Fall Conservation Book Club Gathering **Postponed to January 2020**

This book club has been postponed to Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020. Register below!

Join us in reading and talking about The Future of Nature by Barry Lopez for our next Conservation Book Club! We hope you will join us in reading this important book and sharing ideas, concerns, insights, and wonders during our gathering on Wednesday, January 222, 2020 (originally scheduled for October 17th).

“The western mindset is arguably one of the greatest threats to the world’s ecological balance. Corporatism and globalization are two of the obvious villains here, but what part does human nature play in the problem? Since its inception in 1982, Orion magazine has been a forum for looking beyond the effects of ecological crises to their root causes in human culture. Less an anthology than a vision statement, this timely collection challenges the division of human society from the natural world that has often characterized traditional environmentalism. Edited and introduced by Barry Lopez, The Future of Nature encompasses such topics as local economies, the social dynamics of activism, America’s incarceration society, naturalism in higher education, developing nations, spiritual ecology, the military-industrial landscape, and the persistent tyranny of wilderness designation. Featuring the fine writing and insights for which Orion is famous, this book is required reading for anyone interested in a livable future for the planet.”

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

Book Club Host:
We’re looking for a host and a facilitator for this Conservation Book Club. Please email blythe@greenbeltlandtrust.org if you are interested in hosting or facilitating this wonderful, curious and engaged group.

Book Buying:
You can buy books anywhere, but Grass Roots provides a 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!

Conservation Book Club 1/22/20

The Great Willamette River Clean Up

Join Greenbelt Land Trust and Marys River Watershed Council to help clean up important habitat, terrestrial and water recreation area (Marys River confluence in downtown Corvallis). Please bring your own water bottle and wear appropriate clothing including closed-toed shoes. Gloves, litter grabbers, tools, etc. will be provided.

Follow this link to register

After the clean up, join other volunteers from Corvallis and Albany at Big River Restaurant & Bar at 101 NW Jackson Ave for a volunteer celebration, free beverage, and raffle from 1-3PM. Follow this link for more information about The Great Willamette River Clean Up or email blythe@greenbeltlandtrust.org.

History of Bald Hill Farm :: 30 Years Series

 

 

 

 

Calling all local history buffs! Come and learn more about the fascinating history of Bald Hill Farm, from Kalapuya through western settler migration. We’ll delve into the world of the extensive Mulkey family whose name graces the property’s creek and ridgeline, and trace back local tales through oral and written documents. Space is limited to 30 for this free event.

This will be a slow, easy walk with many stops and considerable standing.