Call-out. Six acres of white
oak savanna? Funding for the Red Electric
trail? What's your organization's biggest
holiday wish? We're keeping a list --
destined for publication in a special
issue of our blog Outside Voice --
so make sure to email
us your one-line wish!
It's all you!Your
work this year to help pass the Natural Areas levy will pay off next
year in new grant funding opportunities through Metro's Nature in Neighborhoods grant program.
We're pleased that Intertwine initiatives are listed in the Community
Partnership category. However, in keeping with our
commitment to collaborate rather than compete
with our partners, The Intertwine Alliance
will not itself be applying. We encourage our
partners to take full advantage of this
opportunity, and certainly hope some
Alliance-inspired projects are submitted! Applications are due in
and Metro is offering a free
grant workshop on Nov. 14th.
heals, and we've got the blog to prove it. This week in Outside Voice, Dr. Kurt Beil of the National College of Natural Medicine shows why "Green Time" is the best Me Time. In October, we featured guest bloggers Blane Meier of First City Cycles ("Pearl of Clackamas"), Earth Protect Productions' Morgan Rider ("Going Viral in The Intertwine"), Cassie Cohen of Groundwork Portland ("Right to Fish"), the Northwest Earth Institute's Mike Mercer ("Choose Your EcoChallenge"), and Alison Hart of the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce ("Pedal-Ready").
Summit - done it!
From data-crunching workshops to expert
panelists and partner updates, 230 of you whooped it up with us at our
Oct. 9th Fall Summit. Read more here...
Seven forces of nature, one room. This year's Fall Summit
was enlivened by the first
annual Force of Nature Awards:
recognizing seven organizations, projects
and people for outstanding conservation
efforts from Clark County to the Tualatin
River. Please join us in applauding the
2013 Force of Nature Awardees:
justice for all. Following
the wonderful turnout at our summertime environmental justice dialogue
at the June Key Delta Center, we're collaborating with several partners
to kick-start an ongoing equity and inclusion initiative with former
National Park Service Deputy Director Mickey Fearn. Have suggestions?
Interested in participating? Contact Emily.
up! On Oct. 11th and 12th, the Portland Parks Foundation's
Parke Diem swept the floor with its own goal -- drawing 1,400
volunteers to 73 work parties across town. That's some serious park
Extreme waste reducer Betty Shelley, profiled in The Portland Tribune, was one of 2,300 heroes who made the Northwest Earth Institute's
2013 EcoChallenge a record success! 2,300 people participated in NWEI's
Oct. 15-30 competition, representing 39 U.S. states, three continents,
and marking a 100 percent increase from last year's 1,188 participants.
tap. Friends of the Columbia Gorge presents a new 3D Gorge Map at a Nov.19th happy hour
at the Lucky Labrador Beer Hall on NW Quimby. Also on tap for
Intertwiners: autumn "Play & Stay" opportunities, updates on Gorge
energy exports, and $3 off delicious pitchers!