A Bird’s Eye View: Kids Bird Walk

Let’s celebrate World Migratory Bird Day! Join Greenbelt Land Trust, Chintimini Wildlife Center, and Environment for the Americas for a special kid-friendly bird walk at Bald Hill Farm conservation area. We’ll identify birds, tour a wildlife habitat restoration site created by local 3rd-graders, and learn about the Willamette-Laja partnership that links bird conservation between Oregon and Mexico.  Hands-on activities for kids include stewarding plants for bird habitat and making a bird-themed craft to take home. There will also be special appearances by LIVE Chintimini bird ambassadors! Se habla español.

Registration

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

Natural Areas Celebration Week

This event is brought to you by Greenbelt Land Trust, Chintimini Wildlife CenterHike it Baby, and Environment for the Americas. Project partners are Marys River Watershed Council and the Institute for Applied Ecology. 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!

Kids Wildlife Walk & Crafts ***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.

It’s Earth Day! Let’s get outside and explore nature through stories, the imagination, and play. We’ll learn about the birds, carnivores, and other species of wildlife that live at the Bald Hill Farm conservation area. Join Greenbelt Land Trust and Chintimini Wildlife Center for a kid-friendly outing where we’ll take a guided nature walk along the forested Mulkey Ridge trail in search of wildlife signs, enjoy a group story about Oregon’s wildlife (written by a local author), and make a wildlife-themed craft you can take home. There will also be special appearances by live Chintimini bird ambassadors!

This event is free and family-friendly. Although kids of all ages are welcome, this event is ideal for ages 4 to 8. Light snacks provided. Space is limited.

*This event is brought to you by Greenbelt Land Trust, Chintimini Wildlife Center, and Hike it Baby.

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.