September 8, 2012

Reef Check’s Annual Gala is Going to Make a Big Splash

With September 8th right around the corner, Reef Check is organizing its annual Save the Reefs, Save the Oceans gala at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica.

The evening will recognize the contributions of our “Heroes of the Reef” each having demonstrated an exemplary commitment to ocean conservation.

Our honorees include California Assemblymember Paul Fong, who will receive the Reef Stewardship Award for his commitment to the conservation of our seas, demonstrated by his leadership in the authoring and successful passage of the bill banning the sale or possession of shark fins in California, as well as his current efforts to raise awareness and protect the Leatherback Sea Turtle.

Receiving the Poseidon Award are Commissioner Richard B. Rogers from the California Fish & Game Commission, William W. Anderson and Gregory F. Schem from the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force, and Don Benninghoven, MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force member and former California Fish & Game Commissioner. They are being recognized for their leadership and public service in the creation of a statewide network of marine protected areas in California through the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA).

Our Gala will also include silent and live auctions featuring fabulous vacations, fun activities, and an assortment of gift certificates. Don’t miss your opportunity to be part of a wonderful night, tickets can be purchased at Sponsorship and auction donation opportunities are also available.

For additional information please call Reef Check at 310.230.2371 or email