Welcomehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-56/764/WelcomeWelcome<div class="ExternalClass1A06C436CB3149BD84B21CADEE99A209"><p>Welcome to fall! As usual, there's a lot going on at Metro Vancouver, including repairs to the Cleveland Dam spillway, a commitment to having the region become carbon neutral by 2050 and construction on the First Narrows Pump Station.</p><p>Metro Vancouver's Liquid Waste Services Department was also recognized for its work on the South Surrey Interceptor, which conveys sewage from South Surrey, White Rock and Langley to the Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant. The project was named 2019 Canadian Project of the Year and also recognized as runner up for new installations.</p><p>In other news, Regional Parks staff have been working in Pacific Spirit Regional Park to boost the survival rate of a number of amphibians, including B.C. species at-risk, while Metro Vancouver has updated two campaigns – <em>Hey! Food scraps aren't garbage</em> and <em>Wipe It, </em><em>Green</em><em> Bin It </em>– to remind people to compost veggie scraps and fats, oils and grease.</p><p>This summer Metro Vancouver participated in a Community-to-Community Forum with the Musqueam Indian Band. The Board has also endorsed a business plan for a new Regional Economic Prosperity Service in an effort to attract new strategic investment that will contribute positively to the region's livability and sustainability. And don't forget the <a href="http://www.zwc.ca/Pages/index.aspx?gclid=CjwKCAjw5fzrBRASEiwAD2OSV_c15NUJx-xBUGS62w1H8Vjkiu3qMWHSApMfw-LfC_AW7VmePM2JwhoCQ4AQAvD_BwE">Zero Waste Conference</a>, which is coming up on October 30-31 in Vancouver. </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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Park volunteers help to restore important wetland habitat for amphibianshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-56/765/Park volunteers help to restore important wetland habitat for amphibiansPark volunteers help to restore important wetland habitat for amphibians<div class="ExternalClass00C5F6FAD1D747A6AC03C4B2DB66B9FC"><p>​In a quiet corner of Pacific Spirit Regional Park, some unassuming ponds are helping to boost the survival rate of a number of amphibians, including B.C. species at-risk.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue56-parkvolunteers.jpgRead more...Full
South Surrey Interceptor receives award for trenchless tunnellinghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-56/766/South Surrey Interceptor receives award for trenchless tunnellingSouth Surrey Interceptor receives award for trenchless tunnelling<div class="ExternalClassE887B36B881C440B87348A7AB7D0760B"><p>​Metro Vancouver’s South Surrey Interceptor has been recognized by the Tunnelling Association of BC as 2019 Canadian Project of the Year. It was also recognized as runner up for new installations.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue56-ssi.jpgRead more...Full
Musqueam, Metro Vancouver host Community-to-Community Forumhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-56/767/Musqueam, Metro Vancouver host Community-to-Community ForumMusqueam, Metro Vancouver host Community-to-Community Forum<div class="ExternalClass524D3E85258741A984B09FE845C244A1"><p>​Metro Vancouver and the Musqueam Indian Band co-hosted the 2019 Community-to-Community Forum this summer, underscoring the importance of building relationships.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue56-musqueam.jpgRead more...Full
Hey! Food scraps aren’t garbage: updated campaign builds on green bin successhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-56/768/Hey! Food scraps aren’t garbage: updated campaign builds on green bin successHey! Food scraps aren’t garbage: updated campaign builds on green bin success<div class="ExternalClassAF9B30BDA3154BC6A54BD1764A1DEBEB"><p>​Metro Vancouver has rolled out its updated <em>Hey! Food Scraps Aren't Garbage</em> campaign, introducing new characters like Mr. Avocado Shell, Ms. Pineapple Top and Dr. Red Pepper to remind people that food scraps belong in the green bin.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue56-foodscraps.jpgRead more...Full
Metro Vancouver strengthens climate targets to become carbon neutralhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-56/769/Metro Vancouver strengthens climate targets to become carbon neutralMetro Vancouver strengthens climate targets to become carbon neutral<div class="ExternalClass1E21A97B607F455F91C7196066B90F07"><p>​<span lang="EN-CA">Metro Vancouver </span>is boosting its climate action by amending its Climate 2050 Strategy to include a commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2050. The commitment aligns with the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue56-climatetargets.jpgRead more...Full
Metro Vancouver endorses Regional Economic Prosperity Servicehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-56/770/Metro Vancouver endorses Regional Economic Prosperity ServiceMetro Vancouver endorses Regional Economic Prosperity Service<div class="ExternalClass2794FB1FAA934F5FB5A0B2746AB4F271"><p>​Metro Vancouver has endorsed the business plan for a new Regional Economic Prosperity Service in an effort to attract new strategic investment that will contribute positively to the region’s livability and sustainability. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue56-rps.jpgRead more...Full
Repairs underway on Cleveland Dam spillwayhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-56/771/Repairs underway on Cleveland Dam spillwayRepairs underway on Cleveland Dam spillway<div class="ExternalClassECE1679A295B4D2EBB76601A037EAF90"><p>​Metro Vancouver is repairing the Cleveland Dam spillway and training walls as part of an ongoing maintenance program to ensure the reliable delivery of clean, safe drinking water to the region’s residents.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue56-clevelanddam.jpgRead more...Full
Momentum increasing for Zero Waste Conferencehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-56/772/Momentum increasing for Zero Waste ConferenceMomentum increasing for Zero Waste Conference<div class="ExternalClass7FD50D7F5E3F4FE9860ED7B1E3268995"><p>​When you order fresh fish for dinner, you don't expect it to come with a side of microplastics.<strong> </strong>The issue of oceans plastics and pollution will be raised at this year's <em>2019 Zero Waste Conference: A Future Without Waste: Mobilizing for Success in the Circular Economy</em>.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue56-zwc.jpgRead more...Full
First Narrows Pump Station Construction Underwayhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-56/773/First Narrows Pump Station Construction UnderwayFirst Narrows Pump Station Construction Underway<div class="ExternalClassA592ABBD1D814959861F023919143E77"><p>​The First Narrows Pump Station, along with a network of new sewer pipes, will convey wastewater to and from the new North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant (NSWWTP) in the District of North Vancouver. The pumps station and pipes are collectively known as the NSWWTP Conveyance Project.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue56-firstnarrows.jpgRead more...Full
“Wipe It, Green Bin It” campaign targets fats, oils and grease in sewershttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-56/774/“Wipe It, Green Bin It” campaign targets fats, oils and grease in sewers“Wipe It, Green Bin It” campaign targets fats, oils and grease in sewers<div class="ExternalClass539240F9B2554266B1343B6C6E02ECB8"><p>​Metro Vancouver’s “Wipe It, Green Bin It” campaign is back this Thanksgiving to remind residents that fats, oils and grease go in the green bin, not down the sink. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue56-wigbi.jpgRead more...Full



Fall/Winter 2019-2020 Nature Program Guidehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-56/775/Fall/Winter 2019-2020 Nature Program GuideFall/Winter 2019-2020 Nature Program Guide<div class="ExternalClass393EAED90037468BA828799E665C0CA4"><p>The Fall/Winter edition of <a href="/services/parks/ParksPublications/CIOFall2019.pdf" target="_blank">Metro Vancouver Regional Parks’ Nature Program Guide (Check it Out)</a> is bursting with new programs and events to celebrate the outdoors. Lace up those hiking boots, take in a country celebration or apple fest or just reconnect with nature:</p><ul><li>Witness the wonder of the salmon returning home to spawn.</li><li>Take in a country celebration.</li><li>Drop by for a cozy campfire and learn about nearby nature through story and song.</li><li>Autumn stargazing.</li><li>Capture plant details through the art of botanical painting.</li><li>Harvest Moon Walk.</li></ul><p><a href="/services/parks/ParksPublications/CIOFall2019.pdf" target="_blank">Registration now open!</a></p></div>Read more...SummaryBottom
Metro Vancouver Videoshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-56/776/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/343102351" target="_blank"> <img alt="Sensitive Ecosystem Survey" src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue56-video-ses.jpg" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/343102351" target="_blank">Sensitive Ecosystem Survey :</a></strong> Our region is losing ecologically valuable areas at an alarming rate, but municipal planners are able to work on strategies to slow that loss thanks to Metro Vancouver's Sensitive Ecosystem Inventory database.</td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/337860649" target="_blank"> <img alt="Air Quality Monitoring Network" src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue56-video-aqm.jpg" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/337860649" target="_blank">Air Quality Monitoring Network : </a></strong>To maintain our region's air quality, we need to measure it. Metro Vancouver operates 31 air monitoring stations from Horseshoe Bay to Hope as part of the Lower Fraser Valley Air Quality Monitoring Network.</td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/336697877" target="_blank"> <img alt="Aquatic Testing Toolbox" src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue56-video-aquatic.jpg" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/336697877" target="_blank">Aquatic Testing Toolbox : </a></strong>In Burrard Inlet, a team of biologists are gathering sea floor sediment samples for Metro Vancouver's marine monitoring program. See how ocean sediments near wastewater treatment outfalls are tested, and learn about new hydrodynamic models that are helping improve our understanding of wastewater flows in the ocean.</td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/325045311" target="_blank"> <img alt="Coquitlam Glacier Ten Years Later" src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue56-video-coquitlam.jpg" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/325045311" target="_blank">Coquitlam Glacier Ten Years Later : </a></strong>The Coquitlam Glacier is the last surviving glacier in the Metro Vancouver region. Carbon dating of wood samples taken from the site reveals surprising results. New melting rate data indicates how many years until the retreating glacier disappears forever.</td></tr></tbody></table></div> Read more...SummaryBottom
Metro Vancouver Close-Uphttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-56/777/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/356784951" target="_blank"> <img alt="Vancouver Parks Ecology Improvements" src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue56-video-pollinator.jpg" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/356784951" target="_blank">Vancouver Parks Ecology Improvements :</a></strong> A look at two Vancouver parks going through an ecological transformation while still serving recreation needs. The Fifth and Pine Pop-up Park features a wildflower meadow to benefit bees and other pollinators, and the New Brighton Park is restoring an intertidal salt marsh habitat.</td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/346261550" target="_blank"> <img alt="Surrey CityLab" src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue56-vimeo-citylabs.jpg" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/346261550" target="_blank">Surrey CityLab : </a></strong>CityLab is a City of Surrey, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), and Simon Fraser University (SFU) partnership program where students work on real-world issues in Surrey, gain a greater awareness of city priorities and challenges, and become more civic-minded.</td></tr></tbody></table></div>Read more...SummaryBottom
Events around the regionhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-56/778/Events around the regionEvents around the region<div class="ExternalClassE142061946D44D0F8F1A20353E8A4948"><p>​<strong>Metro Vancouver 2019 Zero Waste Conference</strong><br> <em>Vancouver Convention Centre East - 999 Canada Place, Vancouver</em></p><p>Register now for the 2019 Zero Waste Conference: A Future Without Waste: Mobilizing for success in the circular economy, to be held in October 30-31, 2019. The annual conference attracts thought leaders from around the world, highlighting circular economy success stories, waste prevention innovations, and 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" target="_blank">Information and registration</a></p></div>Read more...SummaryBottom