September 2014 -- The Intertwine Alliance, as part of a contract with East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, has led an effort to develop a plan to more successfully and sustainably fund the metro-area Outdoor School Program. Outdoor School, part of the Multnomah Education School District, often is in funding jeopardy. EMSWCD is a supporter. The final report was approved by the EMSWCD board this month. The Intertwine Alliance's David Cohen will be at the EMSWCD meeting in October to answer questions if they arise. We will then follow up and support key stakeholders in creating a development committee and a professional fundraising position at the nonprofit organization Friends of Outdoor School. Funding still needs to be procured for that position.