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Oneonta Trail Party

October 14 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Free
Join us as we finish restoration work on the closed Oneonta Trail

Crew Leader: Pete R.

Hike Distance: 3.5 miles round trip

Elevation Gain: 600′

Hike Difficulty: Difficult

Work Difficulty: Moderate

Project Overview:

TKO has been working with the USFS to restore the Oneonta Trail, which has been closed since the Eagle Creek fire. We expect to finish the work during this trail party by removing one large log, finishing the tread work on one section, and cleaning up any vegetation and debris that has come onto the trail in the last few weeks.

Hiking information:

We will start at the trailhead on the Historic Columbia River Highway and hike past the closure gate up to Triple Falls. Parts of the trail are steep and some sections have steep drop-offs down to the creek.

What to expect:

Prior to this event, you will be asked to watch a short orientation about our COVID-19 safety procedures. You must also sign the TKO e-waiver and complete a personal health screening before attending this event. Details and links will be provided after you register.

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.

You should expect to work on a well-established trail surfaces in a wooded area. We will be working with trail tools, small saws and loppers. You will work with experienced crew leaders. No experience is necessary.

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:

  • Boots (Please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tools. No tennis shoes 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: The trailhead is on the Historic Columbia River Highway, just west of Horsetail Falls. Directions will be sent to attendees in an Eventbrite email 48 hours prior to the event.

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, hand sanitizer, and hardhat.

• 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.

Details

Date:
October 14
Time:
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oneonta-trail-registration-189005329027

Venue

Oneonta Trailhead
HWQC+75
Dodson, OR 97031 United States
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