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June 2017

National Trails Day- Volunteer Field Day

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Let's celebrate National Trails Day! GLT is hosting 2 days of volunteer opportunities to give back to our local trails. The beloved trails at Bald Hill Farm need some TLC, or Trail Loving Care. GLT is looking for some hardy volunteers with a big heart to help repair trails for the entire community. Activity: Join us to patch damaged sections of trail and to clear vegetation from trail edges so hikers don’t get poison oak and weed seeds don’t spread. We’ll be shoveling gravel and moving it up to 1 mile in motorized toters. Hand tools will be used to apply gravel to trails and…

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National Trails Day- Volunteer Field Day

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

The journey continues along the trail! The beloved trails at Bald Hill Farm need some TLC, or Trail Loving Care! GLT is looking for some hardy volunteers with a big heart to help repair trails for the entire community. Let's celebrate National Trails Day by giving back to our local trails! Activity: Join us to patch damaged sections of trail and to clear vegetation from trail edges so hikers don’t get poison oak and weed seeds don’t spread. We’ll be shoveling gravel and moving it up to 1 mile in motorized toters. Hand tools will be used to apply gravel to trails and to control…

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‘Stop Shiny Geranium’ Volunteer Day

June 7 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join a fun group of GLT volunteers and staff as we continue the quest to remove shiny geranium, a highly invasive plant, from key oak habitat restoration sites at Bald Hill Farm and Mulkey Ridge. We'll be working with hand tools to prevent this plant from spreading into sensitive habitats. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about plant identification and the clever strategies invasive plants use to outcompete them. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Minors need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. This volunteer opportunity involves walking approximately 2 miles on uneven surfaces, bending, kneeling, and being in areas…

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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 Registration is now open- register HERE! MUSIC This year we'll have live music! The Breakthrus will be performing their original folk rock music. FOOD/BEER In addition to complimentary food and drink, Mazama Brewing Co. will provide beer and Happy Shawarma will have Mediterranean food for purchase. VOLUNTEERS Help make this year's…

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Symphony on the Land

June 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bald Hill Farm,

The 6th Annual Symphony on the Land awaits you at Bald Hill Farm! Event sponsors Greenbelt Land Trust and the Corvallis-OSU Symphony invite you to come and enjoy the beautiful scenery at Bald Hill Farm and an amazing musical line-up. This year's incredible program features jazz singer, Halie Loren, and her band. We are also excited to feature Sound of the Woods, a clarinet quartet with Mike Curtis, as well as the high-energy cello quintet, Cellophoria, with Ann Grabe. TICKETS $20 for General Public $15 Greenbelt Land Trust Members and Student Rate 16 and under - Free! Tickets are available to purchase online (purchase form below or…

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Conservation Book Club- June Gathering

June 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Greenbelt for our summer book club gathering. The first reading at the March kick-off gathering was fantastic. Let's continue the learning and fun! We are now reading Rain: A Natural and Cultural History by Cynthia Barnett. The June gathering will be an evening picnic at Bald Hill Farm (weather permitting; rain location will be announced). To RSVP or for more information, please contact rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org. Book Club Synopsis: The new GLT Conservation Book Club is an inclusive and informal group that will meet quarterly to discuss a range of local to worldwide conservation issues. Our goal is to expand our learning based on our readings…

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Island in the Sky Geology Walk

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fitton Green Natural Area,

Join us for a walk with geologist, Robert J. (Bob) Lillie, as we take a journey up Fitton Green and through geological time. We'll learn about the forces, including volcanic eruptions, tectonic plates, and erosion, that formed Oregon's spectacular mountains, valleys, and coastlines. Bob draws on his experience as a geology professor, park ranger, and graphic illustrator to tell the geological story of the Corvallis region and its connections to Oregon's natural and cultural history. This outing is sure to fill up quickly, so reserve your spot today! For more information and to sign up for this walk, please email Rebecca. Bob Lillie is a…

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July 2017

Monarchs & Milkweed Walk

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

From a small egg to a beautiful butterfly, monarchs depend on one plant throughout their stages of life- native milkweed! Join Greenbelt on a walk at Bald Hill Farm to see and learn about the incredible migratory journey that monarchs take, what kind of milkweed they need to survive, and how you can help these butterflies. For more information and to sign up for this walk, please email Rebecca.      

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Kids Wildlife Walk & Crafts

July 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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 Trust, Hike 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.…

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‘No to Knapweed’ Volunteer Day

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

We need your help to say 'No thanks!' to knapweed. This noxious weed threatens and can outcompete native plants. We'll 'walk this talk' as we remove knapweed from key habitat protection sites in a Greenbelt conservation area. Together, we can help protect important plants in rare prairie habitats! This will be a great opportunity to learn more about native plant identification and the clever strategies invasive plants use to outcompete them. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Minors need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. This volunteer opportunity involves hiking on steep slopes with uneven ground and in an environment where poison oak…

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