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There are so many ways to enjoy the outdoors close to home. Get started with this guide of our favorite places to experience.

My two girls making houses for the citizens of Fairy Forest.

Take the young ones out to one of the Hoyt Arboretum's gorgeous walking trails with this Recess to the Fairy Forest.

Posted in: Hike
One of the entrances to the Springwater Corridor on the east side of the Willamette River.

Ride the inner ring around downtown Portland on this easygoing cruise from Sellwood in SW Portland to Tom McCall Waterfront Park in NW Portland, and see all the best sights along the Willamette River.

Posted in: RoadBike

News from the Intertwine

6/23/15
June 23, 2015 | Portland, OR - For a second summer, community members are invited to participate in OakQuest, an effort to map Oregon’s imperiled white oak trees. The Intertwine Alliance Oak Mapping Work Group, a partnership of Portland metropolitan area parks and natural resource agencies, non-governmental organizations and others, is working to develop better maps showing the distribution of Oregon white oak across the region.
5/26/15
May 26, 2015 | Portland, OR - This Wednesday, May 27, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales kicks off the 29th annual Great Blue Heron Week with a proclamation celebrating the series of field trips exploring herons, their habitat and the other creatures inhabiting the 3,000 square miles of The Intertwine.
4/20/15
April 21, 2015 | Portland, OR – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe announced today at The Intertwine Alliance Spring Summit that Portland-Vancouver National Wildlife Refuges will receive $1 million a year in funding to engage urban communities and youth in conservation and outdoor recreation. The Intertwine Alliance helped the refuges obtain the grant, and will play a key role in implementing it.

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