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July 23, 2012

Trestles to TJ Paddle 2012

Event will highlight the need to conserve our river waterways

Below the Surface and Paddle with Purpose, two non-profit organizations based in San Diego, CA and Orange County, CA will be embarking on their First Annual Trestles to TJ Paddle from the mouth of the San Mateo Creek which feeds the world renowned surf breaks at Trestles on the San Diego-San Clemente Border over 70 miles down the coastline to the Tijuana River at the US/Mexico border. 15 paddlers from a variety of organizations are coming together for this inaugural event. Trestles to TJ is meant to draw attention to the impact of riverine water pollution on the coastline, and is the official launch of the Riverview Mobile App which is part of Below the Surface's Riverview Project, or "Google's Streetview for Rivers".

The Trestles to TJ paddle starts on July 21st 2012 and will end on July 28th 2012. Paddlers will launch and finish at the mouth of 7 rivers where they meet the ocean, including the San Mateo Creek, Batiquitos Lagoon, San Dieguito River Mouth, La Jolla Cove Marine Protected Area, San Diego River, the Silver Strand side of the Sweetwater River and the Tijuana River. Paddlers will be accompanied by chase boats provided by Hess Gen Inc and Oceanforce Foundation. 

For more information about the Trestles to TJ paddle, Riverview Mobile App or Below the Surface, please contact Jared Criscuolo at

Below the Surface is a non-profit organization dedicated to the exploration of and education about the issues surrounding water. It is focused on identifying the issue - water pollution, and field testing economically feasible ways to recycle wastewater.