CHULA VISTA, CALIF. – The Living Coast Discovery Center will host “Elegance on the Bay” on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the zoo/aquarium on San Diego Bay in Chula Vista.
The elegant reception will honor the leadership and contributions of San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox, Floyd L. Wergeland, Jr., M.D., Founding Director Emeritus Stephen Neudecker, Ph.D., Board Chairperson Susan Fuller and other volunteers and staff who have helped the Living Coast reach this important milestone.
The celebration will include a catered dinner, wine and beer, two musical acts and special animal presentations by San Diego Zoo Safari Park, as well as up-close encounters with the Living Coast’s animal ambassadors. Tickets are $250 per person ($450 per couple) and are available at http://www.thelivingcoast.org/events-calendar/anniversarycelebration/.
The event is made possible by Integral Communities (presenting sponsor), SDG&E, Seven Mile Casino, Sun Communities Inc., Susan Fuller, Floyd L. Wergeland, Jr., M.D., Baldwin & Sons, Cox Communications, Stephen Neudecker Ph.D., Frank and Joan Roseman, (in memory of) Quentin and Helen Marie Stokes, BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, Daniel Beintema, Jim Biddle, Helix Environmental Planning, Marker Investments, Miller Hull and Home Advisor. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
“It is our great pleasure to recognize these outstanding individuals and thank our community partners who have helped us serve local families and students for three decades,” said Executive Director Ben Vallejos. “Thanks to their continued commitment of time, energy and resources, we are able to provide a high-quality zoological experience as well as instill an appreciation for coastal resource conservation for generations to come.”
About Living Coast Discovery Center
The Living Coast Discovery Center, a 501(c) 3 educational zoo and aquarium located within the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge on Sweetwater Marsh, began operating as a non-profit in 2010 after assuming operations of the Chula Vista Nature Center. The Living Coast Discovery Center offers hands-on exhibits and up-close encounters with plant and animal species native to Southern California coastal habitats, including endangered sea turtles, sting rays, leopard sharks, jellies, shorebirds, reptiles and a large collection of raptors such as hawks, falcons, owls, American bald eagle, golden eagle, and more. More information about the Living Coast Discovery Center is available at www.thelivingcoast.org or (619) 409-5900.