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Upcoming Evening Tide Talk

A Blue Vision to Restore our Ocean

Monday, November 7, 2016
David Helvarg, Author, Journalist and Executive Director of Blue Frontier

Complimentary reception: 5:45p.m.
Featured presentation: 6:15p.m.

You must reserve your seat for this free event. CLICK HERE to RSVP. 

For questions or for more information, please call 813-273-4000 ext 4015.

David Helvarg is an author, journalist and Executive Director of Blue Frontier (, an ocean conservation and policy group. Among his books are 50 Ways to Save the Ocean,Saved by the Sea, and The Golden Shore – California’s Love Affair with the Sea (just out in paperback). In his talk, he will share some of the trauma and wonder he has experienced in, on and by the ocean. Whether reporting on coral bleaching and a military coup in Fiji, boarding suspect fishing vessels off Iraq, or watching penguins vomiting krill for science in Antarctica, his stories are startling and sometimes quite funny reflections on the present state of our seas.
While discussing the cascading disasters that threaten the ocean he will also explain why he is more frustrated than despairing, and provide examples of the common-sense solutions that can solve the many threats to our blue planet, if we can mobilize the political will to enact them. He will propose actions the next President and Congress can take to restore the blue in our red, white and blue and will discuss what we can each do individually and as citizens, including a Blue Vision Summit that will take place in Washington D.C. in May of 2017, to effect change from the bottom up and top down to restore our ocean, coasts and the communities – both human and wild – that depend on them.
His presentation with ocean imagery will remind you of the intimate ways in which all of our lives are linked to the natural world around us.