BLT News

Planned Old Mill Trail

The Old Mill Trail: BLT’s exciting 2020 project

By Rodney Sell / February 15, 2020

What’s new this year? The start of the exciting Old Mill Trail! See how you can double your donation!

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Bigfoot Grille burger image from Facebook

Support BLT by eating at Bigfoot Grille on February 16!

By Jessica Ruef / January 27, 2020

We know that you like Build Lebanon Trails. Do you also like to eat? You can support both Build Lebanon Trails and a local community business by having a tasty meal at Bigfoot Grille on Sunday, February 16, 2020 between 8:00am and 8:00pm. Bigfoot Grille features Share Sundays, during which they share 10% of their…

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August 2019 Bug Crawl event

Become a BLT Elite Volunteer in 2020!

By Nancy Hildebrandt / November 29, 2019

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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Trevor Spangle's Pledge-It page

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

By Nancy Hildebrandt / November 10, 2019

Update: See the great Lebanon Local article about Trevor’s run here: http://www.lebanonlocalnews.com/runner-puts-in-100-miles-over-two-days-to-benefit-trails-group/

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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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