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May 2017

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! **FILLED**

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 **FILLED**

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

This walk has filled. To reserve a spot on the waitlist, please email Rebecca. 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…

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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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June 2017

National Trails Day- Volunteer Field Day **FILLED**

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

*Thank you for your interest! This volunteer day is currently full. 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.…

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National Trails Day- Volunteer Field Day **FILLED**

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

*Thank you for your interest! This volunteer day is currently full. 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…

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‘Stop Shiny Geranium’ Volunteer Day **RESCHEDULED**

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

*This event has been rescheduled. More information will be posted soon. Please check back for updates. 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.…

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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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