August 11, 2010

A long paddle: Canoeist seeks to raise ocean awareness with 3,500-mile trek

Josh Jackson/The Times-Standard
Posted: 08/10/2010 01:15:31 AM PDT

Margo Pellegrino arrived in Eureka Monday afternoon after paddling from Crescent City in her 21-foot carbon-fiber outrigger canoe as a part of her 3,500-mile paddle from Seattle to San Diego.

Pellegrino is making the trip to raise awareness about the plight of the ocean.

”Number one on my hit list is fish farms,” Pellegrino said, “also the growing and scary plastic problem.”

Pellegrino mentioned spotting a large amount of plastic in the coastal waters, and more that had washed ashore along the entire coast.
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