Yolo Basin Foundation’s 30th Annual
Bucks for Ducks Fundraising Gala
November 9-15, 2020
Join us for a week-long celebration of Yolo Basin Foundation’s 30th anniversary! A series of virtual events will let you participate in our environmental education programs, learn about the wetlands, and support our virtual education programs and activities to improve and sustain the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area.
Visit this site daily beginning Monday, November 9 to obtain links for the special programs outlined below. Sign-up for our electronic newsletter to receive event links and additional information about this year’s unique Bucks for Ducks!
BUCKS FOR DUCKS LIVE VIRTUAL EVENT
Saturday, November 14
5:30 to 6:00 p.m. – Pre-program Festivities and Technology Check
6:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Live Stream Event, Fund-a-Need, and Live Auction
Come back to this page on November 14 for the link to the live event!
Grab your dinner and favorite beverage and join us online to celebrate Yolo Basin Foundation’s 30th anniversary. The exciting evening starts with a pre-program video about our environmental education programs as well as instructions on how to set up your devices and join in the live event fun! At 6 p.m. we will kick off the program with Yolo Basin Foundation Founder Robin Kulakow sharing highlights of our past 30 years and the difference that the Foundation has made in environmental education and the stewardship of our treasured wetlands. Our auctioneer will lead a competitive round of bidding to provide much needed funds for our new virtual education programs including our Discover the Flyway school program, summertime Bat Talk and Walks and our Discover the Wetlands summer camps. The evening will conclude with our hallmark live auction. Click here to preview of the live auction items! Donate now to support our virtual education programs.
ONLINE SILENT AUCTION
Opens on Monday, November 9 at 7:00 am and closes Sunday, November 15 at 5:00 pm. Bid on one-of-a-kind items including beautiful artwork and stunning photography inspired by California’s nature and agriculture, quilts, a wine tasting and tour, pet portraits, Yolo Basin Foundation hosted camp and bat programs, and a Navajo belt and sandpainting. Click here to preview online auction items!
LEARN ABOUT THE WETLANDS
Opens on Tuesday, November 10 at 7:00 am. An on-demand video will take you through the wetlands and Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area. Learn about the plants and animals that live in the wetlands and why wetlands are important with our staff and volunteers. Then, explore the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area with Joe Hobbs, California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Wildlife Area Manager. The Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area plays a crucial role in wildlife habitat, agriculture, public recreation, and flood protection for our region. Donate now to protect the wetlands.
EXPERIENCE OUR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Opens on Wednesday, November 11 at 7:00 am. We have been serving the community through environmental education programs about wetlands and wildlife since 1990. This year our programs are going virtual with live and on-demand opportunities. Starting today, you can learn about our education programs, experience a Discover the Flyway learning activity, a bat education program, and understand why environmental education is more important now than ever. Money raised from Bucks for Ducks supports our virtual education programs so we can continue to offer this vital education for free and at low cost to teachers and schools throughout the Sacramento Valley. Donate now to support our virtual education programs.
MEET THE ARTISTS
Opens on Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 am. This year’s silent auction includes a variety of one-of-a-kind works from textile, ceramic, oil, acrylic, and watercolor artists. Starting today, you can meet the artists and hear about the inspiration and process of their works of art in this on-demand video. Click here to preview online auction items!
MEET THE PHOTOGRAPHERS
Opens on Friday, November 13 at 7:00 am. Bucks for Ducks would not be the same without our traditional photography silent auction. Friday is your chance to hear from some of the photographers and learn how they captured that one great shot! Click here to preview online auction items!
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*Yolo Reflections – painted and generously donated by John Nichols