This video was filmed by the youth participants of First Waves in 2014. The paddling and filmmaking skills they learned in the program were integral in the removal of more than 1-ton of pollution from Pittsburgh’s rivers. These teens are part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh and worked closely with First Waves Partners; SurfSUP Adventures, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Paddle Without Pollution, Body Glove, ULI Boards, The Paddler Ezine, and more. They are the First Wave of adventure filmmakers, river surfers, and conservationists from the Pittsburgh area.
First Waves founder Ian Smith and photographerJamie Sauer talk about their work with Josh Lucas of The Hardware Store.
Read the full story here in December’s issue of The Paddler ezine: http://joom.ag/AQwb/p54