Volunteer Request – Star Spangled Celebration

Are you interested in volunteering for the Star Spangled Celebration and then sitting in the VIP tent with other volunteers to watch the fireworks? Well, Build Lebanon Trails is asking volunteer to support the Lebanon Community Foundation at the Lebanon Star Spangled Celebration. They have many volunteer opportunities between now and July 4th. For more information contact Ron Passmore at ronnpassmore@comcast.net.

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June 6th – BLT at Strawberry Parade

Come walk and support Build Lebanon Trails

Build Lebanon Trails invites the community to join in the 106th Annual Strawberry Festival Grand Parade on Saturday, June 6th! This year’s theme is “Strawberry All Stars”.

Join us at the staging area at the Wal-Mart parking lot around 10:30am the day of the event. The Parade begins at 11:00am. We ask that you wear your BLT gear to help show support (Sweatshirts, caps, t-shirts from events, etc) but not required.

The walk will be about a 3 mile round trip (on pavement). Bring good walking shoes.

*Well mannered, leashed dogs are welcome. (Please make sure to pick up after your animal(s).

*Parking and driving through town may be limited. Be prepared for detours.

Look for the BLT Event signs!!

Peterson Butte Hike

It is time for the annual Peterson Butte Hike! Join us on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 10:00am for the most popular Build Lebanon Trails Hike. Meet on the north side of the butte. The top of the butte provides some of the best views around the Valley.
Don’t forget your camera and binoculars!!!
Kids can hike, too!

581260_4201131230951_953273604_nThe hike will take around 2 hours and cover a distance of 2.5 miles with an elevation change of around 1,000 feet. This is a more challenging hike that involves rocky surfaces and uneven footing. Be sure to wear footwear and clothing appropriate for the conditions. Poison oak is known to be along the route, so keep an eye out.
By request of the land-owners, please no dogs on this hike.
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Petersons Butte WDirections: Meet on the north side of the butte; just about a mile west of the Lebanon Airport. At the bend on Airport Road and Denny School Road, veer onto Denny School Road towards the butte. Parking is limited; please carpool if possible!

Look for the BLT Event signs!!
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March 2015 Hike with Sweet Home Trails

Western States Hike with Sweet Home Trails

Come join Build Lebanon Trails and the Sweet Home Trails group on Saturday, March 14th at 10:00am. This site is called by its old name of the Western States Land Reliance Trust property.

Message from Jon of the Sweet Home Trails group: “Our annual hike with Build Lebanon Trails is Saturday March 14th at 1000am and is always a great event. This will be a great chance to meet some new folks and walk the Western States Property. As always we will have some coffee and snacks. Come enjoy this great hike, we look forward to seeing you.
When: Saturday March 14, 1000am
Where: Meet at the end of 24th street in Sweet Home, just past the city maintenance shop.
Bring: Dress for the weather and waterproof boots are a good idea. There is one area where we have to walk on logs in water.
Why: To meet others in your community, learn about the property and get outside.
Kids and well mannered dogs and are always welcome.
Please let me know if you have any questions, thanks, Jon”

Directions:
From I5 (North or South) take exit #228 for Corvallis-Lebanon/OR-34; head East on OR-34 towards Lebanon. Follow OR-34 into town; take a right onto South Main Street/US-20 E. Continue East on US-20 for approximately  15 miles. Turn left onto 24th Ave (across from the Circle K on Hwy 20 east of downtown Sweet Home. We will meet at the end of 24th Ave. (Address: 2405 24th Ave. Sweet Home, OR 97386)

6th Annual Cheadle Lake Event Save The Date!

Have you saved the date for the 6th annual Cheadle Lake 5/10K Fun Run/Walk and Kids 1/2 mile Obstacle Dash? If not, it’s coming fast. Registration is now open. We have lots of obstacles for the kids.

Also, this year we will have baked potatoes and chili for participants.

Mark your calendars and save the date, Saturday, May 2nd, 2015!

Monthly Meetings (Name and Time Change)

The Build Lebanon Trails Community Meetings are a great opportunity for you to learn more about the 50 miles of trails throughout Lebanon. We want to share with you our vision and also hear what you have to say about the trails. This is the place where you can:

*Express your ideas or concerns
*Become a volunteer
*Learn about trails and projects
Please feel free to join us. We look forward to having you join our meetings and answer any questions you may have.
We meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm in conference room C at the Lebanon Community Hospital. The meeting will take place just after the BLT Board meeting.

Cheadle Lake on Valentines morning

Join us for a community nature walk with a little clean up at Cheadle Lake!

February 14, 2015 10am-12pm

Primarily we will walk all of the trails and talk about the trail improvements, work the City of Lebanon is doing, and upcoming work we will be doing. During the nature walk at Cheadle Lake we will do a little cleanup.

Directions: From I5 (North or South) take exit #228 for Corvallis-Lebanon/OR-34; head East on OR-34 towards Lebanon. Follow OR-34 into town; take a right onto South Main Street/US-20 E. Continue East onto Russell Dr. which veers right and turns into River Dr.. Shortly on your right will be the parking lot for Cheadle Lake.

Look for the BLT Event signs!!

Last time on a BLT walk at Cheadle Lake, we saw this turtle resting on the log.

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Distinguished Service Awards

Have you heard about the Service Organization of the Year award for the Lebanon Chambers’ Distinguished Service Awards ceremony on Tuesday, March 10, 2015? An announcement was made to the public on the radio and in local newspapers about the opportunity to nominate the service organization you believe should receive the award. Build Lebanon Trails (BLT) would like you to consider nominating BLT for the 2014 Non-Profit Organization of the Year.

A committee uses your comments to rate the nominations based on criteria including:

  • “Does the non-profit organization provide invaluable services to the community and positively influenced our citizens.
  • Do members actively participate in service projects and programs leading to civic improvements, human welfare or environmental enhancement.

Included here is the Build Lebanon Trails’ 2014 update letter provided to inform the public about the work BLT has done in the past, currently is accomplishing, and goals for the near future.

This link will take you to the required Nomination forms. The forms are required to be submitted before February 13th to the Lebanon Chamber office at 1040 Parks Street in Lebanon. In addition, for nominations to be counted, the nomination form MUST have a signature and phone number and letter of recommendation explaining in detail why your nominee deserves the award. Please consider turning in an application for the Lebanon Service Organization you believe deserves a nomination.

We thank our supporters and our 100+ Businesses, Foundations, Organizations and Individuals that help keep the development of Lebanon’s Trail system growing.