Bay Nature Annual Awards Dinner 2014: Silent Auction Preview

March 1, 2014

We’re delighted to be able to offer some wonderful wilderness getaways — plus mouthwatering wine, art, music, and gardening packages — for Bay Nature’s Annual Awards Dinner silent auction this year. Proceeds from the auction will support Bay Nature Institute and its programs. Feast your eyes on the items below and prepare to make your bids! (Make sure to buy your tickets by Friday, March 14th!)

Yosemite Valley
Yosemite Valley

A Yosemite National Park package that includes a two-night stay and dinner for two at the Evergreen Lodge along with a half-day guided Yosemite excursion with an experienced Yosemite guide from YExplore Global Adventures!


Franklin Point Beach by Tom Husband
Franklin Point, San Mateo coast (Tom Husband)

Highway 1 Coastal Experience including a two-night stay in the cozy tent cabins at beautiful Costanoa Lodge south of Pescadero and just north of Año Nuevo State Park.

A guided hike and picnic lunch for four at Vasco Caves Regional Preservean East Bay Regional Park District property closed to the general public due to its sensitive natural and cultural resources. The tour will be led by District General Manager Robert Doyle.

Ross geese in Central Valley wetland.
Ross geese in Central Valley wetland.

For bird lovers, a guided migrating birds tour in the  Gray Lodge Wildlife Area  in the Sacramento Valley, with Footloose Forays and beloved Bay Nature naturalist Michael Ellis. Includes an overnight stay at the nearby Jay Lodge.

Wine tour, tasting, and two-night stay at elegant Landmark Vineyards, at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain in the Sonoma Valley.

Climb to the top with a one-month membership and two climbing classes with Touchstone Climbing, with Bay Area locations in San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Concord, and San Jose.

A gardening/landscaping package that includes a champagne brunch at the Organic Mechanics sustainable landscaping studio in San Francisco; three wildflower posters from, and membership to, the California Native Plant Society; and a beautiful handmade birdhouse.

Tom Killion print
Hardy Creek by Tom Killion

A framed print of Hardy Creek on the Mendocino coast by noted Bay Area artist Tom Killion.

A family-friendly private sketching workshop with Bay Nature naturalist/illustrator John Muir Laws.

Heading to the Sandhill Crane Festival in Lodi? Enjoy a personalized “Insiders Tour” of Barefoot Wine & Bubbly.

A classic Hornblower dinner, lunch, or brunch cruise for two around the Bay and under the Golden Gate Bridge.

performance at SF Jazz Center
performance at SF Jazz Center

For music lovers, two vouchers to a show of your choice at SFJazz and dinner for two nearby in San Francisco.

For full details about our Annual Awards Dinner on March 23, 2014 and to purchase tickets, click here!

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