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February 2014 Newsletter

Intertwine Alliance Spring 2014 Summit
Alliance Updates

A Travel Oregon story: riding the Sandy Ridge TrailGo big! Our two newest partners have serious reach - across Multnomah County, and statewide (hello, Travel Oregon!).

The power of our partners was on display at the winter quarterly meeting of the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) -- in town on Jan. 28th for a rare Portland appearance. The Intertwine Alliance hosted a post-meeting reception to raise awareness our partners' work to this grant-making organization. And six Alliance partners were invited to present - click here to find out who!

Alliance exclusive! Partners, mark your calendar for June 12th. That's the date of our 2014 Annual Partners Meeting, to be held this year at the Portland Children's Museum. Special perk: a tour of the museum's yet-to-open 1.3-acre Outdoor Adventure play space.


Intertwine News

Metro's new quarterly magazineBloggy weather... Snow didn't slow things down for Outside Voice. Over the past several weeks we've featured guest posts from:
Destination: Denver. Join us for the March 12-14th conference of the University of Denver's Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute. Stay for a Saturday Metropolitan Greenspaces Alliance retreat. For the first time, this annual MGA event will include emerging coalitions -- including Kansas City, St. Louis, Baltimore, Denver and more! For more information, contact TIA Executive Director Mike Wetter.

Meant to move you. The Oregon Active Transportation Summit takes place in Portland from April 21-22th. Catch up on the latest strategies and research, and dialogue with statewide leaders from the worlds of bicycles, pedestrian advocacy and mass transit development.


Partner Updates

Clackamas County Water Environment Services

Partners giveth, and partners receive. Congratulations are in order for all six recipients of watershed health grants from Clackamas County Water Environment Services. But we'd like to take the opportunity to call out three groups in particular -- your partners!

  • Friends of Trees - $28,425 for tree planting, invasive species removal, and volunteer coordination;

  • Johnson Creek Watershed Council - $19,433 for tree planting, site assessment, volunteer coordination, trash removal, invasive species removal, and outreach; and

  • SOLVE - $38,000 for invasive species removal, tree planting, and volunteer coordination.

Audubon's Call of the Wild Auction

Call of the wild. From sailplane rides to cougar shadowing, Sunday Feb 16th kicked off Portland Audubon's three-week online auction in support of its Wildlife Care Center.

Budding artists. We pine to attend Friends of Hoyt Arboretum's popular Native Conifers 202 classes this month - already sold out. But by the time the first shoots of spring emerge, we'll be ready for the next academic offering from the "museum of living trees." Sign up now for the Friends' March 15th class in Botanical Illustration.

Trillium Gala
One swanky conservation calendar! Have you visited our event calendar lately? If not, you're missing some classy happenings from across The Intertwine. Here are just a few:

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