Santa Barbara WILD!



Sunday, October 22, 2017
3 – 6 pm


Stayed tuned for information on our 3rd Annual Santa Barbara WILD! See below for all of the fun we had at our 2nd Annual Santa Barbara WILD! last October 2016!

Last year’s Santa Barbara WILD! was a huge success! Over 200 conservationists joined us at the gorgeous Riviera Park Gardens in Santa Barbara to celebrate the Los Padres National Forest and other public lands along the Central Coast! Because of the hard work put in by our incredible volunteers and staff, ForestWatch was able to raise over $67,500 at our second event in Santa Barbara! Check out some highlights from this year’s event:


Representative Capps was honored for her exemplary record of protecting public lands
from the Central Coast to Washington, DC. Learn more about the award and Lois Capps here.

by Todd Hannigan and Sleeping Chief

prepared by Seasons Catering with local, organic ingredients
Nothing Bundt Cakes and McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams

Bedford Winery, Harrison Clarke Wine, Martian Ranch & Vineyard, Solminer Wine
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

Live Auction items included: Mexican Riviera estate ⋅ Sonoma farm-stay
Lunch with Congresswoman Lois Capps overlooking a Los Olivos vineyard
Marc Muench landscape print ⋅ Marcia Burtt oil painting ⋅ Todd Hannigan recording session
surfing Hollister Ranch ⋅ Big Bear mountain cabin ⋅ Two nights at the Belmond El Encanto resort.
Silent Auction included 140 items generously donated by sponsors from around the region.


Thanks to our awesome photographer, Luke Butcher of Butcher Snaps Media ,
for capturing so many great moments from the event!

All proceeds benefit our efforts to protect and preserve your local forest. A BIG thanks to the volunteers, partners, and sponsors who made this year’s Santa Barbara WILD! a huge success! Keep reading to learn more about the event and to see a list of all of our sponsors.



Last year, we hosted Santa Barbara WILD! at our new expanded location at the historic Riviera Park Gardens which will be the location for our 2017 Santa Barbara WILD! as well. This shaded site — just a few footsteps west of our previous location — features a picturesque courtyard overlooking Santa Barbara with a reflecting pool, fountain, and rose gardens flanked by elegant archways and a grand staircase amidst historic Spanish colonial revival architecture. Thank you to our generous hosts at Toad&Co and The Towbes Group for providing this beautiful venue!


Sustainability guides every decision we make in the production of our events, and each year we challenge ourselves to further reduce our environmental footprint. Reusable glasses and place settings minimize our event waste. As for the small amount of waste we do produce, nearly all of it is recycled or composted by Green Project Consultants. Our event materials are printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper. Menu ingredients are sourced from local, organic and non-GMO farms whenever possible.



Presenting Sponsor



Leader Sponsors

Yvon Chouinard ⋅ Dick & Marilyn Mazess

Carol Gravelle Graphic Design & Illustration seasons-catering-black delicate-productions
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Visionary Sponsors

Rachael & Griffin Barkley

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Guardian Sponsors

Gail Osherenko & Oran Young ⋅ Russell and Barbara Radom
Jules Zimmer & Carolyn Cogan

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Advocate Sponsors

Richard Alberts ⋅ Darlene & Sam Chirman ⋅ Anna & David deLaski
Peter C. Ford ⋅ Steve & Sharon Metsch ⋅ 
Allan Morton & Peet Steinmetz
Joel Ohlgren & Nancy Even ⋅ Dale Parks Landscape & Ranch Maintenance
Christian & Melissa Riparetti-Stepien ⋅ Richard & Frederica Welch

McGowan Guntermann signature mcconnell's fine ice cream cakes
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Thank you to the following businesses and individuals for contributing to this year’s Santa Barbara WILD! silent auction.

A Tribute to Grace Wine Company
A-Frame Surf Shop
Access To Care
Aligned Pilates Studio
Allan Morton
Archium Wines
Art Essentials
Backyard Bowls
Bell Street Farm
Betsy J. Green
Betty Belts Handmade Jewelry
Bicycle Bob’s
Bikini Factory
Black Diamond Equipment
Blenders in the Grass
bōˑ tanˑʹik Design Inc.
Bob’s Well Bread Company
Brass Bear Brewing
Bryant & Sons, Ltd.
Calla Gold Jewelry
Carhartt Vineyard
Celebration Cruises
Chaucer’s Bookstore
Chris Potter
Christina Sian McMahon
Chuck’s Waterfront Grill
Clare Swan
Coast 2 Coast Collection
Coast Village Car Wash
Cutting Edge Hair & Body Salon
Danyel Dean
Darrin Kagele
Dave and Noel Kelsch
Deckers Brands
Dickey’s Barbeque Pit
Distinctive Framing ‘N’ Art
Dolina Wines
Dr. Rey Alcerro, D.C./West Coast Chiropractic
Dragonette Cellars
Drake + Chatter Tasting Room
DV8 Cellars
Eagle Creek
The Eagle Inn
Educated War Wash
El Paseo Mexican Restaurant
Ensemble Theater Co.
Erin Feinblatt Stills + Motion
Fairview Car Wash
Farm to Feet
Farmer Boy Restaurant
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
Foxen Vineyard & Winery
Giovanni’s of Montecito
Gladden and Sons
Global Eye Art Collective
Global Gardens
Goodland Kitchen and Market
Harrison Clarke Wines
High Sierra Grill and Bar
Hollister Brewing Co.
Honor Bar & Market
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Idyll Horse Farm
Island Packers
Island Seed & Feed
Jamie Slone Wines
Jan Winford
Jannine & Alex Tuttle
Jeannine’s Restaurant & Bakery
Joe’s Cafe
Joelle Olive Oil
Kaena Wine Company
Kathy Kalp & Jim Balsitis
Kahuna Grill
Kay Lemke
Kleen Kanteen
Kunin Wines
Lama Dog
Latitudes Fine Art
Lewis & Clark, Ltd.
Lindsey Parks
Love Heals Jewelry
LUSH Cosmetics
Marc Muench Photography
Marcia Burtt Gallery
Margaret & Peter Musante of Wonder
Marilyn Butterfield
Martian Ranch & Vineyard
Mary Freewicks
Massage by Sharon
Matt Dayka
Mesa Car Wash
Montecito Coffee Shop
Montecito Family YMCA
Montecito Urban Farms
Mountain Hardwear
National Geographic Maps
Natural Café
Open Air Bicycles
Osprey Packs
Outstanding in the Field
Patagonia Books
Patagonia’s Great Pacific Iron Works
Patricia Krout
Patrick & Donna Will
Peanuts Maternity & Kids
Peet’s Coffee
Pet House, Inc.
Pierre Lafond
Plenty on Bell
Pure Order Brewing Company
Ronald Williams
Russ Bishop Photography
Russ Radom
Rusty’s Pizza
S. Thomas Woodworks
Salty Girl Seafood
San Ysidro Pharmacy
Santa Barbara Adventure Co.
Santa Barbara Arts
Santa Barbara Frame Shop & Gallery
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
Santa Barbara Public Market
Santa Barbara Water Taxi
Serena Kelsch
Skin Deep
Sly’s Seafood Steaks Cocktails
Sol Wave Water
Solminer Winery
Sprouts Farmers Market
Stephen and Kate Bedford
Susan Guy
Tecolote Book Shop
Telegraph Brewing Co.
Terra Sol Garden Center
Terri Laine
The Chocolate Gallery
Three Pickles Subs & Sandwiches
Tim Cardy of Tudor Cottage Handcraftory
Tim Johnson Real Estate
Tina Manicure and Spa Pedicure
Tinker’s Burgers
Tom Benham
Toma Restaurant and Bar
Topa Topa Brewing Company
Trader Joe’s
Trail Prints
Truth Aquatics
Turley Wine Cellars
Turnpike Fuel Depot
Via Vai Trattoria Pizzeria
Viva Modern Mexican
Whitehouse Florist
Whole Foods Market
Zodo’s Bowling & Beyond