The Cambrian

Greenspace Art & Adventure auction: Faraway places help save local landscape

Faraway places help save local landscape

T he 22nd annual Art & Adventure Auction, a benefit for Greenspace — The Cambria Land Trust, will be held on Aug. 21.

Purchase of tickets and auction items, including fine art and exotic vacations, benefits Greenspace’s work to protect the Central Coast environment.

The nonprofit group has been recognized nationally for its work protecting the threatened local Monterey pine forest. Greenspace has also worked on the restoration of Santa Rosa Creek for nearly two decades. Other projects include its 16-acre preserve in Strawberry Canyon, off the southern end of Burton Drive; the Creekside Reserve on Center Street in East Village; public education and advocacy for local environmental causes.

The Art & Adventure Auction began as a way of joining artists, collectors and nature-lovers in support of local conservation. Business owners have joined in by contributing a variety of services and goods; others offer an array of adventures. Hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants and chefs are served throughout the afternoon, along with local wines.

Auction items may be previewed at;new items are added weekly. Vacations at auction include wildlife viewing in Costa Rica and a cruise on

the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Accommodation offerings include a week in the French port of La Rochelle, and seven nights in San Francisco in a hotel near Union Square.

The fundraiser runs from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1000 Main St. Admission is $15 at the door. For details, call 927-2866 or e-mail rick@greenspacecam