BLT News

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BLT completes installation of 25 trail benches!

By Linda Ziedrich / May 13, 2020

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…

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Bridge at Cheadle Lake

The Three Bridges Are Now Open!

By Linda Ziedrich / April 30, 2020

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.

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Kayaks and canoes on Cheadle Lake

A chilly paddle but a warm experience

By Linda Ziedrich / March 10, 2019

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,…

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Welcome new BLT Elite Volunteers!

By Linda Ziedrich / February 2, 2019

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…

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