Stargazing at Fitton Green

Come see one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in Benton County! Join Benton County Natural Areas & Parks, the OSU Astronomy Club, and Greenbelt Land Trust for a special evening at Fitton Green Natural Area where we’ll first enjoy a beautiful sunset overlooking Marys Peak, the highest point in the Coast Range. As the sky darkens and the stars appear, use provided telescopes to peer into the vast sky and learn about constellations. Feel free to bring your own telescopes, binoculars, and cameras. This event is free and family-friendly!

No Registration Required!

Meeting Location: Fitton Green Natural Area, 980 NW Panorama Dr., Corvallis

For questions, contact: Adam Stebbins, Benton County Natural Areas & Parks, adam.stebbins@co.benton.or.us, 541-766-6085

Natural Areas Celebration Week

This event 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!

Wildflower Walk & Picnic

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!

Registration

For more information or to RSVP for this free, family-friendly event, email Rebecca. Additional details and directions will be provided upon registering.

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!

 

 

 

Natural Areas Celebration Week!

This year’s Natural Areas Celebration Week has walks, talks, eats, outings, and more with something fun for everyone! Natural resource partners throughout the County join together during this week to highlight their projects and to celebrate the incredible resources in our backyard here in the mid-Valley. Find the entire week’s calendar of events HERE!