Blue Frontier Campaign’s Seaweed Rebels and Ocean Explorers include Roz Savage and Margo Pellegrino two women who, through their extraordinary and courageous efforts, have raised awareness of the threats the ocean faces and the need for effective conservation measures through citizen action. After all if Roz can row oceans and Margo paddle our coastlines what can we each do everyday to make a difference for our blue world?
Extreme Distance Shoreline Paddler
Since 2007 Margo has paddled the coasts and inland waterways of the US in partnership with various environmental nonprofits to highlight the problems challenging our ocean, a resource on which the world depends for oxygen, food, weather, and well-being. Our ocean resources are an important economic driver for our national, and in fact global, economy. Margo is currently field organizer for Blue Frontier.
Margo’s paddle is OUR paddle. Together we can educate the public and our elected officials, and show them that there is a growing constituency for our water—from our watersheds into our rivers, lakes, bays, and to our ocean, restoring and protecting the blue in our red, white and blue.
Margo’s past trips include:
- Miami to Maine
- Long Beach Island, NJ, to Washington, DC
- Miami to New Orleans
- Seattle to San Diego
- Cape May NJ to Montauk, NY
- New York to New Orleans (via the Great Lakes and Inland Rivers)
Margo is now working on a book on her many travels for a healthy ocean and clean water for all.
Roz Savage is the first woman and first British citizen to have rowed solo across three oceans – the Atlantic (in 2005), Pacific and Indian oceans. A project of Blue Frontier during her Pacific and Indian Ocean rows, after a failed start in 2007 (and U.S. Coast Guard rescue) she began her Pacific journey from San Francisco to Hawaii in 2008, continued from Hawaii to Tarawa in 2009, and in 2010, finished the 3rd leg of her Pacific row from Tarawa to Australia. In 2011 she went on to cross the Indian Ocean from Australia to Mauritius (keeping her final landfall secret to avoid pirates). In 2013 she was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by the Queen becoming Dame Roz Savage.
For more on Roz go to Rozsavage.com