Posts By: Juntu Oberg

Join NWTA at Metro Parks and Nature Gratitude Mixer

Please join us for a night of music, food and celebration right in the heart of Portland. About this Event Date and Time: Wed, December 4, 2019 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST Location: June Key Delta Community Center 5940 North Albina Avenue Portland, OR 97217 “Thank you is the best prayer that anyone could

Old School Meets New School at Rocky Point

Written by Scooter Sutterer On Saturday October 26, we had our first large scale work party at Rocky Point. We had over 40 volunteers working on one of the old school downhill lines. We also built a new climb trail. These volunteer builders mainly consisted of the people that have been building at Rocky Point

2020 Active Volunteer Planning / Leadership Retreat Recap

On Saturday October 12, a group of new & veteran Northwest Trail Alliance volunteers gathered to celebrate our accomplishments in 2019 & formulate a plan of what we want to do in 2020. Many topics were discussed including our new education initiative. Our Trail Sustainability Institute launched in August at SHIFT. Education Director Nancy Stone

2020 NWTA (Tentative) Calendar of Events

Please note that this list is subject to change. Check the  NWTA events page for confirmation & sign up links. Questions? Email: volunteer@nw-trail.org January: Saturday 4th: Tillamook State Forest Work Party (Sickter Lars Loop or Wilson River Trail) Sunday 5th: Stub Stewart Work Party Saturday 11th: Tillamook State Forest Work Party (Sickter Lars Loop or

NWTA says YES! to Measure 26-203

NWTA has some exciting news to share: we have moved to formally endorse the Nature for All campaign and hit the ground running. The campaign seeks to renew our region wide Metro bond that ensures birds, fish, friends and neighbors alike have access to clean air, clean water, and beautiful parks from the Sandy River

Nature for All – Campaign Launch

Please join us September 19th from 5:30-7:30pm at Cully Park for a celebration to launch the Nature for All campaign and set the stage for sustained support for our parks and conservation areas in the years to come across the region. RSVP HERE. The Nature for All campaign launch will center community, equity and families

NWTA launches Trail Sustainability Institute at SHIFT

Post written by Education Director Nancy Stone (nancys@nw-trail.org) This year at SHIFT, Northwest Trail Alliance launched its brand-new trail stewardship education program, Trail Sustainability Institute (TSI). The institute focuses on education around building and maintaining our trails using sustainable methods that respect the environment while providing access to outdoor recreation. 10 participants, accompanied by 3

2019 SHIFT Trail Stewardship work has something for everyone

One of our signature events is St. Helens Festival of Trails aka SHIFT & it is coming up in a few weeks (8/15-8/18). This year we have a unique opportunity to maintain the Sheep Canyon-Loowit-Toutle Loop, which has only seen sporadic maintenance in the past 10 years, as well as our regular maintenance work with

Ape Canyon Trail Work Re-Cap

31 volunteers gathered in the fog on Sunday morning (June 23rd) to clear brush that has grown into the beloved Ape Canyon Trail. A couple of hikers joined a large contingency from Growlers Gulch Racing & NWTA ready to work. We split into 4 groups that were positioned in key spots along the trail. Each

Multiple trail users join forces to clear the Wilson River Trail.

10 volunteers from 3 different user groups gathered on Saturday (6/8)morning ready to clear overgrown brush on the Wilson River Trail in the Tillamook State Forest. Starting from the King’s Mountain trailhead the crew worked their way clearing salmonberry & ferns that have long been encroaching on to the trail. The group widened the corridor