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Oregon Coast Trail Party- Neahkahnie

August 7 at 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Donation
Join TKO as we build and maintain the trails on Neahkahnie Mtn!

Crew Leader: Josh Durham

Hike Distance: Approx 3 miles round trip

Elevation Gain: Approx 600 feet

Hike Difficulty: Moderate

Work Difficulty: Easy

Work Description: We will be brushing and clearing existing drains on the Neahkahnie Mountain Trail.

**Please follow all civil authority restrictions for your community, email josh.durham@trailkeepersoforegon.org to be approved for participation following our safety policy and procedures.**

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

• All volunteers will participate in the TKO COVID-19 Safety Lab, a broad safety orientation of TKO Safety Policy & Procedures for a COVID-19 Environment.

• All volunteers will attend a digital Zoom safety briefing one to two days before the event. A link will be provided.

• All volunteers must administer a 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.

• 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

Come join Trailkeepers of Oregon as we perform annual maintenance on a brand new segment of the Oregon Coast Trail from Neahkahnie Mountain to Nehalem Road in Manzanita!! Plan to hike less than a mile to the work area .We prioritize safety and fun over quantity of work accomplished and encourage people to try different things and work at a comfortable pace. No experience is necessary — you’ll be working with experienced crew leaders who will teach you all you need to know.

What to expect:

You will be asked to participate in a pre-event Zoom meeting with the rest of the crew to get to know each other and go over the safety and work expectations for the day. 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. If you are unable to attend the pre-event Zoom meeting, a recorded version will be sent to you.

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks
  • Gloves if you have them (loaner gloves available)

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:

Directions will be provided 2 days prior to 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 & express gratitude to the descendants of these tribes for being the original stewards of this land.

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.

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 the post-event survey.

Details

Date:
August 7
Time:
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Donation
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oregon-coast-trail-party-neahkahnie-registration-113828044746

Venue

Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain Trail – North Trailhead
Oregon Coast Highway
Nehalem, OR 97131 United States
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