Welcomehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-41/584/WelcomeWelcome<div class="ExternalClass07A3C50CE8C0414CB23006FE4BDB3067"><p>Spring is finally in the air and with it we are forging ahead with projects to boost air quality and improve the conditions of our regional parks as people look to spend more time outdoors. For instance, we are continuing with initiatives to boost interest in electric vehicles across the region, while volunteers with the Pacific Spirit Park Society are working with our parks staff to restore Acadia Forest.</p><p>Meanwhile, the Greater Vancouver Sewage and Drainage District operations staff have come up with a new method to repair sewer breaks while we are mulling over options to reduce textile waste in the region. We are also launching our annual campaign to remind residents not to throw those "unflushables" – such as grease, hairballs and paper towels – down the drain because of the damage it causes to our sewers.</p> <p>And don't forget: With Easter coming up, don't waste those leftovers or toss those wrinkly vegetables. Check out our Love Food Hate Waste campaign where local chefs and food experts will answer your questions on how to reuse or turn food waste into tantalizing treats or meals.</p><p>We also have some great videos on what's happening around the region, including Coquitlam's affordable housing efforts, recycling in New Westminster and outdoor workshops for students in Surrey.</p><p> </p><p> <em>Metro Vancouver is a federation of 21 municipalities, one Electoral Area and one Treaty First Nation that collaboratively plans for and delivers regional-scale services. Its core services are drinking water, wastewater treatment and solid waste management. Metro Vancouver also regulates air quality, plans for urban growth, manages a regional parks system and provides affordable housing.</em></p></div>Read more...Welcome0 0


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Acadia Forest Ecological Restoration Projecthttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-41/585/Acadia Forest Ecological Restoration ProjectAcadia Forest Ecological Restoration Project<div class="ExternalClass8386F54CC8DD43C5910B8DD7C8D25267"><p>​A dedicated group within Pacific Spirit Park is working with Metro Vancouver Regional Parks staff to restore an area known locally as Acadia Forest.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/mu41-acadia.jpgRead more...Full
Ask Love Food Hate Waste: Get Answers to Questions About Food Wastehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-41/586/Ask Love Food Hate Waste: Get Answers to Questions About Food WasteAsk Love Food Hate Waste: Get Answers to Questions About Food Waste<div class="ExternalClassE8F52ADC55B34C1CA79F7C12702AB997"><p>​Not sure what to do with those wrinkly tomatoes and droopy carrots? Before you toss them in the green bin, consult the experts.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/mu41-lfhw.jpgRead more...Full
Next Wave of EV Buyers are getting readyhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-41/587/Next Wave of EV Buyers are getting readyNext Wave of EV Buyers are getting ready<div class="ExternalClass04FF9E0212E64E1DB73615C2410FD843"><p>​Electric vehicles (EVs) are drawing interest in Metro Vancouver but the push to get people driving them is facing some challenges. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/mu41-emotive.jpgRead more...Full
Diving into Our Work: Innovative Sewer Repair Methodologyhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-41/588/Diving into Our Work: Innovative Sewer Repair MethodologyDiving into Our Work: Innovative Sewer Repair Methodology<div class="ExternalClass9505370A760D4E46B03D9785A6836DAF"><p>​Metro Vancouver’s Sewage and Drainage District staff has developed an innovative – and more cost-efficient -- approach to repair cracks and leaks in the region’s sewer lines.  </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/mu41-diver.jpgRead more...FullA diver enters a manhole for inspection
Metro Vancouver Tackles Clothing Wastehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-41/589/Metro Vancouver Tackles Clothing WasteMetro Vancouver Tackles Clothing Waste<div class="ExternalClassED90325972E44699A42B57B83F73FBF3"><p>​Metro Vancouver is assessing potential programs and policies to reduce textile waste -- one of the region's fastest growing waste streams.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/mu41-clothing.jpgRead more...Full
Prevent sewer upsets: The Unflushables strikes againhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-41/590/Prevent sewer upsets: The Unflushables strikes againPrevent sewer upsets: The Unflushables strikes again<div class="ExternalClassAA4176008BDB49CB85DB7C562E24EF88"><p>​The second annual Unflushables campaign will kick off April 9, with a reminder to the public not to toss problematic items down the drain.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/mu41-unflushables.jpgRead more...Full



Check It Out!http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-41/591/Check It Out!Check It Out!<div class="ExternalClassFDA4CB4160434C0994EF61F8772C83C2"><p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>The spring edition of <a href="/events/regional-parks-nature-program/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Metro Vancouver Regional Parks' Program Guide – Check it Out!</a> is jam-packed with events and programs to connect you with nature in your local regional parks.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p></div>Read more...SummaryBottom
Metro Vancouver videoshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-41/592/Metro Vancouver videosMetro Vancouver videos<div class="ExternalClass842E349EF9E54525BDB5E1291F9762AA"><table width="100%" style="background:none;border:0px currentcolor;"><tbody style="background:none;"><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="http://metrovancouverblog.org/2018/03/20/coquitlam-housing-strategy-improving-affordability/" target="_blank"><img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/mu41-mvcu-coquitlam.jpg" alt="" style="width:153px;" /></a> </td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong> <a href="http://metrovancouverblog.org/2018/03/20/coquitlam-housing-strategy-improving-affordability/" target="_blank">Coquitlam Affordable Housing: </a></strong> Coquitlam is advancing its 2015 Housing Affordability Strategy in several ways, which includes actively seeking partnerships with affordable housing agencies and establishing a housing grant fund.<br></td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="http://metrovancouverblog.org/2018/03/19/art-at-work-in-new-west/" target="_blank"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/mu41-mvcu-recycling.jpg" alt="" style="width:153px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="http://metrovancouverblog.org/2018/03/19/art-at-work-in-new-west/" target="_blank">Recycling Art Residency: </a></strong> An artist-in-residence has settled into New Westminster's Works Yard as part of an artistic approach to raise awareness about waste reduction, recycling and re-use.</td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://metrovancouverblog.org/2018/03/16/surrey-nature-centre-gives-teachers-an-outdoor-perspective/" target="_blank"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/mu41-mvcu-surreynaturecentre.jpg" alt="" style="width:153px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://metrovancouverblog.org/2018/03/16/surrey-nature-centre-gives-teachers-an-outdoor-perspective/" target="_blank">Teachers in the Know: </a></strong> Surrey Nature Centre in Green Timbers Park is known for its school programs, but it also hosts workshops to help teachers connect with nature and gain confidence to take their classes outdoors.</td></tr></tbody></table> </div>Read more...SummaryBottom