This is a chance for new and experienced TKO volunteers to help put the finishing touches to a new trail rerout located on the Indian Beach Trail at Ecola State Park.
What to expect:
Prior to this event, you will be asked to watch a short orientation video about TKO’s new COVID-19 safety procedures, and also to participate in a Zoom meeting with the rest of the crew. This is a chance for the group to get to know each other, and go over the safety and work expectations for the day. 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 well-established trail surfaces in wooded/open areas. We will be working with trail tools, small hand saws, and brushing loppers. You will work with experienced crew leaders.
What to bring:
What to wear:
Please arrive promptly at 9am to the Ecola State Park maine parking lot. Camping will be available Friday and Saturday Night. If you’d like to come in Friday night, please reach out to the crew leader for directions to the campsite.
LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: TKO recognizes that this trail travels through the traditional lands of the Chinook people as well as other tribes. These indigenous people were forced to cede their land, their home, to the US government in 1855. 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 a post-event survey.