It was a beautiful evening with ocean champions in Congress and ocean warriors from across the nation gathering to honor champions in Congress working to protect our oceans – at Ocean Champions’ recent Annual Capitol Hill Ocean Reception.
Ocean champions in Congress, their staff, new and old friends in the ocean community and beyond gathered to mingle and discuss the current state of play on Capitol Hill, and strategies on moving ocean policy forward while continuing to play defense of hard fought ocean victories.
We are honored and thankful to work with such a talented group of ocean minded colleageus and friends. Thank you to ocean champions in Congress, their staff, and all of our friends in the ocean community and beyond who attended and supported the reception!
Special thanks to our Host Committee: Alex & Betty Boyle, Georgienne Bradley, Keith & Pat Campbell, Samantha Campbell, Vipe Desai, Mike Dunmyer, Anne G. Earhart, Fred Keeley, Anna-Marie Laura, Ann Luskey, Rob Moir, Randy Repass & Sally-Christine Rodgers, David Rockefeller, Jr., Roger and Vicki Sant, Heike Schmitz, Elizabeth Sullivan, Michael Sutton, Wendy Benchley & John Jeppson, Barbara Page, Shari Sant Plummer & Dan Plummer, League of Conservation Voters, Paul Hagen, Jeremy Jackson, Angel Braestrup, Patrick Collins, Lee Crockett, Carol & Jeff Davis, Mike Gravitz, Matt Mullin, Dane Nichols, Mark Spalding, Allen Boyd, David Helvarg, Diane Hoskins, Peter Neill, Jim Toomey, and David Wilmot.
Capping off the stellar event, Ocean Champions welcomed its newest Board members, Jennifer Bender and Heike Schmitz.
The Ocean Champions Team
P.S. Check out our Facebook album for more reception photos.