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TKO & Trailmix – Portland Audubon Trail Party

September 21 at 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Donation
We’ll be helping with tread work, brushing , and gabion construction on the Founder’s Trail.

Crew Leader: Susan S.

Max Size of Crew: 12

Hike Distance: 1.5 miles max

Elevation Gain: <500′

Hike Difficulty: Easy

Work Difficulty: Moderate

Work Type: Gabions, tread work, brushing

Project Information:

We’ll be using digging tools to improve accessibilty of the Founder’s loop by removing old structures, doing basic maintenance, and improving grades. We will also likely do some brushing and assist with consturction of a gabion (wire box filled with rocks) to reinforce a section of trail prone to damage. Please arrive on time as we’ll begin our mandatory safety talk at 12:30.

Hiking information:

We’ll be hiking in 1/4 to 1/2 mile from the parking lot on an established trail.

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:

  • 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.

Details

Date:
September 21
Time:
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
Donation
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tko-trailmix-portland-audubon-trail-party-registration-420494078107

Venue

Portland Audubon
5151 Northwest Cornell Road
Portland, OR 97210 United States
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