BLT News

Cheadle Lake drone shot Chris Allen

Help us connect Cheadle Lake to Riverview Park with your statement of support!

By Rodney Sell / June 2, 2018

Purpose: 2018 Recreational Trails grant application to construct a trail connecting the Cheadle Lake trail to Riverview Park Deadline for receipt of community emails/letters: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 We’re applying for another exciting trail improvement project, and we need your support! This grant will help us construct 450 feet of trail that will connect two existing…

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2018 Cheadle Lake Run 5k route

Our 9th Annual Cheadle Lake Run/Dash/Walk, still a fun day for all!

By Jessica Ruef / April 23, 2018

Did you think it was too late?? It isn’t. You still have time to join us for a fun day down by the Lake! BLT’s 9th annual 5k/10k Fun Run/Walk and Kids’ Obstacle dash is coming up on Saturday May 5. There is still time to sign up to participate, sponsor, or volunteer. Runners and…

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Installing benches at Cheadle Lake, March 2, 2018

New on the horizon at Cheadle Lake

By Thad Nelson / March 7, 2018

Did you spot the new benches at Cheadle Lake? There are seven new ones, bringing the total to nine. A big thank you to the City of Lebanon for preparing the pads and to Carrie Simpson, Steve Latimer Jim Lee, and Jim McKinnon for their excellent help with installation. The nine benches at Cheadle Lake…

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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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Jim Lee trims weeds around trees at Marks Slough Trail

Summer tree duty

By Nancy Hildebrandt / August 27, 2017

BLT volunteers have been watering trees weekly at various Lebanon trails. Perhaps you’ve seen our water trailer if you’ve been out walking on a Thursday morning. This weekend, Jim McKinnon and Jim Lee went to work trimming around some of the trees at Marks Slough. No, that machine in the top photo is not a…

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June 2017 BLT banner in strawberry festival parade

Did we see you at the Strawberry Festival Parade?

By Nancy Hildebrandt / June 11, 2017

We looked for you! This year Build Lebanon Trails was the grand marshall of the parade, so we were close to the front! The entry behind us in the parade was our very own board member Jim McKinnon, who was a star in his own right as Senior First Citizen this year, or as he…

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Photo of 2016 Cheadle Lake Run finish line

Run, walk, dash, volunteer on May 6!

By Nancy Hildebrandt / April 29, 2017

Saturday May 6, 2017: The 8th Annual Cheadle Lake 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk and Kids’ Obstacle Dash Wow that’s a mouthful. Let’s unpack it. 8th annual Yep, this is BLT’s 8th year doing this event. We’ve been planning it since last fall, and we’re SO ready! 5K or 10K. If you’re into competitive runs and walks, then…

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