29th Annual Meeting

Greenbelt Land Trust’s 29th Annual Meeting is about YOU- our members and friends!  Each year we celebrate you and the work that you make possible. We will reflect on the successes and challenges of 2017 and glance ahead to 2018’s exciting projects and programs.

Join us for local eats, acoustic guitar music by Adam Scramstad, and an inspiring keynote presentation from the award-winning Oregon author and poet, Henry Hughes.

All are welcome to this free event. We look forward to spending an evening with you at the First Presbyterian Church, Dennis Hall addition.


Keynote Speaker:

Henry Hughes grew up on Long Island, New York. After completing an MA in Creative Writing at Purdue University in 1990, he spent five years working in Japan and China. He has lived in Oregon since 2002. Hughes is the author of four collections of poetry, including Men Holding Eggs (2004 Oregon Book Award), Moist Meridian (2011 Finalist for the Oregon Book Award), and Bunch of Animals, new from Cloudbank Books. His poems and essays have appeared in Antioch Review, Carolina Quarterly, Shenandoah, Seattle Review, Gray’s Sporting Journal and Harvard Review where his book reviews regularly appear. His fishing memoir, Back Seat with Fish: A Man Adventures in Angling and Romance, was published this spring by Skyhorse. He is the editor of the Everyman’s Library anthologies, The Art of Angling: Poems about Fishing and Fishing Stories. Hughes is a professor of literature and writing at Western Oregon University.

27th Annual Meeting

Come and visit with us at our 27th Annual Meeting! Visit with friends, hear about our accomplishments from 2015 and learn about the work we have planned in the year ahead. We are honored to have guest keynote speaker Phil Mote, director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, to share projections for the Willamette Valley and the role people play in future climate scenarios. Greenbelt’s annual meetings are always a lively affair, filled with dynamic conversation, great food from Gathering Together Farm, and friends – don’t miss it!

This year we are bringing to the membership a proposed update to the Greenbelt Land Trust bylaws for approval. For more information about the bylaw edits and to review changes, Click Here.