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Each year in the Spring, ForestWatch — in conjunction with The Thacher School — hosts Ojai Wild!, the largest gathering of outdoor enthusiasts along the Central Coast. The event is a benefit for ForestWatch and raises critical support for our local forest protection efforts. It takes place at the Thacher School in foothills of the Los Padres National Forest where you can enjoy a gourmet supper, live music, nature walks, and an art exhibit followed by a spirited live auction and presentation of the Wilderness Legacy Award. Join us in celebrating the coming of Spring and our region’s wild places and wildlife. Click here to read more about Ojai Wild!
Santa Barbara Wild!
This September, Los Padres ForestWatch – with the support of Toad&Co – is proud to host the first annual Santa Barbara Wild!. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to become part of this exciting and worthwhile conservation event! Read more about Santa Barbara Wild!
Open to current ForestWatch members and their guests, our Membership Gatherings are a great way to mingle with fellow LPFW supporters while enjoying local wines and beer and tasty appetizers. Our membership gatherings are held throughout the year in various locations around the Los Padres National Forest in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties. Each gathering features a guest speaker. If you’re not currently a member, click here to become a member and we’ll see you at our next gathering!
Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Each year, Los Padres ForestWatch hosts the Santa Barbara stop for the largest environmental film festival in the United States!
The Wild and Scenic Film Festival brings together award-winning environmental and outdoor adventure films in a spirit of inspiration and education. This family-friendly evening will leave you feeling inspired and motivated to go out and make a difference in your community and around the world!
Each year’s films are chosen from the favorites at the annual film festival held in the Sierra Nevada foothills each January. The festival has grown to receive local, regional, and national acclaim for celebrating the spirit of environmental activism and has become the largest traveling festival of its kind in North America, hitting more than 70 cities across the country. The films for each stop on the tour are selected because of their relevance to issues faced locally.
The film festival will also include a pre-film reception, raffle and information booths staffed by local nonprofit conservation organizations and event sponsors. A benefit for ForestWatch, this event will be an entertaining and moving experience not to be missed!