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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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Telluride Mountainfilm Festival & Benefit

April 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave.
Corvallis, OR 97333
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Cascadia Expeditions and Freshwaters Illustrated are bringing the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival to Corvallis! Come watch exciting new films celebrating outdoor adventure, culture, and conservation, along with a special world premiere film from Freshwaters Illustrated. Proceeds benefit Freshwaters Illustrated and local youth adventure scholarships through Cascadia Expeditions. 6:30pm Doors | 7pm Films Tickets include 1 drink (Block 15, Nectar Creek, & Non-alcoholic) ONLINE TICKETS ($16 / $14 students) DOOR TICKETS ($18 / $16 students) Tickets available at www.mountainfilmcorvallis.org There will be door prizes & a raffle. Win cool gear and swag! Greenbelt Land Trust is a proud partner of this festival which is sponsored by Block 15 Brewing Co.,…

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Walk with a Naturalist

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Bald Hill Farm,

Join a Greenbelt Volunteer Naturalist at Bald Hill Farm every third Sunday from April through August. Learn more about this iconic conservation area's history, plants, wildlife, and more! Each walk is family-friendly with have a different theme. Walks begin at 9am at the Oak Creek Drive parking lot. No RSVP required. For more info, email Elizabeth or call 541.752.9609.

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Birding By Ear at Bald Hill

April 22 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Calling all bird enthusiasts! Grab your binoculars and join GLT and ornithologists, Lisa Millbank and Don Boucher, for a morning of birding at Bald Hill Farm. The Farm's fields and woodlands host a wide variety of birds, and listening is a great way to experience them. Migration will be in full swing, and we'll try to find the rare Oregon vesper sparrow.  We'll discuss the basics of birding by ear, and help birders of all skill levels identify what they're hearing. This Earth Day event is sure to fill up quickly, so reserve your spot today! Leaders: Don Boucher and Lisa Millbank are renowned birders and instructors…

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Wildflower Walk & Picnic

April 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Little Willamette,

Come explore Little Willamette, a privately-owned conservation area stewarded by Greenbelt Land Trust near the Willamette River in Albany. This site has an abundance of spring wildflowers, ponds, and wildlife.  We’ll walk through prairies and oak woodlands and enjoy a brown bag picnic at sunset. GLT Restoration Manager and resident plant expert, Matt Blakeley-Smith, will help identify native wildflowers while sharing information about GLT's efforts to restore native habitats on the property. This walk is a rare opportunity to walk a conservation area that most folks don't get to see! For more information or to RSVP for this free, family-friendly event, email Rebecca. This event…

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May 2017

Natural Areas Celebration Week!

May 6 @ 12:00 am - May 14 @ 12:00 am

This year’s Natural Areas Celebration Week has walks, talks, eats, outings, and more with something fun for everyone! Natural resource partners throughout the County join together during this week to highlight their projects and to celebrate the incredible resources in our backyard here in the mid-Valley. Find the entire week's calendar of events HERE!

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Nature Writing Workshop with Robert Michael Pyle

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm,

Join Greenbelt Land Trust and the Spring Creek Project for a special writing workshop led by award-winning poet, essayist, naturalist, lepidopterist, and author Robert Michael Pyle. This free workshop will take place at Bald Hill Farm, a landscape whose history, animals, and vistas have inspired many authors and artists alike! You'll enjoy a nature walk and writing discussion, personal writing time, and a group reading. This event kicks off the 8th Annual Natural Areas Celebration Week! Robert Michael Pyle is the author of 17 books, including Mariposa Road, Chasing Monarchs, Where Bigfoot Walks, and Wintergreen, which received a John Burroughs Medal. He is also the founder…

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Reading by Robert Michael Pyle

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Corvallis-Benton Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave.
Corvallis, OR United States
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Join Greenbelt Land Trust and the Spring Creek Project for a special reading by poet, essayist, naturalist, lepidopterist, and author Robert Michael Pyle. Pyle will read from his new poetry book, Chinook and Chanterelle (Lost Horse Press) and a new collection of essays, Through a Green Lens: Fifty Years of Writing for Nature (OSU Press). Rich in natural images, stories, and indelible episodes from the whole world around us, Pyle’s writings also track the territory of loss and grief as it rises into the higher ground of rediscovery, redemption, and re-enchantment. His poems and essays exalt the ordinary even as they find the extraordinary in physical details that we too often…

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Beers Made By Walking- Lupine Meadows Walk

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lupine Meadows,

The Beers Made By Walking series returns for a second year of botany and brews! Join Greenbelt, brewers from Sky High Brewery, and botanists for a special walk at Lupine Meadows- an incredible upland prairie site we'll explore at the peak of wildflower season.  Let's celebrate and toast the natural areas and beers of the mid-Willamette Valley! Beers Made By Walking This program invites local brewers to go on nature hikes and imagine beer inspired by edible and medicinal plants found outdoors. We discuss the brewing process, learn about the edible and medicinal plants we see along the way, and gain a greater appreciation for the land…

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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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