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Newell Creek Canyon Trail Party

December 4, 2021 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Free
We’ll be doing final trail construction refinement on a new hiking trail to be opened later this year!!

Crew Leader: Susan S.

Max Size of Crew: 12

Hike Distance: 3 miles total

Elevation Gain: 250 ft

Hike Difficulty: Easy

Work Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Work Description: Brushing, drainage, and tread surface refinement.

Project Overview:

Newell Creek Canyon Nature Park is managed by Metro and is scheduled to open before the end fo the year. We’ll be doing final construction refinement on the hiker-only loop that is 1.15 miles long.

Hiking information:

The hike to the loop is about 1/4 mile and the trail we’ll be working on is just over a mile long. We’ll be walking on finished trails, but hiking boots are still recommended for secure footing and workign with digging tools.

What to expect:

You will be asked to electronically sign the e-waiver for this event and perform a self-assessment health screening within the 24 hours proceeding the event. Please note: the e-waiver for this trail party will include a statement that you attest that you are fully vaccinated. (All volunteers on Metro properties must be vaccinated). The crew leader for this event will verify that you have done both of these requirements at the trailhead before the party begins and may ask for proof of vaccination. Your pre-event emails will contain further details and links for both of these requirements.

You should expect to participate in this work party for its entirety. For safety reasons, please do not arrive late or expect to be able to leave early.

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.

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 & express gratitude to the descendants of these tribes for being the original stewards of this land.

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.

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 the post-event survey.

Details

Date:
December 4, 2021
Time:
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/newell-creek-canyon-trail-party-registration-218899483247

Venue

Newell Creek Canyon Nature Park
TBA
Oregon City, OR 97045 United States
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