Get ready to kick off your shoes and help “heel” a beach this summer. Between May and August 2008, the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, in partnership with the Surfrider Foundation – a grassroots, non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches will embark on their second annual tour to help rescue, renew and restore four new beaches.
Each year, over 25,000 beaches in the United States are closed or posted as unhealthy.1 To help remedy this, local residents are encouraged to volunteer at cleanup and restoration events across the country to make these beaches “barefoot-friendly.” This year, hip-hop/blues musician G. Love (front man of G. Love & Special Sauce) and singersongwriter
and guitarist Tristan Prettyman will join volunteers on the beach and perform live at special celebrations that follow each beach rescue. Prettyman will perform songs from her upcoming album Hello at all four events.
“Having grown up in San Diego, I spent most of my time at the beach and can’t imagine what life would be like
without the surf and sand,” said Prettyman. “I’m excited to volunteer and share my music with people who take the
time to give back to their communities.”