Pull Together for Wildlife

Join Greenbelt volunteers and the OSU Civic Engagement Center to improve streamside habitat for wildlife at the Bald Hill Farm Conservation Area.

Activity:

We’ll be removing invasive plants growing along Oak Creek to improve wildlife habitat and to beautify a beloved natural area.

Participation:

  • Be active at your own pace for several hours
  • Hike up to 2 miles on uneven natural surface trail
  • Carry hand tools and gear
  • Pull, bend, and rake
  • Team spirit and willingness to have fun

Recommended for ages 15+. Minors under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Directions and additional information provided upon registering. If you have any questions, please email rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org.

To Sign-Up:

To sign-up, please fill out the short form below:

Pull Together for Wildlife Day- Sat., Oct. 28, 10AM-2PM

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

Qigong in Nature

Come outdoors with Greenbelt Land Trust for a Qigong class at Bald Hill Farm! Qigong (pronounced “chee gung”) is a Chinese form of healing exercise practiced for thousands of years. The class will be led by Dr. Peter Eschwey of Soma Clinic for Natural Medicine in Corvallis. Dr. Eschwey is a certified Qigong instructor who has been in practice for over 20 years. He will be leading us through gentle movements to stretch the body, increase blood flow, build body awareness, improve mental clarity, and reduce tension− all in a beautiful natural area. Who doesn’t need that?!

This event is free and open to the public. No experience necessary! Wear loose, comfortable clothes, bring an open mind, and enjoy a cup of tea at the end of the class.

To RSVP/for more info, email Rebecca.

Savannah & Trail Stewardship Day

Join Greenbelt volunteers and OSU Service Learning students for an afternoon of restoring oak savannah habitat at the Bald Hill Farm Conservation Area.

Activity:

We’ll be removing invasive species and Douglas-fir saplings before they get bigger and threaten oak restoration sites. Also, we’ll be repairing trails to make them dryer and safer for this winter!

Participation:

  • Be active at your own pace for several hours
  • Hike up to 5 miles on uneven natural surface trail
  • Carry hand tools and gear
  • Shovel, bend, and rake
  • Team spirit and willingness to have fun

Recommended for ages 15+. Minors under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

If you have any questions, please email rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org.

To Sign-Up:

To sign-up, please fill out the short form below:

Savannah & Trail Stewardship Day- Fri., Oct. 13, 1PM-5PM

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

 

Fall Harvest Family Day

Let’s celebrate the fall harvest at Bald Hill Farm! Greenbelt Land Trust and the Corvallis Environmental Center invite you to enjoy the beautiful scenery and a host of fun fall activities at Bald Hill Farm.

Come on out for apple pressing and apple cider tasting, guided nature walks for kids of all ages, apple cider donuts, pumpkin decorating, face painting, outdoor games, and more!

This event is free, open to the public, and great for the whole family, so bring your kids and a picnic lunch to enjoy at the Farm.

RSVPs are kindly requested to ensure enough refreshments. To RSVP/for more information, please email Rebecca or call 541.752.9609.

 

TRANSPORTATION

** Walking/biking map to the event can be found below.

WALK: Park at Benton County Fairgrounds, Oak Creek Dr. parking lot, or Reservoir Rd. parking lot, and walk to the Bald Hill Farm farmhouse.

BIKE: Bicycle in- it’s a beautiful ride to the Farm!

DRIVE: Free but limited parking is available. Walking and biking are encouraged.

FOOD/DRINK: Complimentary fresh-pressed apple cider and apple cider donuts available. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch and a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.

Stay for the whole event or for just a while. We look forward to seeing you at the Fall Harvest Family Day!

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Are you able to volunteer to help make this a fun day for all? Please check out the volunteer sign-up HERE.

 

THANK YOU:

Thank you to our friends at Silvernail Farm & Orchard (Kings Valley), Adair’s Orchards (Albany), and Davis Family Farm (Corvallis) for donating apples and pumpkins for this event! Thank you also to NH-HAY, INC. (Albany) for donating hay bales that will then be passed on to a local farm animal rescue. We appreciate your support in promoting environmental education and farmland conservation!

 

*Please keep your furry friends safely at home. The Farmhouse is located in a private section of the Bald Hill Farm Conservation Area where pets are not permitted.

Conservation Book Club- Fall Gathering

Save the date for Greenbelt’s Conservation Book Club fall gathering! We are now reading Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

The September gathering will be an evening picnic at Bald Hill Farm (weather permitting; rain location will be announced). To RSVP or for more information, please contact rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org.

Book Club Synopsis:

The GLT Conservation Book Club is an inclusive and informal group that will meet quarterly to discuss a range of local to worldwide conservation issues. Our goal is to expand our learning based on our readings and each other through thoughts, personal experiences, and good conversations. Participation is free and open to all. Books will be chosen by group consensus, and each quarterly gathering will take place voluntarily at a host’s home. Come join us!

Book Buying:

You can buy books anywhere, but Grass Roots provides a 15% club discount upon mention of the Greenbelt Conservation Book Club. If you purchase through Amazon, please consider supporting Greenbelt at the same time through AmazonSmile!