On Sunday, October 24th, San Francisco Baykeeper sponsored the Bay for the Gulf Gala, a food and wine event to raise funds for the efforts of the Gulf Coast Waterkeepers as they continue to respond to the impacts of the BP oil disaster. More than 200 attendees sampled offerings from premier local restaurants and wineries including Ridge, Coterie Cellars, Dolce, Madera, Marche, Aziza, Ubuntu and Baia Nicchia Farms.
The event raised over $5,000 for Save Our Gulf, an initiative of Waterkeeper Alliance to support the Gulf Coast Waterkeepers directly impacted by the BP oil disaster. In attendance were Louisiana Bayoukeepers Tracy Kuhns & Mike Roberts, as well as Mobile Baykeeper Casi Callaway, who spoke about the devastating effects of the oil spill on local communities.
While the oil has stopped flowing into the Gulf, the consequences of the spill will be seen for many years to come. To learn more about the the Gulf Coast Waterkeepers and learn how you can help, visit www.saveourgulf.org