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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 Halifax 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: Black Rock Beach Point Pleasant Park Halifax, NS Google Map: WHO: Christine McKenna, Regional Manager, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Angela Griffiths, Director, Conservation and Environmental Affairs, Vancouver Aquarium Amy Florian, Site Coordinator, TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup 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: RSVP: Christine McKenna, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, (647) 298-8958,

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