Misool Foundation to host fundraiser in Portland

The Misool Foundation has announced that they will be holding a fundraiser in conjunction with WildAid in Portland, OR on 2 November 2017. The event is being supported by Patagonia and will be held in the Patagonia store at 1106 West Burnside Street. The $48 admission fee will go towards Foundation, and there is the opportunity to enter a raffle for a stay at the resort.

Press release

Protecting the World’s Richest Reefs: Patagonia, Misool Foundation & WildAid Fundraiser in Portland, OR

The Coral Reefs of Raja Ampat Indonesia come to Portland (plus win a trip to Misool private island resort!)

Conservation Trailblazers Patagonia and WildAid team up with Emmy Award-Winning Filmmaker Shawn Heinrichs and Misool co-founder Marit Miners for this rare chance to go underwater and behind the scenes at Misool’s award-winning resort and Misool Foundation.

While on a dive trip in 2005, Marit + Andrew Miners stumbled upon a shark finning camp and decided then and there to start a conservation project. Tribal elders gave their blessing to establish a the Misool Marine Reserve spanning 300,00 acres, inside which all fishing is forbidden. This unique collaboration has empowered 15 full-time paid rangers to take back their reefs with a 24/7, year-round patrol.

Shawn Heinrichs is best known for his work in Racing Extinction, but he’s also a member of the boards at both Misool and WildAid International. In addition to treating guests to his favourite Racing Extinction clips, he will talk about his work with Misool Foundation from its inception. Marit, who was key to strategizing this unique partnership between business, conservation, and advocacy on behalf of local communities, will look back to the challenges of building of Misool and forward to describe new horizons and events.

Entry to the event is a USD 48 donation. All proceeds to benefit Misool Foundation and WildAid to support 24/7 enforcement of the 300,000 acre Marine Protected Area and coastal community programs supporting education, recycling of plastics, and sustainable livelihoods. Entrance also includes local beer, kombucha, soft drinks, vegetarian-friendly hors d’oeuvres, and sweet treats sponsored by Patagonia and WildAid. Purchase raffle tickets right here on this Eventbrite page or at the event for a chance to win Patagonia merchandise, Misool merchandise, hard bound book on Raja Ampat, matted reef fish art, Oregon Zoo Passes, a giant stuffed Eagle Ray and Oceanopoly Game from Finnegan’s and more.

For guests who want to dig a little bit deeper, they can buy an extra-special Golden Raffle Ticket for $100 and enter the draw to win a 7-night stay for 2 at Misool private island resort in Raja Ampat, Indonesia! Only 175 tickets will be sold! Winners will be treated to luxurious full-board accommodation, a 5 dive or snorkel package each, and a traditional Indonesian massage each, valued at over $6000. Pre-purchase your Golden Raffle Ticket(s) here, or buy them at the event. Please read applicable Terms and Conditions here.