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Family Friendly Trail Party – Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area

February 2 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Crew Leader: Kim K.
Hike Distance: ~2 mile, round trip
Elevation Gain: 50′
Hike Difficulty: Easy
Work Difficulty: Easy
Work Description: Raking, planting
Keywords: Kid-friendly, family-friendly

World Wetlands Day is Sunday, February 2.  Please bring your kiddos out to help TKO celebrate this special day at Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area, one of Portland’s best-kept secrets.  At 2,000 acres, this public park and nature reserve is one of the largest urban wetlands in the United States.

This family-friendly event is aimed at youngsters 6 – 14 years of age, although kids as young as 4 may participate.  As such, the work party will be considerably shorter than our normal events, running from 9:00 to noon.

The day’s work will be decommissioning social trails by planting native vegitation and putting downed limbs over the track.  

*** Please fill out a registration form for each person who will be attending.

*** Minors will need to be accompanied by at least one legal guardian at all times.  

*** Participants must arrive on time to participate in the pre-work safety talk.  We will not be able to accommodate late arrivals who miss the safety discussion.

What to bring:

  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks
  • Heavy, well-fitting gloves
  • Shovels or other planting tools

What to wear:

  • Sturdy boots or shoes that will protect your toes. No tennis shoes or shoes without toe coverings will be allowed.
  • Work gloves 
  • Long sleeved shirts and pants.
  • Rain gear as appropriate for the weather


Please call, text or e-mail Kim Kovacs, 503-260-6578, kim.kovacs@trailkeepersoforegon.com

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