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Dear Friends,

Intertwine 2014 Spring SummitHappy New Year from all of us here at Intertwine Alliance HQ! We look forward to spending quality time with our partners over the next few months: at the OAT Summit, our spring event in Clark County, the Metropolitan Greenspaces Conference in Denver, and of course (drum roll, please) at the Intertwine Alliance 2014 SPRING SUMMIT!

Join us March 19th at the Oregon Zoo as we introduce the Collective Impact Model to help guide us in achieving the goals of our coalition. Look for registration details later this month.

Spring 2014 Summit Highlights:
  • Guest speakers including Steve Whitney, Bullitt Foundation Program Officer
  • Intertwine 101 for new and prospective partners
  • Workshops by partner interest area to set goals for collective action
  • Special Session: the Collective Impact Model in Action
  • Partner updates: success stories from across The Intertwine

Intertwine Alliance 2014 Spring Summit

March 19th - Oregon Zoo

Alliance Updates

OWEBThe partner invitations keep coming! Mark your calendar for a chance to hobnob with the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB). On January 28th, OWEB's traveling quarterly board meeting is held in Portland. The Alliance is hosting a reception (5-6 pm) at the Red Lion Jantzen Beach to enable our partners to meet OWEB's directors and share your urban conservation work. Partners can expect a detailed email next week with other opportunities to plug into OWEB's multi-day agenda.


Intertwine News


February 2013 plantingWrapping up Outside Voice's inaugural year on a hopeful note, over a dozen of our nonprofit partners shared their wishes for 2014 in a special early December blog post. We also published posts from Sheri Wantland of Clean Water Services ("Fireworks at Fernhill") and urban lumber advocate David Barmon ("Mill vs. Mulch").


And starting the New Year right, Portland Parks and Recreation has posted an Intertwine job opportunity! Apply by January 20th for the open position of City Planner II, Specialty Parks. Note Mayor Hales' pledge that park funding is one of his top five priorities for the new year.

This could move you. The Oregon Active Transportation Summit takes place in Portland from April 21-22, with auxiliary events on the 19th and 23rd. Don't miss this opportunity to exchange ideas with leaders from the world of bicycles, pedestrian advocacy and mass transit development. Save the date!

Lessons from a one-eyed eagleBird's-eye view of 2013. Portland Audubon's Bob Sallinger's lovely "Lessons from a One-eyed Eagle" is included in a year-end round-up of highlights published in David Maddox's international blog The Nature of Cities.


Partner Updates

Wind & Oar Boat SchoolWooden ships on the water. Already making waves in the New Year with five boats launched, Wind & Oar Boat School heads into 2014 with several collaborative youth projects, from building a Penobscot 14 sailboat to a model boat class running April through July. Check Wind & Oar's website for other planned projects, from a workforce development class to boat builds for primary, middle, and high school students.

The Last OceanReel conservation. On January 28th, the Vancouver Watershed Council kicks off its 2014 Film Series with "The Last Ocean," with five more top environmental documentaries to follow. Films are shown on the 4th Tuesday of the month at the Public Library, and are free (as is the pizza!). Visit the Council's website for more details.

Calling cold-weather stewards.
Don't let winter weather chill your urge to connect with nature. Our partners offer great opportunities this month to get outside and join fellow well-bundled members of the conservation corps. Here are just a few partners who could use a hand in January:

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