By Meghan Overdeep
Jun 06, 2016 @ 8:45 am
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Meadow Walker inherited much more than her dad's good looks. Since Paul Walker's untimely death, the stunning 17-year-old has dedicated herself to honoring her father's legacy and his ambition to do good—specifically through the protection of ocean life. As part of her mission, the Paul Walker Foundation (which she founded in 2015) presented actor Adrian Grenier with the 2016 Paul Walker Ocean Leadership Award for his work with his own foundation, Lonely Whale, at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California over the weekend.

"Excited to honor my dad's legacy at our @PaulWalkerFdn Ocean Leadership Award Presentation @MontereyBayAquarium this Saturday. We'll be presenting a scholarship to Meg Kikkeri and acknowledging @AdrianGrenier's work with his @LonelyWhale Foundation! #dogood," Walker captioned a photo of herself gazing out at the ocean on Instagram.

"The public knew Paul Walker best for his roles as an actor, the Fast & Furious series, among many others. We knew him as an aspiring marine biologist and a lifelong friend of the ocean," executive director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Julie Packard, said in an address before joining Meadow to present Grenier with his award.

@montereybayaquarium @paulwalkerfdn @lonelywhale

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During his acceptance speech, Grenier expressed his gratitude for the award and remembered the late actor's ​legacy as a conservationist. "It's an honor to receive the Paul Walker Ocean Leadership Award," he said. "I share Paul's inquisitiveness for the mystery of the ocean and the great potential it holds for new discoveries that will enrich the lives and inspire the curiosities of the next several generations. I also share Paul's passion for ocean health and recognize that we have an opportunity to create real and lasting change that will benefit our marine environment and ultimately ourselves."

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Watch the entire award ceremony in the video above.