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May 2018

Stargazing at Fitton Green

May 10 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Fitton Green Natural Area

Come see one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in Benton County! Join Benton County Natural Areas & Parks, the OSU Astronomy Club, and Greenbelt Land Trust for a special evening at Fitton Green Natural Area where we'll first enjoy a beautiful sunset overlooking Marys Peak, the highest point in the Coast Range. As the sky darkens and the stars appear, use provided telescopes to peer into the vast sky and learn about constellations. Feel free to bring your own telescopes, binoculars, and cameras. This event is free and family-friendly! No Registration Required! Meeting Location: Fitton Green Natural Area, 980 NW Panorama Dr., Corvallis For questions, contact: Adam Stebbins,…

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A Bird’s Eye View: Kids Bird Walk

May 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm

Let’s celebrate World Migratory Bird Day! Join Greenbelt Land Trust, Chintimini Wildlife Center, and Environment for the Americas for a special kid-friendly bird walk at Bald Hill Farm conservation area. We’ll identify birds, tour a wildlife habitat restoration site created by local 3rd-graders, and learn about the Willamette-Laja partnership that links bird conservation between Oregon and Mexico.  Hands-on activities for kids include stewarding plants for bird habitat and making a bird-themed craft to take home. There will also be special appearances by LIVE Chintimini bird ambassadors! Se habla español. Registration For more information or to RSVP for this free, family-friendly event, email Rebecca. Space is limited. Additional details and directions will be…

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Let’s Pull Together for Trails!

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm

Calling volunteers! On Friday, May 18th let's all pull together with Greenbelt Land Trust to repair sections of trail at Bald Hill Farm. This trail system is a popular gateway to natural areas, so come show it some love! By pulling together, we can improve our community trails for all to use. This is the first of a two-day trails event. Volunteer for one day or both! The Activity: Patch damaged sections of trail and re-engineer an eroded switchback. We’ll be shoveling gravel and moving it up to 1 mile in motorized toters. Hand tools will be used to apply gravel to trails. Be active at your own pace…

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Let’s Pull Together for Trails!

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm

Calling volunteers! On Saturday, May 19th let's all pull together with Greenbelt Land Trust to remove trailside weeds and to patch sections of trail at Bald Hill Farm. This trail system is a popular gateway to natural areas, so come show it some love! By pulling together, we can protect native plants and our community trails for all to use. This is the second day of a two-day trail event. The Activity: Clear vegetation and weeds from trail edges using hand tools. Patch damaged sections of trail. We’ll be shoveling gravel and moving it up to 1 mile in motorized toters. Be active at your own pace for several…

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June 2018

Geology in Action Walk ***FILLED***

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fitton Green Natural Area

***This event is currently full. To add your name to the waitlist, please email Rebecca. You will be contacted as soon as possible if space becomes available. Join Greenbelt and geologist, Robert J. (Bob) Lillie, for a Geology Walk at Fitton Green Natural Area. Back by popular demand, Bob will take us on a journey through geological time as he describes the forces such as volcanic eruptions, tectonic plates, and erosion that formed Oregon's spectacular mountains, valleys, and coastlines. Fitton Green is a special natural area with unparalleled panoramic views of the Coast Range that provide a dramatic backdrop for this popular free and family-friendly walk.  …

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Nature Writing Workshop with Henry Hughes ***FILLED***

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Little Willamette

This event is currently full. Join Greenbelt Land Trust for a special writing workshop led by award-winning Oregon author and poet, Henry Hughes. This free workshop at the Little Willamette conservation area along the Willamette River will include a nature walk and writing discussion, personal writing time, and a group reading. Space is limited and this private conservation area is open only to GLT-led tours, so sign up today! Registration Thank you for your interest. This event is currently full. Workshop Leader: Henry Hughes grew up on Long Island, New York, and has lived in Oregon since 2002.   He is the author of four collections of poetry, including…

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Run for the Hills

June 10 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Registration is now live for the 12th annual Run for the Hills. Sign up HERE and be part of the run on Sunday, June 10th! This popular benefit run features 30K and 8K trail runs, a 2-mile run/walk, and a 1/4-mile kids fun run. There is something for the whole family! All proceeds benefit Greenbelt Land Trust’s Trails Fund to help maintain, enhance, and link your area public trails. This year we are delighted to have this event sponsored by our awesome friends at Heart of the Valley Runners. Thank you HOTV! REGISTRATION Register via UltraSignup HERE! THE COURSES The fun courses take you from the Benton County Fairgrounds through scenic and…

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2018 Symphony on the Land

June 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bald Hill Farm

The 7th 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 a beautiful evening outdoors, surrounded by friends and family. This year’s innovative program features a diverse range of talented ensembles, culminating in a collective performance featuring all three groups, including: Willamette Valley's premier brass ensemble, Chintimini Brass Quintet Incomparable singer-songwriter, Creighton Lindsay and his band Renowned chamber ensemble, Delgani String Quartet See the concert program HERE! TICKETS (Below or Online HERE) $20 for General Public $15 Greenbelt Land Trust Members and Student Rate 16 and under – Free! Tickets are available to purchase online…

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June Book Club Gathering

June 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm

Save the date for Greenbelt’s Conservation Book Club summer gathering! The June read is Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane. Landmarks (2016) is a critically acclaimed book and a Sunday Times Number One Bestseller. A Seattle Times writer calls it “Simply one of the best nature history books I have read in years, Landmarks is a stunning paean to the beauty of language, the craft of writing and the power of nature. It is truly a book that will force you to rethink your relationship to the world around you.” The June gathering will be held outdoors at the Bald Hill Farm farmhouse. To RSVP and for more information, including the location,…

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July 2018

Yoga Hike

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm

Rejuvenate yourself while immersed in nature! Join Greenbelt and Live Well Studio for outdoor yoga at the beautiful and iconic Bald Hill Farm. Certified yoga instructor, Jocelyn Darshana, is the manager of Live Well Studio and has over 10 years of yoga practice and teaching experience.  The session will be 90 minutes and will include stretching, a yoga hike, and relaxing guided meditation. All levels are welcome and no experience is required! Bring a lunch and stay for an optional picnic at noon. Herbal tea provided. Registration To RSVP and for more information (including location and directions), please email rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org.  

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