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March 2018

March Book Club Gathering

March 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Save the date for Greenbelt’s Conservation Book Club spring gathering! We are now reading Listening for Coyote: A Walk Across Oregon's Wilderness by William L. Sullivan. The March gathering will be held at a member's home. To RSVP and for more information, including the location, please contact rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org. 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 is to expand our learning and knowledge based on our readings and each other through thoughts, personal experiences, and good conversations. Participation is free and open to all. Books are chosen by group…

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April 2018

Volunteer Naturalist Orientation

April 7 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm

It's the 6th 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 2018 season. Sign-up today! 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're invited to attend the upcoming Volunteer Naturalist Orientation.   *To sign-up, please…

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Owens Farm History & Nature Walk

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Owens Farm

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. Registration For more information or to RSVP, please email Rebecca. Additional details and directions will be provided upon registering.

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Kids Wildlife Walk & Crafts ***FILLED***

April 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm

***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. It's Earth Day! Let's get outside and explore nature through stories, the imagination, and play. We'll learn about the birds, carnivores, and other species of wildlife that live at the Bald Hill Farm conservation area. Join Greenbelt Land Trust and Chintimini Wildlife Center for a kid-friendly outing where we’ll take a guided nature walk along the forested Mulkey Ridge trail in search of wildlife signs, enjoy a group story about Oregon’s wildlife (written by a local author), and make a wildlife-themed craft you can take home.…

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May 2018

Courtney Creek Camas Walk ***FILLED***

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Courtney Creek

***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 Land Trust and the Calapooia Watershed Council for the first guided nature walk at Courtney Creek, a 200-acre conservation area protected in 2017 just south of Brownsville near the headwaters of Courtney Creek in the upper Calapooia Watershed. We'll explore a unique wet forest and prairie landscape offering excellent birding opportunities and breath-taking views of its sea of purple camas in bloom. This special property also protects one of the largest remaining Willamette Valley populations of the endangered plant, Bradshaw’s…

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Wildflower Walk & Picnic ***FILLED***

May 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Little Willamette

***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. Celebrate Natural Areas Celebration Week with Greenbelt Land Trust 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…

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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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