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Oregon Coast Trail Party- Oswald West State Park (multi day event)

November 1, 2020 at 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join TKO as we rebuild and restore the main path down to Short Sands Beach. Come for 1 day or multiple days. Camping Provided

Crew Leader: Brandon Tigner

Hike Distance: Approx 1 mile round trip

Elevation Gain: N/A

Hike Difficulty: Easy

Work Difficulty: Moderate

Work Description: We will work to restore the path to Short Sands beach by installing Gabion structures to replace the old wood cribbing structures.

In the days of C-19 we ask for a little more experience leading into your first volunteer event. Since we’ve added mitigations of risk around physical distancing, our volunteer leaders are not as able to hover about and answer hands-on questions throughout the trail party. And if an emergency does develop, we need our participants to be even more aware of our safety procedures. Don’t worry, trailkeeping is for everybody and we made it easy to get going.

Click here to learn what you need to know before registering for this event.

Come join Trailkeepers of Oregon as we perform restoration maintenance on a section of the Short Sands Beach cart path. We will work to restore the path to Short Sands beach by installing Gabion structures to replace the old wood cribbing structures! 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.

Camping will be avalable for folks traveling from afar or folks who are interested in multiple days. Camping will be at Nehalem Bay State Park. Please let your crew leader know if you plan on camping and they will make sure to reserve your space.

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 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.


Oswald West Public Bathroom
Oregon Coast Highway
Nehalem, OR 97131 United States
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