Halloween was all treats and no tricks at the Seattle Aquarium this year! On the afternoon of October 31, Ivar’s President Bob Donegan presented Seattle Aquarium President & CEO Bob Davidson with a donation check of over $20,000.
The money was raised on October 29 when, as part of their 75th anniversary celebration, Ivar’s restaurants donated proceeds from the day’s sales to the Seattle Aquarium and its mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment, as well as Northwest Harvest. Thank you so much to Ivar’s!
On October 17, the wild salmon conservation group Long Live the Kings (LLTK) held their annual benefit dinner in the Seattle Aquarium’s Puget Sound Hall, which was also the site of the launch event for their new international research project in August.
The Salish Sea Marine Survival Project, a joint effort between LLTK and Canada’s Pacific Salmon Foundation, aims to identify the leading causes of weak juvenile salmon and steelhead survival in the marine environment, which are currently not well understood.
This is a particularly timely effort—especially as it relates to Seattle’s central waterfront, where construction of the new seawall includes improvements that, it is hoped, will aid salmon migration. We look forward to supporting the efforts of LLTK and sharing the results of this important project with you and our visitors.
Hosting events such as these are important and visible moments for the Seattle Aquarium—and reinforcements that we are the region’s key forum for the dissemination of information related to marine conservation.
On October 23, Seattle Aquarium CEO Bob Davidson was among the speakers at a press conference hosted by the Washington Environmental Council and Climate Solutions, a regional nonprofit with a mission of accelerating practical and profitable solutions to global warming by galvanizing leadership, growing investment, and bridging divides.
The press conference was held in advance of a public hearing that evening, convened by Governor Jay Inslee and the bipartisan Climate Legislative Executive Workgroup, to receive public testimony on how Washington should meet its climate pollution limits.
Along with speakers including King County Executive Dow Constantine, Seattle Chamber of Commerce CEO Maud Daudon, Economist Tyler Comings of Synapse Energy Economics, and General Biodiesel Chair and Founder Yale Wong, Davidson voiced his support for strong action from the Governor to limit costly climate pollution, create jobs and build a stronger economy in Washington State. He noted that we are only beginning to understand the importance of the oceans to climate and ocean acidification to the world’s food supply.
The press conference’s Waterfront Park location, with its view of the solar array currently being installed on our Pier 59 roof, was the perfect underscore to the Aquarium’s commitment to serving as a role model and educating the community about what each of us can to do to curb ocean acidification and climate change. Read our blog post to learn more about the array.
As part of their 75th anniversary celebration, Ivar’s restaurants will donate proceeds from the day’s sales on October 29 to the Seattle Aquarium and its mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment. Participating couldn’t be easier: just eat a delicious meal at any Ivar’s restaurant (including Seafood Bars, Acres of Clams, Ivar’s Salmon House and Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing) on October 29, and proceeds from your purchase will be donated to the Aquarium. Click here for more information.
Thank you so much to Ivar’s!
Halloween is getting closer and you know what that means: time for pumpkin carving and costume planning!
To help get you started, here are two pumpkin-carving stencils that were inspired by this year’s Halloween poster.
Click on the image above to download the stencil.
Click on the image to download the stencil.
We would love to see your Aquarium-inspired pumpkin carvings and costumes! Share your photos with us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Instagram.