Over the last month, your staff at The Intertwine Alliance has spent a bit more office time than usual gazing out the window. But can you blame us? Between concerts in the park, river floats
and forests in full leaf, it's not the mosquito bites talking when we
say we're itching to get outdoors. August is for adventure!
| August Call Out - For the hiker who has everything, for the single-track cyclist stuck in a rut -- Intertwine Adventure Cards
are hot off the press! Our deck of eight fun daycations wine, dine and
Intertwine you from Hazel Dell to Fernhill Wetlands. Plus, they're free
to Alliance partners! Contact Irene.
Cue the waterworks. Two years ago, we forecast 57 partners would join The Intertwine Alliance by 2013. Yet July 10th saw us offer an emotional welcome to partner #100, the Clean Water Institute.
Call of the coalition. Even while celebrating our 100-partner milestone, new partners reached out. Please join us in welcoming Green Girl Land Development Solutions, Trillium Consulting, Wind and Oar Boat School, Clackamas County Water Environmental Services and Common Ground OR-WA. Our cup overflows!
Save the date!
Between the Intertwine animals, the greenspace geezers, and our
princely partners, we felt the magic at our Spring 2013 Summit. Now, our
party, um, event planners are dreaming up new delights for our Fall Summit, slated for the afternoon of October 9th.
A more equitable Intertwine.
On July 17th and 18th, North Carolina State University Professor (and
former National Park Service Deputy Director) Mickey Fearn lent his 40
years of parks and equity experience to Intertwine forums like the
first-ever Our Common Ground Dialogue on Race and the Environment,
a parks directors meeting, and a community gathering on bikes and race.
Look soon for updates on this initiative -- with many thanks to July's
sponsors: Metro, Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District, Cambia Health Solutions and REI.
That Outside Voice. We miss Mickey already, but luckily we can revisit his thoughts on conservation and equity via our blog -- along with the considered musings of July guest writers including Will Levenson of the Human Access Project, Metro naturalist Lori Hennings, and urban planner Ken Pirie.
Counting counts and so can you. We're beating a path to our annual Intertwine trail-user counts
from Sept. 10th to 15th, when volunteers tally the what, where, when
and how of human traffic on our footpaths. This data helps keep our
trails funded, so contact Shawn Bacon at Metro today to count yourself in.