Tackling the Complexities of Ocean Contaminants

Support our work and join us for an Ocean Celebration!

Cliffs and a large rock rise out of the shallow water of a beach at Shark Fin Cove. Late afternoon sunlight casts long shadows.

An Ocean Celebration


Hosted by the Honorable Fred Keeley

Author of the California Ocean Resources Stewardship Act


Santa Cruz, California
Friday, September 24th, 2021
5:30-7:30 PM


Building on 20 years of impact bringing ocean science to resource managers, this event celebrates a new initiative to extend science advice to the California Legislature, seeded by funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Very special guests:
Senator John Laird, District 17
Michael Mantell, Executive Director, Resources Legacy Fund
Secretary Leon Panetta, Founding Co-Chair, Joint Ocean Commission Inititiative


We thank our generous supporters of this event:

Julie Packard
Randy Repass & Sally-Christine Rogers
Peter Read and the Otter Cove Foundation
Michael Mantell, Resources Legacy Fund
Fred & Barbara Keeley
Nancy Sutley, in honor of Bruno and Sara Sutley
Margaret Spring
Karina Nielsen
Margaret Leinen
Gary Griggs
Phillip Taylor
Emmett Foundation
Bud & Rebecca Colligan, Colligan Family Charitable Trust