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Dinner on the Pacific Plate

Thank you for joining us for Dinner on the Pacific Plate, Point Reyes National Seashore Association’s annual fundraising event on Saturday, September 20! Dinner on the Pacific Plate is a fun-filled day in the park and includes naturalist-led activities, music and dinner under the shelter of a tent at the Bear Valley Grove. As part of the event we also run an online auction of unique experiences in the park and beyond from September 10 - 24.

This year our event celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. As the only national park with federally designated wilderness in the Bay Area, we highlighted its “wild side” through our pre-dinner hikes, program and online auction. Naturalists and PRNSA Field Institute instructors Michael Ellis and Chris Giorni entertained us throughout the evening with wild tales from the Seashore. Park Superintendent Cicely Muldoon reflected on the significance of the Wilderness Act and how the National Park Service works with PRNSA to steward our “Wilderness Next Door” park. Guests included 260 Bay Area park enthusiasts, members of the business community, noted naturalists, and park staff and was supported by over 65 volunteers. View 2014 event photos. 

The Dinner on the Pacific Plate Online Auction is CLOSED
We had 57 amazing packages to bid on, which raised $40,452 for our mission!  Thank you to everyone who participated. 

Funds from Dinner on the Pacific Plate support habitat and trail restoration, wildlife and endangered species protection, volunteer programs, environmental education programs for people of all ages, and scholarships that allow over 1,000 underserved children to experience Point Reyes. As federal funding for national parks continues to decrease, public support is more important than ever to ensure that Point Reyes National Seashore is protected, preserved, and enjoyed now and far into the future. Learn more about our work. 

For more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Email: Donna Faure, Development Director or call (415) 663-1200 x 303

Download a sponsorship package


Abbotts Lagoon
Barbera Brooks

Limantour Beach
Konrad Alt and Maureen Kennedy
Michael Deverell and Susy Muscatell
Hanford ARC

Bear Valley
Avocet Research Associates, LLC
Allan and Sydne Bortel
Betty Anne Carlin
John H. N. Fisher and Jennifer Caldwell
The Poet's Loft Marshall
William and Linda Tichy
Tom and Barbara Sargent
David and Miriam Wilson

Olema Valley
Bank of Marin
Josephine Brownback
Bubble Real Estate
Judith Ciani
Clock Investments, LLC
Ed and Nancy Conner
Mark and Maria Denzler
Rebecca S. Draper
Gary and Lori Durbin
Eagle Optics
Ellison, Schneider & Harris, L.L.P.
Mikiko Huang and Marshall Stoller
John and Tina Keker
Katie Hall and Tom Knutsen
Anna Kondolf- Lighting Design and Peter Brock- Architect
Louis Ptak Construction, Inc.
Carrick and Andy McLaughlin
Dick and Peggy Mitchell
William F. Moseley
Julie and Will Parish
Edith and Joseph Tobin
Kandice Strako
Samuel and Karen Spivack
Leslie Burdock Walker and Buzz Walker
Peter and Jody Wardle
Scott and Nina Whidden
Pamela and Alison Wright

Divide Meadow
Laura and Mark Alderdice
Kate Baxter and Stan Gillmar
Richard and Deane Bunce
Steve Costa and Kate Levinson
Tom Davis
Nona Dennis
Direct Mailing Systems
Amanda and Ken Eichstaedt
Ed and Barbara Eschbach
Samaria Jaffe
Nancy Leavens
Don Lloyd
David Loeb
Ralph Mihan
Cicely Muldoon
Omega Sea, Inc.
Point Reyes Schoolhouse Compound
Subir and Mary Elizabeth Sanyal
Tricia Stone and Chip Koch
David Wimpfheimer

InKind Supporters

Auction Donors - Bid Today!
Alcatraz Cruises * Dr. Sarah Allen * Amphora Nueva * Aquarium of the BayBackpacker Magazine * Bay Nature * Sharon BealsBear Valley Inn * Dr. Ben Becker * Blue Waters KayakingBovine Bakery * California Academy of Sciences * Cheap Pete'sChez Panisse CafeThe Claremont, Hotel & Spa CalnaturalistCavallo Point, The Lodge at Golden Gate * Cowgirl Creamery * Coyuchi * Dancing Coyote Beach CottagesEagle Optics * Evergreen Lodge-YosemiteFavia Wine * Fenton's Creamery & RestaurantFootloose ForaysFrank's Place * Green Mountain DigitalGreen Music Center  * Dr. Brian HalsteadKeith HansenTom Harrison Maps * Heidrun Meadery * Hog Island Oyster Company * Hornblower Cruises *  Hosteling International Point Reyes * Indian Peach Food Company * International Orange * Barbara Iungano and Leslie Andelin * KIND: Healthy Snacks * John Karachewski * Lagunitas Brewing CompanyManka's Inverness Lodge * Marin Ace HardwareMarin Nature Adventures * Richard and Marilyn Mendelson (Inverness), Mendelson Wines * Mesa Refuge * Missy Will / Wine and Food Events * Motel Inverness * Moving ImagesMycoVentures * Nick's Cove & CottagesOceanic Society * Oliver's Market - CotatiOsmosis Day Spa and Sanctuary * Osteria StellinaPaella del Reyes * Petaluma Seed Bank * Point Arena LighthousePoint Reyes Books * Point Reyes Compost * Point Reyes Country Inn & Stables: Cottages on the Bay * Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese CompanyPoint Reyes Outdoors * Carlos Porrata Photography * Proof LabREI * Ridge View Lane * Ellen Sampson * San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Whale Tours * Sea TrekStation House Cafe * Stubbs Vineyard * Tara Firma Farms *  The Lunch Box * The Palace Market * The Poet's Loft in Marshall * Tomales Bay Sailing  * Tree Frog Treks * University of California Press * Van der Ryn Eco Refuge * Vertex Climbing CenterGeorge Ward *  Weese Family WineryWest Marin Food & Farm Tours * Wilderness Watch * Wild Marin Nature Tours * Yosemite Conservancy

Cocktail Partners - Become a Partner
Cowgirl Creamery * Heidrun MeaderyHog Island Oyster Company * Iron Springs Brewery * Nicasio Valley Cheese CompanyNick's Cove * Perry's Inverness Park GroceryPey~Marin VineyardsPreston VineyardsSaltwater Oyster Depot * Toby's Feed BarnToluma Farms & Tomales Farmstead Creamery * Weese Family Winery * 

Pre-Dinner Activity Naturalists 
Sharon Barnett * BayWood Artists * Blue Waters Kayaking * Brendan and Chris Clarke * Wendy Dreskin * Jules Evens * Chris Giorni * Tom Harrison * John Karachewski * National Park Service Staff * Todd Plummer * Doreen Smith * David Wimpfheimer