The annual Wyland Foundation Gala and live auction took place in a new location Nov. 13 at the Seven Degrees Event Center on Laguna Canyon Road. During the gala and live auction, the Wyland Foundation brought attention to Saving Wildlife International — a non profit that educates communities on the importance of saving wildlife — the special guest that brought endangered water habitat animals to educate attendees. And, their core mission — the science of water conservation. Wyland’s mobile learning center that runs on biofuel was at the event to highlight ways we interact with our environment and our effects on waterways.
Founded in 1993 by environmental artist Wyland, who is perhaps best known for his series of 100 monumental marine life murals, the Wyland Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving the world’s ocean, waterways, and marine life. The foundation encourages environmental awareness through community events, education programs, and public art projects. More information about the Wyland Foundation can be found at wylandfoundation.org. If anyone would like to contribute during the holidays, Gifts that Give is one way to help Wyland Foundation continue its work in the community.
“All proceeds from your purchases directly support our efforts to bring people together for clean water and healthy oceans,” a representative from Wyland Foundation said. “So whether you’re buying something special for yourself or someone you love, you’re also making a unique contribution to children’s education, the arts, and the future of our planet.”
Photos by Jim Collins and Clara Beard
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