Margo Pellegrino, not a professional athlete but an ordinary mother of two, is paddling her third major outrigger canoe trip to Save Our Seas (S.O.S.), this time covering more than 1,000 miles from Miami to New Orleans to spread the word about the urgent threats facing our oceans and the need for federal action to revive them. In partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council, Margo will paddle the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of Florida to spread her message of hope and a call to action.
Margo’s paddling advocacy began in 2007, when she planned and carried out a 2,000 mile paddling journey up the Atlantic seaboard to educate people about the problems facing our oceans, a project she called "Miami2Maine.” In 2008, Margo teamed up with NRDC to help rally public support for a national oceans protection bill and collected "Save Our Seas" messages from citizens to present to Congress. So far, she has paddled more than 2,500 miles of America’s coasts. As a persistent advocate for environmental stewardship, Margo speaks regularly about her travels and mission to students, youth groups, civic groups and other audiences.
Follow Margo's tracking map, watch her videos and learn more about why she is doing this on her website: www.miami2nola.com.