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Scout School — Trail Eyes Lab – Chehalem Ridge Nature Park

December 5, 2021 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free
Learn how to identify trail features and problems, and what can be done to fix them while hiking at a new park not yet open to the public!

Crew Leader: Susan

Max Size of Crew: 8

Hike Distance: 4 miles total

Elevation Gain: (in ft) 300

Hike Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Work Difficulty: Easy

Work Description: Learning about trail construction and maintenance.

Project Overview:

We’ll be hiking portions of a brand new trail system and learning about trail design and maintenance. We’ll have a chance to see the differences between hiker-only and multi-use trail design and maintenance and enjoy lunch by one of the lovely viewpoints.

Hiking information:

We will hike approximately 4 miles on easy trails.

What to expect:

You will be asked to electronically sign the e-waiver for this event and perform a self-assessment health screening within the 24 hours proceeding the event. Please note: the e-waiver for this trail party includes a statement attesting that you are fully vaccinated. (All volunteers on Metro properties must be vaccinated). The crew leader for this event will verify that you have done both of these requirements at the trailhead before the party begins and may ask for proof of vaccination. Your pre-event emails will contain further details and links for both of these requirements.

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.

What to bring:

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

What to wear:

  • Boots (Please wear something sturdy — tennis shoes are not recommended 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 if needed.

Directions:

Directions will be supplied to registrants 48 hours before 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:
December 5, 2021
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scout-school-trail-eyes-lab-chehalem-ridge-nature-park-registration-218957205897

Venue

Newell Creek Canyon Nature Park
485 Warner Milne Road
Oregon City, OR 97045 United States
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