8th Annual Ojai Wild!

On a sunny spring afternoon, more than 250 ForestWatch supporters gathered under the oaks of the Thacher School’s Diamond Hitch Camp in Ojai to generate almost $60,000 to support our local forest conservation work. Attendees enjoyed wine, beer, and appetizers while bidding on more than one hundred silent auction items amidst live music from Blue Suede Sus. Afterwards, Chef Richard Maxwell and his crew prepared a fantastic gourmet barbecue dinner, and we awarded Pat Veesart our annual Wilderness Legacy Award for his staunch advocacy for the preservation of the Carrizo Plain National Monument. The supper was wrapped up with an exciting live auction orchestrated by our master of ceremonies, Geoff Green, followed by gourmet cupcakes.

Our biggest fundraiser of the year, Ojai Wild! was a huge success – thanks to all of our friends, supporters, volunteers, and sponsors. We are grateful to all of you who made the event possible and we look forward to seeing you again next spring!

 

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HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR SPONSORS!

EVENT SPONSORS

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Slaughter Reagan and Cole LLP

Ojai Community Bank

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FOOD AND DRINK SPONSORS

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HOST COMMITTEE

Griffin & Rachael Barkley
Bill Hart & Connie Eaton
Ruth Lasell & Robert Bonewitz
Dick & Marilyn Mazess
Steve & Sharon Metsch
Michael Mulligan & Joy Sawyer-Mulligan
Allan S. Morton & Peet Steinmetz
Nancy Even & Joel Ohlgren
Jon & Erin Ohlgren
Gail Osherenko & Oran Young
Russ & Barbara Radom
Bill & Jill Shanbrom
Richard & Paula Whited
Richard & Frederica Welch

SILENT AUCTION CONTRIBUTORS

Allan Morton & Peet Steinmetz
Aveda
BearVault
Beckmen Vineyards
Bennet, Carol
Bicycles of Ojai
Black Diamond Equipment
Bragg Live Food Products
Bruce Vincent/Ojai Naturalist
Cachuma Press
Carol Bennett
Castoro Cellars
Central Coast Outdoors
Channel Islands Sportfishing Center
Circle Bar B Guest Ranch
Condor’s Hope Wines
Eagle Creek
Earth Skills
Frameworks of Ojai
Great Pacific Child Development Center
Halper Fine Art
Hattie
Herbwalks with Lanny Kaufer
Horny Toad/Toad & Co
Inside Track
Island Packers
Island Seed & Feed
Julie Fiscalini Massage
Juniper Ridge
Lawrence Alcorn
Los Padres Outfitters
Mano Farm
Marcia Burtt Studios
Martian Ranch & Vineyard
Mercury Press
Muench Photography
National Geographic Maps
Neff
New Frontiers Natural Marketplace
Oaks at Ojai (The)
Ojai Alisal Vineyard
Ojai Naturalist
Ojai Valley Athletic Club
Osprey Packs
Osteria Monte Grappa
Patagonia
Ranchita Relaxita
Real Cheap Sports
REI
Salt Cave
Santa Barbara Frame Shop
Santa Barbara Yoga Center
Santa Ynez Valley Marriott
Saucelito Canyon Vineyard & Winery
Su Nido Inn
Susan Frank Fine Art
Terri Laine
Teva
The Refill Shoppe
Toad&Co
Top Off Wine Tours
Trail Prints
Ventana Wildlife Society
Ventura Marriott
Vertical Heaven Rock Climbing Gym
Zen Paradise