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February 2017

28th Annual Meeting

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1st Presbyterian Church, 114 SW 8th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333 United States
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You are invited to attend our annual meeting and enjoy local eats, music, and an inspiring keynote presentation from Kalapuyan storyteller, Esther Stutzman. We will look ahead to 2018, including several important community projects that you will want to hear about! Whether you are a long-time supporter of Greenbelt Land Trust or are interested in becoming a member, we welcome all to this free event. We always have a great time, so we hope to see you there at the 1st Presbyterian Church, Dennis Hall addition.

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Milkweed Mingle & Planting

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bald Hill Farm,

Just as April showers bring May flowers, spring milkweed planting can attract summer monarchs! These butterflies depend on milkweed for each stage of life, but the loss of habitat and their food supply have led to this species' decline in the Pacific Northwest. Please help us fill the "need for milkweed" by joining Greenbelt for an afternoon at Bald Hill Farm. We'll be planting milkweed grown from seeds planted by volunteers at Greenbelt's native nursery. Meet and mingle with other volunteers, learn about monarchs, and help bring more of these butterflies to the region! Space is limited to 10 people. For more info or questions, contact…

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Beavers & Wetlands Walk **FILLED**

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm,

Beavers are OSU's beloved mascot, an important character in indigenous folklore, a listed "nuisance" animal in some states, and a fur-bearer trapped nearly to the point of extirpation.  They have had a long and sometimes controversial history in Oregon (it's the beaver state after all!). For thousands of years, beavers have been ecosystem engineers, creating wetlands and altering landscapes to the benefit of many species, such as coho salmon. Join Greenbelt and Jimmy Taylor, Supervisory Research Wildlife Biologist with the National Wildlife Research Center, on a walk as we talk about beaver natural history, explore a local wetland, and observe an active beaver dam at Bald…

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Succession Planning Workshop- Full Day

February 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Succession planning for farm, ranch and working lands is a valuable practice that provides clarity, direction and accountability to families for land and business transitions. By creating a succession plan, a family’s vision and intentions for their land can be addressed and implemented purposefully. Join us for this workshop series to learn more about succession planning and leaving a legacy for your family. Succession Planning- Full Day * Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 * Chemekata Eola Viticulture Center, 215 Doaks Ferry Rd, Salem * First Session: 9am-Noon Ron Marek & Alan Lanker, attorneys, will provide an introduction to estate planning strategies, state & federal tax issues,…

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March 2017

Herpetology Walk

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kings Valley,

Join us for a walk with OSU aquatic ecologist, Dr. Tiffany Garcia, to learn about Oregon’s amphibians and reptiles. We’ll be looking for these cool creatures at Luckiamute Meadows and learning about what we can do to help them. This event is free and family-friendly. Access to this conservation easement in Kings Valley is only permitted through tours like this, so take advantage of the special opportunity to see this unique conservation area with us! To sign up and for more information, please email rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org.

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Conservation Book Club- March Gathering

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Greenbelt is kicking off its Conservation Book Club! Join us for fun and informal quarterly gatherings a host's house where we'll discuss a conservation-themed book, enjoy appetizers and drinks, meet new friends, and see familiar friendly faces. The first book is The Meaning of Human Existence (2014) by E. O. Wilson.  If you purchase the book from Grass Roots bookstore, be sure to mention the 15% club discount. For more information, please email rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org.    

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Kids’ Day- Bugs at Bald Hill Farm

March 28 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm,

Join us on a walk with entomologist, Dr. Melissa Scherr, for a fun morning of exploring the wonderful world of invertebrates.  We’ll catch and release insects in streams while learning how these little critters are important for food webs. This event is free, family-friendly, and open to kids of all ages. Space is limited. To sign up and for more information, please email rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org.

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April 2017

Volunteer Naturalist Orientation

April 2 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Bald Hill Farm,

Are you interested in being a Volunteer Naturalist with Greenbelt Land Trust? It's that time of year to sign-up! 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. 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're invited to attend the upcoming Volunteer Naturalist Orientation.   *To sign-up, please fill out the short form below.…

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June 2017

Run for the Hills

June 10 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St.
Corvallis, OR
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The 11th Annual Run for the Hills will take place on Saturday, June 10th! This event features 30K and 8K trail runs, a 2-mile run/walk, and a 1/4-mile kids fun run. This popular event is great for the whole family! Proceeds benefit Greenbelt Land Trust's Trails Fund to help maintain and enhance our public trail systems. Registration is now open- register HERE! For more info, please visit www.gltrunforthehills.com. "Like" Run for the Hills on Facebook!

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