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Earth Day Trail Party with REI – Tryon Creek

April 22, 2019 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


REI and Trailkeepers are joining forces to celebrate Earth Week! Join us for this REI employee exclusive trail party at one of Portland’s amazing natural areas.

We’ll be working to improve many aspects of the trail, including tread work and stair maintenance. Bring your work gloves and get ready to dig in!

Crew Leaders:  Jim Coleman and Natalie Ferraro

Hiking information:

We will be working through a section of the North Creek trail. Depending on how much material needs to be brought to and from the site, you may be hiking up to 3 miles. 

If you have questions or concerns about the hike, please contact

What to expect:

We will have a safety and tool talk in the morning before we head out on trail. We may be hiking in materials such as gravel and debris to and from the work site. Expect a short hike into the work area (15-20 minutes) and then moderately strenuous work at the site using a variety of materials & hand tools. Plan to eat lunch on the trail.

What to bring:

Bring your lunch, snacks and plenty of water. An extra set of clothes to change into at the end of the day is a good idea, as we will be working in a potentially muddy area.

What to wear:

  • Boots (tennis shoes are not allowed)

  • Sturdy work gloves (more than one pair is a good idea)

  • Long sleeved shirts and long pants required

  • Rain gear as appropriate for the weather

  • Eye protection is recommended (eye glasses, safety glasses, etc.)

  • TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses


From the east or west, take I-5 to Terwilliger Blvd.
Head east on Terwilliger Blvd. until you reach the Tryon Creek Natural Area entrance (on the right).
Find parking near the Nature Center. We will meet at the observatory deck between 8:00-8:30am.

11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland OR 97219

Potential cancellation: 

The crew leader may decide to cancel the work party the day before, based on weather conditions. We will not work in high winds, excessive rain/heat, or potential ice events.  Volunteers are advised to check their emails the night before in case there are unanticipated work party cancellations.


April 22, 2019
8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Tryon Creek State Natural Area
11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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