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Join our 2017 Stewardship Program!

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If you have questions about TKO’s trail maintenance program or are interested in training to become a volunteer TKO crew leader, please email our Volunteer Coordinator.

We also offer occasional community hikes.

Trail Stewardship Events

Click on any of the trail stewardship events below to learn more or sign up!

Oxbow Regional Park, Thursdays, June 22, July 6 & 20

Punchbowl Falls Park, Saturday, June  24

Audubon Society of Portland, Saturday, July 8

n and sometimes steep while carrying your day pack and work tools.  At the work site, you will be working in an area that has no existing trail, so is steep and uneven terrain.

Oxbow Regional Park, Gresham

Thursdays, June 22, July 6 & 20, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM

Overview
Oxbow Regional Park is a 1000-acre park located east of Gresham along the nationally-designated Wild and Scenic Sandy River. The southern portion of the park is developed, with trails, campgrounds, picnic areas, and river access. There are 12 miles of trails with gentle grades along the river’s terraces and steeper trails up a ridge between the river’s bends, exploring one of the closest old-growth forests to Portland.

Project description
Metro Parks and Nature program is a new partner to TKO, and we look at this work as being foundational in building a strong relationship with this land manager. This pilot project will grow and expand to other projects across Portland.

TKO has been approached to help in the maintenance and enhancement of existing trails through a series of trail improvement projects including reestablishing trail tread, building drainage features and creating small reroutes to more sustainable trail alignments.

Hiking information
The area of work is within view of the park’s main road. It is flat, with minimal hiking required.

What to expect
You should expect to work rain or shine on a fully developed trail. Expect warm weather, so bring layered clothing as the day heats up.

What to bring
Bring a lunch and plenty of water, and snacks as desired. Also bring good work gloves, supportive boots, and rain gear as indicated by the weather forecast.

What to wear
Boots (tennis shoes are not allowed)
Long sleeved shirts recommended
Rain gear as appropriate for the weather
Eye protection is recommended (eye glasses, safety glasses, etc.)
TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses

Directions
Oxbow Regional Park, 3010 SE Oxbow Parkway, Gresham

The GPS coordinates are: 45°30’01.1″N 122°18’11.9″W
45.500316, -122.303313

For best results, use your GPS or a map guide from your own location. Directions to parking/staging area will be given to the participants prior to the work party date.

Please sign up to volunteer below, or email volunteers@trailkeepersoforegon.org for more information.

Punchbowl Falls Park, Hood River

Saturday,  June 24, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Overview
Punchbowl Falls County Park is a new park that opened in 2015.  There are plans for a 1-mile loop trail that was partially built by TKO volunteers last year.  The goal is to complete the loop during this 2017 season.

Project description
Work will involve opening new tread on an old logging road to a viewpoint, as well as on a steeper section in the more forested area.  This area will need a switchback as it moves up the hill.  The work will involve moving wood from an old logging operation, as well as creating a preliminary tread corridor.

Hiking information
Parking is near the work area, hiking distance is less than ¼ mile.

What to expect
You should expect to work on uneven terrain while working to create a trail corridor and remove debris.

What to bring
Bring your lunch and plenty of water. Also bring good work gloves and supportive boots.

What to wear
Boots (tennis shoes are not allowed)
Long sleeved shirts recommended
Rain gear as appropriate for the weather
Eye protection is recommended (eye glasses, safety glasses, etc.)
TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses

Directions
From Hood River, Hwy 30 (Oak St), go South on Hwy 281 (13th st)
Stay on 281 (there are several turns so watch signs to make sure you stay on 281!) for 11.1 miles
Take a right turn at the sign to Lost Lake.  This is Punchbowl road but the Lost Lake sign is larger
Take the right turn just after crossing the creek (0.2 miles) to stay on Punchbowl Rd
The work site is 1.4 miles North on Punchbowl road
If you cross a high bridge you just passed the parking

Goggle Maps link

GPS:  45°36’01.1″N 121°38’04.6″W

Please sign up below, or email volunteers@trailkeepersoforegon.org for more information.

 Audubon Society of Portland

Saturday, July 8, 8:30 AM-3:00 PM

TKO is returning to the Audubon Society of Portland to continue work on the trail network there.  Volunteers have completed a lot in previous work parties, but there is still  trail repair and brushing work.  Please join us to work on these great close in trails

Sign up to volunteer below, or email volunteers@trailkeepersoforegon.org for more information.

 

Completed 2017 Projects

Milo McIver State Park, Estacada
January 10, 19, 21, 22,  24, 28 & 31, February 7, 14, 21, 25 & 28, March 7, 14, 21, 25 & 28, April 11, 18 & 25, May 2, 30, June 13

Collins Trail, Audubon Society of Portland
Saturday, February 11, Saturday, March 11 & Saturday, April 8

Beaver Falls, Columbia County
Saturday, April 1

Latourell Falls, Columbia Gorge
Tuesday, April 4

Elowah Falls, Columbia Gorge
Tuesday, May 9, 16 & 23, June 6 & 20

Stub Stewart State Park
Friday, June 2-Sunday, June 4, Saturday, June 17

Oxbow Regional Park
Thursday, June 8

Punchbowl Falls Park
Saturday, June 10

Completed 2016 Projects

Dalton Point, Columbia Gorge
Tuesday, February 23

Dalton Point, Columbia Gorge
Tuesday, March 1

Clackamas River Trail
Tuesday, March 8

Mitchell Point, Columbia Gorge
Saturday, March 19

Clackamas River Trail
Tuesday, March 22

Angel’s Rest Trail, Columbia Gorge
Tuesday, April 5

Elk-King’s Mountain Loop Trail w/ Mazamas
Saturday, April 9

Clackamas River Trail
Tuesday, April 19

Dalton Point, Columbia Gorge
Tuesday, May 3

Clackamas River Trail
Tuesday, May 17

Step Creek Trail
Saturday, May 21

400 Trail near Moffett Creek, Columbia Gorge
Tuesday, May 31

Clackamas River Trail
Tuesday, June 14

Oneonta Trail, Columbia Gorge
Tuesday, June 28

Wygant Trail, Columbia Gorge
Tuesday, July 26

Punchbowl Falls Park, Hood River
Saturday, July 30

Punchbowl Falls Park, Hood River
Thursday, August 4

Latourell Falls, Columbia Gorge
Tuesday, August 9

Punchbowl Falls Parks, Hood River
Tuesday, August 23

Angel’s Rest, Columbia Gorge
Tuesday, September 6

Camp Wilkerson, Columbia County (with OET)
Saturday, September 10

Punchbowl Falls Park, Hood River
Tuesday, September 13

Latourell Falls, Columbia Gorge
Tuesday, September 20

Punchbowl Falls Park, Hood River
Saturday, September 24

Milo McIver State Park, Estacada
Tuesday, September 27, October 4, 11, 18 & 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, December 6 & 13

Eliot Crossing, Timberline Trail
Saturday, October 1

Madrone Wall, Clackamas County
Saturday & Sunday, November 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 & 20

Completed 2015 Projects

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Angels Rest Trail, Columbia River Gorge
Saturday, May 31

Mirror Lake Trail, Mount Hood
Saturday, June 20

Clackamas River Trail
Saturday & Sunday, August 1 & 2

Completed 2014 Projects

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Jenkins Estate, Southwest Beaverton
Saturday, January 18th

Columbia Gorge Near Eagle Creek
Saturday, February 22

Angels Rest, Columbia River Gorge
Saturday, March 22

Clackamas River Trail
Saturday & Sunday, May 31 & June 1

Mirror Lake Work Party (including Tom Dick and Harry  Mountain)
Saturday, June 14

Clackamas River Trail
Saturday,  July 19

Douglas Trail
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 25-27

Bell Creek Trail, Columbia Gorge
Saturday & Sunday, September 20-21

Camp Wilkerson, Columbia County
Saturday, October 11

Completed 2013 Projects

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Saturday, March 9

Coyote Wall/Catherine Creek with WTA
Saturday & Sunday, March 16 & 17

Trail Skills College, Cascade Locks
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 19-April 21

Clackamas Riverside Trail
Saturday, May 11

Beaver Falls Trail
Saturday, May 25

Clackamas River Trail
Sunday, June 2

Kings Mountain Trail w/ Mazamas
Saturday, June 15

Clackamas River Trail
Saturday & Sunday, June 29 & 30

Smith Rock State Park
Sunday, October 13

Latourell Falls Trail, Columbia Gorge
Saturday, November 23

Completed 2012 Events

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February 11

Cape Horn Trail with WTA
March 17

Camp Wilkerson – Culvert/Turnpike Training
May 12

Mosier Plateau Trail with Friends of the Gorge
May 24

Mosier Plateau Trail with Friends of the Gorge
June 9

Marquam Hills Natural Area with Portland Parks & Recreation
June 30

Mirror Lake Trail #13, Mount Hood NF
July 28

Cape Horn Trail with the WTA
September 1

Camp Wilkerson – Turnpike and Crew Leader Training
October 6

Camp Wilkerson – Turnpike Project
October 20

Completed 2011 Events

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Saturday, March 5

Herman Creek Trail #406
Saturday, March 19

Latourell Falls State Park
Saturday, April 30

Douglas Trail #781, Mount Hood NF
Saturday, October 22

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