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July 2009

High Capacity Transit System Plan nears completion; Metro Council budgets for design and construction of Blue Lake Nature and Golf Learning Center; Outcomes from the JPACT Retreat; Project Polar Bear invites teens to team up, Win an adventure; Waste Management of Oregon opens recycling center near Hillsboro

June 2009  
Cooper Mountain Nature Park Opens to visitors June 27th!; Oregon Zoo Concerts a-go!; Home composting 101  
May 2009
Metro considers fee changes for solid waste disposal; Metro report shows urban centers, corridors generally most affordable; One-of-a-kind fen protected by Metro's voter-approved natural area program; Events to note in District 3
April 2009
Metro launches high capacity transit build-a-system tool; Metro is cautious in financial downturn; Kids get creative for annual art contest; Metro's annual garden tour launches new look  
March 2009

Metro's recycling hotline: over two million served; Metro Council meetings online; Metro Council advances 15 priority areas for possible transit investments; Metro employees make the plunge for Special Olympics; Oregon Zoo receives three condors with colorful pasts 

February 2009
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  Public weighs in on regional transportation funding; Swales and rain gardens at Green Building Week; Events to note in District 3
December 2008
High Capacity Transit System Plan enters screening phase - District 3; When the animals go to bed, the lights come out to play: the 21st Annual ZooLights festival kicks off; Drive Less. Save More. Video Challenge; Natural Areas Oversight Committee findings
November 2008
25th Anniversary of Salmon Festival at Metro's Oxbow Regional Park inspires people to value and protect wild salmon and their habitat; Green building expert Larry Coffman visits Metro; Sustainable Metro Initiative launched in October
October 2008
Celebrating 25 years of Salmon Festival and millions of
years of salmon in the Sandy River; Metro supports state's greenhouse gas reduction targets with first phase of Regional Climate Change Action Plan; Grant workshops offered by Metro help communities invite nature into neighborhoods; Nature in Neighborhoods Grants Workshop I - Overview
September 2008 (152K) Metro Council approves Locally Preferred Alternative for Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project; Metro Council awards grants to three neighborhood enhancement projects; Metro proposal seeks to increase business recycling; The 36th Annual Special Park Districts Forum comes to Portland
August 2008 (844K) Metro presents region’s first walking guide; Metro begins process to identify next 30 years of high capacity transit projects; Cooper Mountain Nature Park construction begins in August; Council chamber A/V equipment upgrades survey
July 2008 (164K) Metro and counties ask residents to help shape the region for next half century; Metro Council awards $60,000 in grants to benefit residents, make improvements; Stop illegal dumping in your neighborhood – Call Metro’s RID Patrol; Lake Oswego to Portland transit project comment period
June 2008 (168K) "Bring nature back to your neighborhood"; Evaluating regional trail investment; Metro Council approves $1.3 million for outdoor school waste reduction curriculum; Metro's website renamed; Urban and rural reserves calendar
May 2008 (144K) Metro Council adopts sustainability resolution; Hotline helps homeowners build green; Celebrating Earth Day billboard artwork winners; Metro lays out work for the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan state component
April 2008 (123K) Metro and partners begin work on urban and rural reserves; Metro debuts new illegal dumping signs at SOLV IT; Metro to unveil winners of Earth Day billboard designs at April 5 celebration; Metro Council on the road!
March 2008 (128K) Metro protects 40 acres and views on Chehalem Ridge; Metro offers free natural gardening seminar; Integrating Habitats Peoples' Choice Awards; Show off your garden; Metro considers business recycling requirements
February 2008 (520K) Metro planting 150,000 trees at Graham oaks natural area; Metro councilors help "Fork it Over!"; Integrating Habitats design competition awards Feb. 26
January 2008 (160K) "Local needs, regional resources"; Metro launches new Nature in Neighborhoods grants; Join the "Connecting Green" gathering Jan. 8; Regional Transportation Plan update moves forward
December 2007 (148K) Welcome Councilor Carlotta Collette; 2008 Nature in Neighborhoods restoration grants open; MetroPaint receives “green” certifications; Metro invests in affordable housing fund
November 2007 (193K) A long walk on the Tualatin River; Metro opens first new nature park with 1995 bond measure funds
October 2007 (162K) Five alternatives for the I-5 to 99W Connector Project; Regional Transportation Plan open for public view
September 2007 (159K) "Recycling for regional quality of life"; The 2040 match of the century: Corridors vs. Centers Sept. 26; Metro Council considers options for convention center hotel
August 2007 (154K) "Collaboration yields success at legislature"; Metro's design competition supports nature-friendly development; Metro Council and leaders discuss region-wide system of parks and natural areas
July 2007 (154K) "Seeing is believing in Vancouver, BC"; Metro and partners succeed with land-use law reforms; Metro Council awards District 3 Nature in Neighborhoods grants
June 2007 (174K) "Partnerships and persistence"; I-5 to 99W Connector - upcoming decision point; Celebrate opening of new Tualatin River bridge connecting three cities; Natural area open houses in June
May 2007 (164K) "Help shape the nature of your neighborhood"; Metro to host open house meetings on natural areas; Metro purchases 93 acres in Washington County to protect water quality; Oregon Zoo hosts fun, family-oriented events in May

April 2007 (164K)

"Saving you money and delivering more than promised"; Metro Council approves list of transportation and related projects; Oregon Zoo's Black Bear Ridge rounds out Great Northwest Exhibit

March 2007 (157K)

"A balanced transportation system includes road improvements"; Metro Council to meet in Sherwood March 8; Tune into the Regional Transportation Plan Update Top 10; Public opinion survey helps shape Regional Transportation Plan
February 2007 (158K) "A new process for managing the UGB"; Studies help Metro, partners work toward New Look at Regional Choices; MTIP comments sought, hearing Feb. 13; Nature in Neighborhood's REIN tool goes on line
January 2007 (160K) "I-5 to 99W Connector tough questions," 600 attend I-5 to 99W Connector open houses, Second round of Nature in Neighborhoods grants closing soon, Metro native plant center Volunteer Saturday
December 2006 (160K) "A vote of confidence," Metro voters approve natural areas bond measure, Kathryn Harrington elected to Metro Council in District 4, Metropolitan area increases recycling rate, ZooLights feature "Kid Coaster"
November 2006 (140K) "Green building partnerships benefit all," "Green from the Ground Up" Seminars, I-5 to 99W Connector Open Houses, Cooper Mountain Open House

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