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“Sierra Club: The Face of the Wild” SLO Fundraiser to be held August 3rd at Tolosa Winery




100 guests will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to “Sierra Club: The Face of the Wild,” the 2014 fundraiser for the local chapter of the Sierra Club, to be held August 3rd at the Tolosa Winery in SLO.

Tickets are priced at $100 each. Admission includes a catered dinner, special dessert from Avila Valley Barn, Tolosa wines, music, raffles and auction items. The cost of the tickets is not tax-deductible. Tickets are available online through Brown Paper Tickets at http://thefaceofthewild. .

The event will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. “We are pleased to have Matt Sayles from Los Padres ForestWatch join us to speak on what the Central Coast Heritage Protection Act, recently introduced in Congress by Lois Capps, would mean for the preservation of wildlands in San Luis Obispo County,” said Michael Jencks, Chair of the Santa Lucia Chapter.

Bidders at the event's auction can win a tour of the Wind Wolves Preserve in Maricopa, a night of luxury camping, Sea Landing adventure for 2, edible plant hike and forest feast, a gift basket from Splash/Petit Soleil/Mama Ganache Artisan Chocolates, and original art by top local artists, including animal masks created especially for the event.

The highlight of the auction will be two $6,000 “I Dreamed of Africa” safari packages, each including luxury accommodations for two for six days and nights at a South African safari lodge, with no minimum bid.

“This is going to be a special evening, and the venue can accommodate no more than 100 guests, so we're urging everyone who wants to come to purchase their tickets as soon as possible,” said Jencks.

The Sierra Club, founded by John Muir in 1892, is the nation's oldest and largest grassroots environmental group, with more than 2 million members and supporters nationwide. The Santa Lucia Chapter was founded in 1968.

“Sierra Club: The Face of the Wild” will take place on Sunday, August 3rd , from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. , at Tolosa Winery, 4910 Edna Road, San Luis Obispo, with dinner catered by Two Chefs Catering, dessert by Avila Valley Barn and music by Moon Pie. The event is sponsored by Tolosa Winery, Splash Café, Avila Valley Barn, Mama Ganache Artisan Chocolates, Petit Soleil Bed & Breakfast, West Coast Printing, Claire Dierksen Graphic Design, The Wildlands Conservancy, Whereabout SLO, and Five Cities Security, Inc. For more information, contact the Sierra Club office at 805-543-8717 .




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Explore, Enjoy and Protect - Santa Lucia Chapter hike in Machesna Wilderness
Machesna Wilderness hike
April 2002
Photo by Gary Felsman