We’ll be hiking the beautiful Headwaters Trail from the south end, beginning at Nehalem Road. Our goal is to flag and geo-reference water issues and trail segments in need of maintenance. On our way back down the trail, we’ll meet up with Lower Nehalem Community Trust stewardship folks to help with the removal of an old hunting shack in the woods off of the trail. We’ll be hiking a short distance off trail, disassembling the shack and carrying materials back to the trail. This will require a short but steep ascent/descent carrying materials.
We’ll hike the southern section of the Headwaters Trail beginning at Nehalem Road. We will hike around 2/3 of the trail and then meet LNCT midway up the trail at the project site to lend a hand on their stewardship project.
You should plan to participate in this trail party for its entirety. For safety reasons, please do not arrive late or expect to be able to leave early.
**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.
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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.