Eco-Auction Preview – bidding starts July 24

The following is a sample of what is in the Eco-Auction.
Visit the bidding page for the full selection of items.
Bidding goes live at 8am on Friday, July 24 and continues through
6pm on Thursday, July 30.

Okefenokee Swamp Adventure Weekend with Georgia Conservancy

Registration for two (2) for a signature stewardship trip like the Okefenokee excursion, plus 2 Georgia Conservancy hats. Join the Georgia Conservancy for a weekend exploration of one of the most beautiful places in Georgia: the Okefenokee Swamp. Guests will have the opportunity to paddle the mysterious tea-colored water of the Okefenokee with a naturalist guide and learn about the natural wonders and fascinating cultural history found in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Includes a camping spot, boat rental, meal ticket (if available), and participation in guided paddles. Please plan to provide your own tent; or you can rent one from our GearBank for a small additional charge. Tentatively scheduled for October 23 – 25, 2019. Date and signature trip opportunity are subject to change per state and local regulations and CDC guidelines. Should the trip offering change, The Georgia Conservancy may substitute a similar opportunity of equivalent value. Redeemable through 6/30/2021.

Patrol Boat Tour with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Jason Ulseth

Take up to a 3-hour a ride on our custom-built boat, the only entity — governmental or non-governmental — to routinely patrol and test water quality in the river between Buford Dam and West Point Lake. This boat can run without a traditional propeller and navigate the river in as little as three inches of water where other boats can not. Riverkeeper Jason Ulseth will take you on a tour of the beautiful Chattahoochee River, educating you on its history, wildlife, and any current issues affecting the river. VALUE $500

Outdoor Excursion in the Field with the Orianne Society

You have a choice of working with us in South Georgia (around Telfair County) on the stunning sandhills of longleaf pine, finding species such as the Gopher Tortoises or going out with our land management team on a prescribed fire. Or joining us in Vermont to study Wood Turtles along beautiful creeks in the Northeast Kingdom. Or you can join us in the summer months in the Appalachian Highlands on North Carolina surveying for Timber Rattlesnakes amoung beautiful high peaks overlooking lush valleys.

This is an adventure trip with some inherent risks, such as wildlife, biting insects, and rough terraine.
VALUE $500

Georgia Ornithological Society Fall Meeting on Jekyll Island, Georgia
October 9-12, 2020 (tentative dates)

Two (2) person packet includes:
• Festival Registration
• Field Trip Fees
• Hotel Lodging
• Banquet Fees
Southeast Georgia is a birder’s paradise, offering a wide variety of habitats and wildlife. Shorelines, salt marshes, old rice fields, woodlands, tidal rivers, freshwater wetlands and more all host their own fascinating bird communities.
This packet is valued at a maximum of $500

6-night (7 day) Stay at “Missing Acres Cabin” near Blue Ridge, GA

Cool-off in Ritchie Creek that runs through the front yard or simply take it easy on the porch in a rocking chair. This 3 bedroom/ 3 bath house is dog-friendly and only 13 miles to Blueridge. Easy access to:
• the Ocoee Whitewater Center for whitewater rafting
• mountain biking
• trails in the Cohutta Wilderness, including Jacks River Falls.

Enjoy visiting Mercier Orchards, riding the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, and taking in a movie at the Swan Drive-in.

VALUE $600

Atlanta Bicycle Coalition
2 adult designer cycling hoodies ($60 each) & 4 children/youth t-shirts – various sizes ($20 each)
VALUE $200

Camp WILD in a Box from Southern Conservation Trust.
Camp WILD Kits consist of all supplies needed to complete camp activities. Pre-recorded instruction videos, educational videos, and guest speakers will be available. Worksheets, instructions, and educational materials will also be included.

12 Piece Solar Powered Party Lights
Includes 10 lights and and 2 lanterns.
VALUE $100

Framed Photograph by Lindsey Dowell
Value $300
A Full Day of Fly Fishing with Trout Unlimited
for two (2)

on a private stocked section of the Toccoa River.
This includes all equipment and lunch.
VALUE $400

Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Places branded hat & pet water bowl, annual park pass, free night of camping, discounts on select activities, enrollment in the loyalty program, Georgia Parks magazine subscription, and other exclusive specials.
VALUE $125

Four (4) Guest Passes to Elachee Nature Science Center
Passes are valid to exhibits, or admission to one of their special events – special events include the annual Snake Day, annual Raptor Fest, and monthly Stars over Elachee programs. Passes expire May 28, 2021
VALUE: $40

3 sets of African Trade Bead Bracelets
VALUE $300 ($100 each)

ONE night’s accommodations for 2 at Len Foote Hike Inn
VALUE $212
Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation
• KGBF Water Bottle (stainless steal for hot/cold)
• 12 oz “Camp Out” ground coffee from Grounds and Hounds
• And, a $50 gift card to the local business/restaurant of the winner’s choosing (to bolster state economy).

Tour of Reynolds Nature Preserve with Anne McCallum
Birds! Native Plants! History! Learn about all that Clayton County’s Reynold’s Nature Preserve has to offer from long-time volunteer, Anne McCallum. This guided tour for up to 4 people can arranged anytime until next July. It comes with a copy of Anne’s book about birds (pictured) and a Reynolds T-shirt.

3 months of CompostNow’s home composting service
(1 compost bin)
Must be in our service area in Atlanta, Charleston, Asheville, or the North Carolina Triangle.
Expires Nov. 1, 2020

Mark Your Calendar!
Bidding is July 24-30

This eco-auction directly benefits EarthShare Georgia and participating member organizations. Thank you!