BLT News

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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Calligraphy "thank you so much"

Call for letters of support for a grant application for Cheadle Lake Park

By Nancy Hildebrandt / April 16, 2017

Letters or emails from the community requested by April 28, 2017 Hello Build Lebanon Trails, (BLT) Supporter, This letter brings you an opportunity to help our trails effort by writing a “Letter of Support” for another exciting trail improvement project in our great community. The project will pave two miles of existing gravel trails on…

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March BLT event group shot

More fun spreading mulch

By Nancy Hildebrandt / March 12, 2017

Our March event involved more mud and getting dirty–we had fun and finished mulching around the remaining trees that we hadn’t finished in February.

The photos say it all, so without further ado…

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We need your letter of support by March 31 for a grant

By Rodney Sell / March 12, 2017

Hello Build Lebanon Trails (BLT) Supporter, Thank you for everything you do to help Lebanon have the best trails, parks, and community in Oregon. As you know, Build Lebanon Trails works closely with the City of Lebanon to make our dreams of enhancing our trail system a reality. The city is currently writing a grant…

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Happy BLT volunteers planting trees

More trees for the Marks Slough trail

By Nancy Hildebrandt / February 26, 2017

If you walk the Marks Slough trail loop, you’ll no doubt notice a number of new trees in view of the path.

An intrepid group of volunteers who like to work hard and get dirty showed up on Saturday, February 25, 2017 and had a wonderful time planting 22 young trees, thanks to the help and guidance of John Dinges of John Dinges Landscape Company…

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Two March event changes

By Nancy Hildebrandt / February 15, 2017

We’ve had to make two changes coming up in March: Our next monthly event on March 11 was scheduled to be a walk in Sweet Home. We had to change to that plan and decided that we could really use your help on another trail work party. Would you believe we had so much fun at the last event with…

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Small changes for 2017: event times and meetings

By Nancy Hildebrandt / January 3, 2017

Happy New Year! We hope you’re all healthy and ready to get outside and participate in some of the events that we have planned for you this year. We have a few minor changes to announce. Our Saturday events will start at 9 am (rather than 10 am). The exceptions are our May event, the Cheadle Lake…

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