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TKU Timber School: Boardwalk Building (North Umpqua Trail)

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

Free - $75.00
1-day event is focused on layout and install of sills, training participants on the fundamentals of boardwalk design and construction.

This 1-day event is a Trailkeepers University Timber School: Boardwalk Building class, open to folks who are:

  • Trail stewardship volunteers from all organizations;
  • Other local community volunteers
  • Agency staff and other partners
  • TKO Crew Leaders and Assistant Crew Leaders

If you’re wondering if this training is right for you, please email volunteers@trailkeepersoforegon.org to start the conversation.

This event features sessions on:

  • Basic boardwalk design and principles
  • Project specific objectives, problem solving, and strategy
  • Field work session to put your knowledge into practice

Your registration includes:

  • Timber School training from TKO leaders, Agency staff and partners
  • Rain or shine, TKO will support with plenty of safety gear, pop up tents and tasty trail snacks
  • Camping accommodations evening before at Susan Creek Campground

What to bring:

  • Sturdy boots – please bring sturdy boots that will protect your toes from sharp tools. For safety reasons, we cannot allow tennis shoes, sandals etc. during the trail work sessions.
  • Long sleeved shirt and work pants – wear what you won’t mind getting dirty in
  • Rain gear and warm layers – please come prepared for all weather.
  • Work gloves – we will have loaner pairs available
  • Water bottle – 2L minimum highly recommended
  • Travel mug – help us keep our waste low!
  • Daypack – for carrying all of the above
  • Non-work clothes and a change of shoes – for the non-trail work times.
  • Camping gear – tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, cooking gear, etc.
  • 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!

This training is designed to be on-trail experiences. Please come prepared to participate fully, learn new leadership skills, and, of course, have some fun!

This event is generously sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management. Thank you!


October 17
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Free - $75.00


Trailkeepers of Oregon


Swiftwater Day Use Area
Glide, OR 97447 United States
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