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January Member Meeting Recap

More than ever, member meetings have become times of celebration. One of the lessons (among many) we’ve learned through COVID is not to take anything for granted. That includes in-person member meetings at our favorite place, Hopworks. Last Tuesday (Jan. 25), many of us gathered together to hear updates on our favorite trails, a recap … Read More

Rocky Point Trail School Recap

Written by Bob Carey, TSI Instructor On a beautiful sunny day at Rocky Point with a clear view of the fertile farm fields below at Sauvie Island, we kicked off our 2nd NWTA TSI event of 2022. We started the day with introductions, a land acknowledgment, and a safety talk with ten participants and four … Read More

TSI Hits the Road

Written by Nancy Stone, Education & Sustainability Director ([email protected]) The Trail Sustainability Institute (TSI) is NWTA’s educational branch of the organization that was established in the Summer of 2019. Within TSI is our beloved Trail School. Here, we offer folks who may be new(er) to trail maintenance an opportunity to get their hands dirty while learning … Read More

Stub News

Written by Ted Dodd ([email protected]) TRAIL NINJAS Trail Ninjas have been busy this fall dig season, accomplishing multiple projects.  What is a Stub Stewart Trail Ninja?   The program is for volunteers that work in small teams -or who work on solo missions (trail projects).   For NWTA to work within our volunteer stewardship agreement at the Park, … Read More

Ride Leader Training

Written by Nell Stamper Just in time for the beginning of the summer riding season, the North Coast Trail Alliance was fortunate to host instructor & coach Elaine Bothe for a Ride Leader Introduction Workshop. Elaine came out to the Klootchy Creek trails and volunteered her time to teach local riders some key basics about … Read More

Catlin Gabel TSI Recap 4/14

Written by Nancy Stone NWTA, in collaboration with Portland Parks and Recreation, teamed up with Catlin Gabel students who are involved with the school’s Applied Leadership in the Outdoors after-school course to learn about trail maintenance at Powell Butte. In a fun exchange of knowledge, the students shared what they have learned of native plants … Read More