CENTRAL COAST SAILING EXCURSION

Private, half-day sailboat trip for up to 6 from Morro Bay with fresh, locally raised oysters and Central Coast sparkling wine

Join Executive Director, Kaila Dettman, for a half-day sailing excursion for up to six from Morro Bay. Enjoy fresh locally raised oysters paired with Central Coast sparkling wine as you view protected conservation lands from the deck of Maya, a 43- ft Hans Christian sailboat. Click here for more info. Donated by the Hooker Family.

Starting Bid: $750

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PREMIERE WINE & DINE CONSERVATION EXPEDITION AT MYSTERY OCEAN VIEW PROPERTY ON FEBRUARY 21

Privately guided behind-the-scenes tour with catered food & drink at The Land Conservancy’s newest conservation property. Location to be announced January 30th; Expedition held from 12:00-1:30 pm on February 21

The top ten bids will each be awarded two invitations.  What’s this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity  worth for YOU to be among the first to visit The Land Conservancy’s hottest new conservation project?  Protecting this specatcular property is sure to be the talk of the County. Here’s your chance to be in on the deal from the beginning.

Starting Bid: $100

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JOHN DEERE LITHOGRAPH SERIES

“Antique Tractor Series” featuring four limited edition fine-art lithograph prints with certificates of authenticity from The American Memory Prints Collection

Celebrate the history and culture of John Deere tractors and the special memories they have carved into the fabric of American life. This series was once featured at the California Living Museum. Donated by Sue and Karl Luft. youCelebrate the history and culture of John Deere tractors and the special memories they have carved into the fabric of American life. This series was once featured at the California Living Museum. Donated by Sue and Karl Luft.

Starting Bid $350

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MARGARITA ADVENTURES GROUP ZIPLINE TOUR

Eight passes for a 2.5-hour ranch and vineyard tour of the historic Santa Margarita Ranch, including five unique ziplines spanning 4500 feet nestled at the base of the Santa Lucia mountain range 

Margarita Adventures Zipline Tours offer a  thrilling perspective on a true California landmark—the historic Santa Margarita Ranch.  Embark on five distinct ziplines spanning more than 4,500 combined feet, starting with an epic 1,200-foot valley crossing and finishing with a new 1,800-foot zipline that flies right over the vineyard. Along the way, you will learn about the ranch’s sustainable winegrowing practices and experience the ranch’s diverse plant and wildlife habitats, as well as its legacy as one of  California’s oldest continuously operated cattle ranches.  The Ranch is also host to The Land Conservancy’s Learning Among the Oaks environmental education program. The winning bid for this item will go directly to the LATO Program. Donated by Santa Margarita Ranch/Karl Wittstrom.

Starting Bid $300

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OCTAGON BARN RENTAL

Private event rental at the historic Octagon Barn for up to 50 guests

Host a birthday party, baby shower, retirement party or other special event with up to 50 people in one of our region’s most iconic historic landmarks. Experience includes an optional history talk about the Barn.  For more info about the Octagon Barn, click here.

Starting Bid $200

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PRIVATE HIKE TO BLACK LAKE WITH CATERED LUNCH & LOCAL WINES

Privately-guided lunch tour for eight to Black Lake (Nipomo Mesa) led by Land Conservancy President, Herb Kandel 

Treat your friends and learn about the history and the ecology of a premier hidden gem in the Nipomo Dunes. Enjoy a catered lunch compliments of Bliss Cafe paired with SIP-certified wine from Bailyana while you take in the stunning views of a private conservation property owned by The Land Conservancy.  A three hour delightful excursion! Donated by Herb Kandel Bliss Cafe/Bailyana Winery.

Starting Bid $200

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BLACK LAKE GOLF RESORT PACKAGE

4 Rounds of Golf (cart included) at South County’s premiere Black Lake Resort

Swing your clubs while you enjoy stunning views of protected conservation lands in LCSLO’s Black Lake Canyon Preserve. Donated by Black Lake Golf Resort.

Starting Bid $120

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ADELAIDA SPRINGS RANCH BEEF & WINE PACKAGE

 Ten pounds of grass-fed beef from cattle raised at Adelaida Springs Ranch and 3-pack of Rangeland Wines

Elevate your comfort foods to a gourmet experience with the flavor and purity of locally raised grass-fed ground beef from the rolling oak woodlands of Adelaida Springs Ranch in Paso Robles. Low in fat and high in protein, this delicious meet is great for hamburgers, tacos or meatballs and pairs well with the coastal mountain terrior found in the Ranch’s “field-crafted” wines. All meats are vacuum sealed fresh in 1 pound packages and then flash frozen.  Includes a three-pack sampler of Rangeland Wines grown in the western frontier of the Paso Robles appellation. Donated by Laird & Lisa Foshay.

Starting Bid $75

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“O’CONNOR RANCH OAK TREE” FRAMED PHOTO

16×20 framed original photograph used as the front-cover image for the 2012 Conservation Report

Adorn your walls with the haunting beauty of this oak tree that is protected forever by a conservation easement at O’Connor Ranch located in Los Osos Valley in the San Luis Greenbelt.  Click here for more info about this project.

Starting Bid $60

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“LICHEN ON ROCK” FRAMED PHOTO

16×20 framed original photograph used as the front-cover image for the 2013 Conservation Report

Let the contrasting colors and rich textures of this photograph transform any room with its unsuspecting splendor.  The lichen and rock captured in this image will remain protected forever if LCSLO is successful in conserving Attiyeh Ranch, a 900-acre property just north of the narrows at Lake Nacimiento in North County.

Starting Bid $60

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“DEER AT BOWDEN RANCH” FRAMED PHOTO

16×20 framed original photograph by Judith Hildinger

The quiet calm and poised energy of this print is sure to draw the eye of every visitor.  Taken at Bowden Ranch on the Northeastern portion of the San Luis Greenbelt, the property shown here is permanently protected by a conservation easement and is accessible to the public via a hiking trail maintained by the City of SLO. Click here for more info.   Donated by Judith Hildinger.

Starting Bid $60

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HANDCRAFTED GOODS FROM CENTRAL COAST WEAVERS GUILD

Basket includes a handmade glass plate by Becky Elwood, a handwoven scarf by Nancy Weber, and a handspun & hand knit baby toy by Jill Birch

Enjoy the texture and intricate structure of this lavender and green woven glass plate.  Wrap your neck with a beautiful pink and lavender handwoven scarf.  And surprise the little one in your life with a handspun nest with a unique kind of egg. The handknit egg transforms into a dinosaur right before your eyes! All items were hand-crafted and donated by members of Central Coast Weavers Guild.

Starting Bid $50

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ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT

Initial 1.5 hour consultation and treatment by a licensed CA acupuncturist and herbalist at Pacific Jade Acupuncture

Balance and heal your body with traditional Chinese acupuncture under Heather Miller’s skilled touch at Pacific Jade Acupuncture in Los Osos. Acupuncture treatments nurture the body and mind, enabling you to be free of ailments. This ancient approach to holistic  treatment can be a successful choice for restoring and maintaining optimal health.

Starting Bid $35

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WHALE WATCHING ADVENTURE

2-hour whale watching boat tour for two out of Morro Bay harbor

Nearly 100 whales have already been spotted this season!  Virg’s Landing offers seafaring voyages full of richness and wonder that will affect all of your senses. Building on a tradition of exploration and wonder, they provide outstanding nature excursions and learning opportunities for you and your family.  Virg’s Landing Whale Watching and Nature Excursions begin January and run through April each year.  Donated by Virg’s Landing/Captain Brad League.

Starting Bid $30

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SPICE HUNTER SAMPLER BASKET

Selection of 20+ products and organic spices sourced from around the world by The Spice Hunter, a San Luis Obispo-based company

Awaken your taste buds and enliven your cooking with a basket full of delicious Spice Hunter products. The ingredients, sourced from around the world, represent the finest available. This basket holds a selection of at least 20 different full-size products from instant soups to organic, salt-free spice blends.  Located in San Luis Obispo, The Spice Hunter manufactures, distributes and markets 100% organic gourmet herbs and spices, seasonings and flavors nationwide. Click here for more info.  Donated by The Spice Hunter/Kerry Smith.

Starting Bid $30

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PONY & PIE AT AVILA VALLEY BARN

Private pony ride for a child complimented by a homemade apple pie from Avila Valley Barn

Create lasting memories for the little one in your life with a 45-minute pony ride along the orchards at the charming Avila Valley Barn. Then sit down to enjoy homemade apple pie made with apples grown on LCSLO conservation land.   Donated by Avila Valley Barn/Jake & Raven Smith.

Starting Bid $20

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DINNER FOR 2 AT MADONNA INN’S GOLD RUSH STEAK HOUSE

Dinner for two at Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House located in the world-renowned Madonna Inn

Take your taste buds on a culinary rodeo as you experience unforgettable fine casual dining at the Madonna Inn. Indulge in a delicious oak-pit-barbecued steak or seafood dinner in the Gold Rush Steak House where the serene and welcoming atmosphere is perfect for any occasion.  Donated by Madonna Enterprises/Clint Pearce.

Starting Bid $30

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WOODEN HIKING STICK

Hand-crafted wooden hiking/walking stick made by an artisan woodworker in Cambria with locally-sourced wood 

On your next hiking trip, make sure to include the natural beauty and reliable sturdiness of this hand-crafted wooden hiking staff. Whether you hike simply for leisure or you are an avid trekker on the most rugged of paths, this high-quality wooden hiking stick will suit any trip. Made locally by LCSLO supporter Bob Bell, this resilient hiking stick will withstand harsh conditions and years of use.

Starting Bid $35

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BRANCH MILL ORGANIC SQUASH BOX AND HELENIUS CELLARS WINE

A variety of organic squash from Branch Mill Organic Farm paired with both red & white wine from Helenius Cellars

Sip and savor the flavors of our local lands including locally-grown organic winter squash like Kabocha, butternut, Delicata, and Acorn from Branch Mill Organic Farm along with the delightful tastes of Helenius Cellars’ Chardonnay & Cabernet Sauvignon.  Donated by Branch Mill Organic Farm/Ruth Maddocks.

Starting Bid $30

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OCTAGON BARN PAINTED SHINGLE

Original hand-painted shingle from the century-old Octagon Barn’s original roof by local artist Joan Karlie Goodall 

Commemorate San Luis Obispo’s most iconic local landmark, the Peirera Octagon Barn, with this one-of-a-kind painted shingle salvaged from the Barn’s original roof.  Less than two hundred shingles were repurposed as artwork and this is one of the few that remain for purchase.  For more info about the Octgaon Barn, click here. Donated by El Camino Art Association/Joan Karlie Goodall.

Starting Bid $20

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SLIME BIKE PRODUCTS SAMPLER BASKET

Hand-picked selection of bike maintenance products from Slime, a local and “green” company with products in over 80 countries

Be prepared for any and all bike adventures! Before you hit the bike trails, make sure your bike is in tip top condition with products from Slime. This basket contains a Smart Spair Tire Repair Kit, Digital Tire Gauge, Slime Tube Sealant, Seat Bag Inflation Kit, CO2 Invlator, X-Mount Bike Pump Mounting Bracket, Bike Pump, and Presta Valve Adapters. Donated by Slime.

Starting Bid $50

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