Beachwalk Menu and Propeller hat
Please Sponsor Our Efforts
help
spacer
header
feet on menu
spacer Home Team Friends Projects Learning Zone Contact
spacer
Photo Gallery   Videos   Kids Blog
spacer
Mission Statement

Beachwalk Project serves to revitalize community participation in regional watershed stewardship programs.

We achieve this by:
Coordinating regional adventures that generate public attention through media coverage of adventure and events.

Collaborating with regional organizations in the coordination and promotion of special clean water awareness events such as beach cleanups.

Providing entertaining and educational presentations at schools, aquariums and community centers with specific focus to engage children and families, because we believe that KIDS ARE AMBASSADORS OF CHANGE.

Providing a dynamic website that serves as a resource for watershed information, networking and age specific online games and follow-up activities.

spacer
spacer   Stein Kretsinger spacer
Stein Kretsinger An alumnus of University of Virginia with degrees in Economics and Engineering Mr. Kretsinger started his career directing statistical marketing techniques for Capital One. He subsequently caught the internet entrepreneurial bug and became a founding and became a founding executive of Advertising.com which was recently purchased by AOL/Time Warner. Mr. Kretsinger now serves on the boards of several young companies based in the US and China. He is a determined visionary compelled to pioneer. Stein is also an eclectic outdoor enthusiast who has traveled much of the world's coastlines to surf, windsurf, kayak, and sail. I hope this venture will gain steam and inspire others to do something for their community. Our goal is to encourage everyone, especially children, to advocate for community cooperation in the protection of their own unique local watersheds and to raise awareness for the poor communities worldwide that desperately need assistance in the protection of their right to clean, healthy water.
spacer
spacer
spacer   Evelyn Prog-Weinman spacer
Evelyn Evelyn, born and raised on the island of Guam is a personal chef and caterer, and operates Island Chamorrita Catering in Oregon.n 2008. “My grandfather taught me all about fishing, cooking and respecting our land and the ocean. It is so important to me to pass onto others all that he and the ocean have taught me." Evelyn believes that the best model for regional watershed stewardship comes from the indigenous cultures that have lived there for generations. “All cultures are connected through clean water, music, a good sense of humor and great food.” Evelyn will be organizing community events. She will also keep keep the team and participants well fed on BBQ, tropical salads, and other beachside fare. "It's the tradition of my culture to always keep the people we meet happy with full bellies of spicy food.
spacer
spacer
spacer   Robert Weinman spacer
Robert n 1997, Bob together with his brother James Weinman, surprised themselves by completing a successful, ski descent of Denali, which earned them a mention in Outside Magazine. Bob grew up spending his summers on Lake George, NY; graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY and now works for Mt. Hood Community College in Portland, Oregon. He is also a rarely-paid writer who wears funny looking propeller hats to stimulate his brain. “Now that I’m a dad, I want our outdoor adventures to make positive change. I hope that this venture will encourage my son and kids his age to be psyched about enjoying, exploring and protecting the awesome outdoors. I think water is especially magical, fragile and fickle gift from God and too often we take it for granted. Beachwalk Project is all about getting kids and communities excited to protect water both at home and for kids in other communities throughout our big-little world.
spacer
spacer
spacer   Carl and Sharon Jameson spacer
Carl and Sharon Jameson Carl and Sharon Jameson are the producers behind the independent productions of Craftmaster Productions. Carl is a seasoned creative professional with experience in production management, advertising, and video production. He uses his camera to find the shot that will emphasize your message in the eyes of the viewer. He’s an avid bicyclist and kayaker who has increasingly focused his camera on the outdoors and recreation as subject matters. A native north westerner, Carl is looking for ways to help get out the message of how sustainable healthy more. Sharon works on Craftmaster’s projects as producer and art director. Sharon enjoys painting, outdoor activities, touring wineries, finding the freshest local foods at farmer’s markets, and gathering mushrooms to feed her gourmet cooking addiction and her friends.
spacer
spacer
spacer
  Volunteers

Thank you to all the volunteers and team members who have made this project possible. Without their help we'd be without a paddle.
boy with snorkel
Go to the Learning Zone page and meet Juliyen. He show’s us how kids can get involved, make change and help protect Everyone’s Right to Clean Water.
spacer
spacer   The Beachwalk Story spacer
On June 7th, 2007 Stein Kretsinger, Robert Weinman and Evelyn Weinman completed a five month, 1600 mile voyage between Miami, Florida and Manhattan Island, NY traveling along the Atlantic coast by foot and kayak. Paddling on the ocean among sharks, dolphins and whales the team worked in cooperation with Waterkeeper Alliance, to unite coastal communities under the common goal of keeping their regional watersheds clean. The project empowered children and youth as ambassadors to deliver a positive environmental stewardship message to their communities.

Under the name of Beachwalk Project the venture generated national and local media attention for Waterkeeper Alliance with interviews on: CNN, ABC, NBC and CBS and articles in national publications including: Pacific Daily News, The Chronicle of Philanthropy and Paddler Magazine.

Beachwalk Project has now become a national, clean water awareness project. Following the Atlantic Coast venture the Beachwalk team realized that compromised water quality has both an environmental and humanitarian cost. The Beachwalk team decided to continue a relationship with Waterkeeper Alliance which addresses the Environmental impact of poor watershed stewardship and began to foster a relationship with WaterAid America which addresses the Humanitarian impact of compromised drinking water worldwide.

"Clean Water is essential to the health of every community, especially children." says Evelyn. "The loss of safe recreation and fishing is disturbing enough, but we have realized how important it is to communicate especially to American communities that while clean drinking water is taken for granted here in the states, poor watershed stewardship has cost many communities worldwide their basic need of clean drinking water."

The team is traveling over 6000 miles of coastline in the United States by foot and kayak. Started in February 2007 with the 1600 mile trek up the Atlantic Coast, the project has now paddled Guam (March 2008), and will continue with projects on the Pacific Coast, Great Lakes and Gulf Coast.

"This venture is intended to unite communities." says Kretsinger. "We have the unique privilage to share time with members of coastal communities along the entire route and help raise both environmental and humanitarian awareness on a local and national level for Everyone's right to clean water."
spacer
spacer