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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

Leadership Retreat Reminder + Sponsor Update

The ‘Active Volunteer’ Leadership Retreat is only 2 weeks away but you still have time to sign up. Thanks to our generous sponsors this event will be amazingly productive and fun. Come and help create the action plan and calendar for 2020. Event information can be found at: http://nw-trail.org/events/2019-leadership-retreat-for-all-active-volunteers/   Supported by:

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

Planning for 2020

It’s time to register for the NWTA “Active Volunteer” Leadership Retreat which will occur on October 12, 2019. What is it? The Active Volunteer Leadership Retreat is open to anyone interested in getting involved with NWTA. It’s our yearly meeting to review what we accomplished during the year and work together to sketch out what we

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

Announcing New PDX Trails

The Northwest Trail Alliance is delighted to announce a substantial addition to the inventory of mountain bike trails in the greater Portland area. As of August 1, 2019, NWTA members will have access to mountain bike trails a mere 20 minutes from downtown Portland. This begins a relationship with a private timber company with substantial

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

NWTA volunteer positions. We need you !!!!

The Northwest Trail Alliance is in need of motivated people to help keep the well oiled NWTA machine running smoothly. If you have a few hours per week to commit, we could use the help. We are looking for people with any or all of the following skills: Web design and maintenance skills (WordPress) Social