Month: April 2022

Firelane 5 Clearing in Forest Park

A small but mighty group of volunteers partnered with Portland Parks and Recreation to hand clear the downed trees and debris from Firelane 5 on Wednesday, April 20th. Initially, NWTA had a work party scheduled at Powell Butte; however, with a surprise mid-April snowstorm, efforts shifted to help open trails at Forest Park. As the … Read More

Antfarm Recap

Written by Nancy Stone, Education & Sustainability Director ([email protected]) The Northwest Trail Alliance’s Trail Sustainability Institute (TSI) was fortunate enough to collaborate with AntFarm Youth Services for a Trail School at Sandy Ridge on Saturday. Our TSI Instructors were immediately impressed with this group of kids. The level of respect, attentiveness, and inquisitive nature would make … Read More

Welcome to the Everblades

Written by Bob Lessard and Daniel Stuart We are excited to announce that we will soon open a new progressive flow zone above the golf course. NWTA has been busy over the last year planning new trails, reclaiming old trails, and extending the well-loved area containing Switchblade, Buck Knife, and Butter Knife into the new … Read More

Newell Creek Canyon Grand Opening

On Saturday, April 2nd, NWTA & the community celebrated the grand opening of Metro’s 1st natural area with dedicated bike-only trails. Newell Creek Canyon Nature Park in Oregon City covers 236 acres of forest. Along with Newell Creek, dozens of smaller seasonal and spring-fed creeks run through the park. The park features 2.5 miles of … Read More