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May 2019

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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Let’s Pull Together for Trails!

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm

        Calling volunteers! On Saturday, 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. 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 for several hours. Hike up to 6 miles…

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Beer and Botany Walk at Luckiamute Meadows

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

        We are back for another year of botany and brews! Join Greenbelt, brewers from Sky High Brewing and botanists for a special walk at Luckiamute Meadows in Kings Valley - an incredible mix of prairie, riparian habitat and wetlands at the peak of wildflower season.  Let's celebrate and toast the natural areas and beers of the mid-Willamette Valley! 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 the…

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June 2019

QiGong Outing**FILLED**

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Bald Hill Farm

        Come outdoors with Greenbelt Land Trust for a Qigong class at Bald Hill Farm! Qigong (pronounced “chee gung”) is a Chinese form of healing exercise practiced for thousands of years. The class will be led by Dr. Peter Eschwey of Soma Clinic for Natural Medicine in Corvallis. Dr. Eschwey is a certified Qigong instructor who has been in practice for over 20 years. He will be leading us through gentle movements to stretch the body, increase blood flow, build body awareness, improve mental clarity, and reduce tension—all in a beautiful natural area. Who doesn’t need that?! This event is free and open to…

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Symphony on the Land

June 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm

        The 8th 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: Terra Nova Trio Windswept Woodwind Sextet Grupo Masato Band (dance, dance, dance!) FOOD/WINE/BEER Please feel free to bring a picnic and your own beverage OR purchase delicious wine, beer, and food. We will be joined by Pupuseria Del Valle, Memphis Beats, Go Giddy Pops, Sky High Brewing and…

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Run for the Hills

June 9 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

        Registration is now live for the 13th annual Run for the Hills. Sign up HERE and be part of the run on Sunday, June 9th! 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…

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June Book Club Gathering

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm

        Save the date for Greenbelt’s Conservation Book Club summer gathering! The June read is The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier by Florence Williams "Imagine a miracle drug that could ease many of the stresses of modern life — a combination of mood enhancer and a smart pill that might even encourage the remission of cancer. Now imagine that this cure-all was an old-fashioned folk remedy: Just take a hike in the woods or a walk in the park. No prescription necessary. That’s the proposition of Florence Williams’s fascinating 'The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More…

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July 2019

History of Bald Hill Farm :: 30 Years Series

July 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm

        Calling all local history buffs! Come and learn more about the fascinating history of Bald Hill Farm, from Kalapuya through western settler migration. We'll delve into the world of the extensive Mulkey family whose name graces the property's creek and ridgeline, and trace back local tales through oral and written documents. Space is limited to 30 for this free event. This will be a slow, easy walk with many stops and considerable standing.  

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Use Your Camera to Learn More About Nature **FILLED**

July 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bald Hill Farm Natural Area

        This interactive workshop will cover ways you can use your camera—whether it’s a phone, pocket camera or DSLR—to learn more about nature. Learn how to get sharp, usable images and where you can get help identifying the species you've taken photos of. Did you know that most phones, and many cameras, can record sounds and that can help you identify birds and other nature sounds? Bring whichever camera you have. This workshop will involve hands-on experience and minimal walking. Don Boucher will lead this workshop. Don's professional life involves photography and video editing. He is a regular Greenbelt volunteer and part…

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August 2019

Raise a Pint Night

August 5 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sky High Brewing and Pub, 160 NW Jackson Ave
Corvallis, OR 97330 United States
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        Sky High Brewery and Pub will donate $1 for every pint sold and $2 for every shirt and hat sold from 4pm to closing to Greenbelt Land Trust. Sky High Brewing and Pub has been such a strong supporter of Greenbelt and we’re grateful for this opportunity to partner again. We’ll have a table at the 3rd floor restaurant entrance with display materials and maps. Come and learn about protected lands in our community’s backyard, and the wildlife that uses these special lands! Greenbelt Land Trust works every day to protect and steward the natural areas that we all love in…

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