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Coastkeepers ready gala for water quality

REGION — San Diego Coastkeeper will host its annual Seaside Soiree to raise money and celebrate swimmable, fishable and drinkable waters in San Diego County.

This year marks the 17th annual event with guests, supporters, board members and staff gathering to celebrate the importance of protecting San Diego’s underwater treasures and healthy waterways. Tickets are available at

Taking place at the Scripps Seaside Forum in La Jolla, participants will mingle inside and outside and enjoy an oceanfront view with a sunset. The event, which runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 10, promises a roaming buffet, cash bar, auction and opportunity drawing, interactive educational booths, fishy dance moves and fun.

Tickets can be purchased from San Diego Coastkeeper’s Web site. VIP Tickets are $250 and include free parking, hosted drinks and recognition during the event. General admission tickets are $100. To reserve a table or sponsor the event, contact Megan Baehrens at or (619) 758-7743, ext. 103.

Founded in 1995, San Diego Coastkeeper protects the region’s bays, beaches, watersheds and ocean for the people and wildlife that depend on them. We balance community outreach, education and advocacy to promote stewardship of clean water and a healthy coastal ecosystem. For more information, visit San Diego Coastkeeper online at

SeaWorld presents the Seaside Soiree with additional support by The Waitt Foundation, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, Regency Centers Corporation, Patricia A. Meagher and David C. Ritter, Micah Mitrosky & EDCO. Underwriting by the Cohn Restaurant Group. Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities still available.