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TKU Timber School – Crib Wall Construction

April 1 at 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

TKU- Timber School Crib wall construction is a hands on training event teaching the art of building wooden trail structures.

Crew Leader: Brandon T

Hike Distance: up to 1 mile round trip

Elevation Gain: >500′

Hike Difficulty: Moderate

Work Difficulty: Moderate

Work Description: Teaching of safety and construction techniques.

Students will learn by hands on training how to build a wooden trail structure on a destroyed section of trail. This training will be hosted at Oswald West State Park Elk Flats trail. This is a one day training with overnight camping provided at Nehalem Bay State Park. Folks who are planning to stay overnight for the event will need to RSVP when Signing up to reserve a spot. This event is perfect for new or first time trailkeepers or the veteran who is looking to brush up on their skills.

What to expect:

This is a 1 day event. Camping will be available. 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:

  • Lunch
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks
  • Gloves (not provided by TKO)
  • Safety Glasses
  • Meals for Breakfast and Dinner
  • Sleeping Bag and Pillow
  • Extra Clothes to change into

What to wear:

  • Boots (Please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tools. No tennis shoes allowed!)
  • Work gloves
  • Long sleeved shirts and pants.
  • Rain gear as appropriate for the weather
  • TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses
  • Safety Glasses

Directions: Will be provided to registrants 48 hours prior to 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 (

• 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 gloves, cloth masks, hand sanitizer, and hardhat.

• Tools will be sanitized prior to the event, and will not be shared throughout the day.

• 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.


April 1
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Oswald West Public Bathroom
Oregon Coast Highway
Nehalem, OR 97131 United States
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