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  • The following pages include detail on the incredible nature adventures that are yours for the bidding at the Green Tie Affair. Auction packages include

    One week yacht adventure in the Caribbean. Relish this extraordinary, stay for six on a beautiful 90-foot yacht in the Exuma Cays near Nassau, Bahamas.

    Five luxurious nights in Kauai, HI, one of the worlds most lush and lovely islands.

    A trip to the best view in Arizona, during a four-night stay at The Nature Conservancys Hart Prairie Lodge.

    A private cooking class with renowned chef Judi Barsness from the luxury of a private cabin on Lake Superiors North Shore.

    Fly-fishing on the scenic St. Croix River with an expert guide from Grantsburg Associates.

    Dinner with Amazing Minds: Jon Foley, Director of the University of Minnesotas Institute on the Environment; Paul Schurke, arctic explorer and educator; and Jim Brandenburg, award-winning nature photographer and the Green Tie Affair featured speaker. Addressing the question of how we improve the human-nature relationship.

    An evening of fine music and fine malted beverages during a night to highlight one of our greatest local freshwater resources, the Mississippi River.

    A beautiful handcrafted bench, made from a century old oak.

    Your own private camp in the Bighorn Mountains at Tensleep Preserve.

    A VIP guided bison experience: Custer State Park bison round-up, a private ranch tour and a good ol prairie-style barbeque.

    GREEN TIE AFFAIR AUCTION ITEMS

  • Novelist James Michener referred to the Caribbean Sea as one of the worlds most alluring bodies of water, a rare gem among the oceans, defined by the islands that form a chain of lovely jewels

    If that speaks to you, here is the adventure of your lifetime!

    Embrace that Caribbean allure during a one week stay aboard the M/Y Solstice I, a stunning 90-foot, fully crewed yacht based in Nassau, Bahamas.

    You set the Agenda: Explore the Exuma Land & Sea Park (protected with help from

    The Nature Conservancy): snorkel, hike, kayak, bird watch Pet the Nurse Sharks, and visit Crescent beach at Compass Cay Snorkel Thunderball Cave at Staniel Cay

    Eleanor Phillips, Director of The Nature Conservancys Northern Caribbean Program will join you for one day to share stories and answer questions about conservation efforts in the Bahamas. Born on "Nature Island" (Dominica), Eleanor is a true product of the region. Her focus is sustainability, improving the livelihoods of residents and ensuring an eco-friendly experience for the millions of visitors that use the Caribbean as their vacation mecca.

    At the end of each day, retire to one of three guest suites aboard the Solstice I, each with its own bath.

    The most spectacular winter escape ever! The most beautiful water in the world.

    Dates: January or February 2014 (to be arranged by buyer)

    Special thanks to Kelly Hogan and the owners of the Solstice I.

    Imagine, your very own 90 yacht for six, with a crew of four, for seven days! Package includes:

    Seven days aboard the Solstice I for up to six

    Three state rooms with en suites Captain, First Mate, Stew, and Chef

    to cater to your desires Cruising amazing water parks Touring the Exuma Cays land and

    sea park Presentation by Caribbean Program

    Director Center console tender Snorkeling gear and water toys

    For more information: www.exumapark.org www.nature.org/caribbean

    CRUISE THE EXUMAS IN YOUR OWN PRIVATE YACHT ~ CARIBBEAN ADVENTURE ~

  • Package includes:

    Five nights at the luxurious Waipouli Beach Resort

    A 45 minute helicopter ride for two over Conservancy projects

    Sunsets over the Pacific Ka makani lu lu-perfect

    refreshing wind A beautiful penthouse suite with

    two private bedrooms

    For more information: www.Canetani.org www.nature.org/hawaii

    Escape to on one of the most botanically stunning islands in the world.

    Unwind during a five-night Hawaiian vacation at the Waipouli Beach Resort, a luxury resort property on the island of Kauai.

    During your stay, learn more about conservation projects on the island during a private, 45 minute helicopter tour for two with Conservancy staff.

    The island is known for its canyons, impressive cliffs and rainforests and it also has Hawaiis most picturesque beaches. Take a stroll along one of those dreamy beaches or put your feet up pool side. Strum a ukulele, take hula lessons, stop and smell the flowers.

    Nearby markets offer fresh leis, exotic fruits, fine dining and hole-in-the-wall restaurantsand maybe that grass skirt!

    For those who love day trips or more adventurous pursuits, enjoy the many trails of the island. Hike Nounou, the sleeping giant mountain. Visit the Fern Grotto, a natural lava-rock grotto lush with hanging ferns and tropical foliage.

    Feeling more adventurous? Take your vacation to new heights on an exhilarating zipline tour or hang ten during a surfing lesson!

    Ahhh...Aloha!

    Winning bidder will select vacation dates; Christmas, New Years, Spring Break excluded.

    Special thanks to Canetani Properties and Airborne Aviation.

    ALOHA! BEAUTIFUL HAWAII GETAWAY AT THE

    WAIPOULI BEACH RESORT, KAUAI

  • SOUTH DAKOTA BADLANDS & BISON ROUND-UP ADVENTURE

    Kick up some dust and get in touch with your inner cowpoke as you experience one of the most popular adventures in the South Dakota Badlands. Each fall, cowboys and cowgirls drive a herd of over 1,000 bison at the annual Custer State Park Bison Round-up. And youll get to experience this as a hosted VIP. Keep your cameras at the ready for elk, bighorn sheep, pronghorns and mountain lions. At the end of the day, take your boots off at the Alex Johnson Hotel, a membe and r of Historic Hotels of America

    luxury boutique located in ta property he heart of downtown Rapid City. The next day, enjoy a private tour of 777 Ranch, where youll see one or maybe both of their two bison herds. Followed by a true treat of the prairie, a good ol BBQ. Up for more adventures? Stay longer and visit the Crazy Horse Memorial. Hike to Harney Peak, the highest point in North America east of the Rocky Mountains. Or pack your running shoes and get moving in the Crazy Horse Marathon or Half Marathon on October 6th!

    Head em up, move em out! And dont forget your bandana!

    Special thanks to our Custer State Park guides and hosts

    and 777 Ranch

    This western weekend includes: Two night stay for six (three

    rooms) at the Alex Johnson Hotel in Rapid City, SD, a member of the Historic Hotels of America. (Third night is reserved at the hotel, but not covered in this package.)

    VIP guided tour for the Custer State Park Bison Round-Up

    Sunset tour of the 777 Ranch bison herd

    True prairie style BBQ at the 777 Ranch

  • THE BEST VIEW OF ARIZONA HART PRARIE LODGE

    Experience the best view of Arizona from Hart Prairie Lodge. Surround yourself with incredible vistas from your 8,500 feet perch on the western slope of the sacred San Francisco Peaks. Hart Prairie Lodge is on the National Register of Historic Places and from 1892 to 1901 served as the first stop on the tri-weekly stage run from Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon. At the Conservancys Hart Prairie Preserve youll be surrounded by thousands of acres of cool forest and meadows. Uncommon wildflowers, old-growth ponderosa pine, a rare grove of Bebb willow, elk, prairie dogs and more than 40 species of birds will be your nature-companions. Listen to the wind in the aspens, climb Fern Mountain or sing along with the birds. Its all there in the clear mountain air. If youre up to it, extend your vacation with a walk among the cliff dwellings and pueblos at Walnut Canyon National Monument. Or explore the Arboretum at Flagstaff in the Coconino National Forest. The Arboretum is a research and environmental education center and home to 2,500 species of plants, historic buildings and a nature trail through the Ponderosa pine forest. Special thanks to the Arizona Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.

    This package includes: Five days/four nights at Hart

    Prairie Lodge for four. The Lodge is open mid-June to mid-October.

    Meals while at the Lodge Private guided tour or nature

    hike of Hart Prairie Preserve Dates: Select four days between August 29 and September 2 or Sept 12 15. For more information: www.nature.org/hartprairie

  • ST. CROIX ADVENTURE: FLY-FISHING WITH THE EXPERTS

    Enjoy some of the best that summer has to offer during an expert-guided fly-fishing float on the scenic St. Croix River. A professional guide will help you hook smallmouth bass while drifting in a Mackenzie style boat on one of the most natural and pristine sections of the river, near Grantsburg, Wisconsin. The St. Croix is a designated wild and scenic river. Its well known for great smallmouth bass fishing and some muskie action wouldnt be surprising! Your trip will be led by Chuck Moos, former Board Chair of the Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota Chapter of The Nature Conservancy; along with an expert guide from Grantsburg Associates, an historic and private fly-fishing club located on the banks of the St. Croix. Enjoy a mid-day break for a shore lunchand maybe a siesta? Bring your binoculars for great birding. Fly-Fishing on the St. Croix is an excellent opportunity for some quality time for two! This will be catch and release fishing.

    Special thanks to Chuck Moos and Grantsburg Associates.

    This package includes: A fabulous one-day fly-fishing

    day trip for two Expert g