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Noted Ocean Environmental Leader David Helvarg to Speak at the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum

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A very special opportunity unfolds this week!  The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will host a free evening with author and ocean environmental leader David Helvarg.  On WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010 from 7 to 9 PM, join a cadre of local environmental non-profits, including Channelkeeper, the Ty Warner Sea Center, Ocean Futures, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Ocean Conservancy, Save the Mermaids, The Origami Whales Project, and more for information about Santa Barbara ocean-related issues and a discussion about Mr. Helvarg’s new book, “Saved by the Sea, a Love Story with Fish”. Local marine biologist and naturalist Holly Lohuis of Ocean Futures will introduce Mr. Helvarg.   A book signing will follow the discussion.  Mr. Helvarg and Ms. Lohuis are both passionate about how the ocean has touched their lives, and how our care of the oceans affects each of us in Santa Barbara.  Space is limited at this event and will be on a first come, first served basis!  Doors open at 6:30 PM.

David Helvarg is the president of the Blue Frontier Campaign, whose mission is to promote unity, provide tools to and raise awareness of the solution-oriented marine conservation community. Mr. Helvarg is President of the Blue Frontier Campaign ( and the author of five books: Blue Frontier, The War Against the Greens, 50 Ways to Save the Ocean, Rescue Warriors and his latest, Saved by the Sea, a Love Story with Fish. He’s editor of the Ocean and Coastal Conservation Guide, organizer of several ‘Blue Vision’ Summits for ocean activists, and winner of Coastal Living Magazine’s 2005 Leadership Award and the 2007 Herman Melville literary Award. Helvarg worked as a war correspondent in Northern Ireland and Central America, covering a range of issues from military science to the AIDS epidemic, and reported from every continent including Antarctica. An award-winning journalist, he produced more than 40 broadcast documentaries for PBS, The Discovery Channel, and others. His print work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, LA Times, Smithsonian, Popular Science, Sierra, and The Nation. He’s done radio work for Marketplace, AP radio, and Pacifica. He’s led workshops for journalists in Poland, Turkey, Tunisia, Slovakia and Washington DC. He is a licensed Private Investigator, body-surfer and scuba diver.
This event is coordinated by Channelkeeper, Choose to Reuse, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and the “Where’s Your Bag?” Campaign. 


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