WelcomeWelcome<div class="ExternalClassBAEB7FF3397946849450C49E2357C8B7"><br></div><p>​</p>2017-05-25T07:00:00ZGP0|#3b8f3b80-a7ab-4371-9209-a63c0676026a;L0|#03b8f3b80-a7ab-4371-9209-a63c0676026a|Issue 32;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass0493A3DF05E24540946A887AA09CD323"> <p>Summer appears to be on its way and, with the hot weather finally approaching, we are getting ready to launch the third phase of our We Love Water regional water conservation campaign. This comes on the heels of our annual lawn watering regulations, which took effect May 15.</p><p>Did you know a third of all food produced in Canada is wasted? Learn more about the National Food Waste Reduction Strategy and check out our Love Food, Hate Waste campaign for simple tips to use up any leftovers. </p><p>And we have two great additions to our Regional Parks system - we opened the Kanaka Creek Water Stewardship Centre in Maple Ridge and expanded our popular Pitt River Greenway. Regional Parks is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. If you haven't yet, get outside and explore: you won't be disappointed.</p><p>The Metro Vancouver Update brings you news and information from around the region. If you enjoy reading the Metro Vancouver Update, share it with a friend, and welcome them to subscribe <a href="/events/sri-mailing-lists/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">here</a>.</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><p> <br> </p></div>0A cyclist travels on the Pitt River Greenway.