2017 marked the Central Coast Aquarium’s 5th annual “Catch of the Central Coast,” our annual fundraiser dinner at the Harford Pier in Avila Beach.
“Our goal is to inspire people to think, act, and to feel connected to the ocean and the life within it,” says former executive director Tara Kasarjian. “Holding our fundraiser fifteen feet above the ocean’s surface is the perfect place to celebrate marine education.”
On September 9th guests enjoyed a unique setting of spectacular ocean views while dining over the water on the Harford Pier at the Port San Luis Harbor in Avila Beach. This limited-seating event included live music and both a live and silent auction. Guests chose their menu from locally sourced, sustainable seafood or non-seafood options, complete with local wine. As the only oceanic institute between Monterey Bay and Santa Barbara, the funds raised from this yearly event enable us to continue providing our community members, specifically our local youths, with special learning experiences that promote marine stewardship.
Catch of the Central Coast is a benefit for the Central Coast Aquarium (CCA), a San Luis Obispo County non-profit 501c3 organization whose mission is to cultivate a community dedicated to ocean stewardship through education, engagement and action.
Many locals experience the CCA through it's Avila Beach location and public aquarium. But our primary mission is to serve the community as a marine science education center for children. The organization has been serving school children across six counties for 20 years.
The CCA is a valuable community resource providing marine programs to over 25,000 adults and children each year between Monterey and Santa Barbara.
For more information about the Catch of the Central Coast event or about the Central Coast Aquarium, please contact Christine Johnson at 805-595-7280 ext. 1002.