MEDIA RELEASE 19 – November - 2007 DIVERS AND SHORELINE VOLUNTEERS WILL PARTICIPATE IN CLEANUP DAY
Chandler, AZ. N Depth Scuba, through PADI and Project AWARE Foundation, U.S. Forest Service and the Boy Scouts of America will conduct an underwater and fishing docks volunteer cleanup at Saguaro Lake on Saturday December 8, 2007 from 10am to 2pm, followed by a thank you cookout for all the volunteers. Some 100 underwater and shoreline volunteers will be participating in this event. Through the US Forest Service, an Eagle Scout project is attached to this effort.
Project AWARE Foundation, the dive industry’s leading environmental organization, coordinates underwater clean up events and urges divers and volunteers to jump in their wetsuits, pull on their gloves and make a splash for trash!
“Project AWARE is pleased to support N Depth Scuba, US Forest Service and the Boy Scouts of America. Divers are the guardians of our underwater environments – they often see first hand the effects of marine debris on our delicate ecosystem. This event is the largest single day volunteer event on behalf of our underwater environment. It’s a fantastic example of how people can work together to take action.” said Jenny Miller Garmendia, Director of Project AWARE Foundation.
Many sponsors have donated food, water, supplies and services. All sponsors will be recognized in future updates for this project.
December 8, 2007 10am to 2pm at: Saguaro Lake – Volunteer underwater garbage cleanup and removal. Fishing docks cleanup and painting and Eagle Scout Project.
For further information call the Site Organizer: Chrissy Favazzo for N Depth Scuba at 480-899-3483 - Cheryl Yerkovich for US Forest Service at 480-610-3330
Media inquiries: Chrissy Favazzo 480-899-3483 firstname.lastname@example.org for underwater cleanup or Cheryl Yerkovich 480-610-3330 email@example.com for Eagle Scout project information.
About Project AWARE Foundation
Project AWARE Foundation is the dive industry’s leading non-profit environmental organization dedicated to conserving underwater environments through education, advocacy and action. Project AWARE Foundation offices located in Australia, United States, Japan, the United Kingdom and Switzerland combine efforts to conserve aquatic resources in 175 countries of the world. For further information visit www.projectaware.org.