Come help TKO celebrate International Women’s Day with a special women’s only event at Oxbow!
Oxbow Regional Park is a 1000-acre park located east of Gresham along the nationally designated Wild and Scenic Sandy River. The southern portion of the park is developed, with trails, campgrounds, picnic areas, and river access. There are 12 miles of trails with gentle grades along the river’s terraces and steeper trails up a ridge between the river’s bends, exploring one of the closest old-growth forests to Portland.
We’ll each work at our own pace, using grubbing tools to help improve tread on trails in the park.
The area of work is within view of the park’s main road. All work is a short hike (less than 1/2 mile) from the parking area. It is flat, with minimal hiking required.
What to expect:
You should expect to work rain or shine. You should expect to work on uneven ground covered in heavy vegetation. A mandatory detailed safety discussion will be held before work begins and experienced volunteers will teach you what you need to do to accomplish quality work safely. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate late arrivals or early departures, so please plan on being present throughout the day.
We will not work in high winds, excessive rain, or lightning storms. Volunteers are advised to check their emails the night before in case there are unanticipated work party cancellations.
What to bring:
Bring a lunch and plenty of water, and any snacks you will need. Also bring good work gloves, supportive boots, and rain gear as indicated by the weather forecast. An extra set of clothes to change into at the end of the day is a good idea.
What to wear:
Oxbow Regional Park
3010 SE Oxbow Parkway, Gresham
If you are using a GPS for directions, using “3010 SE Oxbow Parkway, Gresham” for the address or inputting “45.500316, -122.303313” as the coordinates will both work. Details for parking within the park will come in a follow-up email closer to the event date.