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Sanctuary Celebration May 17th Schedule Announced!
Posted Date: 5/2/2014 10:00 AM
Santa Cruz Wharf 100 Year Celebrations continue with the new, free Sanctuary Celebration on May 17th, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. Enjoy free live music, arts and crafts, educational activities and short EcoTours of the Wharf. 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 Research Institute, USGS, the Marine Mammal Center, the Coastal Watershed, the National Marine Fisheries Service, Save our Shores, UCSC, Santa Cruz Longboard Union and more.

11 am Participating organizations’ activities begin!
11 am – 12 pm Wharf Stage: Welcome by MC Geoffrey Dunn and Mayor Lynn Robinson 
    o Talks by Congressman Sam Farr and Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta
    o Commentary by Dan Haifley and Paul Michel on the Role of the Wharf
12 pm – 12:45 pm Wharf Stage: Music from: Zun Zun
1 pm – 1:45 pm Wharf Stage: Music from Peter Weiss, the singing scientist
1:45 pm - Wharf Green Business certifications presented by City Council Member David Terrazas
2:00 pm - Fish cleaning and boat building demonstrations
4 pm – 4:45 pm Wharf Stage: Reggae with Animo

Presented by the Friends of Parks and Recreation and the Santa Cruz Wharf Outreach Network. Sponsored by the City of Santa Cruz, Bay Photo, Sandbar Solar and Electric, Lighthouse Bank, ZNA Communications, Tam 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.