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TORONTO, Sept. 19 /CNW/ -

<< WHAT: As part of the launch of the TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, a drop-in kick-off cleanup event will be held in Calgary on September 19th, 2009. This free public cleanup event will feature refreshments, prizes and the opportunity for children to make their mark on the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Kids Monster Mural. WHEN: Saturday, September 19, 2009 10:00 a.m. - Registration 11:00 a.m. - Recommended time for media to arrive WHERE: Bowness Park 8900 48 Avenue NW (at 88 St NW) Calgary, AB Google Map: WHO: Andrew Gartner, Chapter Coordinator, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Ellen Dungen, Regional Manager, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Jean Fong, TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Vancouver Aquarium 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 as many as 60,000 Canadians will work together from September 19-27 to remove nearly 200 garbage trucks worth of trash (more than 135,000 kilograms) from shorelines and waterways during the 16th annual TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. For additional information please visit: >>

For further information: Ellen Dungen, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, (403) 619-5180,; Jean Fong, Vancouver Aquarium, 1-800-375-8776 or (604) 773-1432 (cell),

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