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REF NO.: 23

SUBJECT: MI Ocean Net to host Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup in Portugal Cove-St. Philips

DATE: Sept. 19

Note to editors:

MI Ocean Net, in co-operation with the 21st Annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, will be holding a beach cleanup at the Portugal Cove-St. Philips marina on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 9:30 a.m.

This family event will include a scavenger hunt, beach art, a graffiti corner and trivia games as well as music and refreshments. Children are encouraged to come dressed as their favourite superhero with a chance to win prizes. 

Participants are reminded to dress for the weather and bring a reusable water bottle. MI Ocean Net will provide garbage bags and gloves; however, participants are encouraged to bring along their own reusable gloves.

In 2002 the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup emerged as a national program, providing all Canadians the opportunity to make a difference in their local communities. Today, it is recognized as one of the largest direct action conservation programs, as well as the most significant contributor to the International Coastal Cleanup in Canada.  For more information on the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, please visit www.shorelinecleanup.ca.  

MI Ocean Net is an initiative of the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland. MI Ocean Net initiates, guides and supports the engagement of youth and community volunteers in all aspects of the marine environment, from sustainability to innovation to leadership. 

For further details on MI Ocean Net, please visit www.mi.mun.ca/MIOceanNet/.

 

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For additional information, please contact Tiffany Martin, MI Ocean Net conference co-ordinator, School of Fisheries, Marine Institute, at (709) 778-0328 or Tiffany.Martin@mi.mun.ca.

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