Our Growing Coalition Adds Three Partners!

Join us in welcoming our newest partners in The Alliance: Groundwork Portland, PBS Engineering and Environmental Inc. and Koch Landscape Architecture Firm!  

Groundwork Portland is an environmental nonprofit that focuses on brownfield redevelopment into greenspace, parks, community gardens, and multi-purpose sites. This local non-profit uses a grassroots, community-based approach to reclaim and restore land, build awareness of environmental justice issues and increase leadership opportunities for communities of color, low-income residents and youth from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Another addition to our growing coalition is PBS Engineering and Environmental Inc., which has provided consulting and management expertise in many key projects across the Pacific Northwest including serving as a hazardous materials and health/safety consultant for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operations at Bonneville Dam. They offer engineering services as well as environmental consulting such as: geo-environmental and site assessments, health and safety evaluations, and natural resource planning.  

Koch Landscape Architecture Firm has conducted many popular projects in collaboration with other Intertwine partners including local projects at: the Oregon Zoo, the Hoyt Arboretum, and Providence Hospital. Kock Landscape Architects designed and is now implementing a new exhibit at the zoo to showcase flamingos!

In a collaboration with another firm and zoo staff, old space will be converted into a flamingo habitat with two new holding buildings that have an indoor nesting area. The design focuses on a new water feature for swimming and a waterfall to help provide proper circulation with filtration for a new swimming pond. Overlooking the water feature is a new mud nesting area to encourage bird nesting out in the eye of the public. Stay tuned for the completion of the project so you can welcome the new flamingos and check out the work of our partners!