2019 Santa Cruz

Westside Memorial Day BBQ


24 May, 2019


920 West Cliff Dr.


On May 24, 2019, we hosted our first annual Westside Sanctuary BBQ at the home of Gretchen Bach and Sam Forbes-Roberts on West Cliff Drive. The event included hot paella, signature cocktails, live music with the Ashley Lloyd Band, bocce ball, ping pong, a guided sunset walk along West Cliff, and a tour the Lighthouse Museum! 

The Westside Sanctuary BBQ was a fundraising event hosted by the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. All funds raised at the BBQ support the conservation and programs of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Photo Gallery

A Breathtaking Evening

The Westside Sanctuary BBQ brought our Monterey Bay community together along the Bay’s northern coastline. We thank our entire community for helping to support such an outstanding evening.

We are particularly grateful to Gretchen Bach and Sam Forbes-Roberts for opening up their home to host the event, to Lisa Emanuelson for guiding the sanctuary tour along West Cliff Drive, to Kim Stoner and Bob Pearson for the lighthouse museum tour, to Richard Poncini and Cooking For Friends for the delicious paella, to Emma Magelssen for the signature sanctuary cocktails, to the Ashley Lloyd Band for playing live music, and to Kristin Heitzler for the photos.

Thank You to Our Sponsors


Please contact Ginaia Kelly, 831-359-7071, ginaia@marinesanctuary.org