Celebrate summer with your trail keeping friends! Eat, visit, relax with trail keepers on Saturday, the 24th of June, from 12 to 3 in the afternoon. We will gather once again for a festive meal at the home of Ingrid Henrickson, near Manning, Oregon, in the foothills of the coast range.
All trail keepers are welcome. Bring your families. We will have a roast turkey (pasture raised), mashed potatoes and gravy, and an assortment of salads and appetizers, vegetarian options (stuffed grape leaves, anyone?), watermelon, chips, lemonade, iced tea, and beer.
And desserts: pies, cakes, and hand-cranked ice cream. Taking a turn at cranking the ice cream freezer is the only work you will have to do! Please bring lawn chairs or blankets if you can. If you want to contribute salads, appetizers, drinks, or other picnic food, that would be great, but it is neither expected or necessary. There should be plenty of comestibles.
What to bring:
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.
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