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100-mile runner donates his pledges to help build the Cheadle Lake Loop Trail!

By Nancy Hildebrandt / November 10, 2019

Did you know that the eventual plan for Cheadle Lake is to have a loop trail? Help us build the first section of it by making a pledge for a 100-milie runner who will donate all his proceeds to BLT!

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2019 bat sheep

Ruff, Baa, and costumes

By Nancy Hildebrandt / November 9, 2019

Our October event, “Paws on the Pavement and Kids Costume Walk,” was a mouthful to say but it turned out to be a good pairing! Dogs and kids in a dress rehearsal for trick or treating. And let’s not forget about the “bat” sheep! The weather was kind and the dogs barked their approval at…

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2019 Bucket Brigade team members

BLT Bucket Brigade 2019 What a team!

By Jim McKinnon / September 19, 2019

And the winner is Chuck Watts for the 2019 tree watering season. Chuck attended every tree watering day this year, with Sherry and Darryl hot on his heels. Notice from the photo that Chuck has won before! With the rain starting early this year, we finished a month early with 11 watering days. We discussed…

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Bridges placed at Cheadle Lake August 27, 2019

More bridges at Cheadle Lake

By Jim McKinnon / August 28, 2019

Bridges #2 and #3 at Cheadle Lake were installed August 27, 2019. Bridge #2 was set in place at 10:35 am and #3 was set at 11:15 am. Forslund Crane from Albany did the lifts and Rick Franklin Co. transported the bridges to the site. These were the same companies that installed Bridge #1 last…

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The bugs showed up for their event!

By Nancy Hildebrandt / August 11, 2019

Have you ever heard of a velvet ant, also known as a “cow killer”? Have you ever seen a spider wasp? Did you know that all of our native Oregon bees are annuals? Only honeybees, who were not native originally, live for more than one year. Did you know that small holes in tree trunks…

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Birdhouse at Mark Slough

Birdhouses: A village project

By Dwane Schwindt / June 23, 2019

Thanks to Jason Pape and his daughter’s class of 20 students at East Linn Christian Academy, there are 6 new birdhouses at Cheadle Lake Park and 7 along the Marks Slough trail, installed on Easter weekend this year. Jason has done other projects with the class and this year decided to get the kids involved…

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2019-03 Cheadle Lake paddle Brian Rose

BLT teams up with a master recycler for the Cheadle Lake Run event

By Nancy Hildebrandt / April 1, 2019

The 10th Annual Cheadle Lake Run and Kids’ Dash, sponsored by Build Lebanon Trails, is coming up fast: Saturday, May 4. This year, Brian Rose, Master Recycler, will be taking charge of waste management at the event. Brian is highly committed to improving waste management throughout the community of Lebanon and has kindly volunteered to…

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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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2019-02-10 Marks Slough sign in snow

Have you seen the new trail signs?

By Nancy Hildebrandt / February 16, 2019

You’ve probably spotted the beautiful new trail signs. Trailhead signs have maps and mileages, and other waypoint signs just have the name of the trail and an arrow pointing the way. Here’s the story.

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2019-02-05 Trail work day group

Trail Work Day, February 2019

By Jessica Ruef / February 13, 2019

Despite the grim weather predictions for a winter storm, 17 trail enthusiasts geared up with warm clothes, assorted tools and positive attitudes for the Build Lebanon Trails trail enhancement work day on Saturday February 9, 2019.  The sun broke through the dark clouds as new Elite Volunteer Scott Grasley assigned tasks, gave the obligatory safety…

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