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From left front, Cori McWilliams, Trent Tougas and Lilly Tougas, members of the Wyland Foundation Youth Ambassadors for the Planet, pose with Expedition Florida 500 and Mother Ocean founder Justin Riney during Wednesday's XF 500 event in Sebastian.
Despite the rain and wind brought on by Tropical Storm Andrea, Justin Riney atop his Mother Ocean standup paddleboard brought Expedition Florida 500 to Sebastian's Riverview Park Wednesday, June 5. Local children, parents and friends, collected trash along the shore and on spoil islands in the Indian River Lagoon. Mr. Riney started in Pensacola in January on a yearlong journey around the peninsula in an exploration of Florida's waterways. His 365-day journey is to remind residents to help keep Florida's coastlines, estuaries, lakes and rivers clean and beautiful for generations to come.