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'Elephantastic' event offers sneak peek at new zoo

Encounter HabitatElephantastic, the Oregon Zoo’s annual salute to pachyderms, takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 12 — and this year’s event offers a chance to see history in the making.

Two fun filled days of family activities at Metro properties Easter weekend

The annual candy egg hunt returns to Metro's Blue Lake Regional Park on April 19, 2014

Cherry TreesBring the family to Blue Lake Regional Park on Saturday, April 19, for a fun-filled candy egg hunt. Enjoy a hoppin’ good time with free face painting and coloring under covered shelters. The fun begins, rain or shine, at 10:30 a.m. with an egg hunt for children age 4 and under. Children ages 5-10 begin their egg hunt at 10:45 a.m.

Learn about Metro activities through upcoming presentations in Cornelius on April 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Are you interested in what is happening in your local community and our larger metropolitan region? You can learn more about the activities of your local city and Metro at an upcoming presentation with Metro Councilor Kathryn Harrington and your local city council. Come hear it in person, see the broadcast on TVCTV public access television, or watch the streaming video on the web.

Your voice is important: Public comment period March 21 to May 5

There's a reason our region has remained such a great place to live – decades of careful planning have preserved neighborhoods, supported our economy and protected the farms, forestland and natural areas that help create the unique sense of place and quality of life for which the region is known. Because good planning is an ongoing process, Metro is seeking your input on how you live, work and get around the region today and what changes you would like to see in the future.

Zoo's spring, summer camps helps kids connect with nature

Campers learn about species from around the world, explore animal-related careers

Zoo CampDuring spring and summer, Northwest campers should be prepared for encounters with bears, cougars and bobcats — not to mention giraffes, lions and flamingos. The Oregon Zoo’s popular Nature Rangers spring break camps return March 24-28, and summer camps start June 16.

Learn about Metro activities through upcoming presentations in Forest Grove and Hillsboro

Are you interested in what is happening in your local community and our larger metropolitan region? You can learn more about the activities of your local city and Metro at an upcoming presentation with Metro Councilor Kathryn Harrington and your local city council.

Our Big Backyard magazine gives you the inside scoop, inspires you to get outside

Check out Metro's new magazine, Our Big BackyardThis week Metro debuts Our Big Backyard, a quarterly magazine that will bring you up to speed on parks, trails and natural areas – and introduce you to important choices facing the region. In each edition, you’ll find feature stories, field guides, Q&As, event previews, a photography contest and more.

Celebrate the season with events across our region

Metro venues from the West Hills to East Portland host special events all month long.

Learn what's happening at upcoming city council meetings

It's quarterly update time with city councils in Washington County District 4!

Zoo invites families to get fit before they feast

Join the Turkey Trot at the Oregon Zoo!The Oregon Zoo invites runners and walkers of all ages to its annual Turkey Trot on Thursday, Nov. 28. The Thanksgiving Day event, organized by the Oregon Road Runners Club, includes a four-mile run and fitness walk, starting at 8 a.m., and a half-mile Tot Trot, beginning at 9:45 a.m. A portion of Turkey Trot proceeds will fund animal care and programs at the zoo.