All are welcome to come on out for Lop Along Tuesdays where we’ll be walking segments of the beautiful Oregon Coast Trail and feeder trails, scouting trail issues and taking care of some basic maintenance such as lopping overgrown brush or clearing out drainage features.
We’ll be hiking the recently opened Arch Cape Trail. Trailkeepers assisted OPRD in the re-opening of this trail and we’ll continue to assess the improvements that are still needed to help make this trail less muddy. *NOTE this week’s lop along is earlier than usual, starting at 8:30am.
What to expect:
All welcome. This is a great event for folks interested in learning about trail maintenance and developing ‘trail eyes’ as we look for and discuss solutions to trail issues. We’ll also be doing basic stewardship and maintenance.
**You will be asked to electronically sign the 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.
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.
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Directions will be emailed to participants 48 hours before event.
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 & 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.