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Go Beyond Racing and TKO Sawyer Intro Course

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TKO will provide USFS Intro Crosscut and Swamp Training for Go Beyond Racing

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Crew Leader: Guy H. / Pat K.

Hike Distance: TBD

Elevation Gain: (in ft) TBD

Hike Difficulty: (Easy/Moderate/Hard)

Work Difficulty: (Easy/Moderate/Hard)

Work Description: Go Beyond Racing USFS Sawyer Introduction Course

Project Overview:

This day-long event will be an introductory course on the proper and safe handling of crosscut and pruning saws. We will be on trail, brushing, cutting small branches and training with crosscut saws when we encounter a trail log.

This course is intended to be an overview of the USFS Crosscut training program where, if interested, you can later attend a TKO-certified USFS crosscut certification class in the summer or fall.

Please review these 3 Crosscut Introductory YouTube videos (about 30 mins for your viewing pleasure....):

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyNVbrQQkXlNXEvl9EagH66uOvLVrl23N

Hiking information:

Plan for right now to meet at Multnomah Falls parking off of I-84. Use this destination for your sign-up time of travel estimates. The snow storm of 12-14 Feb may change our final work location priorities based on tree fall and damage from the high winds and snow. And the requested assistance from either the USFS or State Parks may take us into some high-traffic trails. More detail as we learn more from the Land Agencies.

What to expect:

You will be asked to electronically sign the e-waiver for this event and perform a self-assessment health screening within the 24 hours proceeding the event. The crew leader for this event will verify that you have done both of these requirements at the trailhead before the party begins. Your pre-event emails will contain further details and links for both of these requirements.

You should expect to participate in this work party for its entirety. For safety reasons, please do not arrive late or expect to be able to leave early.

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks
  • Gloves
  • Safety glasses

What to wear:

  • Boots (Please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tools. No tennis shoes allowed!)
  • HD Work gloves (bring an extra in case of rain....)
  • Long sleeved shirts and pants.
  • Rain gear as appropriate for the weather
  • Safety glasses (a TKO, USFS, and OSHA requirement)
  • TKO will supply hard hats

COVID-19 Procedures **Please follow all civil authority restrictions for your community. **

In accordance with civil authority restrictions and land manager requirements for safety considerations, the following policies are currently in place:

• All volunteers will watch in the TKO COVID-19 Safety Lab, a broad safety orientation of TKO Safety Policy & Procedures for a COVID-19 Environment. Link will be provided in your registration confirmation.

• All volunteers must administer a health self-evaluation prior to attending in-person volunteer events (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html).

• All volunteers will read and sign the TKO Volunteer Waiver updated for COVID-19 for release and indemnity of TKO and the land manager partner. Link will be provided in your registration confirmation.

• Volunteers must bring their own gloves, cloth masks, hand sanitizer, and hardhat.

• Tools will be sanitized prior to the event, and will not be shared throughout the day.

• No carpools will be arranged by TKO for the time being.

For a complete list of Covid specific safety measures, see our safety manual, available here.

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 & express gratitude to the descendants of these tribes for being the original stewards of this land.

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.

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 the post-event survey.

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