BLT News

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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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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