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Silver Falls State Park Trail Party

October 13, 2023 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Free
We will be working on a gabion (rock wall) project on the trail to lower South Falls at Silver Falls State Park.

Crew Leader: Art Mills

Max Size of Crew: 6

Hike Distance: 1 mile

Elevation Gain: 250 feet

Hike Intensity: Moderate

Work Intensity: Moderate

Work Type:

Project Information:

Trail stabilization with gabions (rock walls) by Lower South Falls. We will be digging in and placing the basket, filling with rocks, then covering to stabilize the tread. This is an active trail so we will need to watch for hikers on the trail.

Hiking information:

We will be hiking in from South Falls parking lot to the work site. The change in elevation is a couple hundred feet as we hike down in to the canyon, and out to the work site.

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
  • 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
  • Need gear? TKO has clothes, boots, camping gear, and more available for loan. Reach out to volunteers@trailkeepersoforegon.org to let us know how we can help!

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

Directions:

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 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.

Details

Date:
October 13, 2023
Time:
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/silver-falls-state-park-trail-party-registration-723571500837

Venue

Silver Falls State Park
Silver Falls Hwy
Silverton, OR 97381 United States
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