ecoBenefete Live Auction

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016  //  6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

At Mason Fine Art Gallery / Atlanta

Handcrafted Ogeechee River Boat

Value - $10,000
Starting bid - $3,500

When Garden and Gun magazine awarded The Ogeechee River Boat Company their coveted 2015 Made in the South Award, this is the boat judged by T. Edwards Nickens of Field & Stream fame. Own a piece of southern history, a handcrafted fishing boat brimming with style and craftsmanship, that is both functional and beautiful. Born on the banks of the Ogeechee River, this style of boat is only being made by one man - Jeff Robbins of Ogeechee River Boat Company.  This is the perfect watercraft for fishing Georgia’s flatwater rivers - or a backyard pond. Thank you to Jeff and his family for donating this boat to The Georgia Conservancy. 

Coastal Georgia Exploration on The Captain Gabby 

Value - $8,000
Starting bid - $3,000

Experience the unspoiled, isolated beauty of the Georgia Coast aboard a shrimp boat converted to a kayak mothership! Let us take you to places that few people can access. Wild beaches, endless marsh creeks, historic trails, and natural wonders unique to our area. The Capt Gabby has been comfortably outfitted with 3 staterooms, a bathroom, fresh & hot showers, and a complete galley. The best part of the boat is the amazing roof deck offering the best views anywhere on the coast. Our itinerary is customized to take full advantage of the tides, the weather, and the interests of the group. Activities include kayaking, birding, beach combing, hiking, fishing, and more! Up to 6 participants. Dates subject to availability. 

Okefenokee Platform Camping with renowned naturalist Cathy Sakas 

Value - $5,000
Starting bid - $1,500

A stunning paddle through a prairie of lilies, orchids and pitcher plants ringed with cypress and pine hammocks filled with native and migratory birds. A covered camping platform with expansive 360 degree views that only get more dynamic after the sun sets and stars come out. This is your Okefenokee platform trip, the greatest outdoor experience in Georgia hosted by the most experienced and knowledgeable guides in the business - Cathy Sakas (NOAA / Okefenokee Adventures), Scott Taylor (Three Rivers Outdoors) and Bryan Schroeder (Georgia Conservancy). 

Two-night Okefenokee platform camping includes chef prepared meals, libations, all camping equipment needed, canoes, reservations, permits and guide service. Build your team of 6 (or less) and join us for an adventure of a lifetime. Dates subject to availability.

Distinctly Georgian Artwork by Kyle Brooks, aka BlackCatTips

Value - $1,500
Starting bid - $250

Kyle Brooks, aka BlackCatTips, has emerged as one of Atlanta’s most beloved and important artists. Completed this evening at ecoBenefete, this is the perfect piece for any aficionado looking to add a fun, folksy, Distinctly Georgian art to their collection.