Boatyard Partners for Cocktails & Fishtales

Boatyard partners

Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard is partnering with Harbor WildWatch to present an eco-social evening of “Cocktails & Fishtales” at The Club @ the Boatyard on Feb. 15 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Partnering comes naturally to the boatyard, which Gig Harbor WildWatch recently named their 2016 Partner of the Year. The marine and environmental organization announced the award at their annual meeting Jan. 24 at the Harbor History Museum.

Harbor WildWatch Names Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard ‘2016 Partner of the Year’

Providing a venue for Harbor WildWatch’s popular Cocktails & Fishtales events is just one way that Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard partners with the marine education organization. (See upcoming blog on the boatyard’s Partner of the Year award.) And the boatyard is very happy to do it, says marina Hospitality Manager Danielle Taylor.

“I really love this organization,” she said. “They care so much and they get kids so involved with their programs.”

Boatyard partners

Gig Harbor WildWatch holds many educational events throughout the year, including popular-with-all-ages touch tanks on the downtown waterfront.

Harbor WildWatch Executive Director Lindsey Stover presented a surprised boatyard Managing Director Ron Roark and Danielle with a plaque naming Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard their Partner of the Year for 2016. The marina’s owner and hospitality manager happened to be in attendance at the annual meeting for sponsors, members, board and staff — and they didn’t know an award was coming.

“I was very proud to get the award,” said Hospitality Manager Danielle of Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard. “Harbor WildWatch is really amazing about educating people about what’s all around us.”

Boatyard Partners with Harbor WildWatch for ‘Cocktails & Fishtales’ @ The Club

Cocktails & Fishtales is WildWatch’s science-social series for ages 21 and over that debuted last spring. The evening of relaxed socializing over “fish talks” and beverages is an opportunity to “engage with like-minded eco-enthusiasts in a lively and social learning experience,” says Harbor WildWatch’s website.

Held once a month at The Club @ the Boatyard, each event features a speaker on an ecological topic related to life in beautiful Puget Sound. Drinks will be available and attendees are invited to bring their own takeout dinner or snacks.

Annual membership — for just a dollar — is required for attendance at The Club @ the Boatyard. The event is free for Harbor WildWatch members and $5 for non-members.

For updates and more information on Cocktails & Fishtales, visit Harbor WildWatch.

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