I wanted to share with you some about my experience with KelpFest on Saturday at Main Beach. We had nearly 2,000 attendees! This event was coordinated by Nancy Caruso through her nonprofit called Get Inspired Inc. There were numerous press releases put out about this celebration of the return of the kelp to our local waters, and yet we saw no articles in your newspaper. Why?
There were so many volunteers who made this event happen, you'd need to check with Nancy to get the exact number, but my role in this event was to coordinate a Live Underwater Broadcast from the kelp forest itself that was viewable on a large screen on Main Beach, but also on UStream.tv, the same site that the NASA guys broadcast on live from the Space Station 24 hours a day. There were 11 volunteers on my production team alone — all of whom were the most enthusiastic, reliable and resourceful individuals that I've ever worked with!