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Trail Accessibility Assessment Training Session

July 16 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free
Join TKO for this in-person training on trail accessibility information gathering!

TKO is excited to continue our collaboration with Access Recreation as we move forward into training volunteers to gather trail accessibility information!

*Exact time and location for this event is TBA*

This field training session, when taken in conjunction with our pre-recorded training with Georgena Moran, will prepare volunteers to hike trails and gather trail accessibility information on their own. For more information on what this assessment entails, read Access Recreation’s Guidelines for Providing Trail Information for People with Disabilities.

Co-founder of Access Recreation, Georgena works to bring better information to trail users on the accessibility of parks and recreation trails in the states of Oregon and Washington and beyond. This information increases opportunities and safety by allowing trail users to make a more-informed decision as to which trails may best suit their needs and ability levels without being limited solely to designated ADA accessible trails.

What to expect:

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 TKO 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; open-toed shoes will not be 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:

Directions will be supplied to registrants 48 hours before event.

COVID-19 To Dos:

**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.

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.

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 a post-event survey.

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.

Venue

Chehalem Ridge Nature Park
TBA
Gaston, OR 97119 United States
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