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South Neahkahnie Trail Party

July 2 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Free
Join a trail party to continue brushing out the trail on South Neahkahnie Mountain!

Crew Leader: Emily A.

Max Size of Crew: 12

Hike Distance: up to 2 miles

Elevation Gain: (in ft) less than 500

Hike Difficulty: Moderate

Work Difficulty: Easy

Work Description: We’ll be using loppers and hand saws to clear brush along the South trail on Neahkahnie Mountain.

Project Overview: We are brushing at the S. Neahkahnie Mountain Trail within Oswald West 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!

Hiking information: We’ll be hiking less than 2 miles round-trip along the S. Neakahnie trail switchbacks, brushing foliage to clear the corridor. This is an easy to moderate hike with less than 500ft elevation gain. Further directions will be emailed to you prior to the event!

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. The crew leader for this event will verify that you have done both of these requirements at the trailhead before the party begins. 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:

  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks and lunch
  • Gloves if you have them (loaner gloves available)
  • Mask and hand sanitizer

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

Directions: 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.

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

• 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 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:
July 2
Time:
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain Trail – South Trailhead
Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain Trail - South Trailhead
Nehalem, OR 97131 United States
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