Dinner on the Pacific Plate

Join us for Dinner on the Pacific Plate, Point Reyes National Seashore Association’s (PRNSA) annual fundraising event (October 10) and auction (September 30 - October 14).  This annual tradition promises a fun-filled day of hikes, music, time with friends and amazing local cuisine. Guests will include 300 Bay Area park enthusiasts, members of the business community, noted naturalists, and park staff. This year’s event celebrates our role in connecting people of all ages and backgrounds with the wonders of the Point Reyes National Seashore. Peter Forbes of the Center for Whole Communities will speak about the power that comes from building a strong relationship between people and a place. We will also introduce new youth programming planned to celebrate the National Park Service’s centennial anniversary in 2016. 

View 2014 event photos.

Event Info

When: Saturday, October 10, 2015
2:00 – 4:30 pm Pre-dinner naturalist-led hikes and lectures throughout the park (Choose your 1st and 2nd choice or opt out)
4:30 – 6:00 pm Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with local chefs, wineries and pubs and music by June McCrory with Tim Weed
6:00 – 8:00 pm Dinner under our elegant tent catered by Pam Ferrari Catering

Where: The grove at Bear Valley (across from the visitor center) at Point Reyes National Seashore with pre-dinner hikes throughout the park.

Get Involved
Become an Event Sponsor
Donate to the Auction
- Three shifts (set up, cocktail hour and dinner crews)
Individual tickets are $200 and go on sale in late August. 

Event Photography by Stan A. Angel Fine Art

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. We will also introduce new youth programming planned to celebrate the National Park Service's centennial anniversary in 2016.

For more information about the event, request an event invitation and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Email: Jessica Taylor or call (415) 663-1200 x 304

Event Sponsors - Become a Sponsor

Abbotts Lagoon
Michael Deverell and Susy Muscatell
Hanford ARC
Maureen Kennedy and Konrad Alt
Kirk Marckwald and Christina Desser

Giacomini Wetlands
Allan and Sydne Bortel
Betty Anne Carlin
Blu Kicks
John H. N. Fisher and Jennifer Caldwell
Dick and Peggy Mitchell
Tom Sargent
Bill and Linda Tichy
David and Miriam Wilson
Susanne Zito

Limantour Beach
Anne W. Baxter
Avocet Research Associates
Bank of Marin
Peter Brock and Anna Kondolf
Josie Brownback
Bubble Real Estate
Zeo and Terry Coddington
Ed and Nancy Conner
Mark and Maria Denzler
Gallagher Chapman
John and Tina Keker
Kiwanis Club SF
Louis Ptak Construction, Inc. 
Jack and Hilary May
Moving Images
Peter and Jody Wardle
Pamela and Alison Wright

Bear Valley
The Bond Family
Richard and Deane Bunce
Deb Callahan and Ken Cook
Steve Costa and Kate Levinson, Point Reyes Books
Direct Mailing Systems
Amanda and Ken Eichstaedt, Bear Valley Inn
George Lucas Family Foundation
Karen Gray, Point Reyes Schoolhouse Lodging
Samaria Jaffe
Don Lloyd
Ralph and Mae Mihan
Eileen Murray
Samuel and Julia Thoron
Shipley and Richard Walters
David Wimpfheimer

InKind Supporters

Pre-Dinner Activity Naturalists 
Dr. Sarah Allen, NPS * Sharon Barnett, Marin Nature Adventures * Carola DeRooy, NPS * Wendy Dreskin, Naturalist * Jolie Egert Elan, Go Wild Consulting * Michael Ellis, Footloose Forays * Jules Evens, Avocet Research * John Karachewski, USGS * Lorraine Parsons, NPS * Todd Plummer, Wild Marin Nature Tours * Dave Press, NPS * Amelia Ryan, NPS * Jennifer Stock, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary * David Wimpfheimer, California Nature Guide * Gordon White, NPS 

Cocktail Partners 
Alchemy Bottle Shop * Bi-Rite Family of Businesses * Cowgirl Creamery * Gather at the Market * Heidrun Meadery * Hog Island Oyster Company * Inverness Park MarketIron Springs Pub & Brewery * Pey~Marin * Preston Vineyards * Sol Food Restaurant * Saltwater * Station House Cafe * Toluma Farms and Tomales Farmstead Creamery

Auction Donors - Donate 

Alcatraz Cruises * Dr. Sarah Allen, NPS * Stan A. Angel Fine Art * Backpacker Magazine * Bay Nature Magazine * BayWood Artists * Sharon BealsBear Valley Inn * Dr. Ben Becker, NPS * Blu Kicks * Blue Waters Kayaking * Building Supply Center * California Academy of SciencesCalifornia Nature Guide * Carlos Porrata Photography * Cavallo Point, the Lodge at Golden Gate *  Chez Panisse * Coyuchi Inc.Cowgirl Creamery * Dancing Coyote Beach Cotttages * Carola DeRooy, NPS * Eagle Optics * Eddie BauerFavia Wines *  Five Brooks Ranch * Flower Power * Footloose ForaysGo Wild Consulting * Green Music Center Keith Hansen * Heidrun Meadery * Hostelling International Point Reyes * Ink. Paper. Plate. Studio & Shop * International Orange * Into the BlueIron Springs Pub & Brewery * John Karachewski * KIND: Healthy SnacksSusan Kirks * Lagunitas Brewing Company * Richard and Judith Lang, One Beach Plastic * Malcom Margolin, Hey Day Books * Map Adventures * Marin Brewing CompanyMarin Nature Adventures * Mendelson Wines * Mesa RefugeMotel Inverness * MycoventuresNick's Cove & Cottages * Oceanic SocietyOliver's MarketOsmosis Day Spa Sanctuary * Osteria StellinaPaella del ReyesParks Project * Pave Fine Jewelry Design * Claire Peaslee * Point Arena LighthousePoint Reyes Books * Point Reyes Compost * Point Reyes Country Inn & StablesPoint Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company * Point Reyes JewelerPoint Reyes OutdoorsPoint Reyes Safaris Point Reyes Schoolhouse Lodging * Proof LabREI * River Terrace InnSan Francisco Giants * San Francisco OperaSan Francisco SymphonySan Francisco Whale Tours * Sierra Neveda Brewing Company * Sir and Star at The Olema * Snoopy's Home Ice *  Spirit MattersSpirit Rock Mediatation Center * Station House CafeStubbs Vineyard * Susan Hayes HandwovensThe Claremont Hotel Club & Spa * The Living Seed CompanyThe Lunch Box * The Orchard at The Carneros Inn, Bill and Linda Tichy * The Pelican Inn * The Poet's Loft on Marshall * The River Otter Ecology Project * Toby's Feed BarnTom Harrison MapsTomales Bay Sailing * Tree Frog TreksUniversity of California PressVan der Ryn Eco RefugeVertex Climbing Center * Vita CollageWeese Family Winery * West Marin Food and Farm ToursWilbur Hot Springs *  Wild Marin Nature Tours * Yosemite Conservancy * Yonder * Zuma