World Beneath Our Feet Walk

What lies beneath our feet? It’s much more than just dirt! Join Greenbelt and OSU’s Dr. James Cassidy at Luckiamute Meadows for a look at the underground world from its creatures to its soil and beyond. How does this sub-surface environment influence water, plants, animals, and people above ground? Join us on a guided walk through stunning remnant oak savannas and riparian areas as we explore the world beneath our feet at this special conservation area in Kings Valley that is only accessible through Greenbelt-led tours. Free and family-friendly.


For more information or to RSVP, email Rebecca. Location and additional details will be provided upon registering.

Walk Leader

James Cassidy has been an Instructor of Soil Science at Oregon State University for over 12 years.  The introductory class now has over 200 students each term and is very popular.  James is also the faculty advisor for the wildly popular OSU Organic Growers Club – OSU’s student farm.  Coming from a non-traditional background (music industry for over 30 years) he is passionate about soil and is popular with students because of his dynamic speaking style.  The student farm project has over 300 student volunteers on its list-serve and it continues to grow.  The farm cultivates over 50 different fruit and vegetable crops and is just beginning its 18th season.

Herpetology Walk **FILLED**

This walk has filled. To reserve a spot on the waitlist, email Rebecca McKay Steinberg.

Join us for a walk with OSU aquatic ecologist, Dr. Tiffany Garcia, to learn about Oregon’s amphibians and reptiles. We’ll be looking for these cool creatures at Luckiamute Meadows and learning about what we can do to help them. This event is free, kid-friendly, and family-friendly.

Access to this conservation easement in Kings Valley is only permitted through tours like this, so take advantage of the special opportunity to see this unique conservation area with us!

For more information, please email