Groundhog Day, eh? We
judged winter's end by the sun on our new sign at Fanno Creek. And guess
what, Intertwiners? Looks like today is a great [world environment] day
for adventure [cards] with [our 77 best] friends!
February call-out - The Intertwine Alliance is ramping up communications, and it's not
just our exciting work with Frank Creative. Look soon for a new blog
showcasing voices from across The Intertwine and beyond. Who do you know
that could use a soapbox? Email your ideas to Ramona.
Get creative with us. Join Alliance partners in our next meeting with Frank Creative
on March 6th to review options for our marketing campaign, launching
this spring. This is an important opportunity to shape The Alliance's
communications strategy. Contact Mike to attend.
Jobs, green jobs, and more jobs.
The Alliance is exploring a study to examine the connection between
business recruitment/retention and our region's network of parks, trails
and natural areas. Contact Mike for more information.
Summit ho! If you didn't spy our April 26th Spring Summit Save-the-Date email, contact Irene - you don't want to miss the boat on registration starting mid-March.
On deck: making the case for urban forestry, celebrating our greenspaces
movement's 25th anniversary, and unveiling our new multimedia campaign
and first State of The Intertwine report.
And hot off the press.
Attention, Alliance partners: a free copy of the Regional Conservation
Strategy now awaits you at select locations! Copies are also available
for purchase. Read more here.
Petals mark the spot. The
first Intertwine "Branding" Sign is in place at the Fanno Creek Trail
Head on SW Denny Road. Know of a good home for an Intertwine sign? Contact Mike.
Intertwine partners, meet the World! As City Council announced in Feb 13, in the weeks leading up to June 5, Portland will host World Environment Day
for North America, thanks to the United Nations Environment Program.
We're thrilled to be right in the middle of the festivity planning,
along with our partner, the Bureau of Environmental Services. We look
forward to showing off your accomplishments to the world!
On the Ballot. In May, voters will weigh in on Measure
26-152, a Metro levy that, if approved, would protect water quality,
remove invasive weeds, replace aging facilities, and expand
opportunities to use Metro parks and natural areas. Learn from Restore Our Natural Areas.
Tree whisperers, SuperNatural Man, hot cocoa deicing at the airport...
Columbia Slough Watershed Council's 2012 award winners were feted with
funny videos during February's 14th Annual Slough Celebration. Watch the videos
Scenic bikeway number 10?
At a Feb 5 workshop, Alliance partners Oregon Recreation & Park
Association-ORPA, Travel Oregon, and Visit Washington County helped
polish plans for the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway. If approved in May,
the proposed 50-mile ride - from Banks-Vernonia through Forest Grove and
Hillsboro - would be Oregon's tenth such scenic bikeway. Continue reading
Three minutes on Monday.
From our partner Metro, on Jan. 30: "In less than three minutes on a
rainy Monday in front of the Clackamas County Courthouse, Metro claimed
the missing link in a stretch of bluffs it owns along the Willamette
River." Continue reading
Problems SOLVEd! Our partner SOLVE
recapped an impressive 2012 in numbers: through 846 projects (and
33,000+ volunteers), SOLVE: removed 386,271 pounds of trash; recycled
16,210 pounds of metal, plastic, and paper; planted 27,904 native trees
and shrubs; and cleared 52 acres of non-native invasive plants.