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Seaside Soiree to protect water in the county

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - San Diego Coastkeeper is inviting you to an annual event to protect local waterways.

The 17th Annual Seaside Soiree, a fundraiser at Seaside Forum overlooking the Scripps Pier, is happening Wednesday, September 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. 

Tickets are still available -- $100 general admission and $250 VIP. 

Proceeds support San Diego Coastkeeper's work to protect and restore fishable, swimmable and drinkable waters.

Event includes auction packages, like a getaway in Mammoth or a sailing trip with a three-time Olympian, food, drinks and live music, beautiful ocean views and a raffle.

Key program points that will be discussed at the event:

We're in the worst drought in recorded history in California (more than 100 years). Residents use about 60 percent of their water outside of the home-washing cars, hosing driveways and landscaping. By doing simple things like watering less and using native, drought-tolerant plants, we can reduce how much water we need.

Marine protected areas are like underwater state parks. The event overlooks one of San Diego's most iconic MPAs. Single-use plastics and other trash can end up in the ocean and strangle wildlife or get mistaken as food by wildlife. We can prevent this from happening by reusing bags, water bottles and other items.

The governor is expected to sign a bill anytime now that will ban single-use plastic bags in California.

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