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Tryon Creek Women’s Trail Party – PDX

October 11 at 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Free
A trail party hosted by and for women! This event is open to women and gender-expansive folks who find themselves at home in women’s spaces.

Crew Leader: Susan S.

Max Size of Crew: 10

Hike Distance: 1.5 miles

Elevation Gain: less than 100 feet

Hike Intensity: Moderate

Work Intensity: Moderate

Work Type: Tread Maintenance

Project Information:

We’ll be doing some basic maintenance on the North Creek Trail. We’ll be trimming back brush encroaching on the trail (using lopper and saws) and doing tread maintenance to prevent erosion damage (using digging tools like hoes and shovels). We’ll work at a gentle pace and enjoy the forest landscape.

Hiking information:

We’ll meet at the visitor’s center and hike 0.6 miles to the project area. The beginning of the trail is gently graded, but does have some steep areas further in. If it rains, some of the steep areas could be slippery, so feel free to bring hiking poles if you think you might need them.

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
  • 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 volunteers@trailkeepersoforegon.org 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

Directions:

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 and communities. In every corner of what we now call Oregon, these people were forced to cede their land, their home, to the US government. 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.

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 enable 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 lindsay.mcintosh@trailkeepersoforegon.org.

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 its events, we do support those who feel masking is necessary 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.

Details

Date:
October 11
Time:
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tryon-creek-womens-trail-party-pdx-registration-730755909597

Venue

Tryon Creek State Natural Area
11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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