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PADDLE WITH PURPOSE TO SUPPORT
Trestles to TJ: Standing-Up for Clean Water Along San Diego’s Coast
Who: Surfers, Scientists, Paddlers, and Adventurers who care about the health of our watersheds, beaches, and ocean users. Here is the team as it stands: Kristian Gustavson and Jared Criscuolo, co-founders from Below the Surface; Shannon Switzer, photo-journalist and National Geographic Young Explorer; Dave Corntthwaite, British Adventurer and founder of Expedition 1000, James Pribram, pro-surfer/Eco-Warrior, Jodie Nelson former Pro Surfer/ Broadcast Media Producer/ founder, Paddle With Purpose.
What: A 70+ mile paddle from the San Mateo Creek at Trestles to the Tijuana River at the US/Mexico Border. Several programs to enhance the online information about beach health and ways to explore America’s waterways will be announced to the public during this campaign.
Where: The team will stop at major river mouths and other places of interest to have press conferences and meet with local community groups.
When: LAUNCH on Saturday July 21st and ARRIVE on SATURDAY July 28th 2012
Why: San Diego County is home to some of the world’s most beautiful and best-known stretch of beaches. Unfortunately, issues such as urban run-off, marine debris, and beach erosion persist. There are many things we as a community within our watershed can do to improve the health of our beaches and the purpose of this paddle is to highlight the importance of individual responsibility and collective action upstream and down!
How: Stand-Up Paddling is a great way to explore and catch-waves! WIth support from Paddle WIth Purpose The team will use stand-up paddle (SUP) boards to travel the coastline and will be supported by a chase boat and land crew.
Kristian Gustavson, Founder & Explorer
Jodie Nelson, Founder Paddle With Purpose