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South Coast- South Slough Boardwalk Decking Campout

June 1 at 10:00 am - June 5 at 3:30 pm

Free
Volunteer AND Coast Vacay, Join for all 5 days or any part of this camp out (locals too)! Re-decking the boardwalk on the Hidden Crk Trail
Volunteer AND Coast Vacay, Join for all 5 days or any part of this camp out (locals too)! Re-decking the boardwalk on the Hidden Crk Trail

Crew Leader: Pat & Elaine

Max Size of Crew: 12

Hike Distance: 3 miles/day

Elevation Gain: (in ft) 400

Hike Difficulty: Moderate

Work Difficulty: Moderate

Work Type: Replacing decking on existing boardwalk

Project Information:

This is primarily a timber project, to re-deck the existing boardwalk on Hidden Creek Trail on South Slough Estuarine Research Reserve. This is a 5 day trail party, with single days option too. You can register for individual days or all 5 days in the ticket types. Some lunches will be provided by the Reserve. Details about camping and food available after registration.

Hiking information:Each day will be a minimum of 3 miles of hiking in and out of the work site. Camping is nearby but will not be at the work site. This is a 5 day work party. If you would like to participate for a part of the work party, register under the 1 day tickets for the day(s) you’d like to participate.

You should plan to participate in this trail party for its entirety. For safety reasons, please do not arrive late or expect to be able to leave early.

COVID-19 Information:

**You will be asked to electronically sign the e-waiver for this event, provide proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test result, and perform a self-assessment health screening within the 24 hours preceding the event.** The crew leader for this event will verify that you have completed these requirements at the trailhead safety talk before the trail party begins. The registration confirmation and pre-event emails will contain further details and links.

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. Tennis shoes are not recommended and may not be allowed.)
  • Work gloves (loaner gloves available)
  • Long sleeved shirts and pants.
  • Rain gear, insulating layers, sun protection, etc. as appropriate for the weather
  • TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses

Directions:

Directions will be supplied to registrants via email 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 and we express gratitude to these tribes and their descendents for being the original and continuing stewards of these spaces.

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 or welcome in the outdoors due to issues that include racism, bias, and hate. We commit to being part of the solution to this problem and to enact change. Conduct, speech, or expressions that target any individual or group 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, socioeconomic status.

PERSONAL SAFETY: Your physical and emotional safety is our number one priority. If a person’s actions or comments make you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, you may: interrupt directly, tell a crew leader, and/or inform TKO staff via the post-event survey.

Venue

South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
61907 Seven Devils Road
Charleston, OR 97420 United States
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