Jared Criscuolo and Kristian Gustavson like water. I mean, they REALLY like water. They’ve both spent their lives paddling rivers and streams, surfing famous ocean breaks, and educating themselves, both formally and informally, about the earth’s most valuable resource.
The two met while working for the Surfrider foundation in San Diego, and soon found they had lots in common: Both were tired of getting sick from ingesting ocean water after rainstorms purged local rivers of pollution; both were horrified by the general condition of the nation’s waterways. And they both wanted to do something about it.
In the summer of 2008, Criscuolo and Gustavson formed Below the Surface, a non-profit with a goal of reducing water pollution and the health, economic and environmental hazards posed by it, by working to elevate and sustain those topics in the national dialogue. Since forming BtS, the two friends have worked tirelessly, leading paddling expeditions on our most endangered waterways and mobilizing local groups at both civic and grassroots levels to ensure that our rivers and streams have a voice.
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