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North Coast – Cape Meares Trail Party

May 24 at 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Free
Come join Trailkeepers of Oregon as we do brushing and maintenance of the Octopus Trail!

Crew Leader: Emily A.

Max Size of Crew: 12

Hike Distance: <3 miles

Elevation Gain: <400ft

Hike Difficulty: Easy

Work Difficulty: Easy

Work Type: Brushing

Project Information:

We’ll be using loppers and had saws to trim back vegetation along the Octapus trail. 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 see if we can spot the nesting pair of bald eagels!. We will work in moderate rain, but will cancel or leave if weather becomes unsafe or impedes our ability to do quality work.

Hiking information:

We’ll head out from the Cape Meares Scenic Viewpoint paking lot out to the Octapus tree and out toward Cape Meares Loop Road.

COVID-19 Information:

**You will be asked to electronically sign the e-waiver for this event, and provide proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test result.** 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.

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks
  • Gloves if you have them (loaner gloves available)
  • Backpack to carry it all in

What to wear:

  • Boots (Please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tools. Tennis shoes are not recommended and may not be allowed.)
  • Work gloves (loaner gloves available)
  • Long sleeved shirts and pants.
  • Rain gear, insulating layers, sun protection, etc. as appropriate for the weather
  • TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses

Directions:

Directions will be supplied to registrants via email 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 and we express gratitude to these tribes and their descendents for being the original and continuing stewards of these spaces.

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 or welcome in the outdoors due to issues that include racism, bias, and hate. We commit to being part of the solution to this problem and to enact change. Conduct, speech, or expressions that target any individual or group 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, socioeconomic status.

PERSONAL SAFETY: Your physical and emotional safety is our number one priority. If a person’s actions or comments make you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, you may: interrupt directly, tell a crew leader, and/or inform TKO staff via the post-event survey.

Details

Date:
May 24
Time:
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/north-coast-cape-meares-trail-party-registration-333412615107

Venue

Cape Meares Scenic Viewpoint Parking Lot
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Tillamook, OR 97141 United States
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