Reef Check News


Join Us September 15 to Honor Our Heroes of the Reef


2016-06-22

Please join the Reef Check Foundation on Thursday, September 15th to celebrate the reefs, oceans and Reef Check's 20th Anniversary! Reef Check's 2016 Save the Reefs, Save the Oceans Gala will be on the beach at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica. The evening will feature fun music, unique auction items, delicious food, and an opportunity to meet our amazing honorees and some of the thousands of volunteer Reef Check EcoDivers who monitor California and tropical reefs as part of Reef Check's citizen scientist programs.

We will recognize the contributions of our "Heroes of the Reef" each having demonstrated an exemplary commitment to ocean conservation:

Michael Weber
Poseidon Award
In appreciation of his dedication to marine science and conservation in California and around the world through his conservation books and work with the Resources Legacy Fund, Center for Marine Conservation and the California Fish and Game Commission

Matthias Hammer
Reef Stewardship Award
In appreciation of his founding of Biosphere Expeditions, which has inspired adventurers including Reef Check divers, to protect and conserve the environment for over 15 years

Julian Hyde
Hero of the Reef Award
In honor of his founding and managing of Reef Check Malaysia for 10 years and his service as Reef Check Regional Coordinator for the Pacific

Ruben Torres
Hero of the Reef Award
In honor of his founding and managing of Reef Check Dominican Republic since 2004 and his service as Reef Check Regional Coordinator for the Caribbean

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit http://reefcheck.org/events/gala2016/

Sponsorship opportunities are available. We are also looking for donated items for our auction. Please contact rcinfo@reefcheck.org or 1-310-305-4622 for information on how to participate.