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Family-Friendly Trail Party – Nehalem Bay State Park

November 17, 2019 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Crew Leader: Susan S.
Hike Distance: .5 miles
Elevation Gain: 75′
Hike Difficulty: Easy
Work Difficulty: Easy
Work Description: New Trail Construction
Keywords: brushing

Come join Trailkeepers of Oregon as we work on a brand new tsunami evacuation trail at Nehalem Bay State Park!! This is a family-friendly event, open to children ages 6 and older with a parent/guardian present. We’ll be trimming branches and removing brush to clear a path through sand dunes. There will be plenty of lopping, pulling, and dragging of branches for the kids to do!

We prioritize safety and fun over quantity of work accomplished and encourage people to try different things and work at a comfortable pace. No experience is necessary — you’ll be working with experienced crew leaders who will teach you all you need to know. We’ll end the morning with TKO-provided beverages and salty snacks. 

Seaside Lodge & International Hostel ( has generously offered discounted rates for guests doing trail work with TKO on the coast. Call to make a reservation and mention that you’re coming to this trail party to get the discount. They have single room and dorm-style accommodations.

What to bring:
• Plenty of water
• Snacks
• Loppers, if you have them
• Gloves,  if you have them

What to wear:

• Boots (Please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tools. Tennis shoes are not recommended; flip-flops are not allowed)
• Work gloves (loaner gloves available)
• Long sleeved shirts and pants.
• Rain gear as appropriate for the weather
• TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses

Directions: Detailed directions will be provided via email 2 days before the work party.

Youth waivers: Special forms are necessary for youth under the age of 18 to participate. TKO will send these to registrants via email before the event. Please fill them out ahead of time and bring them with you to facilitate things getting going in the morning.

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