Being part of the larger network of The Intertwine Alliance has been an incredibly valuable experience for our staff. The coalition has provided space for new connections, learning opportunities, continued resources and ways to lean on one another. Friends of Trees would not be where it is today without the support of The Intertwine Alliance Equity & Inclusion Cohorts. Being part of these cohorts over the past few years has allowed us to navigate our equity work alongside partners like Metro, The Street Trust, Columbia Land Trust and many more.
-Whitney Dorer, Deputy Director, Friends of Trees
Tree for All is one of the largest and most successful landscape-scale conservation programs in the nation, made possible through partnerships with The Intertwine Alliance. This coalition is key to Tree For All’s mission of making large-scale change possible through cross-sector, transformational partnerships. By working together, we are building regional resilience and bringing about better outcomes for human health, ecology and the economy. Facing challenges such as rapid urbanization and climate change will require a broad-based, collective approach, and the role of The Intertwine Alliance as a regional convener and coalition builder is more important than ever.
-Antonia Machado, Strategic Partnerships Project Manager, Clean Water Services/Tree For All
The Intertwine Alliance helped Clark County kick off its Lewis and Clark Regional Trail planning effort by coalescing partners. The Alliance’s role as a regional convener has been critical for projects like this one to be more effective working across jurisdictional boundaries. The coalition’s communication channels amplify partners’ events, projects and other efforts.
-Dan Miller, Community Planner, National Park Service
The Intertwine Alliance is a wonderful example of how cross-sector collaboration can have a collective impact. With The Intertwine Alliance’s commitment to both community and conservation, I see the potential for measurable change throughout the region, where community and conservation are interdependent, collaboration is inclusive, and ecological outcomes are equitable.
-Renée Myers, Executive Director, Forest Park Conservancy