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Deep dive will recover harmful debris and litter off Point Pleasant Park HALIFAX, Sept. 17 /CNW/ - WHAT: To help kick off the 15th annual TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, the Halifax Navy Fleet Diving Unit will dive into the Halifax Harbour to recover harmful debris and aquatic litter. Previous Halifax dives have recovered a highway sign, car parts and a Vaseline bottle. What will this year's dive uncover? WHEN: Thursday, September 18, 2008 9:00 a.m. - Recommended arrival time 9:15 - 9:45 a.m. - Halifax Navy Fleet Diving Unit dive into Halifax Harbour and reveal recovered litter (*)9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Spokespeople available for interviews WHERE: Halifax Harbour The Point Pleasant Park parking lot near the sea terminals WHO: Todd Dickey, Coordinator, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Mike McDermid, Spokesperson, Vancouver Aquarium Stacey McCarthy, Communications Specialist, WWF-Canada WHY: Every year over one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals and turtles die through entanglement and ingestion of litter, and it's estimated that 80 per cent of this litter originates from land based sources. This year, over 60,000 Canadians will work together from September 20 to 28 to remove nearly 100 tonnes of litter from our shorelines and waterways during the 15th annual TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. Halifax citizens are encouraged to drop by the September 20th Kick-off Event between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at Point Pleasant Park (Black Rock Beach) to help clean the city's shoreline. For additional information please visit: RSVP: Hailey Miles MAVERICK Public Relations for TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup 416-640-5525 ext. 238 416-317-0033 (mobile) For further information: Hailey Miles, MAVERICK Public Relations for TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, (416) 640-5525 ext. 238, (416) 317-0033 (mobile),

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