National Marine Sanctuary Foundation invites you to a special evening reception:
Protecting Our Treasured Waters:
National Marine Sanctuaries on California’s Northern Central Coast
From the rocky shores of the Greater Farallones islands to the tranquil waters of Monterey Bay, northern California enjoys nearly 11,000 square miles of easily accessible federally protected waters in 3 national marine sanctuaries. A proposed fourth sanctuary, the first tribally led nomination, could soon further protect thousands of years of sacred Indigenous culture, kelp forests, and countless sea creatures on California’s coast – from endangered southern sea otters to humpback whales.
The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation invites you to celebrate these treasured waters and to join us for a special evening reception and discussion at Perkins Coie, San Francisco.
Led by Joel R. Johnson, CEO of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, hear from distinguished speakers Richard W. Spinrad, Ph.D., Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere & NOAA Administrator, Dr. Wallace J. Nichols (author of Blue Mind), Dan Haifley (Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Board of Trustees), Deb Self (Greater Farallones Association), Shannon Cosentino-Roush (Finless Foods), Daniela Fernandez (Sustainable Ocean Alliance), and Amity Wood (Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary).
Attendees will enjoy drinks, sustainable seafood hors d’ oeuvres, and a special holiday gift.
RSVP to Laurie VanBenschoten, email@example.com, to learn more about marine sanctuaries and more information on attending in support of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.
December 12, 6 pm – 8 pm
505 Howard Street, San Francisco, California 94105
Suggested donation $250
Donations of $500 or more made at the reception
will receive a signed copy of Blue Mind by Dr. Wallace J. Nichols
Hosts: Laura Zagar, Perkins Coie
and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
Meet the speakers
Joel R. Johnson, President & CEO, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, author of “The Blue Mind”
Dan Haifley, Board Member, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
Deb Self, Executive Director, Greater Farallones Association
Shannon Cosentino-Roush, Chief Strategy Officer, Finless Foods
Amity Wood, Education and Outreach Coordinator, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Photo by: Blake Carroll
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