TKO volunteers have started breaking ground for a new trail, estimated to be about a mile in length when completed. This work will involve moving brush and logs, defining the tread corridor, and building preliminary tread surface.
The hiking distance to the beginning of the new trail will about half a mile round trip. Once there, we will be working in undeveloped area, and will move further away from the trailhead each week.
You should plan to participate in this trail party for its entirety. For safety reasons, please do not arrive late or expect to be able to leave early each day.
Tent camping sites will be available Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Details about food preparation, etc., will be provided as the date approaches. Please indicate, in your registration, whether or not you plan to camp, and which nights. If you plan to camp in a vehicle, you will need to register separately (at no cost). Contact us for more information ASAP, as vehicle sites fill up quickly.
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Directions will be supplied to registrants via email 48 hours before event
Beginning April 15th, 2023, TKO will discontinue the requirement for event participants to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Participants will not be required to wear masks. We do ask that you continue to respect those who prefer to wear a mask by maintaining appropriate distancing and wearing a mask when working in close proximity with someone who’s choosing to mask up. If you have any questions or concerns about this change, please contact our Executive Director (email@example.com) or Stewardship Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please help us keep our community safe and healthy by staying home and joining us another time if you have any symptoms of illness or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
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 from 1853 – 1871. We are privileged to be here today and we express gratitude to these tribes and their descendents 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.