- Thursday, July 23, 5 p.m.: We will meet at the Cottonwood Canyon Campground. After dinner, we’ll have time to talk more in-depth about the coming days’ work and its significance in the bigger picture.
- Friday-Saturday, July 24-25: After breakfast, we’ll carpool the 20 minutes or so to the worksite in Hay Creek. We’ll be away from camp all day, but head back around 3:30 p.m. each day
- Sunday, July 26: After breakfast, we will break down camp and volunteers can head home.
- It is possible to join this trip for just one or two nights instead of three: please just notify the trip leader via email after registration.
We will be camping in the luxurious Cottonwood Canyon State Park Campground. There is potable water onsite, as well as bathrooms, showers and kitchen shelters.
While pounding the posts with the hydraulic pounder will be hard, noisy work, there are PLENTY other tasks that will need to be done, which are much easier. Everyone can pace themselves, regulate their own level of effort, switch between tasks of varying intensities and rest as needed.
Trip highlights and challenges
- Navigating steep incised stream banks, and being patient with a work flow that involves can be highly variable.
- A major feeling of accomplishment in being part of work which will fundamentally improve three miles of creek and eventually insulate it from the impacts of climate change.
- Getting to splash about in a creek.
- The relative closeness of the project area to Portland allowing for day-trip access if desired.
Participants are responsible for their own food, camping gear as well as transportation to and from the trip. Car-pooling will be available. Participants should be prepared for a significant amount of wading in the creek, and therefore we recommend old sneakers (not sandals or rubber boots) for footwear. Participants should be prepared to be away from camp all day, each of the work days.
ONDA will provide tools for the work, some group camping equipment, and expert leadership. We also provide hot water at morning and evening mealtimes to help expedite meal prep, as well as fresh coffee each morning.
An ONDA registration application and medical form are required for this trip. Check the box next to each trip you would like to attend. You only need to fill this form out once per year.
What happens next?
You will receive a confirmation email within 10 working days of submitting your form. The confirmation email will provide information regarding which trips you are on the “participant list” for, and which trips are full, and therefore you have been placed on the “waitlist.”
Six weeks before the start of the trip, the trip leader will send out an RSVP to make sure everyone is still able to participate. Based on RSVPs, open spaces will be backfilled with people from the waitlist.
Three weeks before the trip start date, registered and confirmed participants will receive driving instructions, maps, car-pooling options, and additional information in an email sent by the trip leader.
If you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact the trip leader.