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June 2017

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 + Google Map

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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Island in the Sky Geology Walk **FILLED**

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fitton Green Natural Area + Google Map

*This walk is currently full. If you would like to put your name on the waitlist, please email Jessica. Join us for a walk with geologist, Robert J. (Bob) Lillie, as we take a journey up Fitton Green and through geological time. We'll learn about the forces, including volcanic eruptions, tectonic plates, and erosion, that formed Oregon's spectacular mountains, valleys, and coastlines. Bob draws on his experience as a geology professor, park ranger, and graphic illustrator to tell the geological story of the Corvallis region and its connections to Oregon's natural and cultural history. This outing is part of the Oregon Walk the Land Day.…

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July 2017

Monarchs & Milkweed Walk **FILLED**

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This walk is currently full. To add your name to the waitlist, please email Rebecca. From a small egg to a beautiful butterfly, monarchs depend on one plant throughout their stages of life- native milkweed! Join Greenbelt on a walk with biologist, Molly Monroe, at Bald Hill Farm where we'll see and learn about the incredible migratory journey that monarchs take. We'll also learn about what kinds of milkweed they need to survive and how we can help these butterflies. For more information, please email Rebecca.      

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Nocturnal Wonders – Moth Night **FILLED**

July 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm + Google Map

This event is currently full. To add your name to the waitlist, please email Rebecca. Join Greenbelt and OSU entomologists and biologists in celebration of National Moth Week! At this evening presentation and walk at Bald Hill Farm, you will gain a hands-on glimpse into the amazing diversity of insects found in our own backyards after dark. This event will take place during the new moon- a great time to attract moths to light-stations and talk about what comes in! There's much more to these night fliers than meets the eye. Besides being extraordinarily diverse in color, shape, and size, they are also important because they…

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Walk with a Naturalist

July 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Greenbelt Volunteer Naturalist, Bob Smythe, for a guided nature walk at Bald Hill Farm. Learn more about this iconic conservation area's history, plants, wildlife, and more! This walk is free and family-friendly. The walk begins at 9 am at the Oak Creek Drive parking lot to the Bald Hill Natural Area. No RSVP required. Email Rebecca or call 541.752.9609 with any questions.    

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Kids Wildlife Walk & Crafts

July 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Kids are naturally drawn to wildlife through stories, the imagination, and personal experience. By connecting with wildlife, kids learn more about nature and themselves. Join Greenbelt Land Trust, Hike it Baby, and a wildlife biologist for a special outing where we'll explore wildlife signs and tracks at Bald Hill Farm. 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 10. Light snacks provided.…

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August 2017

Tap Talks Corvallis- ‘Tales from the Trails’

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Block 15 Brewery & Tap Room, 3415 SW Deschutes St.
Corvallis, OR 97333
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Grab a beer and join us for 'Tales from the Trails' during the next series of Tap Talks Corvallis at the Block 15 Brewery & Tap Room! Who doesn’t love trails? But what happens when you combine public access with sensitive wildlife habitat or endangered plant species? Can people, wildlife, and plants get along? Hear from Greenbelt's Michael Pope and Jessica McDonald as they share their own tales from the trails. We'll explore the power of community conservation and connecting people to protected lands at places like Bald Hill Farm. See how Greenbelt has navigated complex recreation issues and planning for public access on protected lands.…

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Solar Eclipse Viewing at Bald Hill Farm

August 21 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

The eclipse is upon us! As the Valley braces for a deluge of eclipse-viewers, we could use your help to make sure that local trails and natural areas are maintained for all. Volunteer Opportunities: - Staff a trail informational table on Bald Hill Farm - Be a trail monitor between Bald Hill Farm and Fitton Green Viewing Opportunity: Monday, August 21st, 8:30-11:00am: Join us for viewing at Bald Hill Farm! Walk or bike in to the property - everyone will receive free eclipse viewing glasses! Spread out on the soft pasture grass as you enjoy the morning eclipse (10:17 am full eclipse). Open to the public,…

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