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July 2018

World Beneath Our Feet Walk

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Luckiamute Meadows

What lies beneath our feet? It's much more than just dirt! Join Greenbelt and OSU's Dr. James Cassidy at Luckiamute Meadows for a look at the underground world from its creatures to its soil and beyond. How does this sub-surface environment influence water, plants, animals, and people above ground? Join us on a guided walk through stunning remnant oak savannas and riparian areas as we explore the world beneath our feet at this special conservation area in Kings Valley that is only accessible through Greenbelt-led tours. Free and family-friendly. Registration For more information or to RSVP, email Rebecca. Location and additional details will be provided upon registering. Walk…

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Walk With a Naturalist

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Bald Hill Farm

Join Greenbelt Naturalist, Don Boucher, for a morning nature walk at Bald Hill Farm. Discover the fascinating flora and fauna along the trails, including mid-summer wildflowers, butterflies, birds, and reptiles. Get up-close and personal with critters along the trail with provided hand lenses. We'll also keep an eye out for threatened and endangered species that this conservation area helps to protect.  This is a free, family-friendly walk. Location: Meet at/return to the trailhead kiosk at the NW Oak Creek Drive parking lot of the Bald Hill Natural Area. Leader: Don Boucher is a renowned and passionate Naturalist and dedicated Greenbelt Land Trust volunteer. He, along with…

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August 2018

Paint-Out on the Farm

August 12 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Bald Hill Farm

Join Greenbelt and Vistas & Vineyards for a plein air painting event at Bald Hill Farm. In the beautiful morning light, paint pastoral scenes of rolling hills, oak groves, barns, cows, and a breath-taking view of Mary's Peak.  You'll explore and paint from sites accessible only through Greenbelt-led tours. This event will be facilitated by local artist and Vistas & Vineyards member, Peg Elefant. No experience necessary! Bring your own materials for this no-instruction event where we'll paint simply for our own delight. Bring a picnic lunch and stay for a Gallery (not a critique) where we'll enjoy each other's efforts. Registration For more information or to…

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Farm to Cork Hike

August 25 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm

You've heard of the farm to fork movement, but have you done a farm to cork hike? Join Greenbelt and Lumos Wine Company for a special scenic hike from beautiful Bald Hill Farm through Mulkey Forest and Fitton Green Natural Area to Lumos' stunning Wren Vineyard. This guided hike will wind through forest, prairies, and multiple conservation areas with breath-taking pastoral and mountain vistas. We’ll see and learn about habitat restoration, landscape connections, wildlife corridors, flora and fauna, and more. The farm to fork movement supports local farmers and food, but this farm to cork outing will bring you a complimentary tasting of certified organic local wines (with light hors-d'oeuvres)…

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September 2018

A Conversation on Conservation

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm

Nature has value, but what is that value and how do we protect it? Given competing interests and visions of the public good, how do we conserve our common resources such as land, water, and air? Participate in a thought-provoking reading and discussion facilitated by Oregon Humanities. This is part of a Conversation Project hosted by Greenbelt Land Trust. Join us as we sit outside at beautiful Bald Hill Farm and explore how our values influence environmental policy. Registration: For more info and to sign up, email rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org or call the GLT office at (541) 752.9609. The Conversation Project: With their Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities brings Oregonians together to talk—across…

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Luckiamute Confluence Tour

September 23 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Willamette Bluffs

Explore the confluence of the Luckiamute and Willamette Rivers to learn about land and water conservation efforts, habitat restoration projects, and the power of partnerships. This special guided tour will take you through Greenbelt's Willamette Bluffs conservation area and Luckiamute Watershed Council's restoration work at the Luckiamute State Natural Area in Polk County. Registration: For more info and to sign up, email rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org or call the GLT office at (541) 752.9609. Tour Hosts: This tour is a partnership of Greenbelt Land Trust, Luckiamute Watershed Council, and Polk Soil & Water Conservation District.

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