Purchasing auction items at the Placer Conservator is a fun way to support Placer Land Trust’s mission, while walking away with some great items and experiences! PLT is grateful to all of the businesses and individuals who donated items for the Live Auction, which helps us direct the money raised straight into the protection of natural and agricultural lands in Placer County. All items, as well as detailed descriptions of experiences, will be on display at the Placer Conservator—be sure to check them out. We hope you’ll find something you just can’t live without! Thanks in advance for your support!
Here’s your chance to get your hands on the gorgeous centerpiece on your table, handcrafted by the Placer Conservator award winners themselves, Eric and Paula Peach. Each beautifully unique vase was modeled from river rocks obtained from the American River. They are raku-fired, and include hand-painted, nature-inspired accents. Don’t miss your chance to take home this commemorative piece of art that will honor the Peaches and the river all year round!
This gorgeous 24” blown glass bowl will be sure to be a focal point of any room. This piece was created by local artists, Rick and Janet Nicholson, whose work is collected near and far, and featured in locations such as the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Shenzhen, China.
Enjoy 7 nights in Maui in this beautiful, highly upgraded 2 bedroom villa overlooking the 8th hole of the world-famous Kapalua Bay Golf Course! Take in the gorgeous views of Maui sunsets from every room. This 1,750 square foot loft-style villa comfortably sleeps up to 6 guests with two bedrooms (one King bed, one with two twin beds), a sofa bed in the living room, and three bathrooms. Guests will enjoy the BBQs at the swimming pool, short walks to three different beaches, and a free shuttle throughout the resort. Airfare is not included. You have up to 18 months to use. Accommodation based on availability with only blackout dates being Dec. 20-Jan. 8.
Here’s a great chance to focus on what really matters in life—community, great food, and celebration! Buy 2 seats for this amazing dinner on Friday, Nov. 10th, prepared by local chef Laura Kenny, and hosted by local food innovator Joanne Neft. This multi-course meal will be prepared using fresh, locally grown, in-season food and will be paired with beer from the award-winning Moonraker Brewing Co. Dine with up to 9 other couples in Joanne’s beautiful 1950’s ranch-style home along the American River Canyon, in the historic Olive Orchard neighborhood.
Picture yourself floating down the American River, enjoying the rapids at the same time as fly fishing with your private guide! That’s what you and one guest can do when you win this private fly fishing outing from Rise Up River Trips. They provide lunch, guide, rafting and fishing gear—you bring your love of nature and sense of adventure. Work with your guide ahead of time to customize your trip based on your experience level and interests. You have until Oct. 15th, 2018 to use.
Don’t get caught in the wild unprepared! Join REI’s Outdoor School for a wilderness survival class focusing on 3-season skills that could save your life. Learn how to make a shelter, locate drinking water, and much more. Plus, deck out your next excursion into nature with TWO of the following: 40-liter backpacks, carbon trekking poles, 15-liter stuff sacks, Flexlite chairs, travel journals, and bandanas! Wilderness Survival class takes place on Nov. 12th or 25th, your choice.
Gather up to 7 of your closest friends or family to enjoy cuisine and wine of Spain. Pete and Pat Enochs of Latitudes restaurant, along with sou chefs Jim and Cathy Haagen-Smit, will bring the taste of Spain here to Placer County. Dine outdoors at the home of Karen Keene and Ron Kohl in Loomis, by a picturesque pond, and enjoy a 4-course meal including Tapas, Spanish cheese, Paella, and more. Sip Spanish varietal wine while playing bocce ball and enjoying live Spanish guitar. Buen Apetito! Date to be mutually agreed upon in Spring 2018.
Whether it is the unique hot springs that dot the area, the world-famous ski slopes nearby, or the year-round collection of outdoor activities all around, Steamboat Springs will always attract visitors to its perfect corner of the Rocky Mountains in northern Colorado. Enjoy 7 nights with up to 4 guests at this Wyndham Vacation Resort. In addition to the natural beauty and historic charm, the resort also offers a sports court, business center, indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools, 3 outdoor hot tubs and a seasonal ski shuttle. You have up to 18 months to travel and no blackout dates. 90-day notice of travel is required. Option is available to upgrade to accommodate 6 people with a surcharge. Airfare is not included.
Relax for 3 days and 2 nights (Friday-Sunday) in this beautiful home located in Rubicon Bay (close to both Emerald Day and Homewood). This house sleeps 3 couples and 4+ kids comfortably, and includes access to a private white sand beach just a short walk away and 2 kayaks to take out on the lake. There’s also an option to have Placer Land Trust board member, Doug Houston, prepare dinner for you on Friday night, including fine wine or beer! Advanced booking required, excludes holiday weekends, good for June through Sept. 2018. If dinner option is selected, the host will need to spend Friday night at the house.
Need an excuse for a date night? Start by enjoying dinner at the amazing Ten22 restaurant in Old Sacramento thanks to your $50 gift card. Then root on the Sacramento Kings as they take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday, Nov. 9th. Your lower level seats will give you a great view of the action. Who needs a weekend to get out and have some fun! Downtown parking just got easier—for just $5, you can valet park your car at Ten22 and walk the few blocks to Golden 1 Center.
Placer Land Trust has already permanently protected almost 2,000 acres in the American River watershed, but we’re not done yet! These invaluable lands include an exceptionally diverse range of natural habitat and spectacular recreational lands that also help to protect the water quality of the American River, a major source of public drinking water. Everyone will have a chance to donate during our fund-a-need auction which will help protect and care for these lands for current and future generations.