A Wild Backyard BASH

Presenting the 35th Annual Wild Backyard BASH in your own wild backyard! Enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic dinner, some special local goodies, and access to our online auction.


Please make your reservations by Wednesday, September 2, 2020.

$100 per person includes your gourmet picnic & goodies in a basket, 4 raffle tickets, access/instructions to the online auction & this year's stainless steel beverage tumbler.

Sponsor's picnic baskets will be delivered to your home!

For individual ticket holders, picnic basket pick-up times will be between 4:30 - 5:30 pm on Friday, Sept. 11 at Union Grill on 24th Street.  We will send you an email with your assigned time and access to the auction.

A big shout out to Beehive Cheese, Grounds for Coffee, and Sally Neill for adding extra deliciousness to the picnic baskets.

Picnic dinners include:

Appetizers: • Veggies with hummus and pesto aioli • Marinated olives and artichoke hearts • Caprese salad • Watermelon, cucumber and feta cheese • Gazpacho • Toasted baguette • Beehive Cheese

Entree Choices: • Curry chicken salad • Salmon Carpaccio • Vegan: Quinoa salad with roasted leeks

Dessert: • Specialty cookies prepared  by Sally Neill and freshly ground coffee by Grounds for Coffee

The Auction:

This year's auction can be accessed via your phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop!  Access will be emailed to ticket holders only.  The auction will be live beginning September 8th at 9 am until September 11th at 10 pm.  Some of our favorite items so far include an original oil painting of a hummingbird on a teacup by Robin Farr, a stand-up paddle board and paddle, hand-thrown pottery by Jack and Bonnie Wahlen, and much more!

The Raffle:

We are waiting to determine the best prize for our raffle!  Those who purchase tickets will each receive four raffle tickets.  The raffle will be drawn at 7 pm on September 11th and the winner will be notified individually.  We will also post the winner on our facebook page.


Huge thanks to those who have already stepped forward to become sponsors of this year's event:

Owl Sponsors: Bob & Sally Neill, Harris Family Foundation, Samuel C. - Myra G. Powell Foundation, Laurie & O.C. Hope, Elliott-Hall Company, Weber School Foundation, Di Allison

Chickadee Sponsors:  Ogden School Foundation, Scott and Starla Stanley, Zions Bank, Ben Velasquez and Elaine Cobos, Steve Palmer/Raymond James, Angela Choberka, Susan Snyder and Doug Murray, Yaeko Bryner

Finch Sponsors:  Anonymous, Dave and Terrie Griffith, America First Credit Union, Jan Winniford & Dan McCool, Merrill & Evelyn Godfrey, Don & Stacey Hickman, Carla & Charles Trentelman, Elizabeth and Dan Gregoire, Thom Kuehls and Jaynie Hirschi


All proceeds benefit our mission, to unite people with nature and nurture appreciation and stewardship of the environment. Please be as generous as your means permit!