Volunteer Naturalist Orientation

It’s the 6th year of Greenbelt Land Trust’s Volunteer Naturalist program! Are you interested in being a Volunteer Naturalist? 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 for the 2018 season. Sign-up today!

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– Saturday, April 7th from 9:30 am-3:00 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 of 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– additional items will be sent to you when you sign-up

3) Volunteer – 4 or more 2-hour shifts between April-July 2018 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 7, 2018 from 9:30am-3:00pm

    *Volunteers under 18 need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Please call ahead (541.752.9609) if you are signing up for more than one person.
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Call for Volunteers! Exploring Oregon’s Ecosystems/Explorando los Ecosistemas de Oregon

Calling English and Spanish speaking volunteers! Join us for a special volunteer training for Exploring Oregon’s Ecosystems/Explorando los Ecosistemas de Oregón, a GLT youth education partnership with the Institute for Applied Ecology and Marys River Watershed Council. We’ll learn fun environmental education lessons about water and wildlife in preparation for teaching local 3rd-graders during upcoming spring outdoor field days (see posters below).

*Volunteers should enjoy working with kids and must pass a background check. Being fluent in both Spanish and English is a plus!

RSVP to Stacy Moore, Institute for Applied Ecology: stacy@appliedeco.org or  541.908.1093

 

Plant for Kids & Wildlife **CANCELED**

This event has been canceled due to inclement weather. Please join us at a future event!

Join Greenbelt Land Trust volunteers and staff as we restore streamside habitat for wildlife and fish at Bald Hill Farm. We’ll be planting shrubs and trees that will be stewarded by local 3rd-graders as part of the Exploring Oregon’s Ecosystems outdoor education program this spring.

*All ages welcome. Anyone under 18 needs to be supervised by a parent or legal guardian.

What it takes to do this activity:

  • Bend, kneel, and dig

Note: Directions and details will be provided prior to the event.

For more info or questions, contact rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org

 

Volunteer Fence Pull **FILLED**

Thank you for your interest! This volunteer work party is currently full.

Want to help wildlife at Bald Hill Farm? Join Greenbelt staff and volunteers as we reduce the amount of barbed-wire fence along trails so that wildlife, such as deer, can move safely and easily around this conservation area. After the work party, join the after-party at the farmhouse where there will be hot cocoa and treats to warm you up!

What it takes to do this activity:

  • Be active at your own pace for several hours
  • Hike up to 2 miles on trail surfaces
  • Carry hand tools and gear
  • Lift, bend, and kneel

We’ll provide training and equipment appropriate to the task. More information about the site location and directions will be emailed to registered volunteers prior to the event.

Recommended for ages 15+. Anyone under 18 needs to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

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

Farm Volunteer Work Party

Help improve Bald Hill Farm! Join Greenbelt volunteers and staff for hands-on stewardship projects at the farmhouse and shop. This work party is open to everyone and is a great way to learn about local farmland and habitat conservation while giving back to this conservation area. Plus, explore parts of the Farm that not many people get to see!

Activities:

Projects include landscaping, indoor and outdoor facility and tool maintenance, and more. Hot cocoa and tasty treats provided.

Participation:

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

To sign-up, fill out the short form below.

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

Farm Volunteer Work Party- Fri., Nov. 17, 1PM-4PM

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