Viewing by month: September 2012

Public invited to GLEAN inspiration during last days of local art exhibit

Even the most passionate recycling enthusiast can get a shade greener this weekend by visiting an environmental art exhibit that showcases ways to create more and waste less. GLEAN runs through Sunday, Sept. 30 at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center of Portland.

Zoo shows off stripes, spots during ‘Tiger and Leopard Awareness Day’

Nicole, one of the zoo's rare Amur tigersTwo critically endangered cat species will share the spotlight Sept. 30, during the Oregon Zoo's first Tiger and Leopard Awareness Day, presented by Banfield Pet Hospital.

Sun sets on a summer of free ¡Vámonos! events

Girl on bikeMetro and community partners hosted more than a dozen ¡Vámonos! events in Washington County this spring and summer, engaging over 1,500 walkers and riders. The events highlighted the easy, family-friendly routes to explore by foot and by bike featured on the ¡Vámonos! maps.

Cannons, lasers used to try to scare birds from disease-ridden natural area

An avian botulism outbreak, which poses little threat to humans, is killing more than 100 birds on some days, and the problem keeps getting worse.

Metro natural gardening expert talks about compost

Want free fertilizer? Don’t know what to do with fall leaves and hedge clippings? No worries: Metro’s natural gardening expert Carl Grimm appeared on KATU’s AM Northwest today to share tips on how to make compost at home, and how it can reduce garbage, prevent storm water pollution, all while helping plants grow without toxic chemicals.

Metro seeks applicants for four community member seats on influential transportation committee

Metro’s Transportation Policy Alternatives Committee, or TPAC, is seeking volunteers interested in transportation issues to serve on the panel starting January 2013. There are four community-member positions up for appointment.

Metro events, Sept. 26-Oct. 2: Family adventures and Sunday Parkways

Whether it's in the wild or on the streets, get outside and explore this week with Metro activities. Discover Clear Creek Natural Area with your family or hop on a bike and adventure through East Portland's neighborhoods. The best part is, most of the events are low-cost or free, and registration can be completed online. Follow the links below for more information.

OMSI and Metro are “Clever Together”


OMSI’s new, permanent bilingual exhibit called, “Clever Together: Our Everyday Choices” or “Juntos somos ingeniosos: Una decision a la vez,” helps families learn how simple choices help protect the environment, improve family finances and bring neighbors closer together.


Metro in the Media: Sept. 24, 2012

News and blogosphere mentions for the week of Sept. 17-24, 2012.

Timely break for Untimely tour lets volunteers focus on restoration at Lone Fir

Untimely DeparturesInstead of committing to months of preparation for the tour, Friends of the Lone Fir Cemetery, the nonprofit behind the event, is turning its attention to work that has been put on the back burner by the October event.