In November 2019, voters in greater Portland approved a $475 million bond measure to further protect clean water, restore fish and wildlife habitat and provide opportunities for people to connect with nature close to home.
The bond measure provides funding across six program areas:
- Land protection and restoration, $155 million
- Metro park improvements, $98 million
- Nature in Neighborhoods capital grants, $40 million
- Local parks and nature projects, $92 million
- Walking and biking trails, $40 million
- Complex community projects, $50 million
The bond measure prioritizes serving people of color, Indigenous people, people with low incomes, people with varying abilities and other historically marginalized groups who have not benefited equitably from past investments. The bond measure also prioritizes work to make the region more resilient to climate change.
Now it’s time to turn those expectations into actions.
Metro will work in partnership with community members, community organizations and local park providers to ensure these investments make a difference on the ground.