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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.

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.

Brownfield program helps former gas station takes 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.

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.

Grants program helps regional partners meet community needs

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.

Metro Council awards $1.2 million in community nature grants

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Projects will restore habitat and engage residents across the region

The Metro Council awarded nearly $1.2 million in community grants Thursday to help nature thrive across the Portland metropolitan area, supporting projects that will restore natural areas and waterways, forge new partnerships and engage diverse audiences.

Grant program helps foster partnerships, build community through restoration

restoration!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.

Metro awards $2.1 million to improve air quality and community health

Metro announces the recipients of $2.1 million in funds awarded through the Regional Travel Options grant program. These fourteen grants will support projects that increase opportunities for residents to use transit, carpool, ride their bicycles or walk.