Posts by Linda Ziedrich
Almost Complete and Already Popular: The Old Mill Trail
Work is nearly done on Lebanon’s new Old Mill Trail, a paved bicycle-and-pedestrian path connecting Gill’s Landing, at the north end, with Riverview Park, at the south. The wide concrete path parallels the South Santiam River for more than three-fourths mile. The path tops the North-South Dike, or City Dike, which Linn County built after…Read More
BLT completes installation of 25 trail benches!
Build Lebanon Trails has completed Phase One of its Bench Project—the installation of 25 benches along Lebanon trails, so that walkers and bikers can sit and enjoy the view or just take a little rest. The project began in 2015. The group wanted “a bench design that was both durable and comfortable and could be…Read More
The Three Bridges Are Now Open!
The city of Lebanon has just finished installing a pedestrian-controlled signal that flashes lights at drivers so you can safely cross River Drive at the intersection with Mountain River Drive.Read More
A chilly paddle but a warm experience
On the very chilly morning of March 9, about 20 intrepid souls gathered at the Cheadle Lake boat ramp, zipped life vests over bulky winter clothes, and clambered into canoes and kayaks for BLT’s Cheadle Lake Water Trail Paddle. The tour was led by Jim Ruef, former director of Lebanon’s Department of Public Works, who,…Read More
Welcome new BLT Elite Volunteers!
Build Lebanon Trails has trained its first class of Elite Volunteers! On Saturday, January 26, twelve trail enthusiasts gathered at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital for a training organized by Nancy Hildebrandt, a member of the BLT board. Nancy and other board members shared their experiences in the organization, outlined the trail system and plans for…Read More