Where the Wild Things Are: A Celebration of Wilderness in the Applegate Valley

The Siskiyou Crest is: Where the Wild Things Are. Let's keep it that way!
The Siskiyou Crest is: Where the Wild Things Are. Let’s keep it that way!

Hi Neighbors!
Join us for a fun-filled day and evening fundraiser to support the wildlands of the Applegate Valley. We’ve got an incredible lineup of family-friendly and educational activities in the afternoon, followed by food, libations, live music, and presentations about ANN and the issues affecting our region.

The Applegate Neighborhood Network is sponsoring this local community event and fundraiser.  All proceeds from the event will benefit the work of ANN and the protection of our forests, rivers and streams. The event is being planned to bring the community together in a celebration of public land and local wilderness and to support those who are working for its protection. Come join us for a good time and consider donating to the efforts of ANN.

When: Saturday, June 11th 3-10 pm

Where: 724 Yale Creek Road, Little Applegate Valley

Cost: $10 for entry
Food and alcohol will also be available for sale.

Educational Events

3:00-4:30 PM

Applegate Forests Slideshow — Long-time local resident, environmental activist, and ANN member, Chant Thomas, will present photos of Applegate forests.

Primitive Skills — A workshop led by local primitive skills enthusiasts, Kjersti Burck and Grace Powell.

Oak Woodland Hike — Join naturalist and ANN coordinator, Luke Ruediger, for a short hike into nearby ancient oak woodlands.

4:30- 6:00 PM

Native Plant Walk — Local permaculture expert and educator, Tommy Hazel will lead an informative native plant walk.

Farm Tours at Yale Creek and By George Creamery with Jared Smith and Megan Fehrman — Local organic farmers from Yale Creek


Dinner Catered by Chef Kristen Lyons – Meals to go


6:00-7:00 PM Presentations about the Applegate Neighborhood Network and issues affecting our valley, as well as a short presentation by our neighbors over the ridge on the Klamath River about the Westside Project, a large post-fire logging proposal.


7:00-9:00 Verbs & Nouns – Folk/bluegrass from southern Oregon.

9:00-10:00 PM Brothers Reed — Bluegrass and old time music from Ashland, Oregon. Prepare for a foot stomping, hillbilly dancing good time with Brothers Reed.


We will also have a table of items for sale to benefit ANN and will be accepting donations to support our work in the Applegate Valley. A large matching donation has been made to ANN, so we want to stretch that donation as far as possible. 

See you there!