Local Justin riney, Expedition Florida 500

Published on June 6th, 2013 | by NSB Observer

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Expedition 500 to Arrive in Edgewater on June 15

Mother Ocean’s Justin Riney is leading a movement called, Expedition Florida 500, which began on January 1, 2013 and highlights the importance of caring for Florida’s once pristine coastline.

According to www.MotherOcean.org, Riney will be “spending the first half of the year exploring the coastline: chasing hurricane swell in the Atlantic, freediving Spanish shipwrecks, sailing in the Gulf of Mexico, standup paddling the state’s coastline, spearfishing in the Dry Tortugas and stopping into local beachside communities and hosting cleanups.

East Coast Paddle (ECP) has joined the cause and will host our local cleanup on Saturday, June 15 from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. at George Kennedy Memorial Park in Edgewater.

ECP will supply paddleboards and boat transportation from the park to the island cleanup site. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own small watercraft and welcome Riney on the water as he arrives.

“For us and many others in our community, the ocean and waterways are a way of life. Respect for Florida’s natural resources is not only our duty as Floridians, but also paramount in the success of many local businesses,” said Tim Baker, Owner of ECP. “We’ll be out there with our friends and neighbors to welcome Justin and help with his mission.”

ECP is a services and manufacturing paddleboard company based in New Smyrna Beach. The company manufactures American-made and eco-friendly stand up paddleboards. East Coast Paddle also offers lessons, EcoTours, rentals, paddle fishing, paddle fitness and yoga-on-water classes for all ages and skill levels.

An after party will be held at 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Paddleboard New Smyrna Beach; 177 North Causeway.

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