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April 2017

Wildflower Walk & Picnic **FILLED**

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

*This event is currently full. To add your name to the wait-list, please email Rebecca. You'll be contacted immediately should a spot open up. 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…

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May 2017

Fitton Green Stewardship Day

May 5 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Fitton Green Natural Area,

Help protect Fitton Green Natural area by clipping overhanging branches from an access road for restoration equipment and firefighting. Experience a seldom-seen part of this beautiful natural area protected by Greenbelt Land Trust and Benton County Natural Areas and Parks. Fitton Green is home to rare species including Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly. Recommended for ages 16 and up. Minors need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. This volunteer opportunity involves walking a couple of miles and working at one's own pace on uneven natural surfaces in an environment where poison oak may be present. Restrooms are not available at this site. To sign-up,…

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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 – **FILLED**

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

**THIS EVENT HAS BEEN FILLED** 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 was born and raised in Colorado and has lived in the Pacific Northwest, California, New England, and Great Britain. His B.Sc.…

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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! This event is part of the 8th Annual Natural Areas Celebration Week. 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…

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Oak Basin Tour: Oak Habitat Restoration & Management for Landowners

May 13 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tour Location, 35200 Northernwood Dr.
Brownsville, OR 97327
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Join the Calapooia Watershed Council and Greenbelt Land Trust for a free landowner workshop and walking tour of oak habitat restoration and management sites. Hear from local ecologists and a landowner to learn more about restoring oak savannah and upland prairie habitats. Topics will also include managing lands for Kincaid's lupine and Fender's blue butterfly, connecting meadows, and project development. Lunch is included and will be enjoyed on a property with beautiful vistas! To sign-up, click HERE or contact the Calapooia Watershed Council at bjoyce@calapooia.org or 541.466.3493.  

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Let’s Pull Together!

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Calling all volunteers to pull together! Whether you call them weeds, non-native plants, or invasive species, one thing holds true- plants like English ivy and Armenian blackberry (though yummy!) can harm native plants and impact our trails. This year, join Greenbelt Land Trust as we remove weeds from Forest Dell Park. Site Information: Greenbelt protected Forest Dell as an urban park in 1997. Today it is managed by the City of Corvallis for trails and open space. Come pitch in to help reduce the spread of invasive plants. By pulling together, we can protect native habitats and the wildlife that depend on them. To Register: For…

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Turtle Walk at Little Willamette

May 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us on a walk at the Little Willamette conservation area as we search for Western pond and Western painted turtles.  Both turtles are listed as "critical" on Oregon's sensitive species list. As we explore various habitats near the Willamette River, Greenbelt's Restoration Manager, Matt Blakeley-Smith, will talk about turtles and Greenbelt's habitat restoration efforts to protect these reptiles and other wildlife. Little Willamette is a beautiful 200-acre conservation area that is privately owned. Together with the landowner and funders, Greenbelt Land Trust actively stewards this land in Albany. This walk is kid- and family-friendly, and is a rare opportunity to walk a conservation area that most…

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Beers Made By Walking- Owens Farm Walk

May 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Owens Farm,

The Beers Made By Walking series returns for a second year of botany and brews! Join Greenbelt, brewers from Mazama Brewing Co., and botanists for a special walk at Owens Farm- an incredible mix of meadow and oak forest 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…

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