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Events Calendar

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Our Premier Annual Event – Ojai Wild!

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 Diamond Hitch Camp, a picturesque site near Thacher Creek along the foothills of the Los Padres National Forest where you can enjoy a gourmet barbeque supper under the oaks, 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!

SAVE THE DATE! Ojai Wild! 2013 is on Saturday, April 13.


Membership Gatherings

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!


Past Events

LPFW Holiday Party


Celebrate the holidays with fellow LPFW supporters and local photographer Jeff Jones at his new gallery in downtown Santa Barbara, featuring local wilderness landscapes. Come spread some yuletide cheer, mingle with forest aficionados, enjoy delicious appetizers and festive beverages, and wrap up your holiday shopping!

SLO Member Gathering


Join us for tasty appetizers, wine and beer as we take a photographic journey of the Carrizo Plain with local photographer and LPFW member Bill Bouton. His photos beautifully capture the wildflowers, wildlife, and landscape of SLO County’s only national monument.