We are brushing at Sunset Bay State park. This is an easy and friendly brushing work party! All levels welcome, come as you are, we have the loppers and hand saws! Kids are welcome with an adult!
We’ll be hiking less than 2 miles round-trip somewhere within Sunset Bay State Park, brushing foliage to clear the corridor. This is an easy hike with less than 100 ft of elevation gain. Directions of where specifically will be emailed to your email, so make sure to check for email!
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.
You will be asked to electronically sign the e-waiver for this event within the 24 hours proceeding the event.
What to bring:
Plenty of water
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 not recommended, no open toed 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
Detailed directions will be emailed out 48hrs before the 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 (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html).
• 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.
• Tools will be sanitized prior to the event.
• 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.