BLT News

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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2017 graphic

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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Robbi and Jim with their winning buckets

And the winner is…

By Jim McKinnon / November 11, 2016

We’ve been reporting on our awesome bucket brigade, who kept all our young trailside trees healthy through the long dry summer. That numbers for 2016 are now in. Ready for the shocker? 8219 gallons of water used 17 watering days, with a total of 88 person days 93 gallons of water carried per person on each trip…

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Another new Build Lebanon Trails bench

More opportunities to rest and meditate

By Thad Nelson / October 15, 2016

We reported earlier on our installation of new benches, and we’ve added more! For this latest round, the Rotary Club of Lebanon and a small volunteer group from Build Lebanon Trails and the community recently completed the last of our 10 concrete bench pads, each 6 ft x 9 ft., placed along the trail between the hospital campus and…

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BLT Watering Brigade winds down for 2016

By Jim McKinnon / October 3, 2016

Fill. Carry. Walk. Pour. Repeat. If you’ve walked at Cheadle Lake, you’ve maybe noticed a number of young trees planted along the trail. If you’ve walked on a Thursday morning, you may have been inconvenienced by a water truck being driven down the trail. This is the Build Lebanon Trails volunteer water brigade. Every Thursday morning throughout…

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Second bench along Canal Trail

Trail Benches: A Lebanon Community Story

By Thad Nelson / August 11, 2016

If you happened to take a walk recently along the Canal Trail, you may have noticed some brand new benches, lovingly placed by Build Lebanon Trails volunteers. There’s a story behind the benches, one that showcases Lebanon’s strong and giving community. The Canal Trail, which runs on the north side of Lebanon near Linn-Benton Community…

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August 13, 2016 – West River Trail Hike

By Nancy Hildebrandt / July 14, 2016

Join Build Lebanon Trails on the West River Trail hike. We will be meeting at River Park and leaving at 10:00am to hike along a very scenic stretch of the Santiam River on top of a protective flood dike along the river. The hike leads us to Cheadle Lake and then returns to River Park…

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Welcome to our new website

By Rodney Sell / May 27, 2016

If you’ve visited the Build Lebanon Trails website before, you’ll immediately notice a new look. That’s thanks to locating a volunteer who owns a local web design business and loves to hike. Besides the obvious style changes, here’s how the information got moved around. Our news from the front page now appears on its own “News”…

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