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TKU Willamette Valley Trail Accessibility Survey Team – Field Training

May 4 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join TKO, WVVA, and Access Recreation in Salem for the second half of our Survey Team training.

TKO and WVVA are excited to continue our collaboration with Access Recreation as we move forward into training Survey Team volunteers to gather trail accessibility information in the Willamette Valley!

This field training session, when taken in conjunction with the online training with Access Recreation, will prepare Survey Team volunteers to hike trails and gather trail accessibility information on their own. For more information on what this assessment entails, read Access Recreation’s Guidelines for Providing Trail Information for People with Disabilities.

Co-founder of Access Recreation, Georgena works to bring better information to trail users on the accessibility of parks and recreation trails in the states of Oregon and Washington and beyond. This information increases opportunities and safety by allowing trail users to make more informed decisions as to which trails may best suit their needs and ability levels without being limited solely to designated ADA accessible trails.

What to expect:

You will be asked to electronically sign the e-waiver for this event. The registration confirmation and pre-event emails will contain further details and links.

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks
  • TKO will supply all survey tools.

What to wear:

  • Comfortable walking shoes (please wear something sturdy enough for a few hours of walking and standing. Open toed shoes are NOT recommended.)
  • Comfortable walking clothes.
  • Rain gear and warm layers as appropriate for the weather.


Directions will be supplied to registrants 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 throughout history. We are privileged to volunteer on these lands & express gratitude to the descendants of these tribes for being the original stewards of this land.

PERSONAL SAFETY: Your physical & emotional safety is our number one priority. If a person’s actions or comments make you feel uncomfortable/unsafe – interrupt directly, tell a crew leader &/or complete a post-event survey.

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 & welcome in the outdoors due to racism, bias & hate. We commit to being part of the solution to change that. Conduct, speech, or expressions that target individuals or groups 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, or socioeconomic status.


Minto-Brown Island Park Lot #3
2200 Minto Island Road Southwest, #SE
Salem, OR 97302 United States
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