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TKO Saw Refresher Campout!

February 12 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Free
An opportunity for certified TKO sawyers to come together and learn from each other.

Crew Leader: Pat K. – Guy H. – Vito P.

Max Size of Crew: 20

Hike Distance: < 2 miles

Elevation Gain: (in ft) < 500 ft.

Hike Difficulty: Easy

Work Difficulty: Moderate

Work Type: Saw Refresher and Logout

This event will take place at Eagle Fern Park.

Event Information:

This is NOT an initial saw certification course. This event is geared towards certified TKO sawyers that are seeking more experience and an opportunity to learn from each other. Attendance for this event is optional and you are not required to camp if you choose to attend. Feel free to sign up for both days if you would like to.

A current First Aid and CPR certification is required for a saw certification to be valid. TKO staff and volunteers cannot use crosscut saws or chainsaws unless they hold a recognized and valid sawyer certification, First Aid, and CPR card.

Note: Please bring work gloves, safety glasses, hard hats, face coverings, and hand sanitizer- all your new normal trail work PPE. You may also bring your own tools and saws. TKO will provide many of the tools that will be used.

Project Information:

Eagle Fern Park has both crosscut and chainsaw opportunities. We will direct our focus on the needs of participants that sign up.

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.

Potential cancellation: We will not work in the field if the weather is not safe for our team.

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:

  • Food for the entire event.
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks
  • Gloves, safety glasses, hard hat
  • Chainsaw chaps and hearing protection (only if chainsaw certified)

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
  • Long sleeved shirts and pants.
  • Rain gear, insulating layers, sun protection, etc. as appropriate for the weather
  • PPE

Directions:

Directions will be supplied to registrants via email 48 hours before the event.

Accommodations:

Camping will be provided and more details will be supplied to registrants via email before the event begins.

Questions?

Please contact Vito Perrone at vito.perrone@trailkeepersoforegon.org.  Send me an email if you want to join our waitlist for this workshop.

Additional Information:

Check out the TK-U Saw School page for more info.

Free online crosscut course from the University of Montana.

Saws That Sing. A guide to using crosscut saw.

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 descendants 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.

Details

Date:
February 12
Time:
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tko-saw-refresher-campout-registration-247385254957

Venue

Eagle Fern Park
27505 Southeast Eagle Fern Road
Eagle Creek, OR 97022 United States
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