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.

Let’s Pull Together for Trails!

Calling volunteers! On Friday, 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. This is the first of a two-day trails event. Volunteer for one day or both!

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 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.

**Want to help with both trail work and weed removal? Join us Saturday, May 19th for Day 2 of Let’s Pull Together for Trails! For more info/to register for Day 2, click HERE.

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

 

Volunteer Fence Pull **FILLED**

Thank you for your interest! This volunteer work party is currently full.

Want to help wildlife at Bald Hill Farm? Join Greenbelt staff and volunteers as we reduce the amount of barbed-wire fence along trails so that wildlife, such as deer, can move safely and easily around this conservation area. After the work party, join the after-party at the farmhouse where there will be hot cocoa and treats to warm you up!

What it takes to do this activity:

  • Be active at your own pace for several hours
  • Hike up to 2 miles on trail surfaces
  • Carry hand tools and gear
  • Lift, bend, and kneel

We’ll provide training and equipment appropriate to the task. More information about the site location and directions will be emailed to registered volunteers prior to the event.

Recommended for ages 15+. Anyone under 18 needs to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

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