Creekspirit Wildlife Foundation
Welcome to our new website. Our mission is to provide private support to preserve the wildlife of California and the West through education, conservation, collaboration, and inspiration. To learn more, keep on reading. Our new website is a work in progress and could change daily until we are happy with it. Come back often to see the improvements.
To carry out its mission and guide its activities, the Foundation has developed a four-point program. (1) We provide educational programs for both children and adults on wildlife and wildlife preservation in California and other regions of the West. (2) We support the conservation of wildlife and help wildlife in need and support wildlife preservation initiatives through collaboration with other like-minded nonprofit organizations. And we provide inspiration for the future of wildlife through our Wildlife Library, the Dome of the Great Bear and the Creekspirit Mosaic Gardens of Wildlife Art.
The design of Creekspirit reflects a feeling of peacefulness, spirituality, and quiet beauty.
The centerpiece of Creekspirit is the "Dome of the Great Bear" in which are installed numerous mosaics that pay tribute to the California Grizzly Bear who no longer inhabits California. When strolling the garden, one comes across a large pond filled with dozens of Koi fish of all sizes, the mosaic Wild Bird Terrace, the Gledhill Grove (a large tree covered picnic area), and the Art Barn Shop where one will find a selection of original Woodblock prints, greeting cards, and publications by Santa Barbara artist Patti Jacquemain. Throughout the garden, visitors will find Jacquemain's colorful mosaics, many set in stone, of birds, mammals, butterflies, and the wildlife found in and around the area. View the short video below to receive a short tour of the Creekspirit Mosaic Garden of Art.
Still in a natural setting, Creekspirit has evolved over the years into a "Garden of Art" in which have been installed many of Patti Jacquemain's mosaic pieces produced over the years, reflecting the essence of her artistic creativity. Creekspirit is located on the banks of seasonal Mission Creek in Santa Barbara's Mission Canyon area. It comprises over two acres of redwood trees, native plants, ferns, flowers, and mosaic art.
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private operating foundation organized under the laws of the State of California. Donations can be made as part of the Golden Bear Circle or separately, on an unrestricted basis. The Creekspirit Wildlife Foundation welcomes your interest in its activities and programs.