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Councilor Rod Park's newsletter archive

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June 2009
A personal message from Councilor Park; Oregon Zoo Concerts a-go!; Cooper Mountain Nature Park opens to visitors June 27th!  
April 2009
"Urban and Rural Reserves open house events," A personal message from Councilor Park; Metro is cautious in financial downturn; Metro's Finances Solid; Metro launches high capacity transit build-a-system tool; Kids get creative for annual art contest  
March 2009
A personal message from Councilor Park; Metro's recycling hotline: over two million served; Metro Council advances 15 priority areas for possible transit investments; Metro employees make the plunge for Special Olympics  
February 2009
A personal message from Councilor Park; Metro Council expands waste reduction education to outdoor immersion programs; Final chance to weigh in on the 2010-13 regional flexible funding recommendation; Visitors flock to zoo in record numbers despite rain, snow, recession
January 2009  "A personal message from Councilor Park"; Public weighs in on regional transportation funding; Swales and Rain Gardens at Green Building Week  
December 2008
"Tis the season - to recycle!"; High Capacity Transit System Plan enters screening phase - District 1; When the animals go to bed, the lights come out to play: the 21st Annual ZooLights festival kicks off; Natural Areas Program Oversight Committee findings
November 2008
"A personal message from Councilor Park: a·men·i·ties"; 25th Anniversary of Salmon Festival at Metro's Oxbow Regional Park inspires people to value and protect wild salmon and their habitat; Sustainable Metro Initiative launched in October; Grant workshops offered by Metro help communities invite nature into neighborhoods
October 2008 "A message from Rod Park"; Zoo welcomes baby elephant Samudra; Public comment sought on 2010-13 Regional Flexible Fund Allocations; Grant workshops offered by Metro help communities invite nature into neighborhoods
September 2008 (191K) A message from Councilor Park; Metro Council approves locally preferred alternative for Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project; Metro proposal seeks to increase business recycling; Metro Council awards grants to three neighborhood enhancement projects
August 2008 (200K) A message from Councilor Park; Metro presents region’s first walking guide; Metro begins process to identify next 30 years of high capacity transit
July 2008 (272K) "Improving our transportation system"; Stop illegal dumping in your neighborhood – Call Metro’s RID Patrol; Metro and Gresham officials offer tours of newly protected natural areas; District 1 events
June 2008 (216K) Message from Rod Park; Newly launched Metro Blue Ribbon Committee for Trails considers regional trail investment; Metro Council approves $1.4 million for Outdoor School waste reduction curriculum; Metro’s website renamed
May 2008 (164K) "The opportunities of spring"; The Metro Council adopts sustainability resolution; Headquarters hotel update
April 2008 (160K) Message; Metro to unveil winners of Earth Day billboard designs at April 5 celebration; Metro's Community Cleanup Guide now available online; Metro Council on the road!; District 1 events of note
March 2008 (152K) Message; Condors raised at Oregon Zoo to be released into the wild; Free natural Gardening seminars; Integrating Habitats Peoples’ Choice Awards; Metro's Blue Lake Regional Park's annual Bunny Bonanza is Saturday, March 22; Show off your garden
February 2008 (152K) Message; Design competition winners announced Feb. 26; Metro Council helps 'Fork it Over!'; Metro Council approves Request for Proposals for 10-year waste transport contract
January 2008 (152K) Message (Urban and Rural Reserves: A New Approach to Managing Urban Form); Metro protects water quality and wildlife habitat in Johnson Creek watershed; Regional Transportation Plan update moves forward; Waste transport contract action slated for January
December 2007 (160K) Message (Disabled veterans admission to parks); Carlotta Collette appointed to Metro Council; Restoration and enhancement grants open for pre-application; Metro-supported projects receive awards; Metro Council invests in revolving fund for housing
November 2007 (174K) Message (Sandy Riversalmon); Council votes to continue studying building headquarters hotel; Regional Transportation Plan open for public review
October 2007 (171K) Message (Wilkes Creek); Celebrate salmon return at Oxbow Park's Salmon Festival; Community members needed for Metro's advisory committees
August 2007 (170K) Message (natural areas acquisitions); Metro announces Integrating Habitats design competition; Zoo attendance is highest in 120-year history, conservation programs enjoy success
July 2007 (162K) Message (new land use tools); Metro Council appoints citizen committee to review Natural Areas Program; Metro honored with awards for sustainability, salmon restoration; Summer programs at Oxbow Regional Park
June 2007 (200K) Message (bond measure acquisitions); Metro Council awards $421,000 in Nature in Neighborhoods grants; Metro acquires unique natural areas in Washington County
May 2007 (170K) Message (enjoying regional trails); Metro to host open house meetings on natural areas; Oregon Zoo hosts fun, family-oriented events in May; Metro co-hosts 2007 economic development speaker series
April 2007 (162K) Message (BoneyardNW); Metro Council approves feasibility study of a headquarters hotel; Metro Council approves list of transportation and related projects; Metro councilors, staff meet with congressional representatives on transportation
March 2007 (231K) Message (spend spring break at the Oregon Zoo); Nature in Neighborhoods REIN tool goes on line; Metro awards $6.3 million for growth expansion area planning; Businesses partner with Metro to Recycle at Work
February 2007 (162K) Message (Regional Transportation Plan survey); Metro Council makes first purchase with 2006 bond measure funds; Metro to hear public testimony on 2008-11 MTIP final draft list; Studies help Metro, partners work on New Look at Regional Choices
January 2007 (171K) Message (Golf learning center); Metro Council updates Regional Transportation Plan; Second round of Nature in Neighborhoods grants closing soon; 600 attend I-5 to 99W Connector open houses
December 2006 (159K) Message (Season to recycle); Metro open spaces bond measure passes; Kathryn Harrington elected to Metro Council in District 4; Metropolitan area increases recycling rate; Oregon Zoo lights up for winter holidays
November 2006 (138K) Message (Planning for Growth); Nature in Neighborhoods; I-5 to 99W Connector; Thanksgiving Walk at Oxbow


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