89 is prime. May brought
The Alliance six new partners, all indivisibly fine! To the Northwest Biocarbon Initiative, Friends
of Terwilliger, Friends of Gateway Green,
Sauvie Island Center, the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor
Center, and Portland Garden Club -- welcome! Next stop: prime number
Partnering local... June 13
marks The Alliance's Annual Partners Meeting, this year hosted at KEEN
Footwear HQ. With so many partners to fete this year, and limited space,
those with invitations in hand should RSVP asap to Irene. We'll start with the year's highlights, proceed to 2013-14 board elections, and wrap up with the fun part.
...and going global... On June 5th, World Environment Day (WED) Portland joins the planet-wide party with the Rose Parade's special interactive area: the RoZone Rally.
Among the festivities at Waterfront Park, check out the costumes at the
Procession of the Species -- where kids step into the felt paws and
padded claws representing our world-class biodiversity.
...one success story at a time. From Earth Day on April 22nd through the RoZone rally, The Intertwine Alliance's 45 Days of Success
series is sharing your successes with WED organizer the United Nations
Environment Programme. Read the story about your stories here, on UNEP's website.
Feeding two birds with one scone. For WED Portland's swansong, the City's June 6th Innovation Celebration
will end on two notes: one praising your successes in sustainability;
the other calling on our elected officials to raise the bar by leading
the three challenges that conclude our 2013 Common Ground Report. Guess who's set to sign our green dotted line?
Just Peachies. We'll be like kids in a candy shop on June 18th -- if by "candy" we mean delicious knowledge, with "shop" being the 2013 Intertwine Conservation Education Summit
at the Oregon Zoo. This year's summit unlocks the sweet power of
learning with nearly a dozen presenters, from Let Us Build Cully Park!
to the Forest Park Conservancy to MESD Outdoor School. Register here today!
Jewell of an announcement. On Thursday, May 23, many Intertwine Alliance partners -- from Clean Water Services to Johnson Creek Watershed Council -- were present as Dept. of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced that $4.2 million will fund 22 conservation projects this year across the western U.S.
Whoop, whoop! From May 30th through June 9th, the Urban Greenspaces Institute, the Audubon Society of Portland, and other Alliance partners host The Intertwine's 27th Annual Great Blue Heron Week. Take the Vanport Flood Tour, crane your neck for the Herons of Rock Creek Greenway, or join us at Jackson Bottom.
A Measure of Success. On May 21st, we voted YES to trees and trails, and NO to noxious plants. With the passage of Metro's Natureal Areas Levy,
16,000 acres of public land will receive much-needed care, with
many Alliance partners eligible for grants -- $750,000 a year -- to help
with stewardship efforts. A fine day to be a citizen of The Intertwine!
He's hydro-logical! In a new post for The Nature of Cities blog,
The Intertwine's resident birdman Mike Houck sets his quill to the
subject of urban Portland's "attachment to small scraps of wetland" --
from Tanner Springs to "postage stamp refuge" Heron Pointe!