Welcome!http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-51/703/Welcome!Welcome!<div class="ExternalClass07669765426943EAA755F54F02DCD746"><p>Spring is finally here! In this issue, we highlight several interesting projects on the go, including using eDNA to find rare species such as red-legged frogs in our regional parks.</p><p>We're also moving ahead with the Second Narrows Water Supply Tunnel between Burnaby and North Vancouver, and expanding the Sperling Pump Station to provide additional capacity to accommodate future growth in the City of Burnaby. </p><p>We're recovering non-ferrous metals like aluminum and copper from our Waste-to-Energy Facility and developing a Sustainable Infrastructure and Buildings Design Guide for new buildings across the region. And starting this month, we'll be accepting applications for our 2019 regional culture grants program.</p><p>Our third annual <em>Unflushables</em> campaign launches on April 1 and we will once again be encouraging residents not to flush items such as wipes, hair and paper towels down the drain as these can cause costly clogs in our sewer system. Throw these items in the trash and not the toilet.</p><p>For some great insight on our work, check out our Metro Vancouver videos this month as we highlight work being done at the Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, using a Carousel Water Sampler to test water in the ocean and a wetland walk along Surrey's Nicomekl River.</p><p>Enjoy! </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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eDNA tracks rare specieshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-51/704/eDNA tracks rare specieseDNA tracks rare species<div class="ExternalClassEB02A05E50CD42619CAE8D53FDE7706A"><p>​Metro Vancouver Regional Parks is using environmental DNA (eDNA) to find out more about rare and sensitive species living in regional parks.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue51-edna.jpgRead more...FullThe northern red-legged frog, pictured above, is a species at risk in BC and can be inventoried using eDNA.
Construction starts on Second Narrows Water Supply Tunnelhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-51/705/Construction starts on Second Narrows Water Supply TunnelConstruction starts on Second Narrows Water Supply Tunnel<div class="ExternalClassA23B7E009F0C498EB8C9A98F0C489644"><p>​Metro Vancouver has started construction on the Second Narrows Water Supply Tunnel, a 1.1 km-long tunnel deep under Burrard Inlet between the District of North Vancouver and the City of Burnaby.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue51-snwst.jpgRead more...Full
Metro Vancouver regional project grants availablehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-51/706/Metro Vancouver regional project grants availableMetro Vancouver regional project grants available<div class="ExternalClass5D74208E54314E988AAFC111FD88D3A0"><p>​Metro Vancouver is accepting submissions for its regional culture grants. Annual funding assistance of up to $10,000 per project is available to arts and culture organizations for regional projects. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue51-culturalgrants.jpgRead more...Full
Sperling Pump Station upgradedhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-51/707/Sperling Pump Station upgradedSperling Pump Station upgraded<div class="ExternalClass96C8FE8A70724C2586E17E5C63FDE516"><p>​Metro Vancouver has completed an upgrade to the Sperling Pump Station in the City of Burnaby that will support a growing population in the region, expand electrical control and mechanical equipment and replace aging pump and pipe systems.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue51-sperling.jpgRead more...Full
Non-ferrous metal recovery makes dollars and sensehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-51/708/Non-ferrous metal recovery makes dollars and senseNon-ferrous metal recovery makes dollars and sense<div class="ExternalClassAFD7C67F83944BC8AFFF2AC9A8CBD26F"><p>​Metro Vancouver is advancing the region’s zero waste goals and increasing revenue by improving metal recovery, thanks to recent upgrades to its Waste-to-Energy Facility.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue51-metal.jpgRead more...Full
Metro Vancouver develops design guide for high-performance buildingshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-51/709/Metro Vancouver develops design guide for high-performance buildingsMetro Vancouver develops design guide for high-performance buildings<div class="ExternalClassE5FC580D2321457EBA5CF767148B0C53"><p>​Metro Vancouver is developing a Sustainable Infrastructure and Buildings Design Guide to help our organization continue to deliver high-performance, sustainable infrastructure and buildings.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue51-buildings.jpgRead more...Full
Don’t flush wipes, hair and other Unflushableshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-51/710/Don’t flush wipes, hair and other UnflushablesDon’t flush wipes, hair and other Unflushables<div class="ExternalClass2DE33C9851E34A849156ECA20801ED05"><p>​Metro Vancouver will kick off its third annual Unflushables campaign April 1, reminding residents not to throw items like wipes, paper towels and floss down the drain as they can cause costly sewer clogs and damage infrastructure.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue51-unflushables.jpgRead more...Full



Check it Out!http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-51/712/Check it Out!Check it Out!<div class="ExternalClass2E34CB2345A5451E8D9BE09E5D742E5E"><p>The newest edition of Metro Vancouver Regional Parks' <a href="http://www.metrovancouveronline.org/" target="_blank">Nature Program Guide</a> (Check it Out!) brings a host of splendid spring programs and events to shake off winter and embrace the longer days. This spring, get to know your wild neighbours during weekly wandering, warm up around a campfire after a forest walk or experience the Japanese practice of forest bathing.</p><p> <a href="http://www.metrovancouveronline.org/" target="_blank">Registration now open!</a>​<br><br></p></div>Read more...SummaryBottom
Metro Vancouver Close-Uphttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-51/713/Metro Vancouver Close-UpMetro Vancouver Close-Up<div class="ExternalClass4A840F60DDFF4235A41D76D4DDC04E57"><table width="100%" style="background:none;border:0px currentcolor;"><tbody style="background:none;"><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/318288927" target="_blank"><img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue51-video-nicomekl.jpg" alt="" style="width:155px;" /></a> </td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong> <a href="https://vimeo.com/318288927" target="_blank">Surrey's Nicomekl River Wetlands Walk : </a></strong> The City of Surrey celebrates World Wetlands Day with a public tour of the future site of the Nicomekl Riverfront Park in south Surrey. <br></td></tr></tbody></table></div>Read more...SummaryBottom
Metro Vancouver Videoshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-51/714/Metro Vancouver VideosMetro Vancouver Videos<div class="ExternalClass4A840F60DDFF4235A41D76D4DDC04E57"><table width="100%" style="background:none;border:0px currentcolor;"><tbody style="background:none;"><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/296963574" target="_blank"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue51-video-annacis.jpg" alt="" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/296963574" target="_blank"> Major Move Brings Backup Power Update to Annacis Wastewater Treatment Plant : </a></strong> They're huge. They're heavy. And, they are a long way from home. But once this massive move is complete, these new backup generators at the Annacis Wastewater Treatment Plant will play a vital role in protecting our local environment.</td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/313059307" target="_blank"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue51-video-watersampler.jpg" alt="" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/313059307" target="_blank">Testing Ocean Water with a Carousel Water Sampler : </a></strong>See what goes overboard when Metro Vancouver crews head to Georgia Strait for annual water quality monitoring.</td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/305616951" target="_blank"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue51-video-futureproofing.jpg" alt="" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/305616951" target="_blank">Future-proofing Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plan : </a></strong>Population growth and seismic resiliency are driving a multi-year, billion-dollar construction project upgrades at the Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant.</td></tr></tbody></table></div>Read more...SummaryBottom
Events Around the Regionhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-51/715/Events Around the RegionEvents Around the Region<div class="ExternalClass2657F9B64FDB400398BB3639B6E9F920"><p>​<strong>Metro Vancouver's Five Year Outlook</strong></p><p>Join Metro Vancouver Board Chair Sav Dhaliwal for his inaugural address to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. Dhaliwal will outline Metro Vancouver's Five-Year Financial Outlook, including nearly $5.5 billion worth of capital projects, and discuss key initiatives such as the Climate 2050 strategy and the Industrial Lands Task Force.</p><p>Wednesday, May 22, 2019</p><p> <a href="https://www.boardoftrade.com/events/individual-events/1582-6418" target="_blank">Information and registration</a></p></div>Read more...SummaryBottom