Our vision for the Intertwine Alliance is that it include, represent and serve the full cultural and demographic diversity of the region—and that it harness the power of our coalition as a force for change. We support Alliance partners in becoming more diverse and culturally conscious, and in addressing inequalities in the distribution of parks, trails and natural areas. Our vision is that people of all ages and ethnicities be connected to nature in their own unique ways, and that they work together to create and sustain communities in which they can be safe, healthy and unafraid. 

Parks Commissioner Nick Fish has announced that he is committed to bringing a Portland Parks & Recreation bond measure to the City Council for the November 2013 ballot. The bond will help repair deteriorating parks and facilities as well as ensure social justice for all Portlanders by bringing new parks to neighborhoods without them. Details on the size (likely $150-250 million) and specific projects will be forthcoming, but both Commissioner Fish and Director Mike Abbaté are encouraged by the support this idea has already generated among Portlanders.