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Camp Westwind Trail Party–lodging available

April 24 at 9:00 am - April 25 at 3:30 pm

Free
Spring maintenance of hiking trails at Camp Westwind

Crew Leader: Pat & Elaine Keavney

Hike Distance: up to 1 mile round trip

Elevation Gain: 500′

Hike Difficulty: Moderate

Work Difficulty: Moderate

Work Description: We will be brushing back spring growth of salal and other foliage to open up the trails for visitors.

Project Overview: Camp Westwind is on the Salmon River betweeen Cascade Head and Lincoln City. It was closed last year due to COVID but now is beginning to re-open for guests. Its trails need annual spring maintenance, such as brushing and improving tread as neessary.

Hiking information: The work area is less than half a mile from the starting point. There is elevation gain to the worksite as well as on the trail itself.

What to expect:

This is the second day of a 2-day event. The first day involves work at nearby Cascade Head. You can register for one or both days. Lodging that meets COVID safety requirements is available at the camp, as well as a kitchen and gathering space. Lodging is available for those who want to work both days, or who want to come the night before for this second day. For access reasons, do not expect to come late or be able to leave early. Access involves a 3-mile, one-lane gated road that we must all drive together, both coming and leaving at the end of the day.

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks
  • Gloves (not provided by TKO)
  • Safety Glasses

What to wear:

  • Boots (Please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tools. No tennis shoes allowed!)
  • Work gloves
  • Long sleeved shirts and pants.
  • Rain gear as appropriate for the weather
  • TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses
  • Safety Glasses

Directions: Will be provided to registrants 48 hours prior to the event.

COVID-19 Procedures **Please follow all civil authority restrictions for your community. **

In accordance with civil authority restrictions and land manager requirements for safety considerations, the following policies are currently in place:

• All volunteers will watch in the TKO COVID-19 Safety Lab, a broad safety orientation of TKO Safety Policy & Procedures for a COVID-19 Environment. Link will be provided in your registration confirmation.

• All volunteers must administer a health self-evaluation prior to attending in-person volunteer events (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html).

• All volunteers will read and sign the TKO Volunteer Waiver updated for COVID-19 for release and indemnity of TKO and the land manager partner. Link will be provided in your registration confirmation.

• Volunteers must bring their own gloves, cloth masks, hand sanitizer, and hardhat.

• Tools will be sanitized prior to the event, and will not be shared throughout the day.

• No carpools will be arranged by TKO for the time being.

For a complete list of Covid specific safety measures, see our safety manual, available here.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: TKO recognizes that the trails we work on travel through the traditional lands of many Indigenous tribes. In every corner of what we now call Oregon, these people were forced to cede their land, their home, to the US government at various times throughout history. We are privileged to volunteer on these lands & express gratitude to the descendants of these tribes for being the original stewards of this land.

EQUITY & INCLUSION: TKO seeks to make Oregon’s trails a place where people can go to connect with nature & one another. Not everyone feels safe & welcome in the outdoors due to racism, bias & hate. We commit to being part of the solution to change that. Conduct, speech, or expressions that target individuals or groups will not be tolerated by TKO, regardless of whether they are based on age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, geographic origin, language, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

PERSONAL SAFETY: Your physical & emotional safety is our number one priority. If a person’s actions or comments make you feel uncomfortable/unsafe – interrupt directly, tell a crew leader &/or complete the post-event survey.

Details

Start:
April 24 at 9:00 am
End:
April 25 at 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Cascade Head
US 101
Otis, OR 97368 United States
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