GGSA 4th Annual Sonoma Salmon Celebration Dinner/Fundraiser


by GGSA Staff
8-23-2017

The Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA) will host its 4th Annual Sonoma Dinner on Thursday, November 9 at Cornerstone Event Center.  The dinner will honor the Sonoma Valley dairy and wine farmers the Mulas Family who have been using recycled water for decades on their dairy farm and fields. According to Ray Mulas, who is also the fire chief of the Schellvista Fire District, “We are not strangers to water re-use and recycling as we have been using water from the Sonoma treatment facility since I was 12.”

John McManus, executive director of GGSA noted, “We are pleased to honor this great family who have pioneered the use of recycled water for their dairy operations.  They’ve demonstrated a future where water use is balanced to leave enough for salmon and the environment.”

The special event will be held at Cornerstone, 23570 Arnold Drive in Sonoma.  Doors open at 5:30pm and tickets are $125. Per seat or tables of ten are available.  Tickets are limited and are available by calling 855-251-GGSA (4472) or by visiting goldengatesalmonassociation.com

Cornerstone is a wine country marketplace featuring a collection of world-class shopping, boutique wineries, tasting rooms, artisanal foods, art-inspired gardens, live music, and is home to Sunset's Gardens + Outdoor Test Kitchen. Located at the gateway of Sonoma and Napa County in California's beautiful Wine Country, Cornerstone is a place to shop, sip, eat, play and explore.

It will be a great night featuring fresh caught salmon prepared in different ways by Sonoma’s Top Chef’s including at press time Carlo Cavallo – B&V Whiskey Bar and Grille, Adolfo Veronese – Aventine Glen Ellen, Ed Metcalfe – Shiso and Kyle Kuklewski – Ramekins. More to be announced.

The night will also feature wines, cocktails, silent and open auctions, and the chance to compare fish stories and raise funds for GGSA work to keep abundant salmon stocks in California. Attendees will get a brief update from GGSA on the current state of salmon affairs.

The Golden Gate Salmon Association is a coalition of salmon advocates that includes commercial and recreational salmon fisherman, businesses, restaurants, a native tribe, environmentalists, elected officials, families and communities that rely on salmon. GGSA’s mission is to protect and restore California’s largest salmon producing habitat comprised of the Central Valley river’s that feed the Bay-Delta ecosystem and the communities that rely on salmon as a long-term, sustainable, commercial, recreational and cultural resource.

Currently, California’s salmon industry is valued at $1.4 billion in economic activity annually in a regular season, and about half that much in economic activity and jobs again in Oregon. The industry employs tens of thousands of people from Santa Barbara to northern Oregon. This is a huge economic bloc made up of commercial fishermen, recreational fishermen (fresh and salt water), fish processors, marinas, coastal communities, equipment manufacturers, the hotel and food industry, tribes, and the salmon fishing industry at large.