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Viewing by month: August 2012

Opt In panelists offer surprising responses in trash survey

GarbageOne topic in particular stood out among open-ended responses in the July Opt In survey.

Council mulls scope of proposed natural areas levy

Metro councilors seemed to agree last week that the regional government is not quite ready to ask the voters for a property tax levy to pay for natural areas maintenance.

Metro inks deal with Miller for distribution of recycled paint across Pacific Northwest

At a signing ceremony Aug. 15, Miller Paint CEO Steve Dearborn and Metro deputy chief operating officer Scott Robinson inked a deal that guarantees Miller will buy at least 40,000 gallons of recycled paint from Metro each year through 2017.

Thomas Mapfumo, legendary ‘Lion of Zimbabwe,’ to play Oregon Zoo Aug. 22

A local celebration gains an international flair next week, as Afropop superstar Thomas Mapfumo helps the Oregon Zoo close out its popular Sunset at the Zoo series on Wednesday, Aug. 22.

Bus tour provides clear picture of Southwest Corridor study

Wednesday night, planners and more than a dozen members of the Metro Policy Advisory Committee were offered a unique perspective on the Southwest Corridor – an on-the-ground look at what leaders from Tigard, King City, Sherwood and Tualatin think their cities need.

Metro grants enhance TriMet’s trip-planning tools

Max in HillsboroMore than 5.5 million trips were planned last year using TriMet’s tools. Thanks to new online trip planner, these tools just got better. Riders can now combine transit, biking, walking and car-sharing trips in a single itinerary.

Future of the Portland region shaped by diversity, says Pastor

Addressing a packed room at the Metro Regional Center, Manuel Pastor, nationally recognized economic and social equity expert, led a 90-minute conversation about what success as a more racially and ethnically diverse nation looks like and why its important to start the conversation at the regional level.

Metro events, August 8-14: Old time music, jazz and cemetery tours

Get in touch with music in the outdoors this week with Rick Meyers' old time music at Oxbow Regional Park and a conversation at Cooper Mountain about jazz and your community. The best part is, most of the events are low-cost or free, and registration can be completed online. Follow the links below for more information.

Washington County residents, community groups helped design new ¡Vámonos! maps

VamonosMetro worked closely with partners and residents to develop the new, bilingual ¡Vámonos! maps that help residents discover safe, interesting walking and biking routes in Cornelius, Forest Grove and Hillsboro.

Metro expands Clear Creek natural area, creating gateway for future visitors

Clear CreekBeyond Oregon City and Carver, nestled among Christmas tree farms, Metro’s Clear Creek natural area serves as a 520-acre haven for wildlife. But, until last week, it lacked an entrance that would allow visitors to explore the landscape.