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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Habitat restoration, stream and floodplain improvements, and conservation education opportunities are taking shape across the region with support from Metro’s Nature in Neighborhoods restoration and enhancement grants. Metro is especially interested in projects like Adelante Conservación that foster innovative partnerships and serve low-income communities and communities of color.
Wondering how to install signs in your community directing walkers and cyclists to local businesses? Interested in creating activities that encourage people to get out of their cars and walk, ride or take transit? If so, your city, public agency or nonprofit organization may be eligible for a Regional Travel Options grant.