Sunday, April 22, 2007


Happy Earth Day - Includes Our Oceans

Silhouette of wolf against a beautiful sunset.

Thank you for all you do to protect America's wildlife and wild places.

Happy Earth Day! This year, don't forget that 71 percent of our planet is water.

I'd like to take this opportunity to share with you the stories of some everyday individuals who are making a difference, combining their passions and hobbies to alert the public of dangerous threats on the high seas. Check out these friends of Oceana who have planned extraordinary adventures into the briny deep this summer:

Mother of two Margo Pellegrino, 39, will embark on her maiden voyage in an outrigger canoe from Miami to Maine on an 11-week excursion beginning in May. MORE >>
Roz Savage, 39, a savvy sea venturer who already completed a 3,000-mile journey across the Atlantic, hopes to become the first woman ever to row solo across the Pacific on a treacherous three-stage expedition launching from San Francisco in July. MORE >>
The Jacobi family completed their sail in an armada of sea kayaks April 19, but not without enduring brutal winds and cases of tendonitis. They conquered the Sea of Cortez in hopes that friends and supporters of their perilous undertaking might support ocean conservation. MORE >>

Whether you're a land lubber or a seafarer, the ocean in some way impacts your daily life. Take a page out of these extraordinary individuals' books and try stretching your own sea legs.

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Nikki Smith
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