Engage With The Alliance 

It takes hearts, hands and minds to build The Intertwine’s 3,000 square miles of parks, trails and natural areas. This is the work of The Intertwine Alliance—a unique coalition of 130+ public, private and nonprofit organizations in the Portland/Vancouver region.

Through the organizing framework of Collective Impact, we identify priority work areas, set goals and guide progress.

Focus areas we're working in include Active Transportation, Conservation Education, Conservation, Economic Development, Equity, Health & Nature, Public Engagement/Our Common Ground Campaign, Youth Engagement, Urban Forestry and the Regional System of Parks, Trails and Natural Areas. 

Check back here for frequent updates, resources and calendar items, as we shape a positive new future for The Intertwine, powered by you.

January 2015 -- "How We Get There Matters," the Intertwine Alliance Regional Active Transportation Forum, is set for Tuesday, Jan. 27, from 1 to 5 p.m. at PSU's Native American Student and Community Center. It's free and open to the public. (Jan. 20, 2015: Registration now closed, as we've reached attendee limit.

January 2015 -- The Intertwine Alliance is launching an equity program to help our partners start or advance their inclusion and diversity work. We're forming a cohort of 8 to 10 partner organizations to meet once a month for 8 months, starting in February, to apply an equity lens to organizational policies/practices and create a supportive learning community.  The program will be facilitated by PSU Professor Ann Curry-Stevens and the Coalition of Communities of Color, who will guide the cohort through an organizational assessment and provide development in the following areas:

November 2014 -- The Intertwine Plant Off on Saturday, Nov. 1, was a smashing success. Two teams of youth organizers led tree-planting events at Dirksen Nature Park and Blue Lake Park. Members of the Sugar Skulls on the west side, and the Green Team on the east, received real-world job experience (and pay) for their participation -- along with a free pair of KEENs each!