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Join an overnight trail work party at Cascade Head Preserve

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ORGANIZATION: The Nature Conservancy in Oregon

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
Trail work
Volunteers performing trail work at Tom McCall

Over the weekend, we will improve the hiking trail to The Nature Conservancy’s iconic Cascade Head Preserve. The trail is enjoyed by about 20,000 hikers per year. Our primary work setting will be a lush old growth Sitka spruce and western hemlock rainforest. There will be opportunities to hike to a wildflower-filled meadow overlooking the Salmon River Estuary and the big blue Pacific Ocean. You can read more about this preserve  online .     

What are we doing, exactly?   We will be adding gravel to the lower trail to elevate low areas that get muddy in the rainy season. Additional tasks may be announced closer to the date. Moving gravel is strenuous work, and it will require hiking 1-2 miles round trip with elevation gain and working on uneven terrain. 

Please BRING :

For work : A long-sleeved work shirt and pants for two days of work, a daypack, plenty of water for the first day (there will be places to refill after the work day), layers of clothing including raingear or windbreak (dependent on forecast) and a hat. Bring gloves if you have them - if not, you can borrow ours.  

For camping : A camping chair, headlamp, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, pillows, pj’s, toiletries, and tupperware to pack your lunch. Musical instruments and games are highly encouraged. Let us know if you need to borrow camping gear or need a bed.

Overnight Arrangements:  Everyone is invited to spend Friday & Saturday nights near the preserve at a local Forest Service research facility. There is plenty of flat ground for pitching tents. You’ll have access to a shared kitchen and bathroom/shower facilities. You may arrive as early as Friday at 3 PM. The group will head out to work around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. If you will arrive after that, please meet us at Knight County Park.

FOOD:  On Saturday and Sunday mornings, The Nature Conservancy will provide a continental breakfast along with peanut butter and jelly lunch fixings for you to make a lunch. We’ll have a taco bar for dinner on Saturday and volunteers are welcome to bring additional items to eat, drink or share.  PLEASE NOTE: We will be providing the opportunity for volunteers over the age of 21 to have ONE alcoholic beverage.


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About The Nature Conservancy in Oregon


821 S. E. 14th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214, US

Mission Statement

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.


The Nature Conservancy has worked to protect, restore, and improve the management of Oregon’s ocean, land, and waters for over 60 years. TNC is working toward a future where all Oregonians benefit equally from clean air and water, our state helps lead the way on climate solutions, and our most critical lands and waters are connected, protected, and managed to sustain nature in the face of climate change. TNC’s work here in Oregon helps to advance local priorities while also helping to meet the organizations ambitious goals to help secure a thriving planet for people and nature.


Animals, Environment


Sat Aug 03, 2024 - Sun Aug 04, 2024
10:00 AM - 03:30 PM


2341 North 3 Rocks RoadOtis, OR 97368



  • Habitat Restoration
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • Must be able to attend full overnight trip.

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