Let’s Pull Together for Trails!

 

 

 

 

Calling volunteers! On Saturday, May 18th let’s all pull together with Greenbelt Land Trust to repair sections of trail at Bald Hill Farm. This trail system is a popular gateway to natural areas, so come show it some love! By pulling together, we can improve our community trails for all to use.

The Activity:

  • Patch damaged sections of trail and re-engineer an eroded switchback. We’ll be shoveling gravel and moving it up to 1 mile in motorized toters. Hand tools will be used to apply gravel to trails.
  • Be active at your own pace for several hours. Hike up to 6 miles on uneven natural surface trail where poison oak may be present. Carry hand tools and gear, shovel, lift, bend, and rake.
  • Safety considerations: Rough, uneven natural surfaces. Poison oak may be present. Loud equipment. Please bring protective gloves or use those provided for you. Wear long sleeves, long pants, and close-toed sturdy footwear.

The Location:

Location is at a to-be-announced site at Bald Hill Farm. Directions will be sent to registered participants prior to the event.

To Register:

For more information and to register, click HERE.

*All youth under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Any questions? Please email GLT’s Outreach Coordinator, Blythe Utz.

Event Hosts:

This event is co-hosted by Greenbelt Land Trust, Heart of the Valley Runners, and Benton County Natural Areas & Parks. Let’s Pull Together is organized by the Benton Cooperative Weed Management Area(CWMA) and SOLVE as part of Oregon’s Invasive Weed Awareness Week.

Volunteer Naturalist Orientation **FILLED**

 

 

 

 

It’s the 7th year of Greenbelt Land Trust’s Volunteer Naturalist program! Are you interested in being a Volunteer Naturalist? If you are a returning Naturalist or have always wanted to be one, now is your chance to be part of this enthusiastic and fun group for the 2019 season.

DO YOU…

  • Love exploring the outdoors in Corvallis?
  • Enjoy sharing your passion for nature with the public?
  • Want to help your community better appreciate the natural history of Bald Hill Farm and the mission of Greenbelt Land Trust?

If you said ‘YES!’, you could be a great Volunteer Naturalist. More info about the Volunteer Naturalist program HERE.

VOLUNTEER NATURALIST ORIENTATION

Those interested in serving as a Volunteer Naturalist for the 2019 season are asked to attend this Orientation. Participants will learn the nuts and bolts of being a Volunteer Naturalist and receive training on the natural and cultural history of Bald Hill Farm, the work of Greenbelt Land Trust, interpretation skills and more. Both classroom and field training will be provided. Previous experience is not necessary.

GOOD TO KNOW:

  • Many participants volunteer as couples or families. Youth under 18 can participate when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Are you a Master Naturalist? Ask your instructor how to earn volunteer hours for your program.

RSVP FOR APRIL 13TH VOLUNTEER NATURALIST ORIENTATION:

 

Volunteer for the Great Willamette Clean Up

 

 

 

 

Want to get dirty for good? Volunteer with Willamette Riverkeeper, Greenbelt Land Trust, and partners for the annual Great Willamette Clean Up– a fun morning of on-land and on-water clean ups along the Willamette River. Then join the afternoon After Party at Mazama Brewing for great food and free beer. Plus you have the chance to win prizes!

Are you an experienced paddler? Join Greenbelt for a water clean up from Peoria to the Crystal Lake boat ramp in Corvallis. For more information and to register, please visit: http://willamette-riverkeeper.org/great-willamette-cleanup/  

For questions about the Peoria to Crystal Lake paddle with Greenbelt Land Trust, email rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org or call the GLT office at (541) 752.9609. Additional details will be emailed upon registering.

Let’s Pull Together for Trails!

Calling volunteers! On Saturday, May 19th let’s all pull together with Greenbelt Land Trust to remove trailside weeds and to patch sections of trail at Bald Hill Farm. This trail system is a popular gateway to natural areas, so come show it some love! By pulling together, we can protect native plants and our community trails for all to use. This is the second day of a two-day trail event.

The Activity:

  • Clear vegetation and weeds from trail edges using hand tools.
  • Patch damaged sections of trail. We’ll be shoveling gravel and moving it up to 1 mile in motorized toters.
  • Be active at your own pace for several hours. Hike up to 6 miles on uneven natural surface trail where poison oak may be present. Carry hand tools and gear, shovel, lift, bend, and rake.
  • Safety considerations: Rough, uneven natural surfaces. Poison oak may be present. Loud equipment. Please bring protective gloves or use those provided for you. Wear long sleeves, long pants, and close-toed sturdy footwear.

The Location:

Location is at TBA site at the Bald Hill Farm/Fitton Green Natural Areas. Directions will be sent to registered participants prior to the event.

To Register:

For more information and to register, click HERE.

*All youth under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Any questions? Please email GLT’s Land Steward, Elizabeth Records.

Event Hosts:

This event is co-hosted by Benton County Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) members: Greenbelt Land Trust, Heart of the Valley Runners, and Benton County Natural Areas & Parks. Let’s Pull Together is organized by the CWMA and SOLVE as part of Oregon’s Invasive Weed Awareness Week.

Plant for Kids & Wildlife **CANCELED**

This event has been canceled due to inclement weather. Please join us at a future event!

Join Greenbelt Land Trust volunteers and staff as we restore streamside habitat for wildlife and fish at Bald Hill Farm. We’ll be planting shrubs and trees that will be stewarded by local 3rd-graders as part of the Exploring Oregon’s Ecosystems outdoor education program this spring.

*All ages welcome. Anyone under 18 needs to be supervised by a parent or legal guardian.

What it takes to do this activity:

  • Bend, kneel, and dig

Note: Directions and details will be provided prior to the event.

For more info or questions, contact rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org