Welcomehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-53/729/WelcomeWelcome<div class="ExternalClass2CEE5DF1D0084DC0B16B09CE94DAB695"><p>Welcome to summer! Bears are coming out of hibernation, so be bear aware when visiting Metro Vancouver Regional Parks. This year, Metro Vancouver has started a pilot project at Belcarra Regional Park that involves installing food lockers near the picnic shelters, while Metro Vancouver signage offers great tips on keeping yourself and the wildlife safe.</p><p>Metro Vancouver has also implemented a new strategic plan for the trails in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve (LSCR), just downstream of the drinking water reservoir. This plan will provide more recreational activities for the walkers, hikers and horseback riders who already use the trails, while protecting our sensitive ecosystem.</p><p>On another note, Metro Vancouver is also stepping up its outreach to remind the public to register their older, non-road diesel engines and have begun holding workshops on designing the new Iona Wastewater Treatment Plant. And Metro Vancouver's Waste-to-Energy Facility has been chosen as the best place to dispose of abandoned waste that is being returned to Canada from the Philippines.</p><p>Metro Vancouver Board Chair Sav Dhaliwal also made his inaugural address to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on Metro Vancouver's Five-Year Outlook, which includes nearly $5.5 billion worth of capital projects to serve our growing region.</p><p>For a more visual perspective on Metro Vancouver's work, check out the videos on crabbing and beach-keeping at Belcarra Regional Park, and the new Fisherman's Bridge over the Seymour River. If you get a chance this summer, perhaps visit those parks and experience them for yourself.</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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Metro Vancouver implements LSCR Trails Strategic Planhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-53/730/Metro Vancouver implements LSCR Trails Strategic PlanMetro Vancouver implements LSCR Trails Strategic Plan<div class="ExternalClass9577DE23218F4D75ACB01B6A117C11C5"><p>​Metro Vancouver is implementing a new strategic plan for the trails in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve (LSCR), a spectacular 5,668-hectare forest valley in the North Shore Mountains.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue53-lscr.jpgRead more...Full
Abandoned Canadian waste from Philippines to be disposed of in WTE Facilityhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-53/737/Abandoned Canadian waste from Philippines to be disposed of in WTE FacilityAbandoned Canadian waste from Philippines to be disposed of in WTE Facility<div class="ExternalClassCF77ADF3AC37471FB7BAD35E2B403010"><p>​Metro Vancouver will securely dispose of approximately 1,500 tonnes of repatriated Canadian waste shipped from the Philippines at its Waste-to-Energy Facility in Burnaby.  </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue53-wte.jpgRead more...Full
Be Bear Awarehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-53/731/Be Bear AwareBe Bear Aware<div class="ExternalClassAF18D521E175439C9A49CCA6C373C1DB"><p>​Metro Vancouver is reminding the public to be bear aware if they plan to get outside and visit a Regional Park. Black bears are already active in Metro Vancouver Regional Parks, including Lynn Headwaters in North Vancouver, Minnekhada in Coquitlam and Belcarra. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue53-bearaware.jpgRead more...Full
New deadline to register Non-Road Diesel Engineshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-53/732/New deadline to register Non-Road Diesel EnginesNew deadline to register Non-Road Diesel Engines<div class="ExternalClass5815E0FA2B674D0F95415AA340DCD4B6"><p>​Metro Vancouver is stepping up outreach activities to remind the public to register their older, non-road diesel engines. The outreach is related to the region’s Non-Road Diesel Engine Emission Regulation Bylaw, introduced in 2012 to manage emissions from diesel engines larger than 25 horsepower, such as those in excavators, forklifts, and generators. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue53-nrde.jpgRead more...Full
Plans for Iona Wastewater Treatment Plant underwayhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-53/733/Plans for Iona Wastewater Treatment Plant underwayPlans for Iona Wastewater Treatment Plant underway<div class="ExternalClass5A88B78392EA4C068618C07D4DC4E704"><p>​Metro Vancouver is conducting eight workshops and engaging the public and First Nations as part of its work to design a new Iona Wastewater Treatment Plant. A new plant is required to be built by 2030 to comply with regulations and standards adopted by the federal and provincial governments for secondary treatment for wastewater. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue53-iona.jpgRead more...Full
Address to the Greater Vancouver Board of Tradehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-53/738/Address to the Greater Vancouver Board of TradeAddress to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade<div class="ExternalClass0F593A551D3E4DEE9CBC774E31C0AA5F"><p>​Metro Vancouver Board Chair Sav Dhaliwal made his inaugural address to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on the region's Five-Year Outlook, which includes nearly $5.5 billion worth of capital projects, and discusses key initiatives such as the Climate 2050 strategy and the Industrial Lands Task Force.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue53-vbot.jpgRead more...Full



Check it Out!http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-53/734/Check it Out!Check it Out!<div class="ExternalClass59C1FA465F4A4C03BDC724E6840E842C"><p>The newest edition of <a href="/services/parks/ParksPublications/CIOSummer2019.pdf" target="_blank">Metro Vancouver Regional Parks’ Nature Program Guide</a> (Check it Out) is bursting with fresh programs and events. Pack a picnic, lace up those hiking books and step into regional parks to reconnect with nature where you can:</p><ul><li>Watch bats emerge as dusk descends.</li><li>Get away from the hustle and bustle to paddle calm waters.</li><li>Capture the wonder of wetlands through watercolour painting.</li><li>Watch your child’s imagination run wild at a nature play date.</li></ul><p><a href="/services/parks/ParksPublications/CIOSummer2019.pdf" target="_blank">Registration now open!</a></p></div>Read more...SummaryBottom
Metro Vancouver Videoshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-53/735/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/316679393" target="_blank"><img alt="Seymour River Bridge " src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue53-video-seymourriverbridge.jpg" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong> <a href="https://vimeo.com/316679393" target="_blank">Seymour River Bridge : </a></strong> The historic Twin Bridges site in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve (LSCR) now has a new higher and longer crossing over the Seymour River. The long anticipated suspension bridge replaces the previous pedestrian bridge, which was removed after the December 2014 Seymour River rock slide.</td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/306877695" target="_blank"><img alt="Belcarra Crab Research " src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue53-video-belcarracrab.jpg" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong> <a href="https://vimeo.com/306877695" target="_blank">Belcarra Crab Research : </a></strong>A dedicated group of volunteers, the Belcarra Beachkeepers, is compiling a unique long term study of the crabs that live in the waters around Belcarra Regional Park.</td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/294660820" target="_blank"><img alt="Belcarra Beachkeeper" src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue53-video-belcarrabeachkeepers.jpg" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong> <a href="https://vimeo.com/294660820" target="_blank">Belcarra Beachkeeper: </a></strong>Recreational crab fishing is a popular activity in Belcarra Regional Park, but its popularity brings challenges. A dedicated group of enviro-volunteers, the Belcarra Beachkeepers, come out in force every summer to promote stewardship of this sensitive marine ecosystem.</td></tr></tbody></table></div>Read more...SummaryBottom
Events around the regionhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-53/736/Events around the regionEvents around the region<div class="ExternalClassDAA12A1E3BC2424CBFA7A870AA5644FF"><p> <strong>Parksfest</strong><br> <em>Anvil Centre - 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster (Across the street from the New Westminster Skytrain Station)</em></p><p>Get inspired. Connect with your peers. Celebrate our natural beauty.</p><p>June 1, 2019</p><p> <a href="/events/parksfest/Pages/default.aspx">Information and registration</a></p><p> <strong>Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference</strong><br> <em>Vancouver Convention Centre East - 999 Canada Place, Vancouver</em></p><p>Early bird registration is now open for the 2019 Zero Waste Conference: <em>A Future without Waste: Mobilizing for success in the circular economy</em>, to be held in October 2019. The annual conference attracts thought leaders from around the world highlighting circular economy success stories, waste prevention innovations, local and global perspectives as the shift to waste prevention and the transition to a circular economy continues to gain momentum.</p><p>October 30 - 31, 2019</p><p> <a href="http://www.zwc.ca/details/Pages/default.aspx">Information and registration</a></p></div>Read more...SummaryBottom