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February 2019

Turkey Count – Volunteer Workday

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

        Join Greenbelt Land Trust to count turkeys, conduct citizen science, and experience a beautiful winter morning at Bald Hill Farm. Greenbelt is monitoring non-native turkeys at Bald Hill Farm to see if their numbers may have implications for native flora and fauna; and we need your help to do it! Stay afterward for social time with coffee, hot cocoa, and treats. Experience surveying birds or wildlife is beneficial but not required. Recommended for ages 12+. Anyone under 18 needs to be supervised by a parent or legal guardian. What it takes to do this activity: Walk up to 2 miles off-trail on potentially…

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Lichen Walk**Filled**

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

        **This outing has been filled** Take a walk with Greenbelt Land Trust and OSU lichen researchers and experts Elisa and Joe DiMeglio at Lupine Meadows, where we will investigate and learn about the fascinating world of lichen. We will take an easy stroll through this sensitive property that is only open through select tours like this, exploring lichens, their habitats, and ecology. Learn a few names and enjoy the moist winter air which makes the Pacific Northwest such a great place for lichens to grow!

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30th Annual Meeting

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church, Dennis Hall, Corvallis, 114 SW 8th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333
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          30 Years of Conservation and Community! We have a lot to celebrate with you and because of you! All members, volunteers, and friends—seasoned and new—are invited to join Greenbelt on February 28th as we celebrate this momentous anniversary and envision what the next 30 years will bring. We're stepping into a new era of the land trust and thinking deeply about our path forward. How might we close the missing links of trail corridors locally? How can we deepen our impact to improve water health for communities around us? How are we making meaningful connections with everyone in our community?…

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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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