BLT News

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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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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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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