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April 2018

Volunteer Naturalist Orientation

April 7 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm

It's the 6th year of Greenbelt Land Trust's Volunteer Naturalist program! Are you interested in being a Volunteer Naturalist? 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 for the 2018 season. Sign-up today! 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…

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Owens Farm History & Nature Walk

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Owens Farm

Join Greenbelt Land Trust as we go back in time and explore the fascinating history of Owens Farm. We will discuss the Knotts-Owens family, their influence in Benton County, uses of the farm over time, and Greenbelt's restoration efforts and vision for the landscape. This property is rich with cultural history and accessible by guided tours only. This is a free and family-friendly walk. Registration For more information or to RSVP, please email Rebecca. Additional details and directions will be provided upon registering.

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Kids Wildlife Walk & Crafts

April 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm

Let's get outside to explore nature and the wildlife that depend on it!  Through stories, the imagination, and play, we'll explore the birds, carnivores, and other species that live at the Bald Hill Farm conservation area. Join Greenbelt Land Trust, Hike it Baby, and a wildlife biologist for this special outing where 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 8. Light snacks provided. Space…

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May 2018

Wildflower Walk & Picnic

May 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Little Willamette

Celebrate Natural Areas Celebration Week with Greenbelt Land Trust as we 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 and species on the property. This walk is a rare opportunity to walk a conservation area that most folks don’t get to see! Registration For more…

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A Bird’s Eye View: Kids Bird Walk

May 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm

Let’s celebrate Migratory Bird Day! Join us for a special kid-friendly nature 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. 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 sponsored by Greenbelt Land Trust in partnership with Marys River Watershed…

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June 2018

Geology in Action Walk

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fitton Green Natural Area

Join Greenbelt and geologist, Robert J. (Bob) Lillie, for a Geology Walk at Fitton Green Natural Area. Back by popular demand, Bob will take us on a journey through geological time as he describes the forces such as volcanic eruptions, tectonic plates, and erosion that formed Oregon's spectacular mountains, valleys, and coastlines. Fitton Green is a special natural area with unparalleled panoramic views of the Coast Range that provide a dramatic backdrop for this popular walk. Registration This walk is free and family-friendly. For more information and to sign up, please email Rebecca. Additional event details and directions will be provided upon registering. Hike Leader Bob Lillie draws…

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Run for the Hills

June 10 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Registration is now live for the 12th annual Run for the Hills. Sign up HERE and be part of the run on Sunday, June 10th! This popular benefit run features 30K and 8K trail runs, a 2-mile run/walk, and a 1/4-mile kids fun run. There is something for the whole family! All proceeds benefit Greenbelt Land Trust’s Trails Fund to help maintain, enhance, and link your area public trails. REGISTRATION Register via UltraSignup HERE! THE COURSES The fun courses take you from the Benton County Fairgrounds through scenic and iconic places from the Bald Hill Natural Area to Fitton Green- all with amazing views! THE AFTER PARTY  Join all runners, families, volunteers,…

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Symphony on the Land

June 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bald Hill Farm

Save the date for the 7th annual Symphony on the Land. This family-friendly outdoor concert at Bald Hill Farm- with pastoral views, tranquil natural setting, and great live music- has become a popular community event. Creative Director, Rob Birdwell, is bringing together a talented and diverse arrangement of musicians and genres that is sure to create a magical and musical evening to remember! More information is to come, so stay tuned.

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