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Ojai Wild!

Sunday, April 19, 2015
2:30 – 5:30

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 eleven years of conservation victories at our Eighth 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. Join us in celebrating the coming of Spring and our region’s wild places and wildlife. See you at Diamond Hitch!

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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.


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. View our exciting live auction items and silent auction contributors – and check back often as more items are added in the days and weeks ahead.


Supper & Spirits

Delicious hors d’oeuvres served with brews from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., white wine from Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards, and red wine from Martian Ranch and Vineyard, Casa Barranca, and Harrison Clarke Wines, followed by a gourmet barbeque under the oaks prepared with local and organic ingredients and a delicious dessert all provided by Chef Richard Maxwell and his crew. Vegetarian options available. See the menu here!


Live Music

We’re excited to host funky-folk band, Blue Suede Sus, as this year’s live music performance!  This fun and exciting band is fronted by vocalist and guitarist, Sus Corez. Supporting her are Meiners Oaks residents, Barney Tower on guitar and mandolin, and Rosie Tower on bass, both of whom have played with just about everyone including the Restless Hillfillies. Last but not least, the band is rounded out by the accomplished violin player, Bob Ryman from Ventura.


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.


General Admission: $95, Reserved VIP tables: $800.
We’re sorry, this event is sold out, but spots may become available. To reserve your place on the waiting list, please call us at (805) 617-4610 ext.2.



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Slaughter Reagan and Cole LLP

Ojai Community Bank

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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


More being added daily!

Allan Morton & Peet Steinmetz
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
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
New Frontiers Natural Marketplace
Oaks at Ojai (The)
Ojai Alisal Vineyard
Ojai Naturalist
Ojai Valley Athletic Club
Osprey Packs
Osteria Monte Grappa
Ranchita Relaxita
Real Cheap Sports
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
The Refill Shoppe
Top Off Wine Tours
Trail Prints
Ventana Wildlife Society
Ventura Marriott
Vertical Heaven Rock Climbing Gym
Zen Paradise