GALA 2016 LIVE AUCTION ITEMS

We’ll have a lively auction with several exciting offerings, including the ever-popular boat trips with our Riverkeepers! All proceeds will support our work fighting corporate polluters and lax regulations to protect your right to clean water. Check out a few of our enticing items!

Two Night Stay for Ten at White House Farm on the South Fork of the Shenandoah

White House Farm is conveniently located near Luray Caverns, Shenandoah National Park, and George Washington National Forest, on the banks of the Shenandoah River. The property includes nearly a mile of river frontage, providing recreational access, complete with mowed walking paths and a river trail perfect for relaxing strolls. The house has 5 bedrooms (sleeps 10 comfortably), 4.5 baths, a gracious modern kitchen, outdoor swimming pool, and pool table. Since 1890, this Flemish-bond farmhouse has been one of Page County’s most significant homes and is surrounded by 270 acres of farmland enrolled under a permanent conservation easement. From the house, views of Massanutten Mountain provide a gorgeous backdrop perfect for photographs of your special time at the farm. Arrange your stay with the owner on a mutually agreeable date. No pets. Expires May 15, 2017. Donated by Scott Plein

Party Boat Cruise for Twenty-five on the Admiral Tilp

This item is perfect for a family party or company outing and features a fun-filled afternoon of relaxation and scenic views on the Potomac! Treat 25 of your friends, family or colleagues to a 3-hour tour of the Potomac aboard the Admiral Tilp. Take in the beautiful sights and sounds as you enjoy some BBQ from King Street Blues. The Admiral Tilp will depart from Alexandria seaport for a 3-hour cruise up to Georgetown and back to Alexandria. Vessel may be chartered May through October, Monday through Thursday evenings only. Expires 10/2017. Donated by Potomac Riverboat Company

4th of July on the Potomac Riverkeeper Boat & Balducci’s Basket for Four

What could be better than watching the 4th of July fireworks display from a boat! Celebrate America's independence with front row seats to an amazing show! The city and its monuments look stunning on Independence Day Eve, illuminated by soaring rockets and sparkling starbursts. You and three guests will enjoy this special evening onboard the Potomac Riverkeeper Boat (26’ Parker) with Shenandoah Riverkeeper Mark Frondorf as your host. A basket of yummy treats from Balducci’s will complete your very special Independence Eve experience. Donated by Potomac Riverkeeper Network

A Week at Headwaters

Enjoy the rustic feeling of this spacious Rocky Mountain-style luxury log home with first class amenities, in beautiful Canaan Valley, WV. This beautiful cabin offers easy access to nearby Dolly Sods Wilderness and Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge as well as two Alpine ski resorts. The cabin is outfitted with a soaring great room with hand-crafted great chimney, custom gourmet kitchen with premium appliances and fixtures, and log-walled master bedroom with master bath and Jacuzzi. Oriented west, enjoy spectacular sunsets every evening during your stay. Any one week between now and Christmas which is not already reserved (most weeks open at present). Sleeps 13 persons. Donated by Mac Thornton

Chef’s Dinner for 8 at 1789 with Wine Pairings

You and seven guests will enjoy the culinary experience of a lifetime! 1789 Restaurant is the quintessential Washington dining experience. Situated in a Federal period house in residential Georgetown, its six dining rooms are beautifully decorated with American antiques, period equestrian and historical prints and Limoges china, creating an elegant setting for guests. 1789 buys all of its produce from local farms, so fruits and vegetables are always fresh and of the highest quality. Likewise, many meats, fish, poultry and seafood are sourced directly from their native regions. Advance reservations are required, and gratuity is included. Certificate is good for a mutually available date, excluding the months of June-September and December 2016. Expires Sept 30, 2017. Donated by Clyde’s Restaurant Group