Beer and Botany Walk at Luckiamute Meadows





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 land that inspires and flavors local brews.  Natural elements used in beers and meads have included: lemon balm, elder flower, yarrow, mustard seed, honey, and fennel.

Please email before 4PM, May 24th if you’d like to be included in this walk.

World Beneath Our Feet Walk

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.


For more information or to RSVP, email Rebecca. Location and additional details will be provided upon registering.

Walk Leader

James Cassidy has been an Instructor of Soil Science at Oregon State University for over 12 years.  The introductory class now has over 200 students each term and is very popular.  James is also the faculty advisor for the wildly popular OSU Organic Growers Club – OSU’s student farm.  Coming from a non-traditional background (music industry for over 30 years) he is passionate about soil and is popular with students because of his dynamic speaking style.  The student farm project has over 300 student volunteers on its list-serve and it continues to grow.  The farm cultivates over 50 different fruit and vegetable crops and is just beginning its 18th season.

Herpetology Walk **FILLED**

This walk has filled. To reserve a spot on the waitlist, email Rebecca McKay Steinberg.

Join us for a walk with OSU aquatic ecologist, Dr. Tiffany Garcia, to learn about Oregon’s amphibians and reptiles. We’ll be looking for these cool creatures at Luckiamute Meadows and learning about what we can do to help them. This event is free, kid-friendly, and family-friendly.

Access to this conservation easement in Kings Valley is only permitted through tours like this, so take advantage of the special opportunity to see this unique conservation area with us!

For more information, please email