Category: grants

New ecology corps leaders hope youth 'fall hopelessly in love with nature'

The corps is a new conservation initiative, aimed at providing paid work opportunities for youth to develop conservation skills and environmental literacy. Its launch is part of the roll-out of the Portland region's 2013 parks and natural areas property tax levy.

Gladstone bridge stands despite river's push, giving hope to trail advocates

The Clackamas River gave its best shot at an old bridge near downtown Gladstone, but the old iron hulk might not be down for the count.

Got a restoration project? Metro’s got Nature in Neighborhoods grants

Want to get rid of weeds, improve water quality, create wildlife habitat or otherwise restore nature across the Portland metropolitan area? Apply for a Metro Nature in Neighborhoods restoration grant.

Metro grants invest in community near Northwest Portland waste transfer station

This spring, the community around the former St. Johns Landfill will get a similar boost

Learn who's getting grantsMetro grants will allow organizations in Northwest and North Portland to treat invasive weeds in Forest Park, improve Linnton Community Center for children, spruce up buildings, and host a classical music concert, farm field trips and summer camp – and much more.

Brownfield program helps former gas station take step toward new life as park

Eichler park expansionThe fenced-off empty lot next to Eichler Park in Beaverton may look about the same as it has for years. But for staff at Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, the unassuming enclosure, formerly a gas station, just became a lot more promising.

Workshop offers tips to apply for Nature in Neighborhoods conservation education grants

Get the inside scoop on applying for a Nature in Neighborhoods conservation education grant at a free workshop Thursday, Nov. 14. Program leaders will share tips and answer questions for anybody interested in small grants up to $25,000 or large grants up to $100,000. Conservation education grants are designed to help teach people about nature, create community partnerships or foster leaders who connect people with water quality, fish and wildlife habitat in the Portland metropolitan area.

Nature in Neighborhoods conservation education grants available for projects that connect people with nature

kidzWant to teach people about nature, create local community partnerships or foster leaders to connect people with water quality, fish and wildlife habitat in the Portland metropolitan area?  Do you need funding to make your idea a reality? Apply for Metro’s Nature in Neighborhoods conservation education grants.

Federal government shutdown wouldn't have immediate impacts at Metro

Metro's consumer-level operations – its regionally-managed garbage systems, natural areas, parks, golf course, cemeteries and visitor venues – won't see any direct impacts from a closure of the federal government.

Community's trash turns into treasure: Metro South station grants improve Oregon City

oregoncityMain Street Oregon City, a volunteer-led nonprofit that works to enhance the city's downtown through collaboration with various stakeholders, is the sponsor for a grant project that would involve building multi-functional gateway installations to attract passers-by into the downtown area.

Metro announces $4 million in grants for community development

The Metro Council approved the third round of Community Planning and Development Grants on Aug. 15. Twenty projects across the region received funding for a total of $4.2 million. These grants will assist cities and counties in getting specific areas ready for development that brings increased housing options and more jobs for their residents.