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July 2017

Walk with a Naturalist

July 23, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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Raptor Walk **FILLED**

August 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm

*This event is currently full. To add your name to the waitlist, please email Rebecca. Join Greenbelt, Chintimini Wildlife Center, and their live bird ambassadors as we learn about Oregon’s amazing birds of prey. From hawks to owls, we’ll see these educational raptors up-close and better understand and appreciate their roles in nature. The presentation and walk will be at beautiful Bald Hill Farm where the trails will take us through habitats used by a variety of raptors. This event is family-friendly and great for kids of all ages! For more information, email Rebecca. This event is brought to you by Chintimini Wildlife Center and Greenbelt…

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Stream Stewardship at Bald Hill Farm **CANCELLED**

August 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm

**This volunteer event has been cancelled due to low enrollment. Please join us at a future event after your summer vacation!** Join Greenbelt staff and volunteers to keep streams healthy at Bald Hill Farm! We need your help to remove remnant barbed-wire fence and to pull weeds like English ivy from Oak and Mulkey Creeks. What it takes to do this activity: Be active at your own pace for several hours Hike up to 3 miles on uneven natural surfaces and visiting some off-trail areas where poison oak may be present Carry hand tools and gear Lift, bend, and kneel Recommended for ages 15+. Anyone under 18 needs to…

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September 2017

Bat Night **FILLED**

September 2, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm

This event is currently full. To add your name to the waitlist, please email Rebecca. Join Greenbelt Land Trust and bat expert, Stuart Perlmeter, for bat night at Bald Hill Farm! We will be listening to their calls, talking about their ecology and population threats, and setting up a bat survey station providing first-hand glimpses of these nocturnal creatures. Prepare for a night of wonder and learning! This event is family-friendly - bring the kids!  

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Trail TLC Day

September 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Bald Hill Farm

Trails at Bald Hill Farm need some lovin'! Join Greenbelt and our great partners at Benton County Natural Areas and Parks to help repair trail surfaces on one of the most used sections of trail. YOU can make a difference for trails that offer our entire community a gateway to the natural world. Activity: We’ll be repairing eroded areas to make trails safer and dryer in upcoming wet weather. Participation: Be active at your own pace for several hours Hike up to 3 miles on uneven natural surface trail Carry hand tools and gear Be able to shovel, bend, and rake Bring your lunch and enjoy…

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Conservation Book Club- Fall Gathering

September 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Save the date for Greenbelt's Conservation Book Club fall gathering! We are now reading Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. The September 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 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 and each other through thoughts, personal experiences, and good…

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Fall Harvest Family Day

September 30, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm

Let's celebrate the fall harvest at Bald Hill Farm! Greenbelt Land Trust and the Corvallis Environmental Center invite you to enjoy the beautiful scenery and a host of fun fall activities at Bald Hill Farm. Come on out for apple pressing and apple cider tasting, guided nature walks for kids of all ages, apple cider donuts, pumpkin decorating, face painting, outdoor games, and more! This event is free, open to the public, and great for the whole family, so bring your kids and a picnic lunch to enjoy at the Farm.   TRANSPORTATION ** Walking/biking map to the event can be found below. WALK: Park at Benton…

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