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TKU Leadership School: Crew Leader School

November 17 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Free - $20.00
CL School provides an in-depth training on the responsibilities and skills needed to lead TKO crews for aspiring and current Volunteer CLs.

Crew Leader: TBD

Max Size of Crew: 12

Hike Distance: Less than 2 miles

Elevation Gain: Less than 500 feet

Hike Intensity: Low

Work Intensity: Low – Moderate

Work Type: Brushing, tread work, scenario practice

Event Information:

Crew Leader School is a TKU Leadership School course built for folks aspiring to become a Volunteer Crew Leader with TKO. This course is open to all and required for Volunteer Crew Leaders. Topics will include: TKO’s leadership culture, building/maintaining relationships with stewardship partners, project planning, event coordination, Crew Leader commitments, and more. We will cover some topics while sitting/standing as a group, and scenarios will be run on trail.

Hiking information:

We will hike less than 2 miles round-trip to get to and from our work location. This is considered a low to moderate itensity hike.

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 & lunch
  • 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 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

Event details:

Detailed instructions, including directions to the work location, will be provided in pre-event emails sent 48 hours prior to the event.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: TKO recognizes that the trails we work on travel through the traditional lands of many Indigenous tribes and communities. We are the most recent in a long line of stewards to this land, and it is our responsibility to do so with humility and respect. We are grateful to these tribes and their descendants for being the original and continuing stewards of these spaces, and encourage everyone to go beyond a land ackowledgment by supporting Indigenous communities and organizations in your area.

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

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 our events, we do support those who choose to mask 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.


November 17
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Free - $20.00


Trailkeepers of Oregon


Placeholder: Location TBD
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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