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Dinner on the Pacific Plate: Point Reyes National Seashore Association

September 20 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Join Point Reyes National Seashore Association on September 20th for Dinner on the Pacific Plate, our annual fundraising event. Dinner on the Pacific Plate is a fun-filled day in the park and includes naturalist-led activities, music and dinner under the shelter of a tent at the Bear Valley Grove. As part of the event, we also run an online auction of unique experiences in the park and beyond from September 10 – 24.

This year, our event celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. As the only national park with federally designated wilderness in the Bay Area, we will highlight its “wild side” this year through our pre-dinner hikes, program and online auction. Naturalists and PRNSA Field Institute instructors Michael Ellis and Chris Giorni will entertain and inspire us throughout the evening with wild tales from the Seashore. Park Superintendent Cicely Muldoon will reflect on the significance of the Wilderness Act and how the National Park Service works with PRNSA to steward our “Wilderness Next Door” park.

Guests will include 300 Bay Area park enthusiasts, members of the business community, noted naturalists, and park staff. Support our work and join in the festivities by sponsoring the event, purchasing ticketsdonating to the auction, or bidding on exciting auction items and experiences from September 10 through September 24 (link available soon). See pictures from last year here, by Michael Woolsey Photography.

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Event Schedule - September 20, 2014
2:00 – 4:30 pm Pre-dinner activities (optional)
4:30 – 6:00 pm Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with local chefs and music by Alison Harris and Katie Phillips of The Bootleg Honeys
6:00 – 8:00 pm Dinner under our elegant tent prepared by chef Pam Ferrari

Online Auction – link coming soon
Opens September 10
Closes September 24

Funds from Dinner on the Pacific Plate support habitat and trail restoration, wildlife and endangered species protection, volunteer programs, environmental education programs for people of all ages, and scholarships that allow over 1,000 underserved children to experience Point Reyes. As federal funding for national parks continues to decrease, public support is more important than ever to ensure that Point Reyes National Seashore is protected, preserved, and enjoyed now and far into the future. Learn more about our work. 

For more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Email: Donna Faure, Development Director or call (415) 663-1200 x 303

For more information about volunteering, please email Suzanne d’Coney at or register here.


September 20
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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