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Ojai Wild!

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export panelSaturday, April 12, 2014
two thirty to six o’clock

at The Thacher School’s picturesque Diamond Hitch Camp
along the foothills of the Los Padres National Forest
5025 Thacher Road, Ojai (directions)
MAP to Diamond Hitch from Campus


Gather with family and friends to celebrate a decade of conservation victories at our Seventh Annual celebration at Diamond Hitch Camp, a picturesque site near Thacher Creek along the foothills of the Los Padres National Forest! Enjoy a gourmet barbeque supper under the oaks, live music, nature walks, and a silent auction 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. See you at Diamond Hitch!


Nature Hikes

Our naturalists will take you on an adventurous trek through the foothills of Diamond Hitch Camp, sharing stories about local plants and wildlife and the surrounding terrain. These hikes begin at 1:00pm and conclude in plenty of time to attend Ojai Wild! at 2:30.

Supper & Spirits

Delicious hors d’oeuvres served with Ojai’s own Topa Topa brews and amazing wines from Foxen and Alma Rosa wineries, followed by a gourmet barbeque under the oaks prepared with local and organic ingredients and a delicious dessert. Vegetarian options available. MENU

Wilderness Legacy Award

Join us in honoring Jan Hamber for her lifelong commitment to protecting endangered California Condors. Of all the species faced with extinction, few came as close and have meant as much to the local community as these great birds. “It was the symbol of wilderness,” recalls Jan Hamber, who has successfully fought for the bird’s survival since the 1970s.

Benefit Auction


Join together with family and friends and get ready to bid on a unique and exciting collection of items that will be offered at this year’s live and silent auction. Click here to view our current live auction items (some available for on-line bidding) and silent auction contributors – and check back often as more items are added in the days and weeks ahead.

Live Music

The Murphy Family Band plays an exciting mix of traditional and original bluegrass music, and began performing for friends and neighbors in 2003. Since that time they have expanded their repertoire to include many of the bluegrass classics by artists such as Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, and The Stanley Brothers in addition to their own compositions.





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


Adults $80, children 14 and under $20. Reservations are encouraged, as space is limited. To make your reservation or for more information, please call us at (805) 617-4610 ext.2, email diane@LPFW.org, or purchase your tickets online. All proceeds benefit Los Padres ForestWatch and our ongoing efforts to protect wildlife habitat and wilderness landscapes. Thanks for your support!


Richard Alberts • Griff and Rachael Barkley • Ed and Michelle Buchman
Doug and Lee Buckmaster • Tom Budlong
Danyel Dean and Peter Castellanos • Constance Eaton and Bill Hart
Nancy Even and Joel Ohlgren • Ted and Gloria Fowler
Terri and Alex Laine • Ruth Lasell and Robert Bonewitz
Tom MacCalla and Jean Kilmurray • Steve and Sharon Metsch
Allan Morton and Paula Steinmetz
Gail Osherenko and Oran Young • Doug and Angela Parker
Russell and Barbara Radom • Bill and Jill Shanbrom
Michael J. Shapiro
Melissa and Christian Stepien • Dick and Frederica Welch
Richard and Paula Whited



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