Geology in Action Walk ***FILLED***

***This event is currently full. To add your name to the waitlist, please email Rebecca. You will be contacted as soon as possible if space becomes available.

Join Greenbelt and geologist, Robert J. (Bob) Lillie, for a Geology Walk at Fitton Green Natural Area. Back by popular demand, Bob will take us on a journey through geological time as he describes the forces such as volcanic eruptions, tectonic plates, and erosion that formed Oregon’s spectacular mountains, valleys, and coastlines. Fitton Green is a special natural area with unparalleled panoramic views of the Coast Range that provide a dramatic backdrop for this popular free and family-friendly walk.

 

Hike Leader

Bob Lillie draws on his experience as a geology professor, park ranger, and graphic illustrator to tell the geological story of the Corvallis region and its connections to Oregon’s natural and cultural history. He is a writer, illustrator, and national park ranger specializing in communicating park landscapes and their deeper meanings to the public. He was a Professor of Geosciences at Oregon State University (1984 to 2011) and is a Certified Interpretive Trainer through the National Association for Interpretation. His new book is “Oregon’s Island in the Sky: Geology Road Guide to Marys Peak.” At the end of the walk, copies will available for purchase and signing.

Lillie’s other books include “Beauty from the Beast: Plate Tectonics and the Landscapes of the Pacific Northwest (2015)  and “Parks and Plates: The Geology of Our National Parks, Monuments, and Seashores” (2005)

 

Island in the Sky Geology Walk **FILLED**

*This walk is currently full. If you would like to put your name on the waitlist, please email Jessica.

Join us for a walk with geologist, Robert J. (Bob) Lillie, as we take a journey up Fitton Green and through geological time. We’ll learn about the forces, including volcanic eruptions, tectonic plates, and erosion, that formed Oregon’s spectacular mountains, valleys, and coastlines. Bob draws on his experience as a geology professor, park ranger, and graphic illustrator to tell the geological story of the Corvallis region and its connections to Oregon’s natural and cultural history. This outing is part of the Oregon Walk the Land Day.

Bob Lillie is a writer, illustrator, and national park ranger specializing in communicating park landscapes and their deeper meanings to the public. He was a Professor of Geosciences at Oregon State University (1984 to 2011) and is a Certified Interpretive Trainer through the National Association for Interpretation. His new book is “Oregon’s Island in the Sky: Geology Road Guide to Marys Peak.” At the end of the walk, copies will available for purchase and signing.

Lillie’s other books include “Beauty from the Beast: Plate Tectonics and the Landscapes of the Pacific Northwest (2015)  and “Parks and Plates: The Geology of Our National Parks, Monuments, and Seashores” (2005)

 

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

Registration is now open- register HERE!

MUSIC

This year we’ll have live music! The Breakthrus will be performing their original folk rock music.

FOOD/BEER

In addition to complimentary food and drink, Mazama Brewing Co. will provide beer and Happy Shawarma will have Mediterranean food for purchase.

VOLUNTEERS

Help make this year’s Run for the Hills a success! Various roles are available. Please contact Rebecca (rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org).

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


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Fitton Green Stewardship Day

Help protect Fitton Green Natural area by clipping overhanging branches from an access road for restoration equipment and firefighting. Experience a seldom-seen part of this beautiful natural area protected by Greenbelt Land Trust and Benton County Natural Areas and Parks. Fitton Green is home to rare species including Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly.

Recommended for ages 16 and up. Minors need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. This volunteer opportunity involves walking a couple of miles and working at one’s own pace on uneven natural surfaces in an environment where poison oak may be present. Restrooms are not available at this site.

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

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

‘Fitt’ to Hike! Farm to Fitton with the Sierra Club **FILLED**

Join Greenbelt and the Marys Peak Group of the Oregon Sierra Club as we hike round-trip from Bald Hill Farm to Fitton Green. Explore endangered oak habitat and enjoy panoramic Coast Range vistas while learning why connecting open space is important for wildlife, plants, and recreation. As we walk through newly-restored oak habitat on Mulkey Ridge, Greenbelt staff will talk about the 2-year Woodlands Stewardship Project to enhance remnant oak habitat in the Willamette Valley. You do not have to be a Sierra Club member- all are welcome at this free event!

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