Advocacy

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

We took Portland policy-makers mountain biking, and it was awesome

On June 21st, your NWTA Board of Directors members and a few of our heavily involved volunteers took policy makers from the City of Portland, Metro, and ODOT for a few hours of fun at Gateway Green for our inaugural Take A Policy Maker Mountain Biking Day (TAPMMBD). Organized by our Advocacy Director, Andy Jansky,

Advocacy Alert – Gabbert Butte Trails – Due May 6th

Gabbert Butte Trails – Public Comments Due May 6th METRO has been working on a plan for the Gabbert Butte in East Portland/Gresham & the draft is out for public comment.  NWTA had a representative on the committee and the progress is favorable for the off road cycling community.  Please take a moment to provide

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Advocacy Alert – New MTB Trail in Tillamook State Forest

THIS IS A CALL TO ACTION – Public comment needed to support the EXCALIBUR GRAVITY TRAIL in the Tillamook State Forest. Written by R. McLane from Westside Trail Federation Imagine this… A mere 35 minute drive west of Beaverton (hwy 6, just west of Brown’s camp area), starting from the top of one of the largest

New Trails in Lake Oswego!

Northwest Trail Alliance is excited to announce that progress is being made with the design and construction of the new Farr Bike Park and Luscher Trails in Lake Oswego. This project is a direct result of our successes at Gateway Green, Chehalem Ridge, and the goodwill generated by NWTA advocacy efforts and you, our members!

Chehalem Ridge Nature Park Update and Tour Opportunity

As you might be aware, the Metro Council unanimously approved the access master plan for Chehalem Ridge Nature Park last fall. During the planning process, NWTA was an active proponent of the plan and worked with Metro and community partners to help make the most of Chehalem Ridge. Since then, Metro has started the design engineering process

In case you missed it…

Jonathan Maus of Bike Portland wrote up a nice review of the Portland Parks Board meeting yesterday. Read it all here. And just because it’s pretty, here’s a word cloud based on the most-used words in your written comments to the Parks Board regarding the ORCMP:

ADVOCACY ALERT

WANT MOUNTAIN BIKING IN PORTLAND? NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT! Action: Attend meeting April 3rd at 3pm The Portland Parks Board will meet to listen to input and consider the draft Off-Road Cycling Master Plan (ORCMP). 7th floor, 1900 SW 4th Avenue. Check Location updates Action: Written comment by March 23rd The Parks Board is also taking written comments