June 18, 2014

Join Us at Our Save the Reefs, Save the Oceans Gala

2014 Honorees: Julie Packard, Ed Begley Jr., and David Horwich

Please join the Reef Check Foundation on Thursday, October 2nd to celebrate the reefs and oceans! Reef Check’s 2014 Save the Reefs, Save the Oceans Gala will be on the beach at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica. The evening will feature amazing music by Maria de la Vega and the Wayward Five, unique auction items, delicious food, and a chance to meet our amazing honorees and some of the thousands of volunteer Reef Check EcoDivers who monitor Californian and tropical reefs as part of the Reef Check Foundation’s citizen scientist programs.

We will recognize the contributions of our “Heroes of the Reef” each having demonstrated an exemplary commitment to ocean conservation. This year, we honor Julie Packard, marine biologist and Executive Director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Through her work at the aquarium, the Pew Oceans Commission, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and through service on numerous boards, Julie has dedicated her life to marine conservation and the promotion of sound environmental policy. Ed Begley Jr., actor, director and environmentalist, will be honored for his dedication to and passion for the ocean and environmental concerns. Ed has long been considered a leader in the area of reducing our carbon footprint. Volunteer diver David Horwich will receive the Citizen Scientist of the Year Award for his participation in the Reef Check California program since 2007.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit https://reefdpd.wpengine.com/events/gala2014/

Sponsorship opportunities are available. We are also looking for donated items for our auction. Please contact rcinfo@reefcheck.org or 1-310-230-2371 for information on how to participate.