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March 2019

Conservation Book Club

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

        Join us for Greenbelt’s Conservation Book Club spring gathering! The March read is Diary of a Citizen Scientist: Chasing Tiger Beetles and Other New Ways of Engaging the World by Sharman Apt Russell. Get your special discount at Grass Roots. Winner of the 2016 John Burroughs Medal Award for Natural History Writing To RSVP, please fill out the form below. The location for this gathering will be announced via email about a week prior. Book Club Synopsis: The GLT Conservation Book Club is an inclusive and informal group that meets quarterly to discuss a range of local to worldwide conservation issues. Our goal…

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30 Years of Conservation: A Retrospective and Look Forward **postponed**

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Corvallis-Benton Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave.
Corvallis, OR United States
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        **This event has been postponed. New date TBD** What can be accomplished in land protection, restoration, and community-building over 30 years? Greenbelt Land Trust will share a history of the organization and outline a vision for the organization’s next 30 years. What will our community look like in 2049?

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Oregon White Oaks – A Naturalist Walk **FILLED**

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Owens Farm

        This mix of Oregon White Oak woodland, meadows and riparian forest is a haven for wildlife and native plants. Join local naturalists Lisa Millbank and Don Boucher on an exploration of this hidden Willamette Valley gem.  We’ll have the chance to see a diversity of wildlife such as Blacktail Deer, Western Gray Squirrels, woodpeckers (including Acorn Woodpeckers and many other common species), White-breasted Nuthatches, Hutton's Vireo, Red-shouldered and Red-tailed Hawks, American Kestrel, Northern Harrier and more! We may also spot signs of Bobcat, Coyote and Gray Fox! We hope you can join us for this inspiring walk through Owen's Farm. **Filled**…

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April 2019

Estate Planning Workshop

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Corvallis-Benton Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave.
Corvallis, OR United States
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        Are you worried about your children’s inheritance? Do you have a living will and an advanced health care directive? Do you know what to expect from your attorney?   Most of us missed Estate Planning 101 in school. Planning for your family’s needs is not easy. It takes expertise and specific knowledge. Greenbelt Land Trust invites you to join this lively and interactive workshop with local estate planning expert, attorney Ron Marek. Find out all you need to know to re-evaluate your current plan or to get started. This workshop provides a small group setting in which you will be guided…

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Volunteer Naturalist Orientation **FILLED**

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

        It’s the 7th year of Greenbelt Land Trust’s Volunteer Naturalist program! Are you interested in being a Volunteer Naturalist? 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 for the 2019 season. 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 could be a great Volunteer Naturalist. More info about the…

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History of Fitton Green Outing **FILLED**

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fitton Green Natural Area

        Walk back in time with Greenbelt Land Trust as we explore the history of Fitton Green Natural Area. Explore the cultural history of his landscape, the formation of this property into a natural area, and the current management and vision for the site. Hear from Greenbelt Land Trust staff, Al Kitzman (retired) from Benton County Natural Areas and Parks, and resident historian Phil Hays from Alliance for Recreation and Natural Areas. Learn about the fascinating history of this iconic property, which was the first landscape to be protected by what is now Greenbelt Land Trust! Co-sponsors for this event include Alliance…

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May 2019

Owens Farm History Walk**FILLED**

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

      **This walk is full** This event is part of the 10th Annual Natural Areas Celebration Week Join Greenbelt Land Trust as we go back in time and explore the fascinating history of Owens Farm. We will discuss the Knotts-Owens family, their influence in Benton County, 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 is a free and family-friendly walk.  

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Wildflower Wander**FILLED**

May 11 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Kingston Prairie Preserve, Meet at Greenbelt

          Celebrate Natural Areas Celebration Week with Greenbelt Land Trust as we explore Kingston Prairie Preserve, a beautiful 155-acre property protecting some of the best remaining native prairies in the Willamette Valley. May is the time to see wildflowers in bloom, and Kingston Prairie is the place to see them! This property, located near Stayton and the North Santiam River was protected by Greenbelt Land Trust in 2018, provides an excellent example of native plant diversity and grassland bird habitat. Rare plants such as the federally endangered Bradshaw’s lomatium and Willamette daisy are found on the property. Western meadowlarks, while rare in…

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Members Wildflower Walk and Picnic

May 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

          Calling all Greenbelt members! You are invited to this special members-only walk with us as we explore Little Willamette, a privately-owned conservation area stewarded by Greenbelt Land Trust near the Willamette River in Albany. This site has an abundance of spring wildflowers, ponds, and wildlife. We’ll walk through prairies and oak woodlands and enjoy a brown bag picnic at sunset. GLT Restoration Manager and resident plant expert, Matt Blakeley-Smith, will help identify native wildflowers while sharing information about GLT’s efforts to restore native habitats and species on the property. This walk is a rare opportunity to walk a conservation area…

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Tree and Shrub ID: Walk and Workshop**Filled**

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Bald Hill Farm

        Lead by Ed Jensen, Professor Emeritus, OSU College of Forestry The first hour of this 2-hour workshop will be conducted inside Greenbelt’s Bald Hill farm house and will improve your ability to identify trees and shrubs in general.  In it, you will hone your knowledge of key plant characteristics and learn to use the identification key in Shrubs to Know in Pacific Northwest Forests to identify unknown shrubs.  The second hour will consist of a walking tour on the gentle trails around Bald Hill Farm, during which you will apply the skills you learned in the first hour. If you already…

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