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TKO LGBTQ+ Pride Day Tool Care and Nature Walk

June 24 at 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

A chance for LGBTQIA+ volunteers learn to care for trail tools while chatting and chilling and then enjoy a nature walk in the park.

Crew Leader: Susan, Loren

Max Size of Crew: 12

Hike Distance: 3/4 mile or less

Elevation Gain: < 20 ft

Hike Intensity: Low

Work Intensity: Low

Work Type: Tool maintenance, nature walk.

Project Information:

Susan’s cache of TKO tools needs some love. We’ll be sanding and oiling tool handles and sharpening digging tools and loppers to help make these tools work better and last longer. TKO will supply gloves and eye protection as well as snacks and drinks.

Hiking information:

We have a picnic area reserved for registrants. We’ll walk a 1/2-3/4 mile loop from our picnic site around the wetlands, looking at waterfowl and native plants.

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks
  • Gloves if you have them (loaner gloves available)
  • Camp chair for more comfortable seating

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.)
  • Long sleeved shirts and pants.
  • Rain gear, insulating layers, sun protection, etc. as appropriate for the weather
  • TKO will supply safety glasses and gloves


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 descendants 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.


June 24
9:30 am - 2:30 pm


Trailkeepers of Oregon


Westmoreland Park
7530 Southeast 22nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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