The Intertwine Alliance continues its 2016 series of county summits with Investing in Nature for Healthier Communities in Washington County.
When: Monday, Oct. 3, from 1 to 6 p.m.
Where: Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus Event Center,
17705 NW Springville Road, Portland
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Please RSVP here by Wednesday, Sept. 28.
Thank you to sponsor Clean Water Services!
Investing in Nature for Healthier Communities will look at the many angles on how nature keeps our communities thriving. It'll be a chance to find out about the range of efforts going on in the county supporting this vision, along with ways to connect your organization or programs to the work.
Former Kaiser Permanente pediatrician and Intertwine Alliance Board Member Dr. Phil Wu will give a keynote address about the latest evidence supporting nature-based positive health outcomes.
Then an Innovation Cafe will inspire with projects going on in the county that are coming up with creative solutions to long-standing challenges. Attendees will rotate every 20 minutes to check out new ideas initiated by local groups, addressing how nature impacts not only the lives of our individuals, families and neighborhoods but also the greater economy. Organizations signed on to share their programs include Clean Water Services, Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District, Kaiser Permanente, Adelante Mujeres, Adventures Without Limits, Access Recreation, the Washington County Visitors Association, Tualatin Riverkeepers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Safe Routes to Schools.
As always, there'll be a social hour to connect with peers and new individuals/groups interested in working collaboratively in our region.
Here's the full agenda:
1 p.m. Welcome and summit overview
Mike Wetter, Executive Director of The Intertwine Alliance
Dick Schouten, Washington County Commissioner
1:15 p.m. Keynote – Setting the Context for a Healthier County
Dr. Phil Wu, Kaiser Permanente
1:30 p.m. State of the County – Sharing the Latest Data from our Community Health Assessment
Tricia Mortell, Washington County Public Health
1:45 p.m. Innovation Café – New Ideas for a Healthier County, session introductions
1:50 p.m. Innovation Café – 7 rotations, 20 minutes each
Presentations by Clean Water Services, Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District, Kaiser Permanente, Adelante Mujeres, Adventures Without Limits, Access Recreation, the Washington County Visitors Association, Tualatin Riverkeepers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Safe Routes to Schools.
4:35 p.m. Next steps – where do we go from here?
4:45 p.m. Announcements: Upcoming funding measures on the ballot
Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District permanent funding
Protect Our Natural Areas, Metro levy renewal
Outdoor School for All funding
5:00 p.m. Final words, summit evaluations and social time
6:00 p.m. Event ends