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.
Category: natural areas
The blueprint for the Westside Trail is almost complete. After a two-year planning process led by Metro, a final draft of the master plan will be available for review and public comment from Feb. 6 -28.
This 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.
The Portland region's government was busy on projects stretching across the area, from studying a transit line to Tualatin, to negotiating to build a hotel in Portland's Lloyd District, to helping with the planning process for a site near Willamette Falls, to figuring out how to curb the region's tailpipe emissions.
Perhaps the most endearing example of community support for the Orenco Woods Nature Park in Hillsboro is a local student's drawing of a master plan for the park, rendered carefully in crayon. Orenco Woods Nature Park will be a 30-acre park in central Hillsboro, a project two years in the making whose master plan was enthusiastically sanctioned by the Metro Council Thursday.
About 71 percent of a $227.4 million natural areas bond measure has been invested, according to the latest report from the Natural Areas Program Performance Oversight Committee. The committee said Metro is on track to meet goals in three major areas: buying regional natural areas, supporting local nature projects and awarding community grants.
Fall in Oregon is a quick flash of bright leaves and crisp, sunny afternoons, here and gone again all too quickly. Before this ephemeral season slips once more through our fingers, view this list of Metro employee favorite fall places for outdoor adventure ideas this autumn.
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.
Last week, our region voted in favor of clean water, clean air and healthy habitats. By approving a local option levy to care for your region's growing portfolio of natural areas and regional parks, voters chose to protect some of your most valuable natural resources for future generations.
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.