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Trailkeepers of Oregon

April 2019

Crosscut Certification Practice Test

April 20 at 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
John B. Yeon State Park, John B. Yeon State Park
Cascade Locks, OR 97014 United States
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Crew Leaders:  Pat Keavney and Guy Hamblen Overview:  This practice certification is for TKO participants who have taken a Basic Saw Course (PCTA or other) AND who are signed up for the PCTA Wind River Sawyer certification test on 27-28 April.  Only TKO preregistered volunteers will be accepted for tthis event, but keep an eye on registrations as cancelations can happen and spots would open until 6PM the night before the event. Potential cancellation:  This work site does experience heavy gorge winds, the crew…

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Wahkeena Falls Trail Party

April 20 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Free

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. We will be hiking to Wahkeena Spring via the Wahkeena Falls Trail to continue tread work on Angel's Rest Trail.  Tread on Angel's Rest Trail is in desperate need of sloughing, de-berming, and drainage work.  We've…

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Wahkeena Falls Trail Party

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

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. We will be hiking to Wahkeena Spring via the Wahkeena Falls Trail to continue tread work on Angel's Rest Trail.  Tread on Angel's Rest Trail is in desperate need of sloughing, de-berming, and drainage work.  We've…

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Punchbowl Falls Trail Party

April 21 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Punchbowl Falls Nature Park, Punchbowl Falls County Park
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Free

Get that body and brain toned for the upcoming trail season with a day of rock scooting, boulder planting, and wall building. The new trail being built at Punchbowl Falls County Park (Hood River valley) will challenge your imagination on what works when trying to build trail in steep terrain. The walk to the site is short and gravity will be working in our favor when moving large boulders from their source to destination so brute strength isn't required. But…

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TRYON CREEK TRAIL PARTY – NORTH CREEK TRAIL

April 22 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd OR 97219 United States + Google Map

TKO is actively working with OPRD and Friends of Tryon Creek Natural Area. Experienced volunteers have scouted selected trails and have made plans for stewardship events in needed areas. Only preregistered volunteers will be accepted at the day of the volunteer work party, but keep an eye on registrations as cancellations can happen at the last minute and spots then open up until 6PM the night before the event.

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Earth Day Trail Party with REI – Tryon Creek

April 22 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd OR 97219 United States + Google Map
Free

REI and Trailkeepers are joining forces to celebrate Earth Week! Join us for this REI employee exclusive trail party at one of Portland's amazing natural areas. We'll be working to improve many aspects of the trail, including tread work and stair maintenance. Bring your work gloves and get ready to dig in! Crew Leaders:  Jim Coleman and Natalie Ferraro Hiking information: We will be working through a section of the North Creek trail. Depending on how much material needs to…

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TK_GO Larch Mountain Trail Party

April 22 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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Eventbrite Training for Crew Leaders

April 22 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
333 SW 5th Ave, 333 Southwest 5th Avenue, #300
Portland, OR 97204 United States
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Free

Calling all Yellow Hats (and over achieving Orange Hats)! We are putting the event publishing power into your hands. Nat and Kim are hosting a collaborative Eventbrite training on Monday, April 22nd at the TKO office. Register here and receive the training tutorials to watch ahead of time (scroll all the way to the bottom of your registration confirmation email). Practice on your May stewardship events and come to the training with questions and suggestions.  See you there!

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Upper McCord Trail Party – Retaining Walls

April 23 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 – Maple Ridge Trail

April 23 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Milo McIver State Park, Milo McIver State Park
Estacada, OR 97023 United States
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Free

The Maple Ridge trail is a popular 2-mile loop trail.  Over the last several years, TKO volunteers have done a great deal of work on this trail, including several realignments to bring the trail out of wet areas.  Drainage is an ongoing problem on this trail, which is flat in many areas and has impenetrable clay soil.   We will be working primarily on drainage. This will involve cleaning out existing drain dips and improving them as needed. We may…

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Gorge Trail #400 McCord Creek Trail Party – Tread Restoration

April 24 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
McCord Creek, John B. Yeon Trailhead
Cascade Locks, OR 97014 United States
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Free

This section of the 400 trail begins on the east side of McCord Creek and heads east. This trail was impacted by the Eagle Creek fire and the 18-month closure as well as the recent February storms. There are many rocks and tree debris to be moved from the tread for crew safety. Time: We will meet at the trailhead at 8:15 AM, then we will carpool down the paved bike path to reach the eastern trailhead and have a…

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Oregon Coast Trail Party – Ecola

April 24 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Indian Beach Day-Use Area, Ecola State Park OR 97110 United States + Google Map
Free

Come join Trailkeepers of Oregon as we work on the Oregon Coast Trail at Tillamook Head! With your help we'll be doing tread maintenance and brushing on the Clatsop Loop Trail. Plan to hike less than a mile to the work area and work using hand digging tools, loppers, and hand saws. 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 is necessary -- you'll be…

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Defiance Trail Party

April 25 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Free

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. We will be working on the lower portions of the Starvation Ridge trail. Distance hiked will not exceed 2.5 miles. Crew Leader:  Josh DurhamHike Distance: 2 milesElevation Gain: 500'Hike Difficulty: ModerateWork Difficulty: EasyWork Description: Restoration of…

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Oregon Coast Trail Party – Cascade Head (Car-free from Portland)

April 25 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cascade Head Trail – North Trailhead, Cascade Head Road OR 97368 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! If you're coming from Portland, car-free shuttle service is being provided by Wildwood Adventures. A 2.3 mile section of trail at Cascade Head (part of the Oregon Coast 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,…

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Get Schooled, TKO Trail Builders Expo at Base Camp Brewing

April 25 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Base Camp Brewing, 930 SE Oak
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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Free - $12.00

TKO + Base Camp Brewery are throwing a party! Part of a nonprofit fundraising series throughout 2019, we are excited to celebrate Earth Week with the TKO Trail Builders Expo. RSVP and get a raffle ticket for this free event, a percent of sales during the evening will be coming to TKO. Upgrade your registration with a special VIP Donation Package for $12 that includes beer, raffle tickets and a custom t-shirt from Base Camp. We will be awarding prizes from…

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Oregon Coast Trail Party – Cascade Head

April 26 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cascade Head Trail – North Trailhead, Cascade Head Road OR 97368 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! A 2.3 mile section of trail at Cascade Head (part of the Oregon Coast 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…

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Wahkeena Falls Trail Party

April 27 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Free

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. We will be hiking to Wahkeena Spring via the Wahkeena Falls Trail to continue tread work on Angel's Rest Trail.  Tread on Angel's Rest Trail is in desperate need of sloughing, de-berming, and drainage work.  We've…

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Oregon Coast Trail Party – Cascade Head

April 27 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cascade Head Trail – North Trailhead, Cascade Head Road OR 97368 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! A 2.3 mile section of trail at Cascade Head (part of the Oregon Coast 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…

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Wahkeena Falls Trail Party

April 28 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Free

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. We will be hiking to Wahkeena Spring via the Wahkeena Falls Trail to continue tread work on Angel's Rest Trail.  Tread on Angel's Rest Trail is in desperate need of sloughing, de-berming, and drainage work.  We've…

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McIver Trail Party – Moishe House

April 28 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Milo McIver State Park, Milo McIver State Park
Estacada, OR 97023 United States
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Free

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 forhikers and horseback riders in the park. Project description The project will depend on several factors. Volunteers are currently working on improving parts of the Vortex trail, one of two trails that connect the upper and lower sections of the park.  If there is still work to…

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Punchbowl Falls Trail Party

April 28 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Punchbowl Falls Nature Park, Punchbowl Falls County Park
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Free

Get that body and brain toned for the upcoming trail season with a day of rock scooting, boulder planting, and wall building. The new trail being built at Punchbowl Falls County Park (Hood River valley) will challenge your imagination on what works when trying to build trail in steep terrain. The walk to the site is short and gravity will be working in our favor when moving large boulders from their source to destination so brute strength isn't required. But…

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McIver Trail Party – Vortex Trail

April 30 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Milo McIver State Park, Milo McIver State Park
Estacada, OR 97023 United States
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Free

The Vortex Trail at McIver State Park has been minimally maintained over the last few years. There is quite a bit of tread creep which has narrowed the trail, and there are several sections on this steep trail that can use improvement to make hiking easier. We will be working to improve this trail within its existing parameters, without making major realignments to the existing tread surface.  Vortex will connect to the new section of trail recently completed by TKO…

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May 2019

Defiance Trail Party

May 2 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Free

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. We will be working on the lower switchbacks of the Defiance trail. Distance hiked will not exceed 3 miles. Crew Leader:  Josh DurhamHike Distance: 2 milesElevation Gain: 500'Hike Difficulty: ModerateWork Difficulty: ModerateWork Description: Restoration of tread…

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Wahkeena Falls/Larch Mountain Trail Party

May 4 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Free

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. We will be hiking the Larch Mountain trail above Multnomah Falls to work on drainage and tread. Crew Leader:  Josh DurhamHike Distance: 8 milesElevation Gain: 1500'Hike Difficulty: HardWork Difficulty: EasyWork Description: Restoration of tread width and…

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Wahkeena Falls/Larch Mountain Trail Party

May 5 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Free

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. We will be hiking the Larch Mountain trail above Multnomah Falls to work on drainage and tread. Crew Leader:  Josh DurhamHike Distance: 8 milesElevation Gain: 1500'Hike Difficulty: HardWork Difficulty: EasyWork Description: Restoration of tread width and…

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TKO Tread School – Zigzag Ranger District

May 17 at 5:00 pm - May 19 at 4:00 pm
Camp Arrah Wanna, 24075 E Arrah Wanna Blvd
Welches, OR 97067 United States
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$50.00 - $300.00

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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