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Shellburg Falls Bridge Building Party – Willamette Valley

December 15, 2023 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

We will be constructing and installing bridges in the Shellburg Falls area that were previously destroyed in the 2020 Beachie Creek Fire.

Crew Leader: Art

Max Size of Crew: 10

Hike Distance: Up to 2 miles

Elevation Gain: Minimal

Hike Intensity: Low/Moderate

Work Intensity: Moderate

Work Type: Bridge Construction/Prep/Installation and trail restoration

Project Information:

Bridge construction and installation will include activities such as digging locations for bridge supports, building timber structures, attaching surface decking, and grading the trail leading to the bridge on both sides, and may include the use of hand tools and some power tools.

While we will be prioritizing the bridge projects, there will also be opportunities for volunteers to work on continued trail restoration, including improving tread surface and improving drainage features.

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. We will be working behind a locked gate. This area is still closed to the public.

What to bring:

  • Plenty of water
  • Lunch + snacks
  • Gloves if you have them (loaner gloves available)
  • Any medications or emergency supplies you may need
  • Sunscreen + insect repellent
  • A pack to bring all of this with you on trail

What to wear:

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


Meeting location: 22965 N. Fork Rd, SE, Lyons, OR 97358

Meet at the ODF Lyons parking lot by 8:30. We will be carpooling/caravanning to the worksite promptly at 8:40. We will travel through a locked gate, therefor late arrival or early departure is not permitted.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: TKO recognizes that the trails we work on travel through the traditional lands of many Indigenous tribes and communities. In every corner of what we now call Oregon, these people were forced to cede their land, their home, to the US government. We are privileged to be here today and we express gratitude to these tribes and their descendants for being the original and continuing stewards of these spaces.

ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS: TKO seeks to make our events inclusive of people of all backgrounds and abilities. If you would like to discuss potential accommodations to allow for your participation in this event, please click here to complete a short Google survey. TKO staff will then contact you to discuss options. Please note: available accommodations will vary by event and typically need to be requested a minimum of two weeks in advance. If you have any questions, please contact TKO Stewardship Manager Lindsay McIntosh-Tolle at lindsay.mcintosh@trailkeepersoforegon.org.

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 like 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.

While TKO no longer requires masking/vaccination for its events, we do support those who feel masking is necessary for their own safety. We ask participants to respect the health of folks who wear masks by distancing or wearing a mask while in close proximity.


December 15, 2023
8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Trailkeepers of Oregon


Oregon Department of Forestry – Lyons, OR
22965 North Fork Road Southeast
Lyons, OR 97358 United States
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