Chay Peterson, Canyon Land Conservation Fund, Co-Founder
Ed Amador, Canyon Land Conservation Fund, President
P.O. Box 613, Silverado, CA 92676
www.canyonland.org and www.treehuggersball.org
714) 649-2820 - The Canyon Land Conservation Fund, a local non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the few remaining wild lands of the Santa Ana Mountains, is hosting The OC Tree Hugger's Ball and "Go Green" Expo on June 12th, 2010 near the proposed Blackstar Wilderness Park in Silverado Canyon. The festive event will include an environmental expo, silent auction, guest speakers, live music and dancing. BBQ or Vegetarian dinner can be purchased at the event. Guests will be entertained with Woody Guthrie tunes and other Folk music by Lost Hills, knee slappin’ Celtic Blue Grass by Sligo Rags, Blues artists, and a special guest performance by Grateful Dead cover band Cubensis!
Environmental Expo, Silent Auction, Guest Speakers, Great Food, Live Bluegrass and Rock n’ Blues Music & Dancing!
Silverado Canyon, CA, February, 2010
admission price does not include dinner; regular admission price will be charged on day of event)
Kids 6-16 yrs $10, Children 5 & under Free!
Tree Hugger's Ball, scheduled for Saturday, June 12th, in Blackstar Canyon (Silverado), CA, is a chance to experience the beautiful canyon areas we are striving to preserve while helping to educate the community about our vanishing wild spaces, and our vital part as stewards of the earth. Our "Go Green in the OC!" event will feature exhibitors of eco-friendly products and transportation, well known environmental speakers, live Musicians and dancing. Guest speakers in the past have included Goldman Award winner Julia Bonds of the Coal River Mountain Watch who has successfully fought mountain top removal of coal; Flossie Horgan, of the Bolsa Chica Wetlands Project, Sierra Club activist Brittany McKee who played a key role in the "Save Trestles" project; sustainability expert Chris Prelitz, and Earth Resource Foundation’s "Zero Waste" advocate Stephanie Barger.
Tickets for this amazing event are on sale via Paypal at www.treehuggersball.org .or www.canyonland.org .
Tickets are also available by calling the Canyon Land Conservation Fund at (714) 649-2820.
Check out our great new Youtube slideshow at:
Proceeds from this event will be used for preservation efforts of wild lands of the Santa Ana Mountains threatened by upscale housing developments. Help us save our vanishing wild lands for future generations to enjoy and protect!
“Miner Joe”by Elizabeth Olds (1896-1991) 1939 Lithograph, Collection: Illinois State Museum
It is our task in our time and in our generation to hand down undiminished to those who come after us, as was handed down to us by those who went before, the natural wealth and beauty which is ours." - John F. Kennedy
Did you see the 40 minute trailer?
Did you talk about Mountain Top Removal?
Did you contact your President?
Did you see the Warriors fighting against King Coal?
This is the full length movie!
This is a Fund Raiser to help
Please join us December 13, 2009 @ 5:30 PM
At the Laguna Festival of Arts Forum Theater
650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Benefit to honor the work being done to stop mountain top removal of coal that is destroying our Appalachian mountains and their heritage
Proceeds from this event will be donated to Coal River Mountain Watch to be used for clean drinking water
This event will also feature Folk Music by Local Artists, Environmental Guest Speakers and discussion of Climate Change.
A $15.00 donation is suggested. Please call the Canyon Land Conservation Fund at 714-649-2820 for more information or
The Canyon Land Conservation Fund brings you this exclusive film showing in its full length; an un-edited version in its ONLY OC film showing.This showing has the complete endorsements of the film makers: Evening Star Productions, Coal River Mountain Watch, the Beyond Coal Movement and our good friend Judy Bonds.
What can be said about Ms. Judy Bonds who in our opinion is one of the most dynamic activist of our time.She has won numerous awards-including the prestigious Goldman Foundation Award for environmental activism and has spoken before the UN General Assembly (on multiple meetings).She has spoken to our US Congressional Leadership, her State Elective Leadership, her Governor, her Mayor all the local elected officials-or anyone who will listen to her plea, no her cry, regarding Mountain Top Removal, Climate Change, Alterative Energy Solutions and our responsibilities for Creation and it’s Care.This cry is an all out attempt to stop the desecration of the only true North American Rain Forest-Appalachia.CLCF applauds our Friend Judy in her activism and believe this issue needs all of our attention.
Currently 44% of the SOCAL electrical demand is provided by the burning of Coal.The Kings of Coal no longer reside in the historic coal fields of West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee or Ohio; these multi-national corporations stretch their operations far into the Rocky Mountain States: Colorado, Utah, Nevada and Northern California.By most scientific resolve the burning of coal is the dirtiest; planet killing energy production man has created to date. Mountain Top Removal is the obscene, tax supported removal of complete mountain tops in the LAZIEST WAY to achieve energy production and profit its investors since hydraulic gold mining in Northern California.
Mountain Top Removal is not MINING it is butchery; just follow some of these web sites to review this savage Barbary:
NOW JOIN US to view this amazing movie:Coal Country
Enjoy the music of Local Folk Singers as they entertain us with songs of our heritage.
Celebrate with a slice of apple pie and some hot cider as we talk about our mutual concerns for our families, our lives and our planet.
ALL PROCEEDS FOR THIS EVENT WILL BENEFIT COAL RIVER MOUNTAIN WATCH AND THEIR CONTINUING ACTIVISM TO STOP MTR AND ITS DEVASTAING EFFECTS ON LIFE AND ENVIRONMENT.
FINALLY, PLEASE CONTACT OUR SENATOR BOXER AT HER SITE TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE AND NOT GIVE KING COAL A PASS IN THE CLIMATE CHANGE DEBATE: http://boxer.senate.gov/
PLEASE JOIN US, THANK YOU
"Dr. King didn't get famous giving a speech that said,"I have a complaint." It's time for us to start dreaming again and invite the country to dream with us. We don’t have any "throw away" species, nations, or children. We must birth a global green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty." Van Jones, ex-environmental advisor to President Obama
Your help is very much needed! We have lost half our staff due to illness and other unexpected reasons. Half of what’s left is going to help out on Katrina relief just before our event. We are fighting one of if not the most powerful company in Orange County. Just yesterday they illegally closed off historic daily used access to local lands thus spreading us even thinner.
Please distribute widely! This is critical for us! A lot more then I can say here is at stake.
For Immediate ReleaseNEWS release
Chay Peterson, Canyon Land Conservation Fund, Co-Founder
Ed Amador, Canyon Land Conservation Fund, President
P.O. Box 613, Silverado, CA 92676
3rd Annual O. C. Tree Hugger's Ball
And “GO GREEN” Expo!
May 19, 2007
Environmental Expo, Outdoor Dinner, Live Bluegrass and Rock n’ Blues Music, Guest Speakers
Silverado Canyon, CA, April 4, 2007- The Canyon Land Conservation Fund, a local non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the few remaining wild lands of the Santa Ana Mountains, is hosting The OC Tree Hugger's Ball and “Go Green” Expo on May 19, 2007 at Baker Canyon Ranch in Silverado Canyon. The festive event will include an environmental expo, outdoor dinner, guest speakers, live music and costume contest. Guests will be entertained with Blue Grass music by Shadybrook and Lilies of the West, and later with Rock’n Blues by “This Side Up”, and finally Grateful Dead classics by cover band “Cubensis”!
Date:May 19, 2007
Time:4:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Location:Baker Ranch, 27912 Baker Canyon Road, Silverado, CA
Cost:$35.00 General admission, $60 per couple, Kids 6-12yrs $15, Children 5 & under Free!
This year’s Tree Hugger's Ball, scheduled for Saturday, May 19th in Baker Canyon (Silverado), CA., is a chance to experience the beautiful canyon areas we are striving to preserve while helping to educate the community about our vanishing wild spaces, and our vital part as stewards of the earth. This year’s ball focuses on the title“Go Green in the OC!” The event will feature exhibitors of eco-friendly products and transportation, well known environmental speakers, live Musicians and a catered dinner. The Southern California Plein Air Artist Association will be exhibiting their paintings in a juried show and art sale. Paintings will be judged and awarded by Kellogg Museum Curator and Internationally known artist, Pat Merrill, from Cal Poly Pomona University. 35% of the art proceeds will go to the Canyon Land Conservation Fund’s wildland preservation efforts.
We will have old timey folk & Bluegrass music by the “Lilies of the West” and “Shadybrook”, Rock n’ Roll Blues of “This Side Up”, and “Cubensis”, a Grateful Dead cover band, so you know there will be a lot of smiles and dancin’! Earthy costumed dancers make the ball a fun place to be! All this while we're simply having a "Ball" under a beautiful canopy of Oak Trees! It's a fun event for all ages. Tickets are on sale via Paypal at www.orangehills.org .or www.canyonland.org .
Tickets also available by calling the Canyon Land Conservation Fund at (714) 649-2820.
Proceeds from this event will be used for preservation efforts of wild lands of East Orange and within the Santa Ana Mountains threatened by poorly designed,environmentally insensitive housing developments. Help us save our vanishing wild lands for future generations to enjoy and protect!
May 19, 2007 04:00 PM to May 19, 2007 11:30 PM The "Tree Huggers Ball" Baker Canyon Near Irvine Lake WWW.CANYONLAND.ORG Silverado, California 92676
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My name is Chay Peterson. I am the Vice President of the Canyon Land Conservation Fund, a local 501(C)-3 organization, dedicated to preserving the last remaining wild lands of the Santa Ana Mountains for future generations.
The 3rd Annual Tree Hugger's Ball, scheduled for Saturday, May 19th in Baker Canyon (Silverado), CA., is a chance to experience the beautiful canyon areas we are striving to preserve while helping to educate the community about our vanishing wild spaces, and our vital part as stewards of the earth. This year’s ball focuses on the title “Go Green in the OC!” The event will feature "green" exhibitors of products and transportation, environmental speakers, live Musicians 4 bands and a catered dinner.Custom T shirts and micro beer available.
We will have old timey folk & Bluegrass music by the Lilies of the West and Shadybrook, Rock n’ Roll Blues, and Cubensis, a Grateful Dead cover band, so you know there will be a lot of smiles and dancin’! Earthy costumed dancers make the ball a fun place to be! All this while we're simply having a "Ball" under a beautiful canopy of Oak Trees! It's a fun event for all ages.
Where are you ever going to find anything as cool as this for $35.00?
We are currently working with the Orange Hills Task Force of the Sierra Club in an effort to preserve the area near Irvine Lake (East Orange), slated for a development proposal of 4,000 new homes by the Irvine Company. Yes, that's right...right smack dab in the middle of the "gift" (The largest tax deduction in the history of the U Proceeds from our upcoming “fun” raiser, The 3rd Annual TREE HUGGER’S BALL, will be used for litigation measures.
There’s a huge battle going on right now over what’s left of our precious wild lands in Orange County. There are key players just salivating for future profits from major construction projects surrounding the Santa Ana Mountains and other areas of Orange County. One is the Holtz Ranch, We are up against a huge Vegas construction firm bent on building 12,000 Sq ft homes (avg size now is 1,000) This site has been identified as habitat for the Arroyo Toad, the general shrinking surrounding area is one of the last locations in the western hemisphere where it is known to exist outside of the Amazon rain forest. We have 2 lawsuits filed with 2 more soon as one private developer has been given the ok by the city to run a 7ft waste pipe through a historic public park. Your park!
We would very much like you to take part in this historic environmental event on May 19th, 2007, Please consider coming to Silverado in Saturday, May 19th
This years ball will include at least 4 bands,great food,tree hugger T shirts,micro beer,wine,speakers,booths for green companies,all this for $35 The ball will be in Baker canyon on May 19th.
This event is getting bigger every year, all funds will go to Sierra clubs effort to halt irresponsible development of 4,000 homes and a seven foot high sewer pipe through the middle of historic Irvine park without a proper environmental impact report.
If you want to help make this a success go to www.orangehills.org or call 714-649-2820 Presented by The Canyon Land Conservation Fund.
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