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Killin Wetlands Drainage Project Trail Party

June 30 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Help us install culverts and drainage systems to protect this accessible trail from water damage in future wet seasons!

Crew Leader: Susan S.

Max Size of Crew: 12

Hike Distance: 0.5 miles

Elevation Gain: less than 100 feet

Hike Intensity: low (gravel trail surface; 8% max grade)

Work Intensity: medium/high

Work Type: Digging, rock placement, rock moving

Project Information:

We’ll be putting the finishing touches on the early summer work on this project to divert seasonal runoff from the trail surface, where it can wash away gravel and leave ruts in the trail surface. To do this we’ll be dispersing soil (shovels, wheelbarrows, grubbing tools), placing check dam rocks (picks, small digging tools) spreading some gravel (wheelbarows, shovels, tamper), and spreading straw. Many hands make for light work, so invite a friend to register, too!!

There are restrooms on site, but there is not running water. The project area is sunny on a south-facing slope, there is forested area nearby for shade for breaks and we’ll have a pop-up shade shelter. There is an eagle nest within sight of the parking area, so we hang out afterwards with binoculars while we enjoy cold drinks.

Hiking information:

We’ll be hiking in just a few hundred yards from the parking lot to our project site. The trail is gently graded and topped with fine crushed rock. It offers great views of the wetlands, so feel free to bring binoculars for birding during lunch and breaks!

What to bring:

  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks
  • Gloves if you have them (loaner gloves are available)
  • Any medications or emergency supplies you may need
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Backpack to take all of this on the trail

What to wear:

  • Boots (Please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tools. Tennis shoes are not recommended. Open-toed shoes will not be allowed.)
  • Work gloves (loaner gloves available)
  • Long sleeved shirts and pants
  • Rain gear, insulating layers, sun protection, etc. as appropriate for the weather
  • TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses


Directions will be supplied to registrants via email 48 hours before event

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: TKO recognizes that the trails we work on travel through the traditional lands of many Indigenous tribes and communities. In every corner of what we now call Oregon, these people were forced to cede their land, their home, to the US government. We are privileged to be here today and we express gratitude to these tribes and their descendants for being the original and continuing stewards of these spaces.

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 or welcome in the outdoors due to issues that include racism, bias, and hate. We commit to being part of the solution to this problem and to enact change. Conduct, speech, or expressions that target any individual or group 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, socioeconomic status.

PERSONAL SAFETY: Your physical and emotional safety is our number one priority. If a person’s actions or comments make you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, you may: interrupt directly, tell a crew leader, and/or inform TKO staff via the post-event survey.

ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS: TKO seeks to make our events inclusive of people of all backgrounds and abilities. If you would like to discuss potential accommodations to allow for your participation in this event, please click here to complete a short Google survey. TKO staff will then contact you to discuss options. Please note: available accommodations will vary by event and typically need to be requested a minimum of two weeks in advance. If you have any questions, please contact TKO Stewardship Manager Lindsay McIntosh-Tolle at lindsay.mcintosh@trailkeepersoforegon.org.


Killin Wetlands Nature Park Parking Area
46280 Northwest Cedar Canyon Road
Banks, OR 97106 United States
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