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.

September 2014 -- The Daycation App, a tool The Intertwine Alliance and partners are developing to inspire engagement with our region’s natural spaces, parks and trails, recently received significant funding -- $150,000 -- from Waste Management. Two app committees are meeting regularly: one focusing on content development, the other on the technical aspects of the app. Developers Harlo Interactive and Frank Creative gave an update of the app's features to the Core Group at the September meeting. 

September 2014 -- The tree-planting project that was part of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) grant that The Intertwine Alliance received in 2013 is well under way with two teams of teens recruiting community volunteers to participate; they will give a report at the fall summit on Nov 14. Get more information about the Plant Off, and sign up to participate.

September 2014 -- The Intertwine Alliance Conservation Education Leadership Council will reconvene in early October to review the change model it's been working on and to develop a clearer vision of the council's role and next steps.