Call for Volunteers! Exploring Oregon’s Ecosystems/Explorando los Ecosistemas de Oregon

Calling English and Spanish speaking volunteers! Join us for a special volunteer training for Exploring Oregon’s Ecosystems/Explorando los Ecosistemas de Oregón, a GLT youth education partnership with the Institute for Applied Ecology and Marys River Watershed Council. We’ll learn fun environmental education lessons about water and wildlife in preparation for teaching local 3rd-graders during upcoming spring outdoor field days (see posters below).

*Volunteers should enjoy working with kids and must pass a background check. Being fluent in both Spanish and English is a plus!

RSVP to Stacy Moore, Institute for Applied Ecology: stacy@appliedeco.org or  541.908.1093

 

Citizen Science Turkey Count **FILLED**

Thank you for your interest! This event is currently full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org.

Join Greenbelt Land Trust and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to count turkeys, conduct citizen science, and experience a beautiful winter morning at Bald Hill Farm Conservation Area. Greenbelt is monitoring non-native turkeys at Bald Hill Farm to see if their numbers may have implications for native and rare plant species. And we need your help to do it! Stay afterward for social time with coffee, hot cocoa, and treats. Experience surveying birds or wildlife is beneficial but not required.

Recommended for ages 12+. Anyone under 18 needs to be supervised by a parent or legal guardian.

What it takes to do this activity:

  • Walk up to 2 miles off-trail on potentially steep or muddy natural surfaces
  • Be in locations where poison oak may be present

Note: This opportunity is subject to be rescheduled due to inclement weather since turkeys will not be as active in heavy rain or snow.

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.

Raptor Walk **FILLED**

*This event is currently full. To add your name to the waitlist, please email Rebecca.

Join Greenbelt, Chintimini Wildlife Center, and their live bird ambassadors as we learn about Oregon’s amazing birds of prey. From hawks to owls, we’ll see these educational raptors up-close and better understand and appreciate their roles in nature. The presentation and walk will be at beautiful Bald Hill Farm where the trails will take us through habitats used by a variety of raptors.

This event is family-friendly and great for kids of all ages!

For more information, email Rebecca.

This event is brought to you by Chintimini Wildlife Center and Greenbelt Land Trust.

Kids Wildlife Walk & Crafts

Kids are naturally drawn to wildlife through stories, the imagination, and personal experience. By connecting with wildlife, kids learn more about nature and themselves. Join Greenbelt Land TrustHike it Baby, and a wildlife biologist for a special outing where we’ll explore wildlife signs and tracks at Bald Hill Farm. We’ll enjoy a group story about Oregon’s wildlife (written by a local author), take a walk along the forested Mulkey Ridge trail in search of wildlife signs, and make a wildlife-themed craft you can take home!

This event is free and family-friendly. Although kids of all ages are welcome, this event is ideal for ages 4 to 10. Light snacks provided.

Space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please email Rebecca.