The Intertwine Alliance
Access to parks and natural areas close to home and work has become increasingly important to our communities' health and well being. The Intertwine Alliance is a collaborative partnership that unites more than 60 agencies in the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area, including Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District.
In 2011, the Intertwine released an updated edition of Wild in the City highlighting more than one hundred of the best parks, trails and natural areas in the region. This comprehensive “must-have” reference will be the go-to field guide for hikers, cyclists, paddlers, bird watchers, and nature enthusiasts. It includes contributions from several members of the THPRD Natural Resources staff.
Learn more about the Intertwine
Visit the Intertwine's Web site to learn more about the group's mission and to help you explore parks and trails throughout the region. For news and information, you can also subscribe to their Twitter and Facebook feeds.
The Intertwine Alliance has two major objectives:
- To ensure the region’s network of parks, trails and natural areas are completed and cared for.
- To help residents of the region connect with nature and live active, healthy lives.
Alliance members are increasing investment in The Intertwine by working together to further five initiatives: acquisition, active transportation, conservation, conservation education and the regional system.
The Acquisition Initiative is purchasing and protecting some of the most beautiful and ecologically-important lands in the region to put into public ownership as parks, trails and natural areas.
The Active Transportation Initiative is completing a network of neighborhood-scale bicycle and pedestrian trails and routes spanning the region.
The Conservation Initiative is protecting and restoring the region's biodiversity and fish and wildlife habitats and addressing how investments in ecosystems contribute vital services to our region.
The Conservation Education Initiative is fostering stewardship by ensuring that residents of all ages have high quality opportunities to learn about all elements of the region’s ecosystems.
The Regional System
The Regional System Initiative is building and maintaining a connected, world caliber network of parks, trails, and natural areas.