about Santa Barbara WILD!
The 5th Annual Santa Barbara WILD! event, a benefit for Los Padres ForestWatch, takes place at the Garden Street Academy Playing Fields in the historic Upper East neighborhood in Santa Barbara.
More than 300 friends, neighbors, and community leaders come together each year to celebrate our accomplishments while raising support for the protection of our region’s wildlife, wilderness, and waterways. Santa Barbara WILD! has become one of the premier conservation benefit events in Santa Barbara County. All proceeds go to protect your local forest.
Join us! Enjoy farm-to-table appetizers and dinner, local wines and craft beer, live music, silent and live auctions, a wine cellar raffle, and an afternoon of fun, friendship, community, and conservation.
LOCAL WINES & CRAFT BREWS
featuring Beckmen Vineyards, Solminer Wine Co., Refugio Ranch Vineyards, and Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
by Todd Hannigan & Sleeping Chief
presented by Savoir Faire Catering
EMCEE + AUCTIONEER
featuring more than one hundred carefully-curated items
Culinary Workshop in Tuscany for Two
Private Guided Wildlife Tour for Two in Yellowstone National Park
One Week at a Townhouse in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico + Personal Chef
Two-Night Stay for 8 at a Guest Home at a Los Olivos Vineyard + Dinner with the Winemaker
SELECTION OF DELICIOUS DESSERTS & COFFEE
presented by Green Star Coffee
A green event
We are proud to host a sustainably-produced event with recycling and composting provided by GreenProject Consultants. All event materials are printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper whenever possible to protect the environment.
by TODD HANNIGAN + SLEEPING CHIEF
Sleeping Chief is a musical collective featuring Todd Hannigan, Jesse Siebenberg, Micah Gustafson, Bob Siebenberg, Austin Beede, Mario Calire, Aaron Embry, and Fernie Apodaca. Todd is an Ojai-based composer, singer-songwriter, and Grammy-winning film mixer and sound designer. He also is founder of Brotheryn Studios, a recording facility in Ojai. With influences like Nick Drake, Mark Knofler, and Cat Stevens, he has released four studio albums and is known in the international surf community for his collaborations with the Malloy brothers, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, and Jackson Browne. Hannigan’s Brotheryn Studios is recognized for work on award-winning surf films “thicker than water,” “shelter,” “groundswell,” “Big Easy Express,” and “Cuatro”. His original voice, perspective, and signature fingerpicking make him one of folk’s underground sons.
BECOME A SPONSOR
STEP 1: DOWNLOAD OUR SPONSORSHIP DECK
STEP 2: SUBMIT PAYMENT
Pay Online or to ForestWatch, POB 831, SB CA 93102
Sep 10: Sponsorship Listing in Invitation
Oct 7: Logo/Ad in Program
Oct 7: Listing in Program
THANK YOU TO OUR Sponsors
Dick & Marilyn Mazess
DOUG + LEE BUCKMASTER
PETER FORD + MARY HOWE-GRANT
GEORGE HANDLER + LILA TRACHTENBERG
MELISSA + CHRISTIAN RIPARETTI-STEPIEN
JULES ZIMMER + CAROLYN COGAN
Special thanks to our other supporters
GEOFF GREEN, EMCEE + AUCTIONEER
ASHLEY LEE, PROGRAM LAYOUT
BARRY REMIS, LOGISTICS VOLUNTEER
Highlights from Santa Barbara Wild! 2018
photography by Luke Butcher, CinEvolve Productions