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Shellburg Falls Trail Party

July 25 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Join TKO as we embark on our initial trails recovery efforts in the fire-affected areas of the Santiam State Forest!

Crew Leader: Nelson K

Land Manager: ODF – Santiam State Forest

Hike Distance: approx. 1 mile

Elevation Gain: 50 ft

Hike Difficulty: Easy

Work Difficulty: Moderate

Project Overview:

TKO is beginning trail rehabilitation in areas of the Santiam State Forest affected by the historic 2020 Labor Day fires at Shellburg Falls.

Hiking information:

Due to the fact the Santiam State Forest is closed to the public, we will send out a meeting location with directions to all participants 24-48 hours before. We will enter at a locked gate and caravan into the trail work section.

What to expect:

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
  • Personal hygiene kit – must include a face mask/covering, hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes and work gloves (loaner gloves available if you do not have your own)

What to wear:

    • Sturdy shoes or boots that cover the ankles
    • 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 supplied to registrants 24-48 hours before event

    COVID-19 Procedures **Please follow all civil authority restrictions for your community. **

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

    • All volunteers will watch in the TKO COVID-19 Safety Lab, a broad safety orientation of TKO Safety Policy & Procedures for a COVID-19 Environment. Link will be provided in your registration confirmation.

    • All volunteers must administer a health self-evaluation prior to attending in-person volunteer events (

    • 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. Link will be provided in your registration confirmation.

    • Volunteers must bring their own gloves, cloth masks, and hand sanitizer.

    • 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.

    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 throughout history. We are privileged to volunteer on these lands & express gratitude to the descendants of these tribes for being the original stewards of this land.

    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.

    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.


    North Santiam Highway
    North Santiam Highway
    Lyons, OR United States
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