News from the Trail

Interview with a Volunteer – Daron

May 18th, 2020
Picture of volunteer Daron when she earned her green hard hat

A proud day for Daron, having attended 5 trail parties and earned her green hat.

Bringing the Trail Crew to you! This is a continuation of our “Interview with a Volunteer” series that we’ll be using to bring the fun of being a Trailkeeper to you while you stay safe at home.

Nature Without Us

April 20th, 2020

by Paul Gerald | TKO Board President

 person walks away from the camera along a dirt road through a field of yellow flowers

Spring wildflowers at Rowens Crest. Photo by Cheryl Hill.

For the first time in 20-plus years of living in Portland, I am missing the Gorge wildflower season. It is, in the proverbial sense, killing me. But I take comfort from two facts: It’s the right thing to do, and the flowers will probably be better off without us stepping on them for a season.

Staying strong together, while physically apart

April 10th, 2020

by Steve Kruger – TKO Executive Director

This time last April, TKO family-friendly event at Oxbow.

Many of you may recall my end of year letter, sharing with you how my 3 year old son has grown up around TKO and the trails adventures we’ve been able to explore. Doing our best to stick close to home and balance two working parents, my son Van has been experiencing the simpler things – which to him are out of this world

Important Message for All TKO Supporters

April 10th, 2020

Fellow Trailkeepers, 

We hope this finds you healthy and at home! With the normal world flipped on its head, we wanted to let you know the options we’re offering for TKO Membership during this time. 

The Viewpoint Trail – a memorable project

April 6th, 2020

by Elaine Keavney – TKO Crew Leader

One of the most memorable trail projects that my husband Pat and I did for TKO was the design and construction of the Viewpoint Trail at Milo McIver State Park.  We began this project in the fall of 2016 and completed it in June of 2017. This half-mile graveled trail connects the upper and lower sections of this 950-acre park.

Scouting the Sam Boardman

March 28th, 2020

By Josh Durham

South Coast Coordinator | Trailkeepers of Oregon


That’s all I could say. As Trailkeepers of Oregon’s newly appointed South Coast Stewardship Coordinator, I had made my way south. My goal was to assess the Oregon Coast Trail through the Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor with Susan Schen and Brandon Tigner, our former and current North Coast Stewardship Coordinators respectively.

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