Word about Mark Bosworth's disappearance reached people in New York's Time Square today. The missing person flier for Mark was broadcast on the Time Square's giant digital billboard. Mark, a Metro employee, went missing on the night of September 16 in Riddle, Oregon while volunteering with Cycle Oregon. He had been disoriented in the weeks before, and the night of, his disappearance. A medical condition related to previous cancers he’s battled is likely to blame for his confusion. In addition to the flier being featured on the Times Square billboard, local Associated Press Reporter Terrence Petty wrote a story about Mark and the efforts to find him. The story was released to the nation and quickly went up on the websites of national news organizations.
Viewing by month: September 2011
At www.oregonmetro.gov/greatplaces, you can view interactive maps and download reports about each of 10 areas being considered.
Beginning this month, the Southwest Corridor Plan launches the collaborative planning effort to create livable and sustainable communities along the Barbur Boulevard/Highway 99W corridor connecting Portland and Sherwood.
Cities and counties across the region have nominated 11 biking, walking and freight projects for Metro to fund – and now through Oct. 13, the public gets a chance to help refine and improve those projects.
Every September for the past three years, volunteers have gathered along the Intertwine – the Portland metropolitan area's system of trails, parks and natural areas – to count and survey people walking and biking. The count is part of the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project’s ongoing effort to gather accurate trail use data to help decided where and when to build new trails and respond the needs of trail users.
The Metro Council today voted unanimously to approve early-phase designs for new animal exhibits, educational facilities and sustainability measures funded by the $125 million bond measure passed by local voters in 2008.
Ten treks from the Walk There! guidebook go “mobile” with the launch of Metro and Kaiser Permanente’s new Walk There! iPhone app.
Coming soon to a nature park near you – Cooper Mountain Nature Park to be exact – Portland filmmaker Matt McCormick puts a wrap on the Know Your Place summer event series hosted by Metro’s Natural Areas Program and Oregon Humanities. And yes, you can still be part of the action from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.
Independent citizen committee says Metro natural areas investments are on track, suggests ways to fine-tune work
Metro is doing a responsible job protecting land across the region for water quality, wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation opportunities, an independent citizen committee said Thursday in its third report on the region's voter-approved 2006 natural areas bond measure.
Many places in the Portland metropolitan area have crafted visions that identify key improvements to enhance their communities. In order to implement these visions, interested property owners who are willing to invest in positive future development are required. While community visions and property owner interest is paramount, selected public investments are also needed to help prime the pump and catalyze additional private investments in these areas.