smccarthy at wwfcanada.org
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