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July 2019

Use Your Camera to Learn More About Nature **FILLED**

July 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bald Hill Farm Natural Area

        This interactive workshop will cover ways you can use your camera—whether it’s a phone, pocket camera or DSLR—to learn more about nature. Learn how to get sharp, usable images and where you can get help identifying the species you've taken photos of. Did you know that most phones, and many cameras, can record sounds and that can help you identify birds and other nature sounds? Bring whichever camera you have. This workshop will involve hands-on experience and minimal walking. Don Boucher will lead this workshop. Don's professional life involves photography and video editing. He is a regular Greenbelt volunteer and part…

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August 2019

Raise a Pint Night

August 5 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sky High Brewing and Pub, 160 NW Jackson Ave
Corvallis, OR 97330 United States
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        Sky High Brewery and Pub will donate $1 for every pint sold and $2 for every shirt and hat sold from 4pm to closing to Greenbelt Land Trust. Sky High Brewing and Pub has been such a strong supporter of Greenbelt and we’re grateful for this opportunity to partner again. We’ll have a table at the 3rd floor restaurant entrance with display materials and maps. Come and learn about protected lands in our community’s backyard, and the wildlife that uses these special lands! Greenbelt Land Trust works every day to protect and steward the natural areas that we all love in…

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Moths vs Bats: Nocturnal Wonders **FILLED**

August 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Bald Hill Farm

        The Wonders of the Night! At this evening presentation and walk at Bald Hill Farm, you will gain a hands-on glimpse into the amazing diversity of moths and bats found in our own backyards after dark. The shadow of dark offers us a good time to attract moths to light-stations, and use bat detectors to listen for bats! There’s much more to these night fliers than meets the eye. Besides being extraordinarily diverse in color, shape, and size, moths are also important because they pollinate plants and feed birds, bats, and even people around the world! And bats are just the…

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Members Walk: Owens Farm **FILLED**

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Owens Farm

      Calling all Greenbelt members! You are invited to this special members-only walk with us as we explore beautiful Owens Farm, a mixture of oak, riparian and prairie habitats. We’ll touch on 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 will be a slow, easy walk with opportunity to share your knowledge and mingle with other members. Bring a picnic and we’ll take a pause to enjoy dinner on the land. There are no public facilities, please bring out what you bring…

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September 2019

PARK(ing) Day

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come on down to SW 2nd Street and Adams on Friday, September 20th between 10am and 3pm for Outdoor Rx with The Confluence partners. PARK(ing) Day offers opportunities for conversation, games, picnicking together, creating art, and relaxing and encourages people to re-envision how we use our public spaces. The Corvallis event coincides with similar events all around the world. “We are doing this to demonstrate how interesting placemaking can happen by converting just a few spaces for one day,” explains organizer Jay Thatcher. “When a place we used to drive mindlessly past starts grabbing our interest, relationships develop with the place and the people there.…

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Art on the Farm

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm

Join us for a near-equinox afternoon of art at Bald Hill Farm In the Autumn-esque midday light—paint, photograph, craft, or draw pastoral scenes of rolling hills, oak groves, barns, cows, and critters. Be inspired by the muse that is Bald Hill Farm. Pick your medium and bring your lunch! No experience necessary! Bring your own materials for this no-instruction event where we'll make art simply for our own delight. What a magical time to be inspired by the landscape at Bald Hill Farm, as the light shifts from summer to fall. This gathering is hosted by Greenbelt Volunteer Naturalist, Miriam Edell

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October 2019

Members Happy Hour: Bald Hill Farm

October 3 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  Calling all Greenbelt members! Join us at the Farmhouse at Bald Hill Farm for a happy hour and pot-luck picnic October 3rd from 4-7pm. We’ll provide the beer from Sky High Brewing and you can test out our new horseshoe pits. Feel free to bring a dish to share and a blanket or game for the lawn! This is an opportunity to mix and mingle with your fellow members in our backyard. Space is limited for this free event. Register today! This is part of a quarterly series of ‘Members-Only’ outings … just one of the many incentives to become and renew your membership.…

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The Great Willamette River Clean Up

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join Greenbelt Land Trust and Marys River Watershed Council to help clean up important habitat, terrestrial and water recreation area (Marys River confluence in downtown Corvallis). Please bring your own water bottle and wear appropriate clothing including closed-toed shoes. Gloves, litter grabbers, tools, etc. will be provided. Follow this link to register After the clean up, join other volunteers from Corvallis and Albany at Big River Restaurant & Bar at 101 NW Jackson Ave for a volunteer celebration, free beverage, and raffle from 1-3PM. Follow this link for more information about The Great Willamette River Clean Up or email blythe@greenbeltlandtrust.org.

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Writing Workshop with Oregon Poet Laureate, Kim Stafford **waitlist**

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm

Greenbelt is delighted to host a writing workshop led by the profoundly gifted Kim Stafford, Oregon's Poet Laureate. Poetry is in Stafford's DNA as his father, William Stafford, served as Oregon's Poet Laureate from 1974 to 1989. Stafford's works are deep, curious, holistic and serve to transport the reader into soothing reflection and recognition for the meaning of place, nature, and life. This is a not-to-miss workshop! Excellent for readers, writers, and nature lovers. Join us for an engaging workshop which will include instruction, writing outdoors, and group reading. This event is full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please fill…

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Fall Conservation Book Club Gathering **Postponed to January 2020**

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This book club has been postponed to Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020. Register below! Join us in reading and talking about The Future of Nature by Barry Lopez for our next Conservation Book Club! We hope you will join us in reading this important book and sharing ideas, concerns, insights, and wonders during our gathering on Wednesday, January 222, 2020 (originally scheduled for October 17th). "The western mindset is arguably one of the greatest threats to the world’s ecological balance. Corporatism and globalization are two of the obvious villains here, but what part does human nature play in the problem? Since its inception in 1982, Orion magazine…

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