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Portland Audubon Trail Party – Gabions

October 20, 2022 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

We’ll be excavation the hole and moving rocks to build a second gabion to stabilize a steep portion of the Founder’s Trail.

Crew Leader: Tom

Max Size of Crew: 6

Hike Distance: 1 mile

Elevation Gain: <100′

Hike Difficulty: Easy

Work Difficulty: Moderate

Work Type: Digging, Hauling

Project Information:

We’ll be moving rock, filling gabions, and finishing tread as we stabilize a section of the Founder’s Trail. We’ll be using wheelbarrows and buckets to move rock material and digging tools to excavate and cover the final tread. We’ll make the loads small and easy and take lots of breaks.

Hiking information:

The Founder’s Trail begins on the South side of Cornell Road very near to the parking lots. It gently rises and falls as it traverses ravine walls and crosses brdges over creeks. We’ll be hiking in and out on it to move material and working about 1/4 mile in on the gabions.

For safety reasons, please do not arrive late for this event as the safety talk will begin at 8:30am and it is required for all participants.

COVID-19 Information:

**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.

What to bring:

  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Gloves if you have them (loaner gloves available)

What to wear:

  • Boots (Please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tools. Tennis shoes are not recommended and may 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. 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.


October 20, 2022
8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Trailkeepers of Oregon


Portland Audubon
5151 Northwest Cornell Road
Portland, OR 97210 United States
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