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South Slough Wednesdays

August 31 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free
Come join the TKO crew as we build some boardwalks and revitalize trails in the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve!

Crew Leader: Trevor B.

Max Size of Crew: 10

Hike Distance: Less Than 3 Miles

Elevation Gain: <200ft

Hike Difficulty: Easy

Work Difficulty: Easy

Work Type: Building Boardwalks, Treadwork, Brushing

Project Information:

The South Slough National Estuarine Reserve needs help building and maintaining its trails. Join us as we construct and maintain boardwalks, and do other necessary trail work on the Reserve’s property every Wednesday.

All power tools will be provided, and the nature of each Trail Party will change based on what is needed. Expect anything from boardwalk creation/destruction, to brushing, trail scouting, or treadwork.

Hiking information:

The Reserve has an expansive and beautiful estuarine property. Boardwalks and trails wind their way through the estuary. Expect low elevation change and relatively easy hiking. The first hill down to the trail system is however very steep.

COVID-19 Information:

**You will be asked to electronically sign the e-waiver for this event, provide proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test result, and perform a self-assessment health screening within the 24 hours preceding the event.** The crew leader for this event will verify that you have completed these requirements at the trailhead safety talk before the trail party begins. The registration confirmation and pre-event emails will contain further details and links.

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks
  • Gloves if you have them (loaner gloves available)

What to wear:

  • Boots (Please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tools. Tennis shoes are not recommended and may not be allowed.)
  • Work gloves (loaner gloves available)
  • Long sleeved shirts and pants.
  • Rain gear, insulating layers, sun protection, etc. as appropriate for the weather
  • TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses

Directions:

Directions will be supplied to registrants via email 48 hours before event

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 from 1853 – 1871. We are privileged to be here today and we express gratitude to these tribes and their descendants for being the original and continuing stewards of these spaces.

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 or welcome in the outdoors due to issues that include racism, bias, and hate. We commit to being part of the solution to this problem and to enact change. Conduct, speech, or expressions that target any individual or group 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, socioeconomic status.

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

Details

Date:
August 31
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/south-slough-wednesdays-registration-408326574777

Venue

South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
61907 Seven Devils Rd, Charleston, OR 97420
Charleston, OR 97420 United States
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