Being a Crew Leader with TKO is rewarding work and comes with a fun and supportive community that can’t wait to welcome you!
by Elaine Keavney and Loren Payne
So you’ve earned your green hat, and are getting “hooked” on trail stewardship. As you get to know your crew leaders, do you find yourself wondering whether leading a crew would be something you would enjoy? Read on for some information about leading crews, and what you need to do if you would like to become a TKO crew leader!
Rebuilding trails from the ashes.
By Natalie Ferraro
With over an inch of rain pouring down from cloudy skies for the weekend, it was hard to believe that the forest that volunteers worked and trained in during Tread School 2022 had been the victim of dry weather, extreme winds and raging fires only two years earlier. A group of Trailkeeper volunteers were undaunted by the ‘atmospheric river’ and showed up at Camp Talaoli anyway. These hardy folks were here to learn the skills needed to repair hiking trails after wildfires, and to start rebuilding trails damaged by the Beachie Creek Fire.
TKO volunteers helped to build a new boardwalk at the South Slough Estuary Reserve this summer.
By Katie Vaughan, TKO Board Member
Throughout 2022, TKO crews set out on the Samuel H. Boardman Scenic Corridor—a 12-mile stretch of picturesque southern Oregon coastline—over 20 times, helping to recover areas lost to vegetation and time. Now, thanks to these efforts, you can have a picnic at Whaleshead Beach, hike from Natural Bridges to Spruce Island uninterrupted, or explore the Thunder Rock Cove Loop! […]