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North Coast-Drain Lab at Hart’s Cove

November 20, 2021 at 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Addressing drainage issues on the Hart’s Cove Trail at Cascade Head
Addressing drainage issues on the Hart’s Cove Trail at Cascade Head

Crew Leader: Josh D.

Hike Distance: 2 mi.

Elevation Gain: <1000ft.

Hike Difficulty: Moderate

Work Difficulty: Moderate

Project Overview:

Develop your “trail eyes” for water as we assess and work on drainage issues on the beautiful Hart’s Cove trail. You will get practice in identifying drainage issues, choosing location of drainage features, and constructing and maintaining drainage features.

Hiking information:

We’ll be hiking roughly 2 miles to assess and tackle drainage issues on the trail near Chitwood Creek. Trail heads immediately down switchbacks from the trailhead with 500ft. elevation drop. Be prepared to huff, and sweat, and quietly curse to yourself hiking back up at the end of the day with tools.

What to expect:

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
  • Personal hygiene kit – must include a face mask/covering, hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes and work gloves (loaner gloves available if you do not have your own)

What to wear:

  • Hiking boots or shoes (Please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tools. Tennis shoes are not recommended and open toed shoes will not be allowed.)
  • Work gloves if you have them. (loaner gloves available)
  • Long sleeved shirts and pants.
  • Rain gear as appropriate for the weather
  • TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses


We’ll be meeting at the Hart’s Cove Trailhead at Cascade Head.

COVID-19 Procedures **Please follow all civil authority restrictions for your community. **

In accordance with civil authority restrictions and land manager requirements for safety considerations, the following policies are currently in place:

• All volunteers will watch in the TKO COVID-19 Safety Lab, a broad safety orientation of TKO Safety Policy & Procedures for a COVID-19 Environment. Link will be provided in your registration confirmation.

• All volunteers must administer a health self-evaluation prior to attending in-person volunteer events (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html).

• All volunteers will read and sign the TKO Volunteer Waiver updated for COVID-19 for release and indemnity of TKO and the land manager partner. Link will be provided in your registration confirmation.

• Volunteers must bring their own gloves, cloth masks, and hand sanitizer.

• Tools will be sanitized prior to the event, and will not be shared throughout the day.

• No carpools will be arranged by TKO for the time being.

For a complete list of Covid specific safety measures, see our safety manual, available here.

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.


November 20, 2021
9:30 am - 3:30 pm


Cascade Head – Hart’s Cove
Cascade Head
Otis, OR 97368 United States
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