TKO Statement on the Eagle Creek Fire

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TKO Statement on the Eagle Creek Fire

Post by justpeachy » September 7th, 2017, 6:48 am

From TKO Executive Director Steve Kruger:

We are heartbroken by what has happened in the Columbia River Gorge. Postponing our trail work parties scheduled in the Columbia River Gorge at Angel's Rest & Upper Oneonta was hard to do, but inevitable. TKO will be back when the smoke clears.

Our thoughts and focus are on Gorge residents that have been evacuated and their safety. Also the brave folks fighting back the flames – the U.S. Forest Service, Hood River County, local Search & Rescue teams, Oregon National Guard, Air National Guard and the many other agencies working hard to limit the extent of the damage. We ask that you all focus your energy on the Gorge communities under duress – giving to Cascade Red Cross or a fund for Hood River County Search and Rescue, by the Friends of the Columbia Gorge.

How can you help TKO? We have received numerous questions on when and how people can help with saving trails after the fire has cleared. Since we don't know exactly what that looks like yet, and will not have access for quite sometime, we have created a special volunteer sign-up list so we can reach out to you for help when those efforts unfold: https://www.trailkeepersoforegon.org/trailwork/

September 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of this nonprofit. Make no mistake that TKO will be there, side-by-side with land managers and partners, to bring our connections to the wonders of the Gorge back again.

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Re: TKO Statement on the Eagle Creek Fire

Post by retired jerry » September 7th, 2017, 7:10 am

I saw him interviewed on one of the local TV news

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Re: TKO Statement on the Eagle Creek Fire

Post by justpeachy » September 7th, 2017, 7:11 am

retired jerry wrote:I saw him interviewed on one of the local TV news
Yup: http://katu.com/news/local/full-environ ... re-unknown

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Re: TKO Statement on the Eagle Creek Fire

Post by retired jerry » September 7th, 2017, 7:14 am

yeah, that was it :)

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