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The Bay Foundation’s Annual Coastal Connections Celebration Goes Virtual for 2020

Published on September 11, 2020

While supporters are unable to gather, The Bay Foundation is scheduling their annual celebration as an online event.

Each year the Bay Foundation hosts their gala fundraiser to support their mission to exploring and protecting the coast. The breadth and depth of work at The Bay Foundation spans marine, watershed and boater programs that seek to reach a wide range of people through these programs as well as publications, reports, and participation in research with others. Due to local and nation-wide guidance discouraging large gathering, the Bay Foundation is partnering with Chow Now and SOMM TV to host their gala virtually. Individual tickets start at $100 and include access to two streaming events (September 1st and October 1st) plus a 3 month subscription to SOMM TV. Proceeds raised go directly to supporting The Bay Foundation’s mission to restore and enhance Santa Monica Bay and its watershed.

This year, the gala will honor The Delicacy director Jason Wise and Los Angeles County Board Supervisor, Sheila Kuehl. These “Coastal Connector” awardees have been selected based on their impressive and continued dedication to environmental conservation through the arts, research, legislation, and policy. This Coastal Connections two-part fundraiser celebrates everyone’s connections with the coast, along with The Bay Foundation’s recent accomplishments and upcoming projects, and recognizes individuals making a difference in Santa Monica Bay.

All ticket holders will be automatically entered for the drawing of great door prizes included passes to Pacific Park good for any visit after the Park reopens.

About the Bay Foundation

The Bay Foundation, also known as the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation, is a non-profit environmental group founded in 1990 to restore and enhance the Santa Monica Bay and local coastal waters. The Foundation’s vision for Los Angeles is a healthy and diverse environment resilient to climate change, and an active community engaged in stewardship and learning. The Foundation’s work span marine, watershed, and community programs. Jeff Klocke, Vice President and General Manager of Pacific Park, has been on the Board of Directors since 2015.