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Trails and Native Plants on the North Coast!

June 23 at 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Free
Join TKO and Tillamook Estuaries Partnership to learn about native plants while volunteering on the trail and in the nursery!

Crew Leader: Emily A.

Max Size of Crew: 10

Hike Distance: <1mi.

Elevation Gain: <500ft.

Hike Difficulty: Easy

Work Difficulty: Easy

Work Type: Trail maintenance and nurturing native plants in the TEP nursery!

Project Information:

We’ll be accompanied by a native plant expert at Anderson Hill Interpretive Trail to learn about many of the plant species we see and tend to alongside our North Coast trails. Following a morning interpretive hike and some light trail maintenance, we will have lunch and then head to the nearby Tillamook Estuaries Partnership nursery to care for seedlings that are used to help restore coastal prairie habitat. These plants will increase the area of existing strongholds and provide pollinator species to the critically endangered Oregon Silverspot Butterfly.

You’ll also be able to take free seedlings home to create native pollinator habitat in your yard!

Hiking information:

Anderson Hill is a short, 0.6mi. loop with sturdy wooden bridges and walkways over streams and wetlands. Trail is used as an interpretive teaching trail for school groups.

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.** Registration confirmation and pre-event emails will contain further details and links.

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks
  • Gardening 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 shirt and pants
  • Rain gear, insulating layers, sun protection, etc. as appropriate for the weather
  • TKO will supply other protective equipment and tools

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.

Venue

Anderson Hill Park
Anderson Hill Park
Tillamook, OR 97141 United States
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