Chirping Central Founder to Row 2,400 Miles Solo Across the Pacific Ocean To Raise Awareness For Endangered Birds

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Mary Rose will row 90 days straight from San Diego to Honolulu as part of Project Flightplan to raise awareness and funds

Australian Mary Rose will solo row 2,400 miles from San Diego to Honolulu to raise awareness and funds for avian conservation starting May 16, 2015.

I am confident the awareness raised by this test of my willpower and strength, will help ensure that beautiful, majestic birds from across the globe will be there for future generations to enjoy.

Fueled by her passion for avian conservation, awareness and education, Australian Mary Rose will row 2,400 nautical miles solo from San Diego to Honolulu. Her impressive trans-Pacific row will begin May 16, as she launches her boat Dippers from San Diego’s Mission Bay Harbor, and will require three months of continuous rowing across dangerous ocean waters.

Named Project Flightplan, Rose’s journey will take place to raise funds and awareness for conservation projects sponsored by Chirping Central Conservation Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation dedicated to avian-related projects. Rose, a native Australian, founded Chirping Central in 2010, after moving to Arizona and adopting her first bird companion, a charming and animated Eclectus parrot.

“I am extremely excited to take on this challenge and determined to succeed,” said Rose. “Our winged friends can teach us so many things about living in harmony with nature and appreciating the beauty that is present in our everyday lives. I am confident the awareness raised by this test of my willpower and strength, will help ensure that beautiful, majestic birds from across the globe will be there for future generations to enjoy.”

In order to prep for Project Flightplan, Rose has endured years of training and conditioning both her body and mind with the support of a dedicated team—all while maintaining a fulltime job as an accountant! All proceeds raised through Project Flightplan will go directly towards Chirping Central’s current and future avian projects.

To learn more about Project Flightplan, visit MaryRows.com. You also can stay updated with the latest information from Mary’s journey on Twitter and Instagram by following @ChirpingCentral and by liking the Project Flightplan Facebook page.

About Project Flightplan
Project Flightplan is a solo row of 2,400 nautical miles from San Diego to Honolulu by Australian Mary Rose. Her impressive trans-Pacific row will begin May 16, 2015, as Rose launches her boat Dippers from San Diego’s Mission Bay Harbor. To learn more about the three-month, continuous rowing journey, visit MaryRows.com.

About Chirping Central Conservation Fund
Founded by Australian Mary Rose in 2010, Chirping Central Conservation Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation dedicated to bird conservation, awareness, and education. Through its people and projects, Chirping Central combines the passion of bird lovers with the resources necessary to ensure that beautiful, majestic birds from across the globe will be there for generations to enjoy. Extinction is Optional.(R) To learn more about Chirping Central, visit MaryRows.com.

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