Due to heightened safety policies and procedures that we are adhering to during the COVID-19 pandemic, trail party events are currently only open to volunteers who have accumulated 25 or more trail parties with TKO (volunteer days with WTA, PCTA or other trail orgs will be considered as well) and/or are in an Assistant Crew Leader/ Crew Leader position within TKO. Thank you for understanding.
If you are interested in supporting our work in the meantime, the best thing you can do to help out is make a donation at trailkeepersoforegon.org/donate. Oregon’s trails thank you!
You should expect to work on well-established trail surfaces in wooded/open areas. We will be working with trail tools, small hand saws, and brushing loppers. You will work with experienced crew leaders.
We will be meeting at the Angel’s Rest Trailhead and hiking past the Angel’s Rest viewpoint.
What to expect:
You will be asked to participate in a pre-event Zoom meeting with the rest of the crew to get to know each other and go over the safety and work expectations for the day. 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:
Plenty of water
Gloves if you have them (loaner gloves available)
What to wear:
Boots (Please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tools. No tennis shoes allowed!)
Work gloves (loaner gloves available)
Long sleeved shirts and pants.
Rain gear as appropriate for the weather
TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses
We will meet at the Angel’s Rest parking lot. The GPS coordinates are: 45.56065, -122.17241
For best results, use your GPS or a map guide from your own location.
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.