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July 2018

World Beneath Our Feet Walk

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Luckiamute Meadows

What lies beneath our feet? It's much more than just dirt! Join Greenbelt and OSU's Dr. James Cassidy at Luckiamute Meadows for a look at the underground world from its creatures to its soil and beyond. How does this sub-surface environment influence water, plants, animals, and people above ground? Join us on a guided walk through stunning remnant oak savannas and riparian areas as we explore the world beneath our feet at this special conservation area in Kings Valley that is only accessible through Greenbelt-led tours. Free and family-friendly. Registration For more information or to RSVP, email Rebecca. Location and additional details will be provided upon registering. Walk…

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Walk With a Naturalist

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Bald Hill Farm

Join Greenbelt Naturalist, Don Boucher, for a morning nature walk at Bald Hill Farm. Discover the fascinating flora and fauna along the trails, including mid-summer wildflowers, butterflies, birds, and reptiles. Get up-close and personal with critters along the trail with provided hand lenses. We'll also keep an eye out for threatened and endangered species that this conservation area helps to protect.  This is a free, family-friendly walk. No RSVP is necessary. Leader: Don Boucher is a renowned and passionate Naturalist and dedicated Greenbelt Land Trust volunteer. He, along with Lisa Millbank, promote the understanding and appreciation of local nature through their Neighborhood Naturalist program. Location & Directions: Meet…

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August 2018

Paint-Out on the Farm

August 12 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Bald Hill Farm

        Join Greenbelt and Vistas & Vineyards for a plein air painting event at Bald Hill Farm. In the beautiful morning light, paint pastoral scenes of rolling hills, oak groves, barns, cows, and a breath-taking view of Mary's Peak.  You'll explore and paint from sites accessible only through Greenbelt-led tours. This event will be facilitated by local artist and Vistas & Vineyards member, Peg Elefant. No experience necessary! Bring your own materials for this no-instruction event where we'll paint simply for our own delight. Bring a picnic lunch and stay for a Gallery (not a critique) where we'll enjoy each other's efforts. Registration For…

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Farm to Cork Hike ***FILLED***

August 25 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm

        ***This event is currently full. Thank you for your interest. To add your name to the waitlist, please email Rebecca. You've heard of the farm to fork movement, but have you done a farm to cork hike? Join Greenbelt and Lumos Wine Company for a special scenic hike from beautiful Bald Hill Farm through Mulkey Forest and Fitton Green Natural Area to Lumos' stunning Wren Vineyard. This guided hike will wind through forest, prairies, and multiple conservation areas with breath-taking pastoral and mountain vistas. We’ll see and learn about habitat restoration, landscape connections, wildlife corridors, flora and fauna, and more. The farm to fork…

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September 2018

A Conversation on Conservation

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm

          Nature has value, but what is that value and how do we protect it? Given competing interests and visions of the public good, how do we conserve our common resources such as land, water, and air? Participate in a thought-provoking discussion facilitated by Oregon Humanities. This is part of a Conversation Project hosted by Greenbelt Land Trust. Join us as we sit outside at beautiful Bald Hill Farm and explore our environmental values and question how those values are reflected—or not reflected—in current local, national, and global environmental policies. The discussion will be framed around two readings. Reading at least one in advance is recommended…

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Luckiamute Confluence Tour ***FILLED***

September 23 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Willamette Bluffs

        ***This event is currently full. To add your name to the waitlist, please email rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org or call the Greenbelt office at (541) 752.9609. Water is life! Explore our local rivers that are the lifeblood of the mid-Willamette Valley's people and wildlife. Join this special interactive tour of the Luckiamute River near its confluence with the Willamette River and nearby Santiam River in Polk County. This free and family-friendly outing is co-hosted by Greenbelt Land Trust, Luckiamute Watershed Council, and Polk Soil & Water Conservation District. We'll see first-hand select land and water protection projects underway, habitat restoration efforts in action, and how the power of…

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Plant a Tree Volunteer Day

September 28 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm

        Be a conservation hero! Volunteer to help plant native trees and shrubs at Bald Hill Farm. Plant for the health of our community, enhance migratory bird habitat, and support youth in the cross-cultural Willamette River – Rio Laja Mexico education partnership. Your participation alone will allow Rio Laja Mexico students to receive a $1,000 donation to support their environmental education exchange with Corvallis students. Join Marys River Watershed Council, Institute for Applied Ecology, and Greenbelt Land Trust at Bald Hill Farm on Friday, September 28th from 3 – 6 pm. This is an “open house” format so you can come to plant during all or part of…

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October 2018

Volunteer for the Great Willamette Clean Up

October 6 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

        Want to get dirty for good? Volunteer with Willamette Riverkeeper, Greenbelt Land Trust, and partners for the annual Great Willamette Clean Up- a fun morning of on-land and on-water clean ups along the Willamette River. Then join the afternoon After Party at Mazama Brewing for great food and free beer. Plus you have the chance to win prizes! Are you an experienced paddler? Join Greenbelt for a water clean up from Peoria to the Crystal Lake boat ramp in Corvallis. For more information and to register, please visit: http://willamette-riverkeeper.org/great-willamette-cleanup/   For questions about the Peoria to Crystal Lake paddle with Greenbelt Land Trust, email rebecca@greenbeltlandtrust.org or call…

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Trauma Informed Care – Serving Unhoused People & Sustaining Natural Areas

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
CH2M Hill Alumni Center, OSU, 725 SW 26th St.
Corvallis, OR 97331 United States
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$10.00

        Who:Individuals and organizations who serve or interact with houseless community members and can benefit from a deeper understanding of Trauma Informed Care. Our target audience for this training includes natural resource and social service professionals, volunteers, community members. Why:Understanding the prevalence of trauma builds awareness and is an important component of trauma informed care. Training helps people understand the impact of trauma on physical, emotional and mental health, as well as on behaviors and interactions. It also helps people develop a common language and demonstrates commitment to creating sensitive, safe, and welcoming environments. Understanding the prevalence of trauma and work-related stress…

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Fall Harvest Family Day

October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 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! We are excited to have When Picks Fly play live, old-time string band music! 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…

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