about The 2018 Santa Barbara WILD!
The 4th annual Santa Barbara WILD! event, a benefit for Los Padres ForestWatch, was held on the historic and beautiful campus of The Garden Street Academy. This spectacular landmark location was originally part of the Santa Barbara Mission.
Over 250 guests joined us in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the San Rafael Wilderness while raising funds that will allow us to continue our work protecting wildlife, wilderness, and waterways in your local backcountry.
Guests were provided with locally sourced organic appetizers and dinner, local handcrafted wines and beer, live music with Spanish/Flamenco guitarist Chris Fossek, silent and live auctions, a live raffle, and an afternoon of fun, community, and friendship.
A green event
We are proud to have hosted a sustainably-produced event with recycling and composting provided by GreenProject Consultants. All event materials were printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper whenever possible to protect the environment.