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#OptOutside: Opt to Act with Trailkeepers of Oregon – Silver Falls

November 29, 2019 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free

#OptOutside began as a moment that turned into a movement. Now it’s a missionThis Black Friday, Nov. 29, we’re kicking off a year of doing more for the environment we love. This year when we #OptOutside, we Opt to Act. On Black Friday we’re going to get out and work together to ensure that our favorite local areas continue to be accessible to all, allowing them to continue their crucial role in fostering our community’s connection to nature and inspiring each of us to fight for life outdoors together.




Join TKO and employees from the Salem REI to give some love to the trails at Oregon’s most visited state park. No experience necessary, our Crew Leaders will teach you everything you need to know. 


Hiking information:


We will be working on the Winter Falls trail, repairing tread damage that occured when rangers removed a large tree. If time permits, we will cross the creek and do some brushing back of foliage as well as necessary tread work on the canyon trail near its intersection with the Winter Falls trail. The hike will be approximately 1 to 2 miles total, with up to 500′ of elevation gain.


What to expect:


We will be working with hand tools to clean shape and repair the trail surface. We might build a few small structures using rock or wood. You should expect to participate in this work party for its entirety. For safety reasons, please to not arrive late or expect to be able to leave early.


What to bring:



  • Lunch

  • Plenty of water

  • Snacks


What to wear:



  • Boots (Please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tools. Tennis shoes are discourage and 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: 


20024 Silver Falls Hwy SE, Sublimity, OR 97385 (click for directions!) Parking at the trailhead is limited, so we will be carpooling from the South Falls parking lot that has more spaces. We will meet at the South Falls enterance parking lot.  More details will be provided in an email 48 hours prior to the event.

Venue

Silver Falls State Park
South Falls Day Use Area Parking OR 97117 United States + Google Map

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