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Patagonia sponsors Oceanforce Foundation

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

It is with great joy that we would  like to announce our new corporate sponsor, Patagonia Outdoors. One of the leading brands in outdoor equipment with a strong focus on environmental conservation, Patagonia has donated millions of dollars to conservation groups around the world since its early days.


Last week Environmental Grants Manager Scott Innes announced Patagonia’s decision to support to Oceanforce Foundation’s “Sweetwater Marsh Restoration and Preservation Project” in Chula Vista, CA. The small grant awarded to the organization will be used to cleanup, restore and preserve one of the last remaining wild and undeveloped coastal habitats in all of Southern California – the Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge.


All smiles, Oceanforce’s Executive Director Alfonso Lopez received the grant check, and gave Scott Innes of Patagonia one of  his amazing water photography pieces as thank you note from Oceanforce Foundation. We hope this image serves as a soulful reminder of our oceans in peril.

“We are really excited and honored to have Patagonia become part of the Oceanforce family. It means a lot to have their support as we continue to work on very pressing environmental issue in our community. We hope this relationship becomes stronger with time as it will allow us to find more ways to create positive environmental change along our coasts,” said Alfonso.


This photo, which will be displayed at the Patagonia Cardiff store, is very meaningful to Oceanforce Foundation. It was taken in our hometown of Imperial Beach, CA, a beach that is closed off to beach goers some 200 plus days each year due to run off pollution coming from the Tijuana River into the ocean. The photograph tells the story of one of the most heavily polluted beaches in the U.S. while also showing the contrast of a beautiful ocean landscape.

For more of Alfonso’s photography, please check out Art With a Cause on Facebook and share it with your friends @ http://www.facebook.com/AlfonsoLopez.ArtWithACause

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