6th Annual Peter Benchley Ocean Awards
Carnegie Institution for Science | 1530 P Street NW | Washington, D.C. 20036
Be a part of the rising wave of citizen activism for our ocean, coasts and the communities that depend on them. Join the groundswell of support for common sense solutions from your community to the halls of Congress.
Two years ago, over 300 Seaweed Rebels from dozens of states and overseas helped advance marine conservation and U.S. ocean policy at BVS3 in Washington, D.C. This year we’re returning to our nation’s capital in greater numbers.
In the wake of a critical election, a weak economy and a recent super storm we’re seeing some progress, but also major cuts to NOAA, the U.S. Coast Guard and other frontline ocean agencies as well as local programs that protect and restore our public seas. That’s why it’s critical that we come together as a movement and a growing constituency of marine conservationists, businesses, scientists, recreational users, youth advocates and others to turn the tide. We’ll do this over the course of our 4th Blue Vision Summit that will include these opportunities:
- Celebration of the Seas, our opening night party
- A day of strategy and skills development led by young and veteran ocean advocates
- Themed dinners around D.C.
- Meeting with members of Congress on Capitol Hill
- 6th Annual Peter Benchley Ocean Awards (dinner tickets not included in general registration)
- Building grassroots power
- Talks from Ocean Heroes
Please join with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Representative Sam Farr, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Ralph Nader, Jim Toomey, Wyland, leaders from Google, Blue Frontier Campaign, NRDC, Ocean Champions, Oceana, Ocean Conservancy, U.S. Coast Guard, Taylor Shellfish, major aquariums and marine labs, surfers, divers, fishermen, educators, artists, writers, explorers and many other salty folk at BVS4. Make History. Join the upsurge!