Do Your Part To Support Clean Water At San Diego Coastkeeper's Seaside Soiree At Bali Hai On September 13

August 26, 2017

Against the backdrop of the San Diego Bay, raise a glass to clean water and beaches in San Diego County with more than 250 environmental advocates and community leaders at San Diego Coastkeeper's annual Seaside Soiree, taking place at Bali Hai on Wednesday, September 13. It’s the one time of the year you can dive into Coastkeeper’s interactive learning program, bid on fun prizes and trips through a silent auction, savor delicious food from a roaming buffet and paint the town blue while contributing to keeping our waters fishable, swimmable and drinkable.

As federal decision-makers threaten to weaken environmental regulations necessary to protect San Diego’s ability to safely fish and swim, San Diego Coastkeeper hosts an event to continue its ability to serve as our water’s local defense. On September 13, the water watchdog group’s annual Seaside Soiree will bring people together for a fun & delicious event that also helps to protect and restore clean water across San Diego County.

"In San Diego County, our economy and our quality of life are powered by clean water," says San Diego Coastkeeper Executive Director Matt O’Malley. "As federal policies cease to prioritize the protection of our fishable, swimmable, drinkable water, we are now - more than ever - San Diego’s last and most crucial line of defense for clean water."

Tickets to the Seaside Soiree are available online for $100 for General Admission and $250 for VIP. Both tickets include access to the roaming buffet, live music, silent auction and interactive learning experiences, but VIP includes early entry to the event, the opportunity to take a quick boat ride around San Diego Bay, and two drink tickets.

As well as serving to call San Diego to action, Seaside Soiree will celebrate San Diego Coastkeeper’s recent victories for fishable, swimmable, drinkable water including advocating for EPA and Coastal Commission permits for approval and implementation of the Pure Water project, reaching agreements in several enforcement cases to stop stormwater polluters and protect the region’s waters, training and engaging 158 Water Quality Monitors, who invested more than 1,900 hours of their time, to collect important water quality data, engaging 6,333 community volunteers to remove 9,399 pounds of trash from beaches across San Diego County, and reaching 7,932 students, teachers, and community members through its hands-on water education curriculum. Community leaders, policy-makers and a number of California environmental leaders will join the Seaside Soiree celebration including California State Senator Toni Atkins.

Held at Bali Hai restaurant on San Diego Bay, guests will have a chance to learn more about San Diego’s unique water quality issues and solutions through first-hand demonstrations of the harmful effects of pollutants like cigarette butts and lawn fertilizer. Supporters will also bid on prizes and trips through a silent auction and savor delicious food from a roaming buffet. VIP ticket holders will have the opportunity to tour the bay on Coastkeeper’s boat, Clean Sweep, with board member and three-time Olympic medalist and sailor Mark Reynolds.

To learn more about San Diego Coastkeeper, how you can protect our county’s waters, and to purchase tickets to the Seaside Soiree, visit