Dinner on the Pacific Plate

Thank you to the community of supporters who made this year's Dinner on the Pacific Plate a resounding success raising $180,000 for park projects and environmental education programs for children and adults! This annual tradition was a fun-filled day of hikes, music, time with friends and amazing local cuisine. Guests included 300 Bay Area park enthusiasts, members of the business community, noted naturalists, and park staff. This year’s event celebrated 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 spoke about the power that comes from building a strong relationship between people and place. West Marin School fourth grade teacher Anne Halley-Harper shared the story of how she uses park land as an outdoor classroom. We introduced Every Kid in a Park at Point Reyes National Seashore and raised $32,000 through our Fund A Need pitch to pay for 10 events in 2016 aimed at increasing the number of fourth graders and their families visiting our park to celebrate teh National Park Service’s centennial.

See photos from the event.

Event Info E-vite

Read Peter Forbes remarks from the event entitled A Prayer for Point Reyes.

Event Decor by Christina Waldeck, Amy Whelan, Point Reyes Flowers 
Event Photography by Stan A. Angel Fine Art



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

Limantour Beach
Anne W. Baxter
Avocet Research Associates
Bank of Marin
Peter Brock and Anna Kondolf
Martin Brown and Rhonda Bennon
Josie Brownback
Bubble Real Estate
John and Pamela Casaudoumecq
Zeo and Terry Coddington
Ed and Nancy Conner
Danny Dawson and Claudine Co
Mark and Maria Denzler
Ellison, Schneider & Harris
Gallagher Chapman
Sandy and Kelly Harcourt
Christopher and Deirdre Hockett
John and Tina Keker
Kiwanis Club SF
Louis Ptak Construction, Inc. 
Jack and Hilary May
Moving Images
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Jay and Lisa Pierrepont
Peter and Jody Wardle
Pamela and Alison Wright

Bear Valley
The Bond Family
Rosalyn Brant and Tom Cote
Richard and Deane Bunce
Deb Callahan and Ken Cook
Susan and Joe Cerny
George and Sheri Clyde
Sonia Evers and Stanley Pruisner
Deborah Coburn and Lester Foote
Steve Costa and Kate Levinson, Point Reyes Books
Anne Delaney
Direct Mailing Systems
Amanda and Ken Eichstaedt, Bear Valley Inn
Ken and Ann Emanuels
Edward and Barbara Eschbach
Dale Fehringer and Patty McCrary
Randi and Bob Fisher
Flower Power
George Lucas Family Foundation
Karen Gray, Point Reyes Schoolhouse Lodging
Martha and Mark Greenough
Anthony and Jennifer Griffin
Samaria Jaffe
Heather Koshinsky and Kent McCue
John and Diane Levy
Don Lloyd
Walter Mann and Rebecca Jennings
Michael and Constance Mery
Amy Meyer
Ralph and Mae Mihan
Julie and James Monson
Eileen Murray
Bruce Nakao and Marilyn Occhipinti
Julie and Will Parish
The Pharlarope Fund
David Powers and Beverly Schor
Jeanne Reisman and Len Goldschmidt
Suzanne and John Speh
Tricia Stone and Chip Koch
Samuel and Julia Thoron
Joseph and Edith Tobin
Anthony and Sally Torrance
Walter P. Iberti Charitable Foundation
Shipley and Richard Walters
David and Susan Weidmer
Ron and Rosemary West
David Wimpfheimer
Paul Wiseman
Jacqueline Young


Helen Abe
Ed Balme
Anne Baxter and Doree Allen
Benjamin Tanner Fund
Andrew Bindman and Rebecca Smith-Bindman
Peter Brock and Anna Kondolf
Betty Anne Carlin
John Charakou
Ciara Cox and Margaret Wu
Andrew Crawford
Marty and Janet Dalton
Megan and Tarek Daoudi
Mark and Maria Denzler
Mike Deverell and Susy Muscatell
Kent Deverell
Gary and Loretta Durbin
Ed and Barbara  Eschbach
David Festa and Susanne Burrows
Amanda Feinstein and Paul Leonard
Catherine Blair Fisher
Carole Fitzgerald
Yoav and Robin Gal
John Granatir and Blue Waters Kayaking
Steven and Madelaine Gunders
Anne Halley Harper
Sandy and Kelly Harcourt
Anna Hawken
Heidi Koenig
Louise Ladd
Rebecca Lee
Michael Levi and Natalie Roe
Kate Levinson and Steve Costa
Tom and Deb Loeb
D'Aulaire and Shannon Louwerse
John and Mary Jane Markle
Kirk Marckwald and Christina Desser
Jack and Hilary May
Gerry McGrath
Peggy and Dick Mitchell
Melissa Nelken and Ron Lee
Jay and Lisa Pierrepoint
Carlos and Rebecca Porrata
Clifford Rick Ramos
Marty and P.J. Rosenthal
Monica Salusky and John Sutherland
Paul Schoos and Doreen Thawley
Carol Shawn
Todd Steiner and Lynne McLamb
Susie and Britt Stitt
Jennifer Stock and Joe Kinyon
Rick and Jocelyn Stone
Philip and Cindy Strause
Teddy Stray and Lynn Giacomini Stray
Bill and Linda Tichy
David and Miriam Wilson
Andrea Wolman
Lynn Woolsey
Pamela Wright
Alison Wright
Lena and Gabe Zentall
Richard and Diane Zimmerman


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 * Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese CompanyPreston Vineyards * Sol Food Restaurant * Saltwater * Station House Cafe * Toluma Farms and Tomales Farmstead Creamery

Auction Donors

Ace Building Supply Center * Alcatraz Cruises * Dr. Sarah Allen, NPS * Backpacker Magazine * Bay Nature Magazine * Sharon BealsBear Valley Inn * Dr. Ben Becker, NPS * Big Dipper WaxworksBlu Kicks * Blue Waters Kayaking * Brickmaiden Breads * Cabaline Country Emporium & SaddleryCalifornia Academy of SciencesCalifornia Nature Guide * Carlos Porrata Photography * Cavallo Point, the Lodge at Golden Gate * Charles Schulz MuseumChez Panisse * Christin Coy, Professional Landscape PainterCoyuchi Inc.Cowgirl Creamery * Dancing Coyote Beach Cotttages * Carola DeRooy, NPS * Eagle Optics * Eco RefugeEddie Bauer * Falcon's Wing PhotographyFavia Wines *  Five Brooks Ranch * Footloose ForaysGo Wild Institute * Green Music Center Keith Hansen * Heidrun Meadery * Hostelling International Point Reyes * Ink. Paper. Plate. Studio & Shop * Inn at Roundstone FarmInternational Orange * Into the BlueIron Springs Pub & Brewery * John Karachewski * KIND: Healthy SnacksSusan Kirks * Lagunitas Brewing Company * Richard and Judith Lang, One Beach Plastic * Marin Brewing CompanyMarin Nature Adventures * Mendelson Wines * Motel Inverness * MycoventuresNick's Cove & Cottages * Oceanic SocietyOliver's MarketOsmosis Day Spa Sanctuary * Osteria StellinaPaella del ReyesParks Project * Pave Fine Jewelry Design * Claire Peaslee * Pelican InnPetaluma Seed BankPoint Arena Lighthouse * Point Lobos Foundation * Point 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 * Point Reyes Vacation RentalsProof LabREI * River Terrace Inn * Saltwater Oyster DepotSan Francisco Giants * San Francisco OperaSan Francisco SymphonySan Francisco Whale Tours * Sierra Nevada Brewing Company * Sir and Star at The Olema * Snoopy's Home Ice *  Spirit MattersSpirit Rock Meditation Center * Station House CafeStubbs Vineyard * The Bovine BakeryThe Claremont Hotel Club & Spa * The Living Seed CompanyThe Lunch Box * The Orchard at The Carneros Inn, Bill and Linda Tichy * The Palace Market * The Poet's Loft on Marshall * The River Otter Ecology Project * Toby's Feed BarnTom Harrison MapsTomales Bay Sailing * Tree Frog TreksUniversity of California Press * Vertex Climbing Center * Violet Cakes, LondonVita CollageWeese Family Winery * West Marin Food and Farm ToursWilbur Hot Springs  * Yosemite Conservancy * Yosemite Resorts * Zuma