The best way to get involved in urban parks- trails- and Greenspaces issues is to join one of the numerous "friends" organizations that have sprung up throughout the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan region. For a listing of these groups see the latest version of the Urban Natural Resources Directory- produced by the Audubon Society of Portland. This directory lists all non-profit organizations- large and small- all agencies- watershed councils- and friends groups that are engaged in urban Greenspaces issues.
The Audubon Society of Portland has a comprehensive website for its FAUNA community outreach effort that will provide you with up-to-the minute information on hearings and other policy related issues related to fish and wildlife habitat and urban natural resources.
The Coalition for a Livable Future has an informative and timely list serve that goes to its more than 70 member organizations and interested individuals. The CLF is a coalition of affordable housing advocates- transit advocates- urban designers- food policy advocates- parks- trails and greenspace advocates- and growth management specialists.
If you have ideas for how you might contribute to the Urban Greenspaces Institute's mission directly please send us your ideas.