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Mom Completes 9-Day Kayaking Journey To Raise Water Pollution Awareness

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Yesterday, Margo Pellegrino set out to complete her nine-day kayaking journey around the Garden State as she made her way into the Newark Harbor.

The stay-at-home mother of two began her journey in her outrigger canoe from Trenton's public boat launch on August 14th with the intention of raising awareness about the state's waterways. Pellegrino said she hopes her journey will make people consider how their daily activities lead to pollution of the waterways and ocean, negatively impacting the environment.

“We're not really thinking about our natural resources as much as we should be. Drinking water and fresh water and our ocean resources really are drivers of the economy,” she said.

Pellegrino traveled over 200 miles by kayak starting south down the Delaware River and around the southern tip of the state before heading back north and up the coast to the Raritan Bay and up the Passaic River into Newark.

Along the way the Medford Lakes resident posted on social media and on her blog about her experience.

“Paddling along LBI by where there is a bit of influence from the Barnegat Bay it's a little gross too I was surprised…I was like eww what's up with this water?” She recalled.

Pellegrino asks that anyone watching this video just take a look at their own activates that may lead to pollution of our waterways. This includes car pollution, lawn fertilizers, dog waste and more that end up in the water via sewer outfalls.

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