WEEK 5

Urban Trails

TKO BY THE NUMBERS:

Urban trails in 2022

0

Hours of Service

0

Feet of Trail Improved

0

Volunteer Participants

0

In-kind value

Week 5 Goal: $10,000

51%
 

Trails are for everyone

IN 2022, TRAILKEEPERS OF OREGON…

Trailkeeping

is for everyone too!

REI Co-op has some pretty sweet offers for those who support trail stewardship this week!

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Give $30 and you’ll be entered to win a Day Hiking Starter Pack, which includes an REI Trail 25 daypack + a Nalgene waterbottle + an REI beanie!

WE HAVE FIFTEEN PACKS

to give away, so your odds of winning are better than ever!

There’s more than one way to give!

Anyone who donates their time at a TKO trail party this week (11/28 – 12/4) will also be entered to win!

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Oregon Hikers

Accessibility Project

One of the biggest challenges of outdoor recreation for people with disabilities is a lack of pertinent information. In an effort to make the Oregon Hikers field guide a helpful resource for all trail users, TKO collaborated with Access Recreation to hold a series of training sessions on gathering trail and facility accessibility information. Volunteers learned about the necessity of accessibility information and how to gather it at the trail, and the collected data will be added to the pages of the ten most popular hikes on Oregon Hikers.

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Family Friendly Stewardship Days

One of TKO’s guiding principles is that “trails are for everyone.” Throughout 2022, we sought to expand this to include our youngest trailkeepers with our family friendly stewardship days. These inclusive stewardship events allow families to get active outside, fostering a sense of place and responsibility for our natural spaces that helps to build the next generation of stewards. Most importantly, kids as young as 4 got out on trails and had fun caring for these important urban access points to nature!

We hope to double down and offer even MORE kid-oriented stewardship activities next year.

Can you help us? 

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Latest News

Safety, Fun, Service – becoming a TKO Crew Leader

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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!

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Fire and Rain – 2022 Tread School

A photo of people in hard hats using straps to carry a burned log through a burned forest. Over this image are the words Tread School - Fire Recovery Edition

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.

[…]

Increasing Our Impact by Lending a Hand

Two people in hard hats work on their knees to install a piece of decking on a bardwalk.

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! […]

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