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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary 25th Anniversary

MBNMS 25th anniversary logoSeptember 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary! The sanctuary was formally established under the authority of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, becoming the eleventh national marine sanctuary. Congress designated Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary — known as the "Serengeti of the Sea"— for its biological richness, unique habitats, threatened and endangered animals, and the presence of shipwrecks and other cultural relics. Establishment of the sanctuary followed decades of public support for its creation – our community joining together to demand protection of this special place. In celebration of this quarter century milestone, we invite you to help us celebrate the incredible importance and value that the sanctuary represents to our community.

"Movie Night on the Beach" FREE Community Celebration in Monterey, CA
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The health of our ocean and coasts are vital to our Monterey Peninsula community. In celebration of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary's 25th anniversary in ocean protection, we invite the community to a free "Movie Night on the Beach". The evening will feature Disney Nature's "Oceans" taking place on Del Monte Beach. This family-friendly event will reveal the wonders of the sea with incredible underwater wildlife imagery and conservation themes that will leave viewers inspired to help protect our ocean planet. Free popcorn for participants!

Saturday Sept. 23, 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Del Monte Beach, next to Wharf 2, Monterey, CA 93940

This event is being held in partnership with Monterey Beach SportsFest, where sanctuary staff will be in attendance with information about ocean research, education, and protection. The films will proceed a day of friendly sport competitions on the beach.

For more information about the Movie on the Beach Night, contact Amity Wood at (831) 647-4255 or by email.
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