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1 | COASTAL EDGE HIKE: THE COLUMBIA BASALTIC PEAKS FOR 6
Donors: North Coast Land Conservancy and Doug Firstbrook
This opportunity offers a hike for you and 5 of your closest friends in the unique Onion and Angora Peak region of the Coast Range with local experts and naturalists from the North Coast Land Conservancy. This is a rare chance to visit the landscape high above beautiful Oswald West State Park. During the hike – tailored to participants abilities – NCLC will share information about the special and secret flora and fauna that exist in the temperate rainforest surrounding us. A delicious box lunch will be provided. Date and time to be mutually determined.
Valued at: $1200
2 | DINNER AND MARBLE SCULPTURE STUDIO TOUR FOR 6
Donors: MJ Anderson and Christina Wilson
MJ and Christina team up once again and invite 6 people to join them at MJ’s home in Nehalem for an evening of simple Italian cooking and a dusty tour around the marble studio. They will amuse you with stories, some of which may be true. After dinner you’ll take a short walk down to the Nehalem River, to enjoy small town living in the evening light. Everyone will return back to the table for dessert and perhaps another story or two.
Valued at: 600 €
3 | WINE TASTING AND PAELLA DINNER FOR 8
Donors: Drew Prell and Candace Kramer
An evening of sipping wine from around the world and sharing a Paella dinner in the “Gather” garage event space of a 1940 cottage. Built by a local Norwegian Shipbuilder, it is one of the few original cottages in the heart of Manzanita. Your host and wine enthusiast Drew Prell will pour various vintages and provide you background on producers and wineries. Spin LP records on the old turntable throughout the night. The evening will be capped off with wine and dessert around the fire pit. Date to be determined by you and the hosts.
Valued at: $1200
4 | NEW YEAR’S EVE FOR 2 – PINK MARTINI CONCERT, DINNER AT HIGGINS, LODGING AT THE HEATHMAN HOTEL FOR 2
Donors: Gavin Bondy and Kate Morrison; Mary Ruhl
Experience an unforgettable New Year’s Eve in downtown Portland. Gavin, Pink Martini trumpet player, and occasional guest vocalist Kate (we know her best from Kate and the Crocodiles) have reserved VIP tickets for you at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. If you’ve never heard their music, which crosses genres of jazz, classical, and traditional pop, this is your opportunity to do it in style. Choose the concert time that will give you plenty of time to enjoy a lovely dinner at Higgins. At the end of this celebratory night, the luxury of the Heathman Hotel will be where you lay your head down, recall your extraordinary evening, and slip into the first dreams of 2020.
You have a choice of concert times but they are not yet determined. A typical early show starts at 7:30pm and a late show at 10:30pm. Remember to book your dinner and lodging reservations early!
Valued at: $850
5 | NEHALEM ESTUARY KAYAK EXCURSION FOR UP TO 6
Donors: Ginnette Marberry; Kayak Tillamook County
Explore the Nehalem Estuary on a guided kayak tour for up to 6 people. Paddle into channels that swell with the high tide allowing entry to wetlands like Bott’s Marsh, the latest protected parcel on the Nehalem Bay. Ginnette Marberry, guide for Kayak Tillamook County, will provide kayaks, all gear, and basic instruction (if requested) for up to 6 people. Tour will begin and end at the public boat launch in Wheeler. After your paddle, enjoy a delicious meal and drinks at the Salmonberry Saloon. All ages, new and avid kayakers welcome. Date and time to be mutually determined between September 2019 and May 2020.
Valued at: $500
6 | SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEW RUSTIC CABIN, 3 NIGHTS FOR UP TO 4 PLUS FOOD, DRINKS, GOLF, AND A GOOD BOOK
Donor: Vivi Tallman, San Dune Pub, Manzanita Links, Yolk, MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar, and Holly Lorincz, Author
Perched in a unique setting on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with the wooded hills of Oswald West State Park behind, this is the perfect two-bedroom, one-bath place for Oregon Coast winter storm enthusiasts! It is a stunning and wild spot, with little sense of other human presence. A fifteen minute walk takes you to Falcon Cove Beach, while a ten minute drive can take you to either Cannon Beach or Manzanita. In addition to the four humans, the owner will even allow you to bring one dog!
It might take more than one trip into Manzanita to take advantage of the “extras” in this package. Start your day with breakfast at Yolk, play some golf (four 9-hole rounds) at Manzanita Links, stop in at MacGregors Whiskey Bar for some tasting, and head to the San Dune Pub for lunch or dinner. Wrap up your day with “Smart Mouth” by local author, Holly Lorincz who has written an entertaining novel, cleverly blending her own life experiences, living and working on the North Oregon Coast.
You will contact the owner directly to arrange your stay for three nights, Monday – Thursday, November 1, 2019 – February 29, 2020, excluding holidays.
Valued at: $1,100
7 | vosberg creek nature hike and picnic for 4
Donors: Jim and Chris Pendergrass
Back by popular demand, LNCT board member and stewardship committee member, Jim and wife Chris, will take you on a hike through LNCT’s Vosburg Creek property. Learn about native plants and how the shade and wood placement in the stream have helped to restore the creek to its historic condition. Explore the heron rookery upstream and enjoy a picnic lunch by the creek. It’ll be a wonderful way to spend some time with nature at its very best. Date and time to be mutually determined.
Valued at: $600
8 | Nehalem valley bike tour and lunch for 8
Donors: Allan Olson and Jenna Edginton
Invite 7 of your bicycle enthusiast friends to join you while you enjoy a scenic ride in the Nehalem River Valley. Allan will share some historical and geographical tidbits at stops along the way. This roughly 13 mile ride starts and ends at the Nehalem Public Parking lot and will take about 3 hours to complete. Celebrate the end of the ride with Buttercup’s famous chowder and a yummy ice cream scoop. Arrangements can be made directly with Allan on a mutually agreed upon date between now and the end of September 2019.
Valued at: $600
9 | TWO NIGHT WEEKEND STAY AT CAMP CROOKED RIVER FOR UP TO 6 AND FUN MONEY
Donor: Megan Newton, Owner; Roxann Balmer and Debbie Moberly
Camp Crooked River is a unique, rustic-chic experience. You will have access to 3 cabins in a private oasis located on Crooked River Ranch. Cabins provide sleeping, kitchen, living and bath space. This is a one of a kind set-up, with numerous outdoor gathering areas, including 2 firepits, and access to a volleyball/badminton court, cornhole set, horseshoe pit.
You’ll be minutes away from beautiful Smith Rock State Park and an incredible golf course. It only takes seconds to set foot on BLM trails for hiking. You’ll be close to 2 Central Oregon Vineyards/Wineries. You may choose just to unplug for a couple of days, but the $200 gift card is yours to enhance the experience of staying at this little 3-cabin village. You will work directly with the owner to reserve your weekend sometime between September 2019 and May 2020.
Valued at: $500
10 | PAINTING AND ARTIST STUDIO TOUR FOR UP TO 6
Donors: Pam Greene, Artist and Roxann Balmer
Coastal Living article titled “An Oregon Artist We Love” in 2017 featured work of local artist, Pam Greene. It is telling of the inspiration she finds in the Pacific Northwest and success in adapting her landscape style to different scenery. In “Hike to the Cove” a beautiful 40” x 30” oil on canvas painting, Sitka trees frame the natural beauty of turquoise summer waves at the Devil’s Cauldron Cove in Oswald West State Park. In addition to owning this special piece, the winning bidder is entitled to an exclusive 90 minute tour of the artist’s studio in Neahkahnie, wine, and hors d’oeuvres for up to six people.
A Thursday or Friday evening in July (excluding the 4th) or September 2019 can be arranged through Roxann.
Valued at: $1,650
11 | ONE WEEK OF RESORT LIVING IN MEXICO AND AIRFARE FOR 2
Donors: Debbie Moberly and Allan Olson
What is your preference ……… oceanfront lodging on the Sea of Cortez or Banderas Bay? The lucky winner can choose their destination …….. Club Regina Los Cabos or Club Regina Puerto Vallarta and stay in a one bedroom (king-size) club suite with 2 bathrooms (1 with jetted tub), living room, and dining room/kitchenette. Both locations offer an array of on-site amenities such as restaurants, swimming pools, spa, exercise room, self-service laundry and offsite adventures to make your stay memorable. Roundtrip airfare will be arranged with United Airlines.
Travel dates are subject to availability, excludes holidays and must be completed by June 1, 2020. Daily resort fees ($14 USD) and other expenses incurred during the stay will be the responsibility of the travelers. Debbie will work with the travelers to arrange resort and airline accommodations.
12 | EVERYONE’S A WINNER!
Donors: Living Locally Attendees
This part of the auction gives everyone a last chance this evening to consider a gift to support the work of the Lower Nehalem Community Trust!
Your bid is a personal investment in LNCT’s conservation efforts to safeguard the lands of the Nehalem Bay region of the North Oregon Coast. Your dollars will be used to support land acquisition and stewardship, maintain our buildings, run our programs like the Community Garden, and other Trust work that aligns with our vision and mission.
Many of us ask ourselves from time to time …… how will I be remembered? What should I leave behind? What will my legacy be?
Our work at LNCT can help answer those questions, individually and collectively. The LNCT Vision found on this program cover reflects on you ……. as our community …… you are a part of us and our work. You are creating your legacy, and it will be, at least in part, evidenced by the diverse habitats that you will have helped protect for the benefit of future generations, forever and ever.
Raise those paddles high!