You are invited to the most spirited oyster event of the year! Bubbles and Bivalves is a fundraiser to celebrate and support The Watershed Project’s visionary oyster restoration and education program, The Living Shoreline. Join The Watershed Project, Andrew Beahrs, author of Twain’s Feast: Searching for America’s Lost Foods in the Footsteps of Samuel Clemens and special guests for music, oysters, champagne, libations and hors d’oeuvres from the Bay Area’s finest sustainable restaurants, wineries and breweries. Learn about our native oysters while helping restore the critical underwater ecosystems of our magnificent San Francisco Bay!
Who’s Cookin’, Pourin’ and Shuckin’: Waterbar; Farallon; Greens; Slow Club; Il Cane Rosso; CleanFish; Magnolia and 21st Amendment Breweries; Handley Cellars; Spy Valley; Radio Coteau; Dry Creek Vineyard; Saltwater; Hog Island Oyster Co.; Tomales Bay Oyster Co.; Starbird Mariculture; Cove Mussel Co.
Where: The Aquarium of the Bay, The Embarcadero & Beach Street, San Francisco.
When: Thursday, May 9, 2013, 7:00 – 10:00 PM
Why: Oysters were once ubiquitous in the San Francisco Bay. Unfortunately, due to ecosystem degradation in the Bay, the native oyster population has plummeted over the last 150 years. The Watershed Project’s Living Shoreline Program educates youth and adults about the importance and benefits of oyster reefs as an essential part of our ecosystem.
Honorary Committee: The Honorable Senator Diane Feinstein, The Honorable Congressman George Miller, The Honorable State Senator Mark Leno, The Honorable San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, The Honorable San Francisco Supervisor David Chiu, Chez Panisse’s Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, author The Ominvore’s Dilemma, Rowan Jacobsen, author of American Terroir.
Contact: Linda Hunter, Executive Director, Linda@thewatershedproject.org, 415.378.7832