Farm to Cork Hike

You’ve heard of the farm to fork movement, but have you done a farm to cork hike? Join Greenbelt and Lumos Wine Company for a special scenic hike from beautiful Bald Hill Farm through Mulkey Forest and Fitton Green Natural Area to Lumos’ stunning Wren Vineyard. This guided hike will wind through forest, prairies, and multiple conservation areas with breath-taking pastoral and mountain vistas. We’ll see and learn about habitat restoration, landscape connections, wildlife corridors, flora and fauna, and more.

The farm to fork movement supports local farmers and food, but this farm to cork outing will bring you a complimentary tasting of certified organic local wines (with light hors-d’oeuvres) at the historic Wren Vineyard. During the wine tasting, we’ll learn about Lumos’ prairie restoration work for the endangered Fender blue butterfly while overlooking Marys Peak and the Coast Range.

This one-way hike will be approximately 6 miles in total and requires participants to be in good physical condition to hike moderate to steep hills. Folks under 21 should be accompanied by a legal guardian. Complimentary non-alcoholic drinks will also be available. A complimentary shuttle will take you from Wren back to Bald Hill Farm.

Registration

For more information or to RSVP, email Rebecca. Location and additional details will be provided upon registering. Suggested donation of $7.

Yoga Hike

Rejuvenate yourself while immersed in nature! Join Greenbelt and Live Well Studio for outdoor yoga at the beautiful and iconic Bald Hill Farm. Certified yoga instructor, Jocelyn Darshana, is the manager of Live Well Studio and has over 10 years of yoga practice and teaching experience.  The session will be 90 minutes and will include stretching, a yoga hike, and relaxing guided meditation. All levels are welcome and no experience is required! Bring a lunch and stay for an optional picnic at noon. Herbal tea provided.

Registration

To RSVP and for more information (including location and directions), please email rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org.

 

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)

 

Wildflower Walk & Picnic ***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.

Celebrate Natural Areas Celebration Week with Greenbelt Land Trust as we explore Little Willamette, a privately-owned conservation area stewarded by Greenbelt Land Trust near the Willamette River in Albany. This site has an abundance of spring wildflowers, ponds, and wildlife. We’ll walk through prairies and oak woodlands and enjoy a brown bag picnic at sunset.

GLT Restoration Manager and resident plant expert, Matt Blakeley-Smith, will help identify native wildflowers while sharing information about GLT’s efforts to restore native habitats and species on the property. This walk is a rare opportunity to walk a conservation area that most folks don’t get to see!

 

Natural Areas Celebration Week

This event is sponsored by Greenbelt Land Trust and is part of Natural Areas Celebration Week.

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!

Courtney Creek Camas 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 Land Trust and the Calapooia Watershed Council for the first guided nature walk at Courtney Creek, a 200-acre conservation area protected in 2017 just south of Brownsville near the headwaters of Courtney Creek in the upper Calapooia Watershed. We’ll explore a unique wet forest and prairie landscape offering excellent birding opportunities and breath-taking views of its sea of purple camas in bloom. This special property also protects one of the largest remaining Willamette Valley populations of the endangered plant, Bradshaw’s lomatium.

*This private conservation is only accessible by Greenbelt-led tours, so don’t miss this opportunity to explore it at peak bloom!

Natural Areas Celebration Week

This event is sponsored by Greenbelt Land Trust and is part of the 9th annual Natural Areas Celebration Week from May 5-13, 2018

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!