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Activating Oregon’s citizenry, a moment for a movement

May 23, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Activating Oregon’s citizenry, a moment for a movement”

by Steve Kruger – TKO Executive Director

I am deeply concerned about what is happening to our Oregon State Parks with reductions in operational staff and the possible layoffs of critical support within the agency’s ranks. We are concerned this is a preview of what is going to happen across all public lands. All federal, state and local lands are scrambling to catch up on season staff changes while managing new normals in visitor safety — all in a time of re-opening public lands and the looming realities of shrinking budgets. Oregon’s citizenry can help, if we make it a priority.

[To land managers – Please don’t take this message as a slight on our work together in this critical time. There are a number of examples of you persevering to get volunteers to help you all – we are excited to celebrate that effort soon. This is an acknowledgement of your excellence, the importance of our work together and what you all are struggling to balance.] (more…)

Staying strong together, while physically apart

April 10, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Staying strong together, while physically apart”

by Steve Kruger – TKO Executive Director

This time last April, TKO family-friendly event at Oxbow.

Many of you may recall my end of year letter, sharing with you how my 3 year old son has grown up around TKO and the trails adventures we’ve been able to explore. Doing our best to stick close to home and balance two working parents, my son Van has been experiencing the simpler things – which to him are out of this world (more…)

On to 2020, A Message from TKO’s Executive Director

December 31, 2019 Posted by Newsletter, Winter 2019 0 thoughts on “On to 2020, A Message from TKO’s Executive Director”

written by Steve Kruger, Executive Director

Thank you to all of our TKO volunteers and supporters. Your remarkable contributions are building towards a trails legacy for Oregon. Your impact is making a difference to young and young at heart, including my son Van – who has grown up around this movement we are building. I have been fortunate to have him witness Trailkeepers in action, and his appreciation of what we do has grown along with him. And just like the boy, TKO is growing fast!

Click the link to hear about TKO’s 2019 impacts and what we are going after for in 2020!

On to 2019, A Letter from TKO’s Executive Director

December 30, 2018 Posted by Newsletter, Winter 2019 0 thoughts on “On to 2019, A Letter from TKO’s Executive Director”

By Steve Kruger, Executive Director, Trailkeepers of Oregon

Before the end of 2018, please consider doing the following three things:

There’s no doubt — Trailkeepers of Oregon (TKO) is on the rise. Word of our mission and dedication to the Oregon hiking experience has traveled fast, due in no small part to all of you, our supporters and volunteers.

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