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September 2017

Bat Night **FILLED**

September 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm

This event is currently full. To add your name to the waitlist, please email Rebecca. Join Greenbelt Land Trust and bat expert, Stuart Perlmeter, for bat night at Bald Hill Farm! We will be listening to their calls, talking about their ecology and population threats, and setting up a bat survey station providing first-hand glimpses of these nocturnal creatures. Prepare for a night of wonder and learning! This event is family-friendly - bring the kids!  

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Trail TLC Day

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Bald Hill Farm

Trails at Bald Hill Farm need some lovin'! Join Greenbelt and our great partners at Benton County Natural Areas and Parks to help repair trail surfaces on one of the most used sections of trail. YOU can make a difference for trails that offer our entire community a gateway to the natural world. Activity: We’ll be repairing eroded areas to make trails safer and dryer in upcoming wet weather. Participation: Be active at your own pace for several hours Hike up to 3 miles on uneven natural surface trail Carry hand tools and gear Be able to shovel, bend, and rake Bring your lunch and enjoy…

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Conservation Book Club- Fall Gathering

September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Save the date for Greenbelt's Conservation Book Club fall gathering! We are now reading Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. The September gathering will be an evening picnic at Bald Hill Farm (weather permitting; rain location will be announced). To RSVP or for more information, please contact rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org. Book Club Synopsis: The GLT Conservation Book Club is an inclusive and informal group that will meet quarterly to discuss a range of local to worldwide conservation issues. Our goal is to expand our learning based on our readings and each other through thoughts, personal experiences, and good…

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Fall Harvest Family Day

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm

Let's celebrate the fall harvest at Bald Hill Farm! Greenbelt Land Trust and the Corvallis Environmental Center invite you to enjoy the beautiful scenery and a host of fun fall activities at Bald Hill Farm. Come on out for apple pressing and apple cider tasting, guided nature walks for kids of all ages, apple cider donuts, pumpkin decorating, face painting, outdoor games, and more! This event is free, open to the public, and great for the whole family, so bring your kids and a picnic lunch to enjoy at the Farm.   TRANSPORTATION ** Walking/biking map to the event can be found below. WALK: Park at Benton…

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October 2017

Savannah & Trail Stewardship Day **FILLED**

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm

Thank you for your interest. This event is now full. Join Greenbelt volunteers and OSU Service Learning students for an afternoon of restoring oak savannah habitat at the Bald Hill Farm Conservation Area. Activity: We'll be removing invasive species and Douglas-fir saplings before they get bigger and threaten oak restoration sites. Also, we'll be repairing trails to make them dryer and safer for this winter! Participation: Be active at your own pace for several hours Hike up to 5 miles on uneven natural surface trail Carry hand tools and gear Shovel, bend, and rake Team spirit and willingness to have fun Recommended for ages 15+. Minors…

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Qigong in Nature

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 the…

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Pull Together for Wildlife **FILLED**

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm

This stewardship day has been filled. Join Greenbelt volunteers and the OSU Civic Engagement Center to improve streamside habitat for wildlife at the Bald Hill Farm Conservation Area. Activity: We'll be removing invasive plants growing along Oak Creek to improve wildlife habitat and to beautify a beloved natural area. Participation: Be active at your own pace for several hours Hike up to 2 miles on uneven natural surface trail Carry hand tools and gear Pull, bend, and rake Team spirit and willingness to have fun Recommended for ages 15+. Minors under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If you have any…

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November 2017

Farm Volunteer Work Party

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Help improve Bald Hill Farm! Join Greenbelt volunteers and staff for hands-on stewardship projects at the farmhouse and shop. This work party is open to everyone and is a great way to learn about local farmland and habitat conservation while giving back to this conservation area. Plus, explore parts of the Farm that not many people get to see! Activities: Projects include landscaping, indoor and outdoor facility and tool maintenance, and more. Hot cocoa and tasty treats provided. Participation: Recommended for ages 15+. Minors under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. To sign-up, fill out the short form below. If you have…

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December 2017

Conservation Book Club- Winter Gathering

December 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Save the date for the Conservation Book Club's winter gathering! We are now reading The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben. The December gathering will be held at a member's home. To RSVP or for more information, please contact rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org. Book Club Synopsis: The Greenbelt 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 based on our readings and each other through thoughts, personal experiences, and good conversations. Participation is free and open to all. Books will be chosen by group consensus, and each…

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Volunteer Fence Pull **FILLED**

December 8 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Bald Hill Farm

Thank you for your interest! This volunteer work party is currently full. Want to help wildlife at Bald Hill Farm? Join Greenbelt staff and volunteers as we reduce the amount of barbed-wire fence along trails so that wildlife, such as deer, can move safely and easily around this conservation area. After the work party, join the after-party at the farmhouse where there will be hot cocoa and treats to warm you up! What it takes to do this activity: Be active at your own pace for several hours Hike up to 2 miles on trail surfaces Carry hand tools and gear Lift, bend, and kneel…

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