Advocacy

NWTA is Hiring a Full-time Executive Director

Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA) is hiring its first full-time Executive Director to continue our progress in building, maintaining, and advocating for new trails near the Portland Metro area. The ideal candidate is a positive, collaborative, and team-oriented leader to fulfill our mission through stewardship, advocacy, and engagement of our membership.  This new Executive Director will … 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

PBOT is recruiting new members for the Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC)

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is currently recruiting applications for 13 new BAC members to serve a two-year term. The BAC is a City Advisory Body that advises City Council and all departments of the City (though primarily PBOT) on all matters that encourage and enhance bicycling as a means of transportation, recreation, wellness, and environmental … Read More

January Member Meeting Recap

More than ever, member meetings have become times of celebration. One of the lessons (among many) we’ve learned through COVID is not to take anything for granted. That includes in-person member meetings at our favorite place, Hopworks. Last Tuesday (Jan. 25), many of us gathered together to hear updates on our favorite trails, a recap … Read More

Protect Trail Access at Rocky Point

Click HERE for the most recent article posted on Feb. 21, 2022, from our Advocacy Director, Andrew Jansky. A $475 million Metro Bond Measure (2019) could be used to purchase the Rocky Point property. The Northwest Trail Alliance’s current recreational lease agreement would end. A new agreement to manage the Rocky Point trail system is … Read More

NWTA and Partners Awarded a Recreational Trails Program Grant for $150,000 for a New Trail in the Gorge

Congratulations, NWTA! Along with our partners at Port of Cascade Locks and the US Forest Service, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, we were awarded a Recreational Trails Program Grant for $150,000 to build a new trail system with bike optimized trails in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. To fulfill this grant, NWTA … Read More