Greater Hells Canyon Council

1-541-963-3950

www.hellscanyon.org

EIN: 93-0999442

PO Box 2768

La Grande, OR  97850 

@2018 by Greater Hells Canyon Council

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Fall Gala

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Fall Gala 2019

Catholic Church Parish Hall

1002 "L" Avenue, La Grande, OR 97850

 

Join us for a special night of socializing, celebrating and getting energized about conservation in the Greater Hells Canyon Region!

Schedule

5:00 PM   No-Host Social Hour - Beer and wine available for purchase, silent auction begins.

 

6:00 PM   Local Foods Dinner

 

6:45 PM   Keynote Speaker, Christina deVillier, GHCC's Wild Connections Coordinator. 

 

8:00 PM   Dessert

 

8:30 PM   Silent Auction Closes

9:00 PM   Clean up & Music jam (bring your own instrument)

Tickets are $35 for adults and teens; $15 for youth ages 6 - 12; and free for those 5 and under. Registering reserves your spot--you will pay for your ticket at the door, night of. 

 

Keynote Speaker Christina deVillier

As GHCC's Wild Connections Coordinator, Christina will share insights on partnership building for resilient places; fish, dams, and dam removal; and relearning "home" in uncertain times.

Christina expands GHCC's reach, unites people who have a connection to this land, and catalyzes those connections to protect and restore our Greater Hells Canyon Region. Christina's work has led to exciting new partnerships that we are excited to share with you!

Featured Artwork For auction
Featured Auction Items

Lower Salmon 5 Day Rafting trip for 2

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Fall Gala 2019

Catholic Church Parish Hall

1002 "L" Avenue, La Grande, OR 97850

 

Join us for a special night of socializing, celebrating and getting energized about conservation in the Greater Hells Canyon Region!

Schedule

5:00 PM   No-Host Social Hour - Beer and wine available for purchase, silent auction begins.

 

6:00 PM   Local Foods Dinner

 

6:45 PM   Keynote Speaker, Christina deVillier, GHCC's Wild Connections Coordinator. 

 

8:00 PM   Dessert

 

8:30 PM   Silent Auction Closes

9:00 PM   Clean up & Music jam (bring your own instrument)

Tickets are $35 for adults and teens; $15 for youth ages 6 - 12; and free for those 5 and under. Registering reserves your spot--you will pay for your ticket at the door, night of. 

 

Keynote Speaker Christina deVillier

GHCC's Wild Connections Coordinator, Christina expands GHCC's reach, unites people who have a connection to this land, and catalyzes those connections to protect and restore our Greater Hells Canyon Region. Christina shares, "Wild water is the lifeblood of a Western landscape: high and powerful in spring, pooling under cottonwoods (and diverted to crops) in the summer, red with salmon in the fall, if you’re lucky. Here, in the Greater Hells Canyon Region, you can follow water 8,000 feet down—from snow in the Eagle Cap Wilderness to the depths of Hells Canyon—over only a few dozen miles.  All of us—cranes and dragonflies, bulls and bull trout, willows and humans—need water.  We owe the beauty and abundance of our home to the seasonal pulse of snow, thaw, settle and flow. And science increasingly shows that in steep landscapes like ours, waterways—streams and rivers, their canyons, and their rich riparian zones—are the great connectors. Almost all of our wild neighbors move, migrate, eat, or find shelter along the paths that moving water makes. Healthy, interconnected waterways underpin our home’s biodiversity—and its capacity to adapt to change... As political and ecological crises intensify, how we elect to treat our waters and waterways may be the deciding factor for our home’s resilience—or fragility. If we owe what we love and need in our home to water and the connections it creates, now is the time to remember it: to reorient our relationship to our region’s great living systems so that they can sustain us, and our kids, and our wild neighbors, into the future."

Featured Artwork For auction

This stunning watercolor painted by local artist, Annie Williams, touches your heart and connects us all to the land we love. The professionally framed, stunning watercolor by an up and coming local artist will be available for purchase the night of the Gala and will be in high demand - start planning how you can take this home! Williams adds depth and meaning with the accompanying poem.

 

Washing, moving, carving, dividing, 

defining, guiding 

Tender as a brook to omnipotent as the sea, 

Rivers are the absolute circulatory scheme 

Pulsing, shifting, misting, rolling, living,  

So much more than anonymous water 

under a bridge 

 

Artist : Annie Williams

Title: Under the Bridge

Featured Auction Items

For those who can't attend, or just want to skip the bidding wars and start planning their dream vacation today, we're including a "buy it now" option.  Clicking "buy it now" below won't charge your card, but will put you in touch with our Development Director, Maren, who will get you the comprehensive details of the package and let you know how to pay.

5 Day Lower Salmon Rafting Trip for 2!

Soak up the sun. Ramble with the river. The Lower Salmon River in Idaho meanders warm, wide and mellow, making it a great rafting getaway for families and first-time rafters. Idaho’s Lower Salmon River is home to some of America’s most beautiful inland river beaches, super-sandy and sprawling alongside clear, mellow pools which are perfect for stand up paddleboarding and playing in inflatable kayaks. There’s no shortage of thrill seeking either. Some of Idaho’s most famous whitewater rapids, gorges and viewscapes—like Demons Drop, Snow Hole and Blue Canyon are just around the bend. The Lower Salmon River exhibits a side of Idaho seldom seen by most visitors. 

3 Night Stay at Yachats Beach Cabin for 6!

This A-frame home has an all natural wood interior and is fully equipped with a fireplace, deck on both levels, modern kitchen, & DSL in all rooms. Three bedrooms, one with a queen, one with a double, and one with a double futon; sleeps 6. There is an ocean view from the upstairs. This home is only four houses away from the historic 804 Trail. It is an easy walk to tide-pooling, rocky coast exploration and a six mile stretch of sandy beach. Available for 3 nights after Oct. & before mid-May. 

3 Night Stay at Good Bear Ranch for 10!

This one-of-a-kind log home tucked into the base of the Elkhorn Mountains is located on 250 acres bordered by the Wallowa Whitman National Forest. Grab this 3 day get away in this gorgeous home with a gourmet kitchen, pool table, and incredible views. Located at the base of the foothills of the Elkhorn mountains, it provides easy access to hiking and biking trails, Baker City restaurants and stores, the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, and Anthony Lakes. The house has a large wrap around deck, including a furnished, covered area (lounge over coffee and breakfast here in warm weather) near the kitchen/main entry. The seven bedroom and four bath, 5200 sq.ft. home accommodates a lot of people! Enjoy, relax, and rest easy knowing your vacation supports a great cause. 

2 Night/3 Day Wallowa Lake Cabin!

Board member Al Josephy’s cabin outside of Joseph is an incredible place. On Wallowa Lake’s east moraine, it has an unblemished view over rolling hills to the top of Chief Joseph Mountain. This secluded location offers a wonderful night sky for star gazing and the afternoons can be spent at the private lake. You can spend the entire weekend without seeing another soul, or you can be in Joseph for a memorable dinner in about ten minutes. You’ll also have easy access to Wallowa Lake and numerous trails into Eagle Cap Wilderness. The cabin has one bedroom, two fold-out couches, a comfortable kitchen, and a spacious living room with an ample library. 

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