The 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.
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
Want 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.
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.
Main 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.
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.
Aloha and Reedville are unincorporated communities in Washington County, between Beaverton and Hillsboro. With 50,000 residents, Aloha and Reedville, if combined, would be the fourth largest city in the county, and the 12th largest in the state, but efforts for this area to become a city have not been successful.
Environmental art exhibit at Disjecta Gallery, Aug. 16 to Sept. 8
What does the waste we generate say about us? Though most of us forget about it once it is hauled away from the curb, trash is a surprisingly intact and rich record of our daily lives, our civilization and its values.
Bicycles can bring people – and dollars – to the east side of the region, the Metro Council heard last week during a council session in Gresham. The East County Bicycle Infrastructure and Economic Development project, which received a Regional Travel Options grant from Metro in April, is designed to harness the power of two-wheeled travel.
Community organizations serving North Portland will have a unique opportunity to grow this fall, as the North Portland Enhancement Committee begins to review letters of interest for one-time capacity-building grants of $35,000 to $50,000.