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Salad - Caesar Salad
Feta cheese / lemon anchovy dressing / pink peppercorns / worcestershire croutons.
Dual Entree - Butcher's Steak / Steelhead Salmon "Surf and Turf"
Marinated hanger steak with tarragon-peppercorn butter
Steelhead Salmon with a lobster veloute / smoked trout caviar
Garlic mashed potato's / Chef's choice of seasonal vegetables
Veggie / Vegan option - Vegetable Hash
vegetable-potato hash / carrot and spinach purees
Dessert - Berries & Cream - Fresh seasonal berries / creme anglaise / whipped cream
5th Annual Wildlife Conservation Benefit Dinner - Sundowners in the Vines
Join us for our 5th Annual Wildlife Conservation Benefit Dinner - "Sundowners in the Vines." This year we are hosting a hybrid virtual and physical dinner due to Covid19 regulations and CDC guidlines.
October 11th at Wilson Creek Winery
VIP Reception - 5:30pm
General Admission Check in - 6:15pm
Dinner - 7:15pm
Auction Closes - 8:45pm
Theme: 1920’s to 1930’s attire, “Gatsby” meets “Posh Khaki.”
In person attendance will be restricted to roughly 40% of previous years maximum attendance and our dinner will be an open air (all doors open to the patio ) dinning experinece in the main hall at Wilson Creek Winery. Every table will be appropriately spaced from others, and bookings must be done in groups to ensure we exceed the comfort and safety requests of all of our guests. 100% of the slient auction bidding and GCF merchandise sales will be done via the Qgiv - Givi App platform to ensure we can manage our time and spaces safely and effeciently.
In order to comply with Covid19 regulations established by the State and CDC we are creating family and friend group tables.
Global Conservation Force (GCF) is dedicated to frontline wildlife protection, education and awareness, and anti-willdife trafficking efforts. Since our start, we have been busy working in poaching crisis hot spots for rhino, elephant, giraffe, pangolin, and African painted dogs.
This year we are continuing our focus on our fundraising efforts for Animals Saving Animals, Anti Poaching Ranger Training, and Community Based Conservation Efforts.
Since 2014, GCF has been training, equipping, creating, and enhancing anti-poaching units across Africa and Asia. This has included the addition of K9 and equine rangers to dozens of anti poaching units and reserves.
Wildlife protection is no simple task and it is expensive to maintain. We are able to greatly reduce the costs of training by using our own specialist instructors, which is something we pride ourselves on.
We continue to expand our K9 and equine operations to help more anti-poaching units get the necessary support to protect more animals.
In order to expand our efforts we are going to build a training facility for human, K9, and equine rangers. The facility location has been identified but we are short $13,000 in funding in order to complete the entire project. However, due to covid19 shutdowns around the world, we have not been able to start building yet.
Phase One) Build new K9 housing, training, rehabilation, and retirement faciity. We pride ourselves in the top quality gear, training, and care for our K9s. To be fully operational, we need to be able to support other units in need, have an emergenct veterinart budget, budget for a GCF K9 trainer, and space for the retirement of our dogs.
- In progress, waiting for South African Authorities to allow construction to start.
Phase Two) Ranger Training Classroom that will double as a community education room. This classroom will be utilized by our instructors for government-level certifications in K9 handling, weapons certifications, and medical response training. This facility will double as a community wildife education classroom during the downtime between training courses.
We hope to bring more community members in from the rural communities surrounding the national parks. We already sponsor dozens of field trips for hundreds of young children annually, but we would love to build capacity for more education outreach.
- In need of funding. This addition will cost us an additonal $10,000.
Phase Three) Equine wing. We hope to raise enough funds to build a small stable, round pen, and fenced in exercise area. To do this properly we are going to partner with our long term field partners at Amakhala and find horses suitable for duty by trialing them with horseback ecotours. The stables and ecotours should allow us to hire at least 2 more local people from the community.
- In Progress, in need of $3,000 to build the housing for rangers in training and to allow eco tour visitors. Development paused due to Covid19 lockdown restrictions in South Africa.