Advocacy

Executive Director Announcement

Written by Jered Bogli, Volunteer Director ([email protected]) The Northwest Trail Alliance is thrilled to announce we have hired Lisa Olivares as our full-time Executive Director. This is a huge step forward for the NWTA, which has been a volunteer-led and run organization for over 30 years. Staffing a full-time Executive Director helps ensure the organization … Read More

Congratulations to Our Very Own Tim Copeman!

Congratulations to our very own Tim Copeman for being recognized by The Portland Parks Foundation as a 2022 U.S. Bank Parks Champion.  “Tim is one of the Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA) trail Stewards in Gateway Green. Tim’s support of the park in trail maintenance tasks keeps the park inviting and safe for the riders. Tim … Read More

Rocky Point Metro Advocacy Update

Written by Advocacy Director, Andrew Jansky ([email protected]) Thank you for responding to the METRO survey regarding Rocky Point. The level of participation and passion for this area reflects the tens of thousands of hours of your volunteer time invested in making Rocky Point a success. As mountain bikers, we have the opportunity to partner with … 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

Help Shape the Future of Mt. Hood

This is taken from the OMBC website WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE MT. HOOD THE 5TH LARGEST NATIONAL RECREATION AREA IN THE NATION. The public comment period will be open from Monday, December 6 at 9am to Friday, January 7 at 11:59pm (all times PT) For many Oregonians, Mount Hood and the Columbia River … Read More

Celebrating the NWTA 2022 Planning Meeting

Last Sunday was a day of celebration as leaders and volunteers gathered together at Chris King in NW Portland for our 2022 planning meeting. There was palpable excitement and energy in the room. Why? Not only was it the first in-person meeting of the year, but there was much to celebrate with more miles of … Read More

Advocacy Alert – Tillamook State Forest wants to hear from you!

Written by Tim Mathews, NWTA’s Tillamook State Forest LST Tillamook State Forest could use your voice! Comments due by May 6, 2020. Please provide comments to ODF Annual Operations Plans for 2021 to support further expansion of Tillamook State Forest mountain bike accessible trails. All of the mountain bike accessible trails presently in the Tillamook … Read More

Portland Parks Board Seeks New Members

Post from the Portland Parks & Recreation website. Deadline for Applicants – April 10, 2020 Staff Liaison – Brooke Gardner, 503-823-5135 Application – surveymonkey.com/r/PPRBoardApplication Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) cares for and maintains more than 11,000 acres of lands and offers thousands of programs for all ages at its community centers, swimming pools, and other … Read More