Welcomehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-20/277/WelcomeWelcome<div class="ExternalClass8FA73162874548AC93DFF2A80A33F24B"><p>Just this month Metro Vancouver opened Surrey Bend Regional Park, on the Fraser River. Use the links below to plan your visit this summer.</p> <p>In other articles we've got results on a 2015 waste composition study showing an increase in food scraps recycling, and we've just launched a tongue and cheek regional campaign – Adult Toilet Training – Never Flush Wipes, encouraging people not to flush disposable wipes. </p><p>E-vehicles are gaining momentum. Metro Vancouver and partners are once again providing you the chance to try one out, and ask questions of our staff, and some dedicated e-vehicle drivers. </p><p>April included a few warm days, and with the local mountains greening up, people are asking about our water supply for this summer. No matter the weather, water conservation is always a priority, so don't forget the sprinkling regulations start on May 15.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <em>Metro Vancouver is a partnership 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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Sprinkling regulations begin May 15http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-20/278/Sprinkling regulations begin May 15Sprinkling regulations begin May 15<div class="ExternalClass5049B220DFB9464191D91D48D2241841"><p>Sprinkling regulations begin region-wide May 15. An hour a week, from rain or sprinkling, is all a lawn needs to stay healthy.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue20-be-waterwise.jpgRead more...waterFull
Study indicates increasing organics recycling http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-20/279/Study indicates increasing organics recyclingStudy indicates increasing organics recycling <div class="ExternalClassAD12045D56A049CBAEAF67AB2C49C172"><p>​Many households and businesses are now recycling food scraps every day. Reducing their regular garbage (often by more than half!), and sending those food scraps to a facility for composting.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue20-organics.jpgRead more...organicsFull
Funding Update for New Waste Water Treatment Plan on the North Shore http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-20/280/Funding Update for New Waste Water Treatment Plan on the North ShoreFunding Update for New Waste Water Treatment Plan on the North Shore <div class="ExternalClass95860536C8AC414CA34E1DDA1F86D909"><p>Metro Vancouver is replacing the Lions Gate Waste Water Treatment Plant serving West Vancouver, the City of North Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver. We are currently in the process of securing funding, and have just received some good news.</p> </div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue-20-wwtp-ns.jpgRead more...nwwtpFull
Regional campaign tackles The Unflushables http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-20/281/Regional campaign tackles The UnflushablesRegional campaign tackles The Unflushables <div class="ExternalClass3A4C8C7DA31E478BB7EBFA10F76A48DA"><p>​Many people are surprised to know that wipes labelled as flushable, actually are not. This campaign reminds everyone to put wipes where they belong- in the garbage.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue20-never-flush-wipes.jpgRead more...unflushablesFull
Input to Provincial Climate Leadership Plan http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-20/282/Input to Provincial Climate Leadership PlanInput to Provincial Climate Leadership Plan <div class="ExternalClass3C4B5571636E40BDA3C2704BA65F3121"><p>​Metro Vancouver continues to participate in the Province’s Climate Leadership Plan. Find the most recent input here. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue20-marsh.jpgRead more...climateFull
Celebrating Regional Parks Volunteershttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-20/284/Celebrating Regional Parks VolunteersCelebrating Regional Parks Volunteers<div class="ExternalClass9BD39AA6043F42E7A952B1CA14F3F31E"><p>​Our Regional Park system is well supported by the work of some excellent volunteers individuals and organizations. In April, we celebrate those contributions, and invite others to join.  <br><br></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue20-parks-volunteers.jpgRead more...parksFull
Surrey Bend Regional Park now open - plan your visithttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-20/285/Surrey Bend Regional Park now open - plan your visitSurrey Bend Regional Park now open - plan your visit<div class="ExternalClassD1A05E5E2594491892AEE22A2975851B"><p>​Surrey Bend Regional Park is open. A beautiful spot to take a walk and see some of the wildlife and plants along the Fraser River. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue20-surreybend-opening.jpgRead more...surreybendFull
Emotive 2016 - try out an e-vehicle this summerhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-20/287/Emotive 2016 - try out an e-vehicle this summerEmotive 2016 - try out an e-vehicle this summer<div class="ExternalClass6DA8CE11D2694B408401F8264B3D7FEC"><p>​E-vehicles are frequently in the news, and BC has some of the highest amounts of charging stations. Curious? Drop by an Emotive display at a community celebration in your neighbourhood this summer. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue20-emotive.jpgRead more...emotiveFull



Check it Outhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-20/286/Check it OutCheck it Out<div class="ExternalClassD15E0ACFB888489185234809A0D0F29C"><p>The <a href="/events/regional-parks-nature-program/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Spring 2016 event guide</a> has great programs and events for you and your family to experience nature. From wildflowers to wetlands, find a new way to connect with your Regional Parks. There's an <a href="/events/regional-parks-nature-program/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">option to subscribe</a> to receive the online version of the Check It Out Guide.</p></div>Read more...cioSummaryBottom
Metro Vancouver Television Showshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-20/288/Metro Vancouver Television ShowsMetro Vancouver Television Shows<div class="ExternalClassC8213215CE0243FEB578E0B1D22E29EE"><p> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/TSRLogo.jpg" alt="" style="width:150px;padding-right:20px;float:left;" /> <a href="/media-room/video-gallery/the-sustainable-region" target="_blank"><strong>The Sustainable Region TV</strong></a> series examines how Metro Vancouver manages growth, protects the environment, and delivers vital services to residents of our region.</p><p> <a href="/media-room/video-gallery/the-sustainable-region/219891896" target="_blank"><strong>Emergency Preparedness</strong></a>: Being prepared for an emergency means having the right equipment and a good plan. In this episode we show you how to be prepared at home and how Metro Vancouver protects our water infrastructure and parks from natural disasters.</p><p> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/metrocloseup-logo.jpg" alt="" style="width:150px;padding-right:20px;float:left;" /> <a href="/media-room/video-gallery/metro-vancouver-close-up" target="_blank"><strong>Metro Vancouver Close-Up</strong></a> shows how municipalities and community groups are promoting sustainability and shared regional goals. New videos are posted each month.</p> <br style="clear:both;"> <p> <strong><a href="/media-room/video-gallery/metro-vancouver-close-up/217906733" target="_blank">Bowen Island's Knick Knack Nook</a></strong>: See how, with each knick knack sold, an amazingly successful Re-Use It store on Bowen Island is giving back to the community while diverting waste from the landfill, and how their longtime goal for their own composting facility is making headway.</p><p> <strong><a href="/media-room/video-gallery/metro-vancouver-close-up/217906339" target="_blank">New Streetlights in Surrey</a></strong>: Surrey is one of the first cities in Canada to embark on a full conversion of street lighting to LED. Once completed, the LED lights will result in about $1 million in annual savings from reduced power consumption and maintenance costs.</p><p> <strong><a href="/media-room/video-gallery/metro-vancouver-close-up/217906574" target="_blank">Mayors + Smart Cities</a></strong>: Coquitlam and Surrey mayors were among others from Europe and Asia at a GLOBE Conference session that brought forward insight, lessons learned and partnership opportunities around Smart Cities technology.</p></div>Read more...tsrSummaryBottom