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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.

Metro operations save resources in 2013, with more work ahead

In 2013, Metro made continued progress toward more efficient use of both economic and natural resources in its operations, which include a variety of venues and facilities around the region, from the Oregon Zoo to the Oregon Convention Center to thousands of acres of parks.

Region's waste recovery rate hits new high; residents make less waste

The Portland region recovered a record 62 percent of its waste in 2012, according to a new report from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. The region also saw a drop in the amount of waste disposed per person, marking the sixth year of a downward trend.

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.

Take a step (or pedal) to improve children's health on International Walk+Bike to School Day

bikesKids and parents around the world are changing their morning routines, walking or biking to school on International Walk+Bike to School Day held Wednesday, October 9. The global event, promoted in the Metro region by Oregon Safe Routes to School, encourages children, parents, teachers and community members to improve their health and their communities by getting to school on foot or by bike.

Everything old is new again: Watch how MetroPaint is made

MetroPaint is previously unwanted paint remade new. MetroPaint supports an effort that has remade two million gallons of latex paint, keeping these reusable resources out of landfills.

Free family programs start this weekend

little girlBring the family to Blue Lake Regional Park or the Oregon Zoo for fun guided learning in beautiful demonstration gardens on weekends through the summer starting this Friday.

To say #Thxforbiking, Metro offering prizes in National Bike Month

What does a great regional walking and bicycling network look like?

Metro invites you to help finalize the vision for the regional strategy that will make it easier and safer to walk, ride a bicycle and access transit at a community open house, Thursday, May 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Metro Council Chamber.

Don’t hang up your helmet on rainy days – be a Wet Weather Rider

wet weatherThis spring, don’t let rainy days keep you off your bike. Metro Drive Less Save More and our partners salute those pedaling around town on grey and rainy days – and encourage everyone to give wet weather riding a try.