Since the 2017 fire, volunteers have played a huge role here in keeping up with invasive weeds in sensitive habitat along this trail. Efforts here are helping to preserve endemic wildflowers in the Columbia Gorge and enhance biodiversity at this unique site.
Level of physical work includes hiking about 2 miles round trip with about 600 ft elevation gain. We will be walking on uneven terrain along a trail with steep drop offs. While working, volunteers will be carrying bags of weeds, bending, and kneeling. Site notes: There is poison oak along the trail we will identify and avoid. There is no official restroom on site.
We provide all necessary tools and gloves, however you are also welcome to bring your own gloves and handtools.
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A confirmation email with directions will be sent out 3-5 days before the event.
Friends Volunteer Code of Conduct
At Friends of the Columbia Gorge, we strive to create a culture of integrity, respect, and inclusion. When volunteering and/or participating in Friends sponsored events, all are agreeing to abide by Friends’ Volunteer Code of Conduct when interacting with others. When we uphold our Code of Conduct, we create spaces that are safe and welcoming for all involved.
We treat others with respect, professionalism, and compassion. We lead with kindness, consideration, and the assumption of good intentions. We respect each other's boundaries. We are aware of our words, emotions, and actions and how they affect others. At Friends, we do not tolerate harassment, inappropriate contact or language, intimidation, threats of violence, bullying, or any other form of disrespect. We do not tolerate discrimination or offensive comments of any kind related to (but not limited to) race, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuroatypicality, physical appearance, age, religion, or other aspects of identity.
We expect self-awareness around behavior, actions, and words that include intimidation or microaggressions.
Questions? Please contact Sarah Skelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-501-6351.
Photo by Mika Barrett