BLT News

Feb 2018 work party

We’re looking for a few good Trail Troopers

By Nancy Hildebrandt / November 20, 2018

Have you noticed? Build Lebanon Trails is generating a lot of traction lately, and we’re looking for a few people to join our new elite volunteer program. Here are the details of what’s involved. We hope you’ll consider becoming part of the BLT family!

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Do you know how to adjust your trekking poles?

By Nancy Hildebrandt / October 23, 2018

BLT’s Burkhart Creek walk on October 13 was special this year, because we were joined by four people representing the Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital Physical Rehabilitation Department: Kelly, Veronica, Lynda, and Ron. Physical therapists Veronica and Kelly showed the group how to use two types of walkers with wheels, a cane, and trekking poles. Sound dull? Not the way they presented it!

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Want to get your hands dirty on October 2?

By Nancy Hildebrandt / September 24, 2018

Cheadle Lake Work Day Tuesday October 2, 2018 at 9:00am Meet at Boat launch parking area, North Shore, Cheadle Lake Park (see map below) Build Lebanon Trails is having a work party day at Cheadle Lake.  Help reduce some of the “spookiness” of the resting benches being taken over by berry vines.  We’ll meet on…

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Rod and Raylene Sell at Peterson Butte

9/17/2018: A very important bench dedication ceremony

By Nancy Hildebrandt / September 3, 2018

Monday September 17, 2018 at 10 am: Dedication of a bench at Cheadle Lake Park to Rodney Sell, President of the Board, Build Lebanon Trails. Please help us celebrate!

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2018 Paws on the Pavement event

Paws on the Pavement event a fun change

By Nancy Hildebrandt / August 26, 2018

We had a barkin’ good time at the Paws on the Pavement event! It was a small turnout, but the dogs who attended reported they had a great time negotiating the obstacles and getting lots of attention. We’re keeping this short, because the Lebanon Express wrote a doggone great article about the event and about BLT.…

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Photo of Elaine and Rocky on Marks Slough Trail

A happy Lebanon Trails customer

By Nancy Hildebrandt / July 14, 2018

Meet Elaine and Rocky. They walk the Marks Slough Trail frequently and are very thankful for all the Lebanon trails. We ran into them this morning during our bicycle tour event, and Elaine graciously consented to let us take her photo and put it on our website. If you happen to spot Elaine on the…

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Screenshot of Jan 2018 Albany Democrat-Herald article

Lebanon trails, 2018 style!

By Nancy Hildebrandt / February 4, 2018

The January 30, 2018 Albany Democrat-Herald has a great article by Jennifer Moody about Build Lebanon Trails.  Similarly, in December Lebanon Local had a write-up on BLT and our December historic walk. We think both journalists did a wonderful job of representing our nonprofit organization and our goals to improve our community. Thanks for the great press!…

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Brock and Joyce at The Lobby

A historic historic tour

By Nancy Hildebrandt / December 6, 2017

Saturday, December 2. BLT’s last monthly event of 2017: a historic tour of downtown Lebanon. Rain rain rain and cold.

But the hardiest of the hardiest braved the weather, we put the listening devices in our ears, and off we went. And it was wonderful.

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Drawing of fireworks with a white and blue background

BLT Photo Contest winners!

By Nancy Hildebrandt / November 10, 2017

35 entries in total 4 age category winners + one grand prize = 5 winners! The Board of Directors had several rounds of anonymous and secret voting to arrive at the choices. It was really close! We based our votes on their meaningfulness to us and on the relevance of each photo to the BLT…

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BLT trails by drone

By Nancy Hildebrandt / September 18, 2017

We met Chris Allen, owner of Alien Drone Services, in June. Chris kindly offered his time and his drone technology to fly over our most popular trails: Cheadle Lake and Marks Slough…

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