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!

Nature Writing Workshop with Robert Michael Pyle

Join Greenbelt Land Trust and the Spring Creek Project for a special writing workshop led by award-winning poet, essayist, naturalist, lepidopterist, and author Robert Michael Pyle. This free workshop will take place at Bald Hill Farm, a landscape whose history, animals, and vistas have inspired many authors and artists alike! You’ll enjoy a nature walk and writing discussion, personal writing time, and a group reading. This event kicks off the 8th Annual Natural Areas Celebration Week!

Robert Michael Pyle is the author of 17 books, including Mariposa Road, Chasing Monarchs, Where Bigfoot Walks, and Wintergreen, which received a John Burroughs Medal. He is also the founder of the Xerces Society and lives in Southwest Washington.

“I’ve always felt there is something sacred in a piece of paper that travels the earth from hand to hand, head to head, heart to heart.”
Robert Michael Pyle, Sky Time in Gray’s River: Living for Keeps in a Forgotten Place

Registration

Space is limited, so sign up today! For more information or to RSVP, please email Jessica.

Natural Areas Celebration Week

This event is part of Natural Areas Celebration Week and is brought to you by Greenbelt Land Trust and the Spring Creek Project.

Natural Areas Celebration Week has something for everyone!  Natural resource partners throughout the region join together during this week to highlight their projects and to celebrate the incredible resources in our backyard here in the mid-Valley. From walks to talks, open houses, local food and drinks, and more, you are sure to have a great time! Find the entire week’s calendar HERE.

Birding By Ear at Bald Hill

Calling all bird enthusiasts! Grab your binoculars and join GLT and ornithologists, Lisa Millbank and Don Boucher, for a morning of birding at Bald Hill Farm. The Farm’s fields and woodlands host a wide variety of birds, and listening is a great way to experience them. Migration will be in full swing, and we’ll try to find the rare Oregon vesper sparrow.  We’ll discuss the basics of birding by ear, and help birders of all skill levels identify what they’re hearing. This Earth Day event is sure to fill up quickly, so reserve your spot today!

Leaders:

Don Boucher and Lisa Millbank are renowned birders and instructors who promote the understanding and appreciation of local nature through their Neighborhood Naturalist program.

To RSVP:

For more information and to sign up for this walk (spaces are limited), please email Rebecca.

Walk with a Naturalist

Join a Greenbelt Volunteer Naturalist at Bald Hill Farm every third Sunday from April through August. Learn more about this iconic conservation area’s history, plants, wildlife, and more! Each walk is family-friendly with have a different theme. Walks begin at 9am at the Oak Creek Drive parking lot. No RSVP required.

For more info, email Elizabeth or call 541.752.9609.

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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