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.
The Oregon Zoo was presented with two prestigious awards from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums on Thursday.
The Oregon Zoo invites runners and walkers of all ages to its annual Turkey Trot on Thursday, Nov. 28. The Thanksgiving Day event, organized by the Oregon Road Runners Club, includes a four-mile run and fitness walk, starting at 8 a.m., and a half-mile Tot Trot, beginning at 9:45 a.m. A portion of Turkey Trot proceeds will fund animal care and programs at the zoo.
The approval of the allocation of Regional Flexible Funds for 2016-2018 was expected, but it came with a rebuke of state highway funding priorities from one Metro councilor.
The plans, developed through years of discussions with members of the public, community advocates and cities in the southwest part of the region, are the bones of what regional officials hope will be a robust body of development in the Southwest Corridor.
The Oregon Zoo will mark Veterans Day by offering free admission on Monday, Nov. 11, for military veterans and active military personnel, as well as family members who accompany them to the zoo. Families of deployed military personnel also will be given free admission.
A seasoned advocate for equity, inclusion and social justice, Ferrari has more than two decades' experience of service to improve the economic and social conditions of low and moderate income people here in Oregon and abroad.
The luxury boutique hotel announced that it has purchased copies of a new anthology published by the program, “Where the Roses Smell Best: A Literary Companion to Portland,” for sale to visitors in every room of the hotel. The publication, produced by Roosevelt High School’s Writing and Publishing Center, is an expansive anthology that includes pieces on Portland lifestyles, people and places written by both Roosevelt students and prominent local writers such as Oregon’s poet laureate Paulann Petersen and Oregonian newspaper columnist Steve Duin.
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.