TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A mother of two from New Jersey is paddling her way from Trenton to Newark in a canoe in an effort to raise awareness for a good cause.

As WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported, Margo Pellegrino has traded her car for an outrigger canoe for a multi-day trip that takes her down the Delaware River and up the coast “And around Sandy Hook, across Raritan Bay, and through the Arthur Kill.”

Pellegrino is a supporter of the environmental group Blue Frontier Campaign, which is raising awareness about New Jersey’s ailing waterway system.

“This is about my kids, this is about everyone’s kid,” Pellegrino said. “We’re really messing around with New Jersey’s water resources.”

The south Jersey native said she hopes her hard work will be recognized.

“I really hope people start thinking about their impact on our water and I hope that people think and often care enough to do something,” Pellegrino said.

Weather permitting, Pellegrino expects to end her journey on Friday when she reaches Newark.

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