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Scouter’s Mountain New Trail Building Party

May 10, 2023 at 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Free
We’ll be finishing the connecting trail between a recently-built housing community and the park’s trail system.

Crew Leader: Susan

Max Size of Crew: 12

Hike Distance: 1 mile

Elevation Gain: <200 feet

Hike Intensity: Low

Work Intensity: Medium

Work Type: New Trail Construction

Project Information:

We’ll be doing the finishing work on building a new trail to connect a neighborhood to the park’s trail system. We’ll use digging tools to fine-tune the north connector point and bring in some gravel to armor some wet areas and some tree roots.

Hiking information:

We’ll hike just a short distance to the work site — 1/4 mile or so. Hiking within the project will be on recently completed trail.

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.

What to bring:

  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks and lunch
  • Sunscreen/insect repellent
  • Medication you may need
  • Backpack to bring 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 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, gloves, and safety glasses

Directions:

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

Make your volunteer experience go the extra mile this month by joining our Spring 2023 Trailkeeper Challenge! Become a Trail Champion by hiking, volunteering, or spending time outside and earn awesome prizes from our partners at Arcteryx, REI, and Trail Butter!

COVID-19 Procedures:

On April 15th, 2023, TKO discontinued 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 for outdoor activities. 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 (steve.kruger@trailkeepersoforegon.org) or Stewardship Manager (lindsay.mcintosh@trailkeepersoforegon.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.

Details

Date:
May 10, 2023
Time:
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scouters-mountain-new-trail-building-party-registration-623894093027

Venue

Scouters Mountain Nature Park
11000 SE Honorable Way
Happy Valley, OR 97086 United States
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