Paddlers and other river recreationalists are often the first to experience the threats rivers face like trash and plastic pileups, poor water quality and river access challenges. That’s why SOL Paddle Boards was an early champion of the healthy rivers movement, joining forces with Forever Our Rivers in late 2019.
SOL designs their high quality paddle boards in Telluride, Colorado at the headwaters of the stunning San Miguel River. The San Miguel flows into the Dolores and then on to the Colorado. All three are rivers we’re working to protect and restore.
SOL’s owner, Johnny Lombino, is a talented and passionate paddler. He brings ingenuity and enthusiasm to the movement to connect people to healthy rivers and waterways. Johnny wants to make access easier, which is why SOL builds and sells adaptive paddle boards and gives a portion of his profits to our grant program.
“We got involved with Forever Our Rivers because their river stewardship, grants and partnerships in the west are great for river communities,” says Lambino. “Rivers are ours to take care of and as a proud supporter of Forever Our Rivers, we want to increase awareness of the issues and care for the rivers around us.”
This year, funds from SOL will help improve access to healthy rivers among communities of color and underserved communities, like people with disabilities, women, and lower income neighborhoods. We’re growing Jonny’s contributions by matching it with those from other companies that believe Our Rivers are for all.
Join the movement. Buy a SOL paddle board or inner tube. Follow SOL Paddle Boards and Forever Our Rivers on Instagram and Facebook. And tag us in your river pics #paddlewithsol #solpaddleboards #ourrivers #foreverourrivers #weareforrivers