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Whale Watch Fundraiser

October 25, 2015


The Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association (FMSA) invites you, your family, and friends to join us for an adventure filled day exploring the rich habitat that is Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. This exploration and whale watch trip is expected to raise over $10,000 to support our work to protect and promote this unique ocean Sanctuary.

In addition to numerous whale species, the Sanctuary is home to dolphins, seals, sea lions, sharks, the largest seabird colony in the lower 48 states and much more. Captain Joe Nazar, owner of San Francisco Whale Tours, has generously contributed his boat Kitty Kat for the daylong outing. Expert Sanctuary Naturalists including Pete Winch and Carol Keiper will provide a world of information about the Sanctuary's history, resources, sea life, programs, and the conservation challenges it faces.

Your tax-deductible contribution of $275 per person (only $200 for FMSA members) includes the boat trip, naturalist-lead education, discussion and wildlife spotting, FMSA membership, a gift item, continental breakfast, light lunch and beverages. Your contribution will support our vital work in the ocean wilderness just off our shore, so we can continue our education, outreach, and protection programs in this unique marine environment.

Please register today - space is limited to 50 attendees and we only have 7 spots left as of Sept 2! For more information, contact Carolyn Gibson at cgibson@farallones.org or call 415-561-6625 x315.



2nd Saturday Family Programs

2nd Saturday of the month, 10am-11:30am Come learn about creatures of the sanctuary.
$10/person, registration required.

September 12 - Salmon!

To register for family events please contact Mark Oates at: (321) 332-2399 or mark.oates@noaa.gov
Space is limited.


Salmon program flyer



Sanctuary Explorations

Upcoming Explorations - more information coming soon!

Sept 12- Sausalito Sunset Stand Up Paddle adventure 6-8pm

Oct 3- Bioluminescence paddle

Nov 7 - Andres Amador beach art workshop

Dec tbd - Tidepooling

Contact Sara Heintzelman to reserve a spot: sara.heintzelman@noaa.gov or (415) 561-6622 x237

These events are part of the Sanctuary Explorations Series which provides monthly opportunities for you to connect with and experience your national marine sanctuaries.


Sunset paddle flyer


Bioluminesence flyer


Bolinas Lagoon Restoration


Join the restoration effort! Learn to identify invasive species, get hands-on training, and be a part of the team working to protect and restore the beautiful landscape of Bolinas Lagoon! Click for more information and dates.


Additional Sanctuary Events

For details on the Sanctuary Visitor Center programs, please see the Visitor Center webpage: http://www.farallones.org/education/visitor_center.php


To learn more about upcoming Sanctuary events, please visit the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Website.  




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