We will be doing general winter preparation events this month at McIver State Park. This may include improving draiinage on the equestrian trail system, repairing a small landslide on the hiker-only Vortex trail, or doing other maintenance as identified by the rangers and by our scouting.
Hiking distance will vary but should not be over 1.5 miles on any trail party.
What to expect:
You should expect to participate in this work party for its entirety. For safety reasons, please do not arrive late or expect to be able to leave early.
You will be working with experienced sawyers and trail crew leaders to cut, peel, and store the logs. We will be working on the ground so you may want to consider padding for your knees.
What to bring:
What to wear:
Directions: Milo McIver State Park is located on Springwater Road between Oregon City and Estacada. Directions to the trailhead will be provided 48 hours prior to the event.
**You will be asked to electronically sign an e-waiver for this event, provide proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test result, and perform a self-assessment health screening within the 24 hours preceding the event.** The crew leader for this event will verify that you have completed these requirements at the trailhead safety talk before the trail party begins. The registration confirmation and pre-event emails will contain further details and links.
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 volunteer on these lands & express gratitude to the descendants of these tribes for being the original stewards of this land.
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 a post-event survey.
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.