Run for the Hills

The 11th Annual Run for the Hills will take place on Saturday, June 10th! This event features 30K and 8K trail runs, a 2-mile run/walk, and a 1/4-mile kids fun run. This popular event is great for the whole family!

Proceeds benefit Greenbelt Land Trust’s Trails Fund to help maintain and enhance our public trail systems.

Registration is now open- register HERE!

For more info, please visit www.gltrunforthehills.com. “Like” Run for the Hills on Facebook!

Volunteer Naturalist Orientation

Are you interested in being a Volunteer Naturalist with Greenbelt Land Trust? It’s that time of year to sign-up! If you are a returning Naturalist or have always wanted to be one, now is your chance to be part of this enthusiastic and fun group.

DO YOU…

-Love exploring the outdoors in Corvallis?
-Enjoy sharing your passion for nature with the public?
-Want to help your community better appreciate the natural history of Bald Hill Farm and the mission of Greenbelt Land Trust?

If you said ‘YES!’, you’re invited to attend the upcoming Volunteer Naturalist Orientation.

 

*To sign-up, please fill out the short form below. Your information will not be shared.

 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

1) Volunteer Naturalist Orientation & Training– Sunday, April 2nd from 9:30 am-3:30 pm

Naturalists maintain a friendly presence at Bald Hill Farm throughout the summer, provide informal visitor outreach, and keep an eye on management issues. Participants will learn about the nuts and bolts of being a Volunteer Naturalist and receive training in the natural history of Bald Hill Farm, the mission on Greenbelt Land Trust, interpretation skills, and more. Classroom and field training will be provided. Previous experience is not necessary. Registration is limited to 25 people.

2) Complete/Update Your Volunteer Forms– items will be sent when you sign-up!

3) Volunteer – 4 or more 2-hour shifts between April-July 2017 on a flexible schedule (weekends and select weekdays).

 

TOUR GUIDES:

–Naturalists have the option to be Tour Guides to lead their own walks or assist guest experts in leading outings on Greenbelt lands.  Tour Guides may also lend a hand in managing large groups, answering questions, and registering participants.

 

GOOD TO KNOW:
–Many participants volunteer as couples or families. Youth under 18 can participate when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
–Are you a Master Naturalist? Ask your instructor how to earn volunteer hours for your program.

 

Want to learn more about the Volunteer Naturalist Program? Please contact Elizabeth Records: elizabeth@greenbeltlandtrust.org.

 

Volunteer Naturalist Orientation- April 2, 2017 from 9:30am-3:30pm

    *Volunteers under 18 need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
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Kids’ Day- Bugs at Bald Hill Farm

Join us on a walk with entomologist, Dr. Melissa Scherr, for a fun morning of exploring the wonderful world of invertebrates.  We’ll catch and release insects in streams while learning how these little critters are important for food webs.

This event is free, family-friendly, and open to kids of all ages. Space is limited.

To sign up and for more information, please email rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org.

Beavers & Wetlands Walk **FILLED**

Beavers are OSU’s beloved mascot, an important character in indigenous folklore, a listed “nuisance” animal in some states, and a fur-bearer trapped nearly to the point of extirpation.  They have had a long and sometimes controversial history in Oregon (it’s the beaver state after all!). For thousands of years, beavers have been ecosystem engineers, creating wetlands and altering landscapes to the benefit of many species, such as coho salmon.

Join Greenbelt and Jimmy Taylor, Supervisory Research Wildlife Biologist with the National Wildlife Research Center, on a walk as we talk about beaver natural history, explore a local wetland, and observe an active beaver dam at Bald Hill Farm.

This walk is brought to you by Greenbelt Land Trust and The Wetlands Conservancy.  It takes place at the “tale” end of the Beaver Tales: A Celebration of Beaver Art exhibit spearheaded by The Wetlands Conservancy – and on exhibit throughout February at OSU’s LaSells Stewart Center.

To RSVP for the walk or for more info, contact Rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org.

 

Milkweed Mingle & Planting

Just as April showers bring May flowers, spring milkweed planting can attract summer monarchs! These butterflies depend on milkweed for each stage of life, but the loss of habitat and their food supply have led to this species’ decline in the Pacific Northwest. Please help us fill the “need for milkweed” by joining Greenbelt for an afternoon at Bald Hill Farm. We’ll be planting milkweed grown from seeds planted by volunteers at Greenbelt’s native nursery. Meet and mingle with other volunteers, learn about monarchs, and help bring more of these butterflies to the region!

Space is limited to 10 people. For more info or questions, contact rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org.

To register, please fill out the form below:

Milkweed Mingle & Planting- Fri., Feb. 24th 2-4:30PM

    *Volunteers under 18 need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.