Saturday, May 17, 2014, 11:00am – 5:00pm, Santa Cruz Wharf
A great event honoring both the 100 year-old Santa Cruz Wharf, and the extraordinary Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, one of our nation’s most spectacular marine protected areas, will be celebrated at the Wharf with free live music, crafts, educational talks and demonstrations and short eco-tours of the Wharf. The VWC Environmental Committee was invited to participate and will have hands-on Green Solutions projects for visitors to create.
Visitors will experience the unique marine sanctuary as you stroll the wharf and join the fun! Learn all about the things that have drawn locals and visitors to the Wharf for a century: fishing, history, sports, birding, sea lions, whale watching and more, including recent efforts to make the wharf sustainable. Interactive, educational and fun activities will be presented by groups like the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, the Sanctuary Exploration Center, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Institute, Save our Shores, UCSC, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the Valley Women’s Club and more.
SANCTUARY CELEBRATION ACTIVITIES
Hear commentary from State and local elected officials and marine experts …and much, much more from groups like MBARI, USGS, the Marine Mammal Center, Sanctuary Exploration Center, Save our Shores, the Coastal Watershed Council, the National Marine Fisheries Service, Santa Cruz Longboard Union, and City of Santa Cruz programs. We encourage the use of alternative transportation and our free bike valet!
SANCTUARY CELEBRATION SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
11 am Participating organizations’ activities begin!
11 am – 12 pm Wharf Stage: Welcome by MC Geoffrey Dunn -Words from elected officials and invited guests -Co-commentary from Dan Haifley and Paul Michel on the Role the Wharf 12 pm – 12:45 pm Music: Zun Zun
1 pm – 1:45 pm Music: Peter Weiss, the singing scientist
2 pm – 4 pm MC Geoffrey Dunn storytelling Fish cleaning demonstration
4 pm – 4:45 pm Music: Reggae with Animo
Be on the lookout for an event guide with detailed information on activity times and locations in April! Sponsored by the City of Santa Cruz, Bay Photo, Sandbar Solar and Electric, Lighthouse Bank, ZNA Communications, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the UCSC Sustainability Office and Student Volunteer Center. Co-sponsored by the Santa Cruz Sentinel, KCBA TV and KPIG 107.5 FM. Visit santacruzwharf.com or call 831-420-5273. Cost: FREE!