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February 2017

Succession Planning Workshop- Full Day

February 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Succession planning for farm, ranch and working lands is a valuable practice that provides clarity, direction and accountability to families for land and business transitions. By creating a succession plan, a family’s vision and intentions for their land can be addressed and implemented purposefully. Join us for this workshop series to learn more about succession planning and leaving a legacy for your family. Succession Planning- Full Day * Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 * Chemekata Eola Viticulture Center, 215 Doaks Ferry Rd, Salem * First Session: 9am-Noon Ron Marek & Alan Lanker, attorneys, will provide an introduction to estate planning strategies, state & federal tax issues,…

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March 2017

Milkweed Mingle & Planting **RESCHEDULED FOR 3/1/17 DUE TO WEATHER**

March 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm,

Just as April showers bring May flowers, spring milkweed planting can attract summer monarchs! These butterflies depend on milkweed for each stage of life, but the loss of habitat and their food supply have led to this species' decline in the Pacific Northwest. Please help us fill the "need for milkweed" by joining Greenbelt for an afternoon at Bald Hill Farm. We'll be planting milkweed grown from seeds planted by volunteers at Greenbelt's native nursery. Meet and mingle with other volunteers, learn about monarchs, and help bring more of these butterflies to the region! Space is limited to 10 people. For more info or questions, contact…

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Herpetology Walk **FILLED**

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kings Valley,

This walk has filled. To reserve a spot on the waitlist, email Rebecca McKay Steinberg. Join us for a walk with OSU aquatic ecologist, Dr. Tiffany Garcia, to learn about Oregon’s amphibians and reptiles. We’ll be looking for these cool creatures at Luckiamute Meadows and learning about what we can do to help them. This event is free, kid-friendly, and family-friendly. Access to this conservation easement in Kings Valley is only permitted through tours like this, so take advantage of the special opportunity to see this unique conservation area with us! For more information, please email rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org.

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Conservation Book Club- March Gathering

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Greenbelt is kicking off its Conservation Book Club! Join us for fun and informal quarterly gatherings a host's house where we'll discuss a conservation-themed book, enjoy appetizers and drinks, meet new friends, and see familiar friendly faces. The first book is The Meaning of Human Existence (2014) by E. O. Wilson.  If you purchase the book from Grass Roots bookstore, be sure to mention the 15% club discount. For more information, please email rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org.    

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Kids Day- Bugs at Bald Hill Farm **FILLED**

March 28 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm,

*This walk is now full. Join us on a walk with OSU entomologist, Dr. Melissa Scherr, and Hike it Baby for a fun morning of exploring the wonderful world of invertebrates.  We’ll catch and release insects in streams while learning how these little critters are important for food webs. This event is free, family-friendly, and open to kids of all ages. Space is limited. To sign up and for more information, please email rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org.

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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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Birding By Ear at Bald Hill **FILLED**

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

*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. Calling all bird enthusiasts! Grab your binoculars and join GLT and naturalists, 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…

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Earth Day Volunteer Project

April 22 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm,

Looking for a hands-on Earth Day activity? Want to help protect rare oak habitat? Join Greenbelt and OSU's Center for Civic Engagement for a savannah stewardship day at Bald Hill Farm. We'll be removing conifer seedlings that are encroaching upon oak savannah habitat. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Minors need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. This volunteer opportunity involves hiking 1-2 miles on steep slopes with uneven ground and in an environment where poison oak may be present. To sign-up, fill out the short form below. If you have any questions, please email rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org.

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Walk with a Naturalist Series

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Bald Hill Farm,

Join a Greenbelt Volunteer Naturalist at Bald Hill Farm every fourth Sunday from April through August. Learn more about this iconic conservation area's history, plants, wildlife, and more! Each walk is family-friendly and begins 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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