Wildfire Recovery & the Clackamas River Trail


Volunteer Participants


Hours of Service


Feet of Trail Improved


In-Kind Value

Week 3 Goal: $10,000

54 %

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Rebuilding Oregon’s trails after wildfires.


  • Hosted 36 trail party events with over 150 volunteers on the Clackamas River Trail (CRT).
  • Cleared 247 wind and fire damaged logs that were obstructing the CRT.
  • Trained over 40 volunteers and partner organization staff in the art of recovering trails from wildfire.
  • Maintained and repaired over 62,000 feet of fire affected trails across Oregon.

464 hours of volunteer service

at TKO’s Tread School: Fire Recovery Edition in 2022

These trails are rising from the ashes.

The Clackamas River Trail, closed since the 2020 Riverside Fire, is a well-loved hiking trail in the Clackamas Wilderness Area following the beautiful Clackamas River. Throughout the last year, TKO volunteer crews have been steadily working their way down the trail from the Fish Creek Campground. Due to the precarious nature of fire damaged areas, great care was taken to ensure the safety of volunteers; teams of sawyers hit the trail first, removing particularly dangerous obstacles and clearing the way for tread crews who have now improved 2 miles of trail.

There’s more than one way to give!

Anyone who donates their time at a TKO trail party this week (11/14- 11/20) will also be entered to win at the $100+ level.


9 other organizations

joined TKO in our efforts to bring back Oregon’s trails from fire in 2022.

TREAD SCHOOL: Fire Recovery Edition

In June 2022, nearly 40 TKO staff, volunteers, and partners set out to Camp Taloali, which typically functions as a summer camp for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and youth, for TKO’s Tread School – Fire Recovery Edition. Minutes from trails impacted by the 2020 Labor Day Wildfires, participants received a comprehensive trails training focused on wildfire recovery. Topics included burn area safety, risk management, and safe use of hand tools to perform basic brushing and tread restoration on fire-affected trails.

Hosted by TKO with support from generous sponsors at the BLM and 10 Barrel Brewing, numerous free and reduced cost options were made available for those which the registration fee was a barrier to attendance. Thank you to our partners at the BLM, ODF, USFS, and OTC for offering their time and expertise!

Hundreds more miles of trail still need to be repaired. We can’t get there without your support!

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