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TKU Tread School: Drainage Lab – Mt. Talbert

March 11 at 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join us as we learn how to maintain existing drainage features, where to place new drain dips, and how to properly construct them.

Crew Leader: Susan S.

Hike Distance: less than 2 miles

Elevation Gain: less than 500 ft

Hike Difficulty: Moderate

Work Difficulty: Moderate


This event is a Drainage Lab. At this event we will learn:

  • Why drainage features are needed on trails.
  • How to maintain existing drainage features like drain dips and culverts.
  • How to decide where to place new drainage features.
  • Proper technique in building drain dips.

Hiking information:

We’ll be hiking less than 2 miles on gravel and natural surface trails with mild to moderate steepness.

COVID-19 Information:

**You will be asked to electronically sign the e-waiver for this event, provide proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test result, and perform a self-assessment health screening within the 24 hours preceding the event.** The crew leader for this event will verify that you have completed these requirements at the trailhead safety talk before the trail party begins. The registration confirmation and pre-event emails will contain further details and links.

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks
  • Gloves if you have them (loaner gloves available)

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.)
  • 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, safety glasses, and tools


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.

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.


March 11
9:00 am - 3:30 pm


Trailkeepers of Oregon


Mount Talbert Nature Park
10945 Southeast Mather Road
Clackamas, OR 97015 United States
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