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Hope Spot Gala

February 27, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$75 – $100


It’s time for Blue-Green Connections’ annual celebration of our Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot on February 27!

Join us for an elegant evening gala at the historic Fenway Hotel in Dunedin. Enjoy live jazz music and gourmet hors d’oeuvres from 360 Eats, pose with living mermaids, and socialize with like minded individuals from 5-6pm. Then enter the ballroom where captivating speakers will engage a roomful of guests dining on chef prepared, sustainably sourced fare from HEW Parlor & Chophouse. Learn about the importance the Florida Gulf Coast, sustainable actions and on-going efforts to keep it healthy for generations to come. Top the night with dessert and a silent auction.

Early Bird tickets available now!

Dinner from executive chef Eric McHugh includes Seared King Oyster Mushroom “Scallops”, Grain Mustard Staetzle, Brussel Sprouts, Frisee and Grapefruit Buerre Blanc.

Speakers include:

— Paige Konger-Henry – Blue-Green Connections Board of Directors

— Cameron Macleish – CEO & Founder 360 Eats

— Dr. TH Culhane – Director of Climate Change and Sustainability at USF Patel College of Global Sustainability

— Dr. Laura Harrison and Dr. Brooke Hansen, USF Egmont Key Project

— Dr. Ryan Orgera – Ocean Conservationist

— Ed Sherwood – Director Tampa Bay Estuary Program

— Natalie Gass – City of Dunedin Sustainability Coordinator

— Shelby Thomas – CEO & Founder Ocean Rescue Alliance | 1000 Mermaids Artificial Reef Project

Dunedin, the home city of this Hope Spot, is especially near and dear to Mission Blue’s heart– this town is where Dr. Sylvia Earle, founder of Mission Blue, grew up and first fell in love with the ocean. Dr. Earle’s marine conservation nonprofit Mission Blue declared the Florida Gulf Coast a Hope Spot in recognition of the action from research programs, conservation projects and educational programs of the several dozen organizations hard at work along the coast to preserve the area’s ecosystems and life within them. Join us to celebrate the Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot and all working to preserve it.

Dress: Florida Cocktail Attire

Blue-Green Connections is a 501c3 organization.


February 27, 2022
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75 – $100
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Fenway Hotel
453 Edgewater Dr
Dunedin, FL 34698 United States
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