The second annual “Love Your Lagoon” dinner aims to raise awareness about one of our area’s most precious resources while raising funds to help preserve it. Hosted by the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation, the event will be held on Friday, February 8 at 6 p.m. under the stars in the Harbor Branch Plaza.
The sun sets over the Harbor Branch Plaza as guests enjoy cocktails before the inaugural “Love Your Lagoon” dinner in 2012.
This year’s guest of honor is Alto “Bud” Adams, Jr., who is best known for presiding over Adams Ranch, a 40,000-acre cattle ranch that spans over St. Lucie, Okeechobee and Osceola counties. The HBOIF board of directors selected Adams to serve as this year’s guest of honor because of his leadership in utilizing best practices in agriculture, greatly benefitting the lagoon. Proceeds from the “Love Your Lagoon” dinner support FAU Harbor Branch’s ongoing Indian River Lagoon Observatory research and outreach efforts.
The Indian River Lagoon spans over 40% of Florida’s east coast.
Founded in 1971, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University is a research community of marine scientists, engineers, educators and other professionals focused on Ocean Science for a Better World. The institute drives innovation in ocean engineering, at-sea operations, drug discovery and biotechnology from the oceans, coastal ecology and conservation, marine mammal research and conservation, aquaculture, ocean observing systems and marine education. For more information, visit www.hboi.fau.edu.
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