and crisp, January sun has replaced December's dark drizzle. The
Intertwine sparkles with frost. Overhead, a wintering raptor soars;
underground, a crocus makes ready. Meanwhile, the humans are as busy as
ever -- walking, jogging, biking, and working to make The Intertwine
better for all.
|January call-out -
We highlighted over 20 Alliance partners (and over a dozen friends)
through our social media media channels this month. So tell us: what can
we do for you in February? Email Ramona.
74 and counting - say hello to our newest partners! - We are pleased to welcome two new Full Partners - Columbia Sportswear, who joined the Alliance at the end of December, and Willamette Riverkeeper just last week. The Intertwine's newest partners keep us stylishly dry while we paddle by.
Save the date: Spring Summit 2013 - April 26th, World Forestry Center - What
more auspicious day for the next Summit than Arbor Day, the 25th
Anniversary of the Green Spaces movement, and Frederick Law Olmsted's
190th birthday? And thanks to The World Forestry Center for a generous
Speaking of great ideas -
In early January, communications agency Frank Creative (of Friends of
Trees fame) updated the Alliance board on our brand-new cause marketing
campaign -- launching this spring! We can't wait to share these exciting
opportunities with you at the Summit.
Benefiting all -
The Development Committee, which meets each month for 90 minutes, wants
your ideas for cultivating new partnerships, retention, equity and
enhancing benefits. Contact Irene if you'd like to pitch in, or read
more on the Alliance Blog.
Print run! -
By mid-February we should have on hand an additional 300 copies of our
Regional Conservation Strategy, as well as 2,000 Executive Summaries and
300 Biodiversity Guides. Need a copy? Contact Irene. And hats off to Dan Roix and Laurie Causgrove (Columbia Land Trust) and Kevin Hogan and Veniese Pearia (ODS) for the support.
Cover URL -
The Intertwine is the cover story in the winter edition of Metroscape, a
quarterly from Portland State University's Institute of Metropolitan
Studies. Check out "Exploring the Intertwine," written by our new Writer/Editor Ramona DeNies.
Our Urban Forestry Strategy Team: shading streets and taking names -
Check out this crew, hard at work with a Feb. 11 poster/lunch session at the Urban Ecology and Conservation Symposium,
and then heading a multi-stakeholder panel at our Spring Summit. Team
leaders Metro, the Oregon Dept. of Forestry, Washington Dept. of Natural
Resources--with support from many others--have also secured
Sacramento urban forestry expert Ray Trethewa for the Summit workshop
"Marketing and Communicating the Benefits of Trees".
Be seein' you in Print - Starting
this summer, The Intertwine Alliance will produce a printed quarterly publication. We're excited to create the guide
to outdoor life in the Portland/Vancouver region -- with a special
focus on our partners, your activities, and your successes.
Acquire, Improve, Restore - On December 18, Metro's Council voted unanimously to send a parks and natural areas maintenance levy to the voters during the May election. More on the levy here.
More Bond News - Meanwhile, Tualatin Hills Parks & Recreation District released its third annual Parks Bond Citizen Oversight Committee's Report. Says the headline: "It's been a very good year for Bond Measure progress."
Scouter Mountain Trail Open House - Find
out about the proposed 17-mile route and share ideas for connecting
this up-and-coming pedestrian and biking trail to your community. Thursday, Jan 31.
City Green Blog - Check out the video from last summer's restoration project with Alliance partners Friends
of Baltimore Woods, Depave, Solve, The City of Portland, Portland Parks
& Recreation, Rewild Portland, and NPgreenway. Next up: join SOLVE for planting days on February 16th and 23rd.
Slough Glamorous - The Columbia Slough Watershed Council's 14th Annual Slough Celebration is Feb 8 -- bow tie optional, bird call required.
Explore The Intertwine Events Calendar for lots more fun things to do outdoors.