Want to help a rare plant species? Join Greenbelt staff and fellow volunteers for a work party planting Kincaid’s Lupine at Bald Hill Farm on Tuesday, March 19th, from 10 am to 2 pm.
Kincaid’s lupine is a threatened plant species that makes its home within the Willamette Valley. Kincaid’s lupine populations are rare due to loss of prairie habitat and it needs our help to reestablish, especially because it is an important host species for the threatened Fender’s Blue Butterfly. You can help Greenbelt Land Trust work to restore prairie habitat, Kincaid’s lupine, and Fenders Blue Butterfly populations by joining us for this event!
No previous experience is necessary and planters of all ages are welcome! Tools and gloves will be provided. If you are only able to attend for part of the time, you’re still welcome to join us, just send an email to email@example.com to discuss.
Wear: Plan to dress for the weather with layers and rain gear. The ground will likely be soggy in the planting area, so waterproof shoes are recommended!
Bring: Lunch, a water bottle, and any emergency medications you usually bring on outdoor excursions for personal use (like Epi-Pens). Some snacks will be provided.
Accessibility notes: We will hike 1-2 miles on a gravel road to reach the planting site. You should expect to be kneeling and bending over throughout the event. There are is a restroom located at the meeting location, but not at the planting site.
Notes for youth planters: Planters of all ages are welcome but youth under the age of 14 must attend with an adult. Youth volunteers attending without their parent/guardian should contact our volunteer coordinator, Jean, to fill out a youth waiver before the event.
Location: We will be planting at Bald Hill Farm in Corvallis. Directions to the meeting location will be provided the week before the event.