Celebrate the people who inspire and care. The founder of West Marine and his wife, Randy Repass and Sally-Christine Rodgers, have won Conservationists of the Year by the Land Trust of Santa Cruz county.
The couple also founded Sea Life Conservation, a local nonprofit that works with the Monterey Bay Aquarium to take people out on the water to learn about marine conservation. At Duke University, they created the Marguerite Kent Repass Ocean Conservation Center and endowed a professorship in marine conservation.
Nice symmetry there as money made selling boats and boat products goes toward saving the seas.
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