2021 Walks + Hikes Schedule Released

Apr 01, 2021
The Land Trust announces its 2021 Walks + Hikes schedule for outings happening through June.

 

The Deschutes Land Trust has released its 2021 Walks + Hikes schedule for outings happening through June. Join the Land Trust for a naturalist-led walk or hike! From wildflowers to butterflies and everything in between, volunteer leaders help you explore the nature of your Land Trust protected lands.

The Land Trust has adapted our Walks + Hikes during COVID-19 to best support the health of our staff, volunteers, and local community. Here is what you can expect:  

  1. The Land Trust will offer in-person Walks + Hikes as long as Deschutes County is at a moderate risk level or below as assessed by the state. Since the Land Trust owns Preserves in several counties, the risk level will also need to be moderate or below in the county where the hike will occur. The Land Trust will be monitoring state risk levels on an ongoing basis and will communicate with participants should the risk level change.

  2. Online registration will be required. All participants must pre-register for outings online, and outings will have limited capacity to keep group sizes small (6-8 people). Since we have fewer spots available this year, register quickly and please be patient if you find full hikes. Registration for each outing will open 1 month prior to the outing. We will do our best to work through our wait list and get you on something, so we highly recommend that you add yourself to wait lists!

  3. All outings will have new safety guidelines. Participants will be asked to sanitize their hands, maintain physical distancing, and wear a face covering. Please review and follow these guidelines to help us keep these events safe for everyone.

  4. No equipment (binoculars, etc.) will be available for borrow and restrooms at our Preserves are cleaned once a week and may not have supplies. Participants are asked to bring what they will need for the outing.

  5. Practice patience and flexibility. Please remember that our hike leaders are volunteers and that we are all operated in a new era--the era of COVID. We are trying to do our best and keep the community safe at the same time. Thank you!

  6. Last, but not least, explore the nature of Central Oregon from home! Join Land Trust naturalists online for virtual events to learn about birds, butterflies, trees and more! Then, find other fun ways to connect with nature via our blog and our Nature Bytes e-newsletter.

 

Check out our Walks + Hikes schedule. We look forward to seeing you out on the trail!