Eagle Creek Fire Updates

TKO Statement on the Eagle Creek Fire

TKO Executive Director Steve Kruger (posted 9/10/2017):

We are heartbroken by what has happened in the Columbia River Gorge. Postponing our trail work parties scheduled in the Columbia River Gorge at Angel’s Rest & Upper Oneonta was hard to do, but inevitable. TKO will be back when the smoke clears.

Our thoughts and focus are on Gorge residents that have been evacuated and their safety. Also the brave folks fighting back the flames – the U.S. Forest Service, Hood River County, local Search & Rescue teams, Oregon National Guard, Air National Guard and the many other agencies working hard to limit the extent of the damage. We ask that you all focus your energy on the Gorge communities under duress – giving to Cascade Red Cross or a fund for Hood River County Search and Rescue, by the Friends of the Columbia Gorge.

How can you help TKO? We have received numerous questions on when and how people can help with saving trails after the fire has cleared. Since we don’t know exactly what that looks like yet, and will not have access for quite sometime, we have created a special volunteer sign-up list so we can reach out to you for help when those efforts unfold.

September 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of this nonprofit. Make no mistake that TKO will be there, side-by-side with land managers and partners, to bring our connections to the wonders of the Gorge back again.

Sign up now to help us, when the time comes, rebuild after the Eagle Creek Fire.

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 us.

We also offer occasional community hikes.

Completed 2017 Projects

Audubon Society of Portland
February 11, March 11, April 8, August 12; October 14; November 11; December 9

Beaver Falls, Columbia County
April 1

Clackamas River Trail
August 29, 30

Eliot Crossing, Timberline Trail, Mt. Hood
August 26

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

Latourell Falls, Columbia Gorge
April 4

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; July 11; September 19; October 17, 24; November 14, 18, 21, 24, 28; December 5, 12

Mosier Plateau Trail, Columbia Gorge
October 14, 31; November 24

Oneonta Trail
July 25, August 22

Oxbow Regional Park
June 8, 22; July 6, 18; August 1, 8, 15, 16; October 3, 10; November 7; December 15

Punchbowl Falls Park
June 10 & 24, August 12; October 7, 21

Riley Ranch County Park
October 28

Silver Falls State Park
September 29

Stub Stewart State Park
June 2-4; June 17; September 9, 12


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


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


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

EventsWorkParty02Tualatin Hills Nature Park
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

EventsWorkParty03Tool Party
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

EventsWorkParty04Latourell Falls State Park
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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