News from the Intertwine


Join Intertwine Alliance members to paddle a stretch of Lake River in Clark County to learn about the history, ecology and culture associated with local waterways.


The Intertwine website is the recipient of the 2012 Coalition for Recreational Trails award in the Education and Communication Category


The 2011-12 planting season was banner year! Friends of Trees mobilized over 3,500 volunteers to plant more than 5,300 street and yard trees AND more than 38,000 native trees and plants in green spaces throughout the Portland-Vancouver and Eugene-Springfield metro areas.


The ATP will amend the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan to identify priorities and strategies for completing the region’s principal active transportation network. The plan will be developed over an 18-month timeframe and will be finalized by the end of June 2013.


America's WILD READ book club travels to Portland beginning April 15 to explore The Intertwine through discussions lead by authors Mike Houck and M.J. Cody, and urban avian expert Bob Sallinger.


Join Alliance partners gathering in Salem for two days of active transportation-related education, inspiration and recreation.


Meet and network with trail planners, agency staff, non-profit organizations and trail advocates to learn about recreational trails in the four-county metropolitan area, all in one location!


In November, 2010 The Intertwine Alliance launched an effort to create a Regional Conservation Strategy and Biodiversity Guide for the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan region. The completed documents are scheduled for release this summer.


Dr. Kurt Beil of the National College of Natural Medicine presented The Intertwine to an international audience of medical practitioners at the 2011 Healthy By Nature forum in Canada.


MGA members — Chicago Wilderness, Houston Wilderness, the Lake Erie Allegheny Partnership, Amigos De Los Rios, Sweet Water, and The Intertwine — represent more than 500 private, nonprofit and public organizations and serve a total of twenty-three million people.