The Meldrum Bar Park Habitat, Education and Job Training Project, run by Wilderness International and the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, has been recommended by Metro’s grant review committee to receive another round of funding. Together, these organizations coordinate students, at-risk youth, and community members to perform restoration work at the site.
Category: natural areas
The region's voters approved a property tax levy to pay for parks and natural areas funding Tuesday, giving Metro about $10 million a year for maintenance and restoration at its properties.
Adjacent to Sauvie Island and a short walk from the traffic of U.S. 30, a quiet, undistinguished marsh is testament to conservation efforts that have restored the historic function of an important wetland.
Earth Day offers an excellent chance to consider many opportunities to green lifestyles, celebrate the natural beauty of the region and have fun outside and while seeing how we can make a difference to support our communities.
Volunteers are pitching in on special Earth Day projects at Metro's natural areas – and it's not too late to join them.
After a brief closure for habitat restoration work, Oxbow Park is set to reopen to the public Saturday.
A recent natural area acquisition by Metro provides a critical link in the regional government's habitat preservation areas in Washington County.
Between the Portland metro area and the Coast Range, the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge and Chehalem Ridge Natural Area are two undeveloped spaces that provide vital habitat to a variety of species. However, east-west habitat connectivity between the two sites is lacking, limiting the ability of wildlife to move freely from one to the other.
Oregon City will take the lead on planning the future of Willamette Falls, marking a new phase in the efforts to develop the former Blue Heron site.
Crews and volunteers planted almost 200,000 native trees, shrubs and other vegetation throughout Metro's natural areas over the past month, giving a boost to habitats that provide critical food and shelter for wildlife, including native salmon runs.
Metro teams up with Mt. Hood Community College’s SEED program
For more than a decade, international students at Mt. Hood Community College have helped nurture the natural area next door: Metro’s Beaver Creek property, which provides rich habitat for mammals, song birds, owls, waterfowl and fish. That partnership continued last weekend, when 35 students planted 650 native trees and shrubs and picked up 10 bags of garbage.