The Southwest Corridor Plan Steering Committee met Monday Jan. 14 to discuss future transit connections and review approaches to building shared investment strategies that will support, strengthen and connect communities in the Southwest Corridor.
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Planting project assists with Metro’s broader restoration goals at the natural area
About 40 high school students from Oregon City Service Learning Academy helped stage a homecoming this month at Metro’s Canemah Bluff Natural Area – but not the kind you’re thinking of. The student volunteers replanted 150 native sword ferns that were temporarily removed from the natural area last year during restoration and stored in pots until they could be returned.
How can Metro engage a diversity of people from throughout the region, be accountable for how public input affects council decisions, effectively evaluate outreach activities and build public trust? That's what the new Public Engagement Review Committee wants to help Metro figure out.
Clear Creek was running high and fast on a recent winter afternoon, splashing against the branches and debris caught against a log and surging downward to carve out a deep pool.
Log jams like this, whether the product of a winter storm or a busy beaver, play an important role in healthy woodland streams. While it looked naturally messy, this particular log jam is special. Designed by experts and put in place by chainsaw, helicopters, and thick cables, its purpose is to protect and restore threatened salmon runs and native fish habitat.