We inspire conservation in unconventional ways


 First Waves is an initiative that teaches teens facing adversity to surf and standup paddleboard on local waterways while also providing a hands-on education about filmmaking and conservation.  By enabling our youth to enjoy our streams, rivers, and lakes they begin seeking the truth about water quality and ways that they can improve and safely enjoy them. The exhilaration of catching their first waves is the impetus needed to instill this change in the youth of our community.

All photography provided by Renee Rosensteel, courtesy of the Sprout Fund



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