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10th Annual

Ojai Wild!

A benefit for Los Padres ForestWatch

 

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Sespe Wilderness

and Honoring The Thacher School with the Wilderness Legacy Award

 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

4:00pm to 7:30pm

The Thacher School
5025 Thacher Road, Ojai

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the 10th ANNUAL OJAI WILD! FEATURES:

a fun and exciting afternoon on the BEAUTIFUL Upper Field of The Thacher School. guests WILL Enjoy craft beer, local wines, exciting auctions, and a delicious local organic DINNER BY SEASONS CATERING, all with a backdrop of spectacular sweeping views of the Ojai Valley and the Los Padres National Forest. All proceeds from the event WILL benefit Los Padres ForestWatch in our efforts to protect and preserve your local backcountry.

The afternoon includeS:

Live music by Dan Grimm 

Delicious appetizers AND A GOURMET DINNER BY SEASONS CATERING

Local craft brews BY FIGUEROA MOUNTAIN BREWING CO.

Local hand-crafted wines from Casa Barranca Winery, The Ojai Vineyard, Solminer Wines, and Topa Mountain Winery.

A Silent auction featuring unique items

A short program TO SALUTE THE SESPE's 25th ANNIVERSARY AND TO HONOR THE THACHER SCHOOL with THE Wilderness legacy award

live auction with guest auctioneer from Jim Nye / the Benefit Auction guy

a selection of delicious desserts and BEACON coffee featuring a speciality condor cake, mcconnell's ice cream - Ventura and thacher road cookies

SESPE WILDERNESS
SponsorS

Dick and Marilyn Mazess

 

 

 

 


A GREEN EVENT

We are proud to offer a sustainably-produced event with recycling and composting provided by The Thacher School. All event materials are printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper whenever possible to protect the environment.

 

become a SPONSOR

 

                 BUSINESS                 INDIVIDUAL


SESPE WILDERNESS

Dick & Marilyn Mazess


TOPA TOPA BLUFF

Anonymous

Michelle & Ed Buchman

Yvon Chouinard

Dave & Noel Kelsch

 

 

 

 

 


PINE MOUNTAIN

Condors hope

DSR Audio

Sound Provider

Slaughter, Reagan, & Cole LLP

Griff & Rachael Barkley

BILL & JILL SHANBROm

Sam & Christiana Thomas

Oran Young & Gail Osherenko


Piedra Blanca

CRAIG CAREY

Carolyn Cogan
& Jules Zimmer

Bill Hart & Connie Eaton

Mary LOoBY

Sharon Metsch

Preston Raisin

Allan S. Morton & Paula A. Steinmetz


MATILIJA FALLS

SC&A Insurance

Strauss & Strauss

 

RICHARD ALBERTS

Underwriting Composting & Recycling

KatHY & John Broesamle

Ruth Lasell & Robert Bonewitz

Doug & Lee Buckmaster

Dan McCASLIN

Fred & Ila Rothenberg

Michael Shapiro
& Louise Sandhaus

Richard & Frederica Welch

Marc & Julia Whitman


Other Event Providers

   

    

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WILDERNESS LEGACY AWARD: The Thacher School

We will be presenting the 2017 Wilderness Legacy Award to The Thacher School for their commitment to conservation of the Los Padres National Forest as well as their many years of outdoor education and sustainability efforts.

The Thacher School’s dedication to remain firmly grounded in an outdoor ethic, a responsibility to environmental sustainability, and a deep connection to nature resonates deeply with us. Every fall and spring – and many weekend trips between – students and faculty take to the trails for backpacking trips, leaving out their back door to explore the Los Padres National Forest and other wild and protected places across our beautiful state of California. And on many weekends, you are likely to find small groups of students and faculty members maintaining and improving trails such as Horn Canyon Trail, a gateway from the Ojai Valley into the Los Padres National Forest. Within our community, The Thacher School serves as a beacon of balanced living, an example of how to live, play, and work sustainably, and we are excited to give them this year's Wilderness Legacy Award.

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Casa Puesta Del Sol 5 Nights & 6 Days IN BEAUTIFUL PUNTA MITA, MEXICO

Sleeps 12 and includes private chef and maid.

Donated by the Welborn Family

Click here for more details! 

      

     


Patagonia
Backstage Tour for Four

Get an up-close and personal look at Ventura County's most successful internally acclaimed outdoor company, Patagonia. Your group of 4 will learn about Patagonia's heart for conservation while visiting its international headquarters in downtown Ventura. This half-day tour led by a long-time Patagonia employee includes a visit to Yvon Chouinard's forge, a healthy organic and sustainable lunch with Patagonia staff, a tour of the Main Campus where products are dreamed-up, designed, and put on the show-room floor, a visit to Patagonia's new private archive, and a visit with a special Patagonia VIP.

Donated by Patagonia

   

   


Craig & Mary's
Most Excellent Backpacking Adventure

ACCOMMODATES UP TO 4 PEOPLE INCLUDING MEALS.

Donated by Craig Carey & Mary Looby

More details to come! 


Farm-To-Table Retreat
at Sonoma Broadway Farms

3 days and 2 nights lodging for Twenty to Thirty people in downtown Sonoma

on a traditional farm Including a private chef.

Donated by Preston Raisin and Sonoma Broadway Farms

 

 

 

 

 

 


Cuyama Valley Overnight Stay for Two

An Overnight stay for Two at the Condor's Hope Dry-Farming Vineyard
and Olive Oil Ranch. Including Tour, dinner, and wine Tasting.

Donated by Condor's Hope Vineyards

   

   


Weeklong Stay At Big Bear

Bear-Foot Cabin 5 nights & 6 dayS in a beautifully renovated cabin in Big Bear, Sleeps 6.     located within oUR sECOND-fAVORITE nATIONAL fOREST: the San Bernardino.

Donated by Dave & Noel Kelsch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Locals Only

The ultimate relaxing Ojai Staycation! Start with relaxing in the healing waters of matilija Hot Springs at Ecotopia and then head down the valley to The Ojai Vineyard for Wine tasting. Spend the evening dining at the Mysterious and delicious Azu Restaurant, and then basking in the Pink Moment from your eclectic trailer at The Caravan Outpost. start your morning right with breakfast at NoSo.

Donated By The Caravan Outpost, AzuEcotopia, The Ojai Vineyard, and NoSo Vita

   

   


Taste of Ojai

Visit the restaurants you've been dying to try in town with Gift Cards to Nocciola, The Ranch House, Suzanne's, The Ojai Deer Lodge and Osteria Monte Grappa. Win Taste of Ojai and decide for yourself which are the best in town!

Donated by Nocciola, The Ranch House, Suzanne's Cuisine, The Ojai Dear Lodge, and Osteria Monte Grappa

   

   


Check back, There's more to come! 


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2017 SILENT AUCTION DONORS

 

Alex Laine

Arrow Heart YOga

AZU Restaurant & Ojai Valley Brewery

Barbara Bowman Store

Beacon Coffee Company

Bear Vault

Blue Ridge Honey

Bobbi Shufani

Boshoff Novak Chiropractic

Burgundy Blue

CAMBRIA PINES LODGE

CAMELBAK

Caravan Outpost

Carol Bennett

CAROLE CROMWELL-PADDOCK

Carolina Gramm Extra Virgin Olive Oil Products

Casa Ojai

Casitas Rowing

Char Man BRAND HOT SAUCE

Dan Harding

Dan Holmes

Danyel Dean

DeKor & Co.

Dexter's camera

digs floral and botanic designS

EARTHTONICS

Ecotopia

EnhanceD Day Spa & Boutique

EX VOTO CHOCOLATES

Farm to Feet

Fig Curated Living

Figueroa Mountain BrewINg Co.

Flora Gardens

Food Harmonics

Gary Bulla Fly Fishing

Glo West Beauty

Green Thumb Nursery

Hamsa Dance Studio

Hattie

Heavenly Honey

 

Image Source

Inside Track

Iron + Resin

Island Packers

JAI RHYTHM YOGA

Jennifer Keeler

Jes MaHarry - Horse Ranch/Jewlery

Just Good Doggies Day Camp & Spa

Kevin Gleason Art

Latitudes Fine Arts Gallery

Love Heals

Majestic Oak Winery

Marc Whitman

Martha Moran

MASSARELLA POTTERY

MILES JOHNSON

MITCHELL BEE PRODUCTS

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Moss Botanicals

Murray Teitelbaum MurMugs

National Geographic Maps

NEFF HEADWEAR

NEW LEAF SKIN CARE, SPA & BOUTIQUE

Nocciola

NoSo

Ojai Rancho Inn

The Ojai Retreat

PATAGONIA

PATAGONIA BOOKS

PATAGONIA GREAT PACIFIC IRONWORKS

Patagonia Provisions

Paula Steinmetz

Peak Power Yoga & Wellness

Rains

Real Cheap Sports

 

REGRAINED

Revel - Jun Kombucha Brewery & TASTING ROOM

Rick SHARP

Robert Wassell

Ron Williams

RUFFWEAR Performance Dog Gear

Russ Bishop

S. Thomas Woodworks

Sea Fresh Seafood

Skin Elixir

Soul tonic

Sprouts Farmers Market

Starbucks

Su Nido Inn

Summer Camp

SUSAN GUY

Target

Terramor Organic Home

Terri Laine

Thacher Road Cookies

The Mob Shop

THE OAKS AT OJAI

The Ojai Vineyard

THE RANCH HOUSE

The REfill Shoppe

THIRD EYE PINECONES

Tieman's Fusion Coffees

Tim Hauf Photography

Topa Mountain Winery

Topa Topa Brewing Co.

TRAIL PRINTS

TRANCE ESSENCE

Ventura Spirits Company

Watkins Ranch Butcher Shop

We Olive Ventura

Whole Foods, Southern Pacific

YOGA JONES

Zack Abbey

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LIVE MUSIC BY

DAN GRIMM

Please join us in welcoming Dan Grimm to Ojai WILD! Dan is an independent singer, songwriter, and producer with three recorded albums: Corvus Crow, Ventucky and Average Savage. Dan's sound includes blending vintage guitar rock with California country, folk, and progressive story telling. He currently lives in Ojai, California and tours year-round with emphasis in Utah, Nashville and the Ventura and Los Angeles areas of California.

No stranger to the limelight, he has shared the stage with some of the industry’s leading players including Dwight Yoakum, Jesse Siebenberg of Supertramp, Dave Palmer, Erik Kristiansen, Nick St. Nicholas , Bob Glaub, Don Heffington, Jonathan McEuen, Jp Hesser, and Neal Casal. In 2011 he took the stage at the world-famous Buck Owens Crystal Palace.

Dan has a an arsenal of over 100 songs and, when he's not performing, he spends many of his days either writing new songs or in studio. In 2013, Dan's second album Ventucky made the top 40 list of Country Universe's top albums of the year.