Support ECTA AND take a chance to win one of these amazing prizes!
1. Complete Camping Package at Steep Hill Beach
Just show up with your sleeping bags! ECTA will have your campsite at Steep Hill Beach in Ipswich all set up with a 4-person tent donated by REI of Reading, firewood, camp chairs and snacks. This is a special opportunity to have access to the Trustees of Reservations' campsite which is normally used only for special functions. The tent is yours to keep!
**Must be used in 2014, not available in August, date must be scheduled in advance and be agreed to by ECTA and The Trustees.
2. New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills
Two tickets in section 20, row 4 for the Pats vs. Bills on Sunday, December 29th at 1:00 pm - these are fantastic seats!! West side, with parking and coveted access from North Road. This game will likely have playoff implications for both teams!!
**Two more adjacent seats available for additional donation to ECTA
3. Bruins Tickets
Four tickets for January 30th game against Montreal.
Section 20, row 19, seats 1-4.
4. Tour the Marshes and Waterways of Ipswich, Essex & Rowley
Join ECTA Trail Steward Nat Pulsifer aboard "Integrity" for a boat trip through our local salt marshes. During the three-hour cruise you will have the chance to explore the quiet backwaters and get up close to wildlife. Picnic lunch & adult beverages included.
**Room for up to 6 adults or 4 adults/4 children, dates/times are weather & tide dependent, must be scheduled in advance, available May-September 2014
5. Maine Getaway at Moosehead Lake
Enjoy 5 nights at this beautiful 5BR/2BA vacation home in Beaver Cove, ME. This home has it all! It is the perfect getaway for couples, a family or several families, just minutes from Greenville. Use of the Beaver Cove beach, which is walking distance or a short drive from the house. Large deck, pool table, satellite TV. ATV/Snowmobile trails just down the road. New this year: hot tub on the deck!!
**Must be used in 2014, scheduling based upon availability
6. Escape to Costa Rica at Casa Parrot Hill
One week stay at "Casa Parrot Hill," a 2BR/2BA vacation home with pool, situated at the edge of the rain forest in Ojochal on the Pacific coast in the Osa Region.
Close to secluded palm covered beaches, great surfing, birding and hiking, horseback riding sport finishing, snorkeling and diving – there is something for everyone! The village of Ojochal has all the necessities for vacation living but still offers charming local Tico culture.
Package includes 3 days of housekeeping, chef or tour services. **Your vacation in paradise is available until December 5, 2014, scheduling based on availability.
7. Guided River Fishing Trip
Fly fish or light spin fish with Capt. Kalil Boghdan, 2012 Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide of the Year, for striped on the Essex River, originating in Essex, Massachusetts. Fish the beautiful tidal salt marshes and the sand flats of the Essex River, Crane Beach, and Plum Island Sound. Your trip will include: coffee and pastries in the morning and sandwiches and cold drinks for lunch; use of premium Orvis rods and reels, flies, leaders, etc.; light spin tackle for those who do not fly fish; a CD of photos of your charter mailed to your home; personalized attention; and much more.
Capt. Kalil is a US Coast Guard-licensed captain with over 25 years of experience on the Essex River and the waters of Crane Beach and Plum Island Sound. He earned a Ph.D. in biology and is a retired educator where he served as a high school science teacher and department chairman, and as a middle school principal. He is thoroughly versed in the behavior of striped bass and bluefish as well as the natural history and ecology of the area. Conservation of our natural resources is very important to Kalil. He is currently a member of several conservation and wildlife associations and serves or has served on their board of directors. Kalil is a past president of the Massachusetts Wildlife Federation.
**This trip is for two anglers in 2014, and catch and release of all striped bass is practiced.
8. Case of Fine Wines
A hand-picked selection of 6 white and 6 reds, including the following:
2011 Napa Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
2011 Catena Mendoza Malbec
2011 Markham Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot
2012 La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
2010 Four Vines Sonoma County Zinfandel
2009 Nipozzano Riserva Chianti Rufina
2011 Pazo Senorans Rias Baixas Albarino
2012 Duckhorn Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc
2013 Whitehaven Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
2011 William Fevre Champs Royaux Chablis
2012 Cambria Katherine's Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay
2011 Domaines Schlumberger Alsace Pinot Gris