Join TKO in celebrating National Public Lands day by learning about how to hike safely with your pup! This easy, community building hike will focus on fun and learning about all things related to hiking with dogs. After the training, you and your dog will have the option of becoming a certified Ambassadog team!
(From confluenceproject.org) We will be hiking the Sandy River Delta Confluence Trail. This is a 1.25 mile gravel ADA trail. The trail leads to a bird blind designed by Maya Lin listing the flora and fauna–some of which are now extinct, endangered or threatened–that existed here 200 years ago. The artwork serves as a lasting reminder of the impact humans have had on the environment and a model for a new way to envision the connection between people and the natural world.
This is hike is a level, gravel trail. We will be traveling at a pace that is comfortable for the whole group, taking time to get to know one another and our pups. We will be periodically stopping to engage in some Ambassadog training activities and discuss how irresponsible practices on the trail endanger the places we go out to enjoy.
What to expect:
You will be asked to electronically sign the e-waiver for this event and perform a self-assessment health screening within the 24 hours proceeding the event. The hike leader for this event will verify that you have done both of these requirements at the trailhead before the party begins. Your pre-event emails will contain further details and links for both of these requirements.
You should expect to participate in this hike for its entirety. For safety reasons, please do not arrive late or expect to be able to leave early.
All participating dogs must be up to date on all vaccines required by the state of Oregon.
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COVID-19 To-do’s **Please follow all civil authority restrictions for your community. **
**Proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test result is now required for TKO in-person events.**
• Please fill out the TKO Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test Form to provide verification of vaccination status or recent negative test result. (If you’ve already submitted proof of vaccination for another TKO event, you can skip this step).
• If you have symptoms of illness or a positive exposure to COVID-19, please prioritize communal health and join us at a later date when you are healthy.
At the trailhead, we’ll check that you feel healthy to participate and that you’ve submitted proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test result and filled the waiver.
LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: TKO recognizes that the trails we work on travel through the traditional lands of many Indigenous tribes. In every corner of what we now call Oregon, these people were forced to cede their land, their home, to the US government at various times throughout history. We are privileged to be here today & express gratitude to the descendants of these tribes for being the original stewards of this land.
EQUITY & INCLUSION: TKO seeks to make Oregon’s trails a place where people can go to connect with nature & one another. Not everyone feels safe & welcome in the outdoors due to racism, bias & hate. We commit to being part of the solution to change that. Conduct, speech, or expressions that target individuals or groups will not be tolerated by TKO, regardless of whether they are based on age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, geographic origin, language, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.
PERSONAL SAFETY: Your physical & emotional safety is our number one priority. If a person’s actions or comments make you feel uncomfortable/unsafe – interrupt directly, tell a crew leader &/or complete the post-event survey.