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February 2019

Upper McCord Trail Party – Retaining Walls

February 19 at 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
John B. Yeon Trailhead, John B. Yeon Trailhead
Cascade Locks, OR 97014 United States
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Crew Leader:  Guy Hamblen Overview:  TKO is continuing trail rehabilitation in areas of the Gorge affected by the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire.  Experienced volunteers have scouted selected trails that have been deemed safe enough for passage, and have made plans for stewardship events on fire-affected trails. Only preregistered volunteers will be accepted into the closed areas within the fire-affected trails, but keep an eye on registrations as cancelations can happen and spots would open until 6PM the night before the event.…

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McIver Trail Party – New Trail Construction

February 19 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Milo McIver State Park, Milo McIver State Park
Estacada, OR 97023 United States
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Work Party Location: Milo McIver State Park, Estacada  Date: February 19, 2019 Overview: McIver State Park, located on the Clackamas River between Oregon City and Estacada, is a 950-acre park with camping, boating, hiking and horseback riding opportunities for its visitors. There are over 14 miles of trails for hikers and horseback riders in the park. Project description:  A new trail is being constructed in the lower section of the park. This ½ mile trail will connect the new Viewpoint trail with…

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Upper McCord Trail Party – Tread Restoration

February 20 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Upper McCord Creek, John B. Yeon Trailhead
Cascade Locks, OR 97014 United States
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Free

Crew Leader: Brian Emery Time: We will meet at the trailhead at 8:15 AM, have a safety and tool talk, and get started on our work. We plan to be back to the cars by 3:00 PM. Project description: The Upper McCord Creek trail was impacted by the Eagle Creek fire and the year-long closure has impacted it as well. There are many rocks to be moved and tread restoration to do as well.  We will be helping to clear…

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TK_GO Larch Mountain Trail Party

February 21 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Free

Overview: TKO is continuing trail rehabilitation in areas of the Gorge affected by the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire. Only preregistered volunteers will be accepted, but keep an eye on registrations as cancelations can happen and spots would open until 6PM the night before the event. Potential cancellation:   Because the fire-affected zone is potentially more hazardous than other sites where we work, the crew leader may decide to cancel the work party the day before, based on weather conditions. We will not…

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CANCELLED: Punchbowl Falls Trail Logout — Cancelled Due to Snow

February 21 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Punchbowl Falls County Park, Punchbowl Falls Rd
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Chip Andrus will be leading this work party. Overview: TKO is constructing a new trail at Punchbowl Falls County Park in the upper Hood River valley. It is a beautiful area with large trees, steep slopes, boulders, landslides, downed logs, springs, and brush. The trail follows the East Fork of the Hood River upstream and is about 1600 feet long. The trail route was laid out recently in a previous work party. The purpose of this work party is to clear the trail corridor…

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Wahkeena Falls/Angel’s Rest Trail Party

February 23 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Free

Overview: TKO is continuing trail rehabilitation in areas of the Gorge affected by the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire. Only preregistered volunteers will be accepted, but keep an eye on registrations as cancelations can happen and spots would open until 6PM the night before the event. Potential cancellation:   Because the fire-affected zone is potentially more hazardous than other sites where we work, the crew leader may decide to cancel the work party the day before, based on weather conditions. We will not…

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TKO (mini) Tread School – Audubon Society

February 24 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Audubon Society of Portland, 5151 Northwest Cornell Road
Portland, OR 97210 United States
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Free

Project description: As part of TKO's continuing effort to engage and support our volunteers, we are offering a one day tread school.  This event will present the basics of maintaining a trail, with plenty of hands-on learning opportunities.  Absolutely no prior trail work experience required! Hiking information: We will be hiking approximately 1 mile to the worksite, with very little elevation gain. What to expect: You should expect to participate in this work party for its entirety. For safety reasons,…

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Oregon Coast Trail Party – Clatsop Loop Logout

February 24 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Indian Beach Day-Use Area, Ecola State Park OR United States + Google Map
Free

Come join Trailkeepers of Oregon as we begin work on the Oregon Coast Trail at Tillamook Head! Overview: There are more than a dozen small and medium logs down across the Clatsop Loop Trail, a section of the Oregon Coast Trail. Join TKO crew leaders and sawyers to learn how to safely saw logs and move them off the trail! What to expect: Plan to hike approximately 2.5 miles and work ~6 hours using pruning saws and crosscut saws. We…

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Oregon Coast Trail Party – Oswald West

February 25 at 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Elk Flats Trailhead, Oswald West State Park, Elk Flats Trail
Manzanita, OR 97131 United States
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Free

Come join Trailkeepers of Oregon as we begin work on the Oregon Coast Trail! Overview: We'll be removing slough and berm and installing drain dips on the Elk Flats trail to improve the hiking experience for park visitors. No experience is necessary - we'll teach volunteers all the needed skills on site. What to expect: Plan to hike less than a mile to the work area and work for ~4 hours using hand digging tools. We will work in moderate rain, but…

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training

February 25 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oxbow Regional Park, 3010 Southeast Oxbow Parkway
Gresham, OR 97080 United States
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*** A SEPARATE SIGN-UP FORM IS REQUIRED FOR EACH PARTICIPANT *** Overview: 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. Project…

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Upper McCord Trail Party – Retaining Walls

February 26 at 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
John B. Yeon Trailhead, John B. Yeon Trailhead
Cascade Locks, OR 97014 United States
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Free

Crew Leader:  Guy Hamblen Overview:  TKO is continuing trail rehabilitation in areas of the Gorge affected by the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire.  Experienced volunteers have scouted selected trails that have been deemed safe enough for passage, and have made plans for stewardship events on fire-affected trails. Only preregistered volunteers will be accepted into the closed areas within the fire-affected trails, but keep an eye on registrations as cancelations can happen and spots would open until 6PM the night before the event.…

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McIver Trail Party – New Trail Construction

February 26 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Milo McIver State Park, Milo McIver State Park
Estacada, OR 97023 United States
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Work Party Location: Milo McIver State Park, Estacada  Date: February 26, 2019 Overview: McIver State Park, located on the Clackamas River between Oregon City and Estacada, is a 950-acre park with camping, boating, hiking and horseback riding opportunities for its visitors. There are over 14 miles of trails for hikers and horseback riders in the park. Project description:  A new trail is being constructed in the lower section of the park. This ½ mile trail will connect the new Viewpoint trail with…

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Upper McCord Trail Party – Tread Restoration

February 27 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Upper McCord Creek, John B. Yeon Trailhead
Cascade Locks, OR 97014 United States
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Free

Crew Leader: Brian Emery Time: We will meet at the trailhead at 8:15 AM, have a safety and tool talk, and get started on our work. We plan to be back to the cars by 3:00 PM. Project description: The Upper McCord Creek trail was impacted by the Eagle Creek fire and the year-long closure has impacted it as well. There are many rocks to be moved and tread restoration to do as well.  We will be helping to clear…

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March 2019

Oregon Coast Trail Party – Oswald West

March 2 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Elk Flats Trailhead, Oswald West State Park, Elk Flats Trail
Manzanita, OR 97131 United States
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Free

Come join Trailkeepers of Oregon as we begin work on the Oregon Coast Trail! Overview: We'll be taking on a guide log and trail decommissioning project on the Elk Flats trail to improve the hiking experience for park visitors. No experience is necessary - we'll teach volunteers all the needed skills on site. What to expect: Plan to hike less than a mile to the work area and work for ~6 hours using hand digging tools. We prioritize safety and fun over…

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Bridal Veil Falls – Rock Water Bar Installs

March 5 at 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bridal Veil Falls State Scenic Viewpoint, Bridal Veil Falls State Scenic Viewpoint United States + Google Map
Donation

Crew Leader:  Guy Hamblen Overview:  TKO has been invited to fix some long-term drainage, retaining walls, and repair/replace/add some new timber box steps near the landing area at Bridal Veil Falls State Park. Our first project will be to mitigate storm water drainage that is currently flowing over the existing box steps by building some large rock water bars to re-direct water off the trail. Only preregistered volunteers will be accepted for these projects, but keep an eye on registrations as…

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Oregon Coast Trail Party – Ecola

March 6 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Indian Beach Day-Use Area, Ecola State Park OR United States + Google Map
Free

Come join Trailkeepers of Oregon as we begin work on the Oregon Coast Trail at Tillamook Head! Overview: With your help we'll be doing tread maintenance and brushing on the Clatsop Loop Trail.  What to expect: Plan to hike less than a mile to the work area and work for ~6 hours using hand digging tools. We prioritize safety and fun over quantity of work accomplished and encourage people to try different things and work at a comfortable pace. No experience…

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TKO Women’s Day Trail Party – Oxbow

March 8 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Oxbow Regional Park, 3010 Southeast Oxbow Parkway
Gresham, OR 97080 United States
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Free

Come help TKO celebrate International Women's Day with a special women's only event at Oxbow!  Overview: 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…

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Bridal Veil Falls – Rock Water Bar Installs

March 12 at 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bridal Veil Falls State Scenic Viewpoint, Bridal Veil Falls State Scenic Viewpoint United States + Google Map
Donation

Crew Leader:  Guy Hamblen Overview:  TKO has been invited to fix some long-term drainage, retaining walls, and repair/replace/add some new timber box steps near the landing area at Bridal Veil Falls State Park. Our first project will be to mitigate storm water drainage that is currently flowing over the existing box steps by building some large rock water bars to re-direct water off the trail. Only preregistered volunteers will be accepted for these projects, but keep an eye on registrations as…

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Oregon Coast Trail Party – Ecola

March 13 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Indian Beach Day-Use Area, Ecola State Park OR United States + Google Map
Free

Come join Trailkeepers of Oregon as we begin work on the Oregon Coast Trail at Tillamook Head! Overview: With your help we'll be doing tread maintenance and brushing on the Clatsop Loop Trail.  What to expect: Plan to hike less than a mile to the work area and work for ~6 hours using hand digging tools. We prioritize safety and fun over quantity of work accomplished and encourage people to try different things and work at a comfortable pace. No experience…

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Oregon Coast Trail Party – Cascade Head

March 15 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cascade Head Trail – North Trailhead, Cascade Head Road OR United States + Google Map
Free

Come join Trailkeepers of Oregon as we begin work on the closed section of the Oregon Coast Trail at Cascade Head! Overview: A 2.3 mile section of trail has been closed for 11 years following major storm damage. Efforts to reopen this section are ramping up and TKO is happy to help! With your help we'll be doing tread restoration, log removal, drainage repair and more as we help the Forest Service get this trail back in shape.  What to…

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Oregon Coast Trail Party – Cascade Head

March 16 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cascade Head Trail – North Trailhead, Cascade Head Road OR United States + Google Map
Free

Come join Trailkeepers of Oregon as we begin work on the closed section of the Oregon Coast Trail at Cascade Head! Overview: A 2.3 mile section of trail has been closed for 11 years following major storm damage. Efforts to reopen this section are ramping up and TKO is happy to help! With your help we'll be doing tread restoration, log removal, drainage repair and more as we help the Forest Service get this trail back in shape.  What to…

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Oregon Coast Trail Party – Cascade Head

March 17 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cascade Head Trail – North Trailhead, Cascade Head Road OR United States + Google Map
Free

Come join Trailkeepers of Oregon as we begin work on the closed section of the Oregon Coast Trail at Cascade Head! Overview: A 2.3 mile section of trail has been closed for 11 years following major storm damage. Efforts to reopen this section are ramping up and TKO is happy to help! With your help we'll be doing tread restoration, log removal, drainage repair and more as we help the Forest Service get this trail back in shape.  What to…

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Oregon Coast Trail Party – Ecola

March 20 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Indian Beach Day-Use Area, Ecola State Park OR United States + Google Map
Free

Come join Trailkeepers of Oregon as we begin work on the Oregon Coast Trail at Tillamook Head! Overview: With your help we'll be doing tread maintenance and brushing on the Clatsop Loop Trail.  What to expect: Plan to hike less than a mile to the work area and work for ~6 hours using hand digging tools. We prioritize safety and fun over quantity of work accomplished and encourage people to try different things and work at a comfortable pace. No experience…

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Oregon Coast Trail Party – Ecola

March 27 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Indian Beach Day-Use Area, Ecola State Park OR United States + Google Map
Free

Come join Trailkeepers of Oregon as we begin work on the Oregon Coast Trail at Tillamook Head! Overview: With your help we'll be doing tread maintenance and brushing on the Clatsop Loop Trail.  What to expect: Plan to hike less than a mile to the work area and work for ~6 hours using hand digging tools. We prioritize safety and fun over quantity of work accomplished and encourage people to try different things and work at a comfortable pace. No experience…

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Oregon Coast Trail Party – Cascade Head

March 29 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cascade Head Trail – North Trailhead, Cascade Head Road OR United States + Google Map
Free

Come join Trailkeepers of Oregon as we begin work on the closed section of the Oregon Coast Trail at Cascade Head! Overview: A 2.3 mile section of trail has been closed for 11 years following major storm damage. Efforts to reopen this section are ramping up and TKO is happy to help! With your help we'll be doing tread restoration, log removal, drainage repair and more as we help the Forest Service get this trail back in shape.  What to…

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Oregon Coast Trail Party – Cascade Head

March 30 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cascade Head Trail – North Trailhead, Cascade Head Road OR United States + Google Map
Free

Come join Trailkeepers of Oregon as we begin work on the closed section of the Oregon Coast Trail at Cascade Head! Overview: A 2.3 mile section of trail has been closed for 11 years following major storm damage. Efforts to reopen this section are ramping up and TKO is happy to help! With your help we'll be doing tread restoration, log removal, drainage repair and more as we help the Forest Service get this trail back in shape.  What to…

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Oregon Coast Trail Party – Cascade Head

March 31 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cascade Head Trail – North Trailhead, Cascade Head Road OR United States + Google Map
Free

Come join Trailkeepers of Oregon as we begin work on the closed section of the Oregon Coast Trail at Cascade Head! Overview: A 2.3 mile section of trail has been closed for 11 years following major storm damage. Efforts to reopen this section are ramping up and TKO is happy to help! With your help we'll be doing tread restoration, log removal, drainage repair and more as we help the Forest Service get this trail back in shape.  What to…

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May 2019

TKO Tread School – Zigzag Ranger District

May 17 at 6:00 pm - May 19 at 5:00 pm
Camp Arrah Wanna, 24075 E Arrah Wanna Blvd
Welches, OR 97067 United States
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Hosted by Trailkeepers of Oregon with support from the National Forest Foundation and Oregon’s Mount Hood Territory. We are pleased to offer this 2nd annual training event, nestled along the Salmon River within the Zigzag District of the Mt. Hood National Forest. TKO Crew Leaders, as well as partner and agency instructors, will deliver a comprehensive trails training, providing a foundation of trail design and maintenance skills. We’ve got the fun training all figured out, plus food/refreshments and a beautiful place to…

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