“The Activist” Angel “El Doctor” Rodriguez, Arecibo, Puerto Rico
THE SITE: This link will hook you up with El Doctor’s home Surfrider Chapter. If you happen to be living in Rincón, get connected, the page has a solid calendar of events you can get involved in. If you’re like the rest of us, and aren’t lucky enough to live in Rincón, find your local chapter and join the Surfrider Foundation.
THE MISSION: “The northwest corner of Puerto Rico is the gem of the Caribbean surfing world. It boasts numerous world-class waves, including Tres Palmas – the temple of big wave surfing in the Caribbean, nestled in a cozy village called Rincón. Rincón is also home to pristine coral reefs and sandy beaches. Humpback whales come to breed offshore and sea turtles nest on the beaches. Unfortunately, the character of Rincón and the natural and recreational resources are threatened by overdevelopment.”
“The Educator” Kaliko Amona, Program Director for Kokua Hawaii Foundation
THE SITE: This page will give you the low down on The Kokua Hawaii Foundation, tell you how to donate, and let you know all about the programs. Also check out www.gohawaii.com/jack to see an exerpt from the KOKUA documentary.
THE MISSION: “The Kokua Hawai’i Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports environmental education in the schools and communities of Hawai’i. The mission of the foundation is to provide students with exciting and interactive encounters that will enhance their appreciation for and understanding of their environment so that they will be lifelong stewards of the earth.”