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#OptOutside: Opt to Act with Trailkeepers of Oregon – Milo McIver State Park

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 mission. This 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.




[THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED FROM TRYON CREEK TO MILO MCIVER STATE PARK]
This event is geared toward folks in the southern areas around Portland. Join TKO and employees from the Tualitan REI to give some love to this wonderful trail system. No experience necessary, our Crew Leaders will teach you everything you need to know. 


Project Description


It is time for TKO to do annual maintenance tasks at Milo McIver State Park.  This trail party will involve work on the Maple Ridge trail, a 2- mile loop trail where TKO volunteers have done work for the last 3 years.  There are two “step-over” logs that need to be removed, leaves to clear from drainages, an area that needs tread improvement, and possibly a culvert to install.  The trail is beautiful right now with fall color!




Hiking Information


The trail climbs gently from the trailhead to the ridge and then is flat.  Total hiking distance will not be more than 2 miles.




What to Expect


You should expect to work on developed 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


Bring your lunch and plenty of water. Also bring good work gloves and supportive boots.




What to Wear



  • Hiking boots (Please wear somthing sturdy that will protectyour toes from sharp tools swinging at your feet throughout the work day. Tennis shoes are strongly discouraged and open toed shoes will not be allowed)

  • Long sleeved shirt and long pants that you dont mind getting dirty

  • Work gloves (loaners available)

  • Rain gear and warm layers as appropriate for the weather

  • TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses


Directions


Milo McIver State Park is located on Springwater Road in Estacada.  The GPS coordinates are: 45.298221,-122.382924. For best results, use your GPS or a map guide from your own location. Directions to the trailhead will be given to the participants prior to the work party date.

Venue

Milo McIver State Park
Milo McIver State Park
Estacada, OR 97023 United States
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