Welcome!http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-49/680/Welcome!Welcome!<div class="ExternalClass8E751B12A7A6489A9A0400FE44A5C7B8"><p>In this issue, we highlight upcoming projects, such as our work to develop a management plan for Grouse Mountain Regional Park and a new source control bylaw to help hospitals in the region reduce pollutants entering our sewer system. </p><p>We are also seeing increased uptake by residents to reuse, reduce, recycle – leading to increased waste diversion rates across the region. Residents are also taking advantage of the region's Watershed Tours, where they can explore and visit our unique watersheds — Capilano, Seymour and Coquitlam — and learn how our world class water gets from the mountains to their taps. The tours are just a small part of the great work going on at Metro Vancouver. </p><p>To see what else is going on, check out our latest videos, which look at everything from salmon in Pacific Spirit Regional Park to the Coquitlam Transfer Station.<br> <br></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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Management Plan for Grouse Mountain Regional Parkhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-49/681/Management Plan for Grouse Mountain Regional ParkManagement Plan for Grouse Mountain Regional Park<div class="ExternalClass422F5276D99A4214882371690D430997"><p>​Metro Vancouver is moving ahead with a management plan for Grouse Mountain Regional Park, which includes the Grouse Grind Trail, the BCMC Trail and a portion of the Baden Powell Trail and protects 74-hectares of steep forest ecosystems with riparian corridors and an area of old growth forest. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue49-grouse.jpgRead more...FullA hiker explores the BCMC Trail in Grouse Mountain Regional Park
New Pollution Prevention Planning Bylaw for Hospitalshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-49/682/New Pollution Prevention Planning Bylaw for HospitalsNew Pollution Prevention Planning Bylaw for Hospitals<div class="ExternalClassD2BF337C753E4F079C7C8AA43592C5A6"><p>​Metro Vancouver has adopted a new source control bylaw to help hospitals in the region reduce pollutants entering our sewer system. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue49-lab.jpgRead more...Full
Watershed moments in Metro Vancouverhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-49/683/Watershed moments in Metro VancouverWatershed moments in Metro Vancouver<div class="ExternalClass8770D632F55E4BB88561D6F365902555"><p>​As part of its Watershed Tour program, Metro Vancouver welcomed the public last year to visit its three protected watersheds -- Capilano, Seymour and Coquitlam – where ancient trees tower in steep mountain valleys, wildlife abounds and water flows through natural landscapes to our drinking water supply system. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue49-watershed.jpgRead more...Full
Waste Diversion on the Rise in Metro Vancouverhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-49/684/Waste Diversion on the Rise in Metro VancouverWaste Diversion on the Rise in Metro Vancouver<div class="ExternalClassBB1BD114469D44B5AFE3537AC2958768"><p>​Metro Vancouver residents continue to reduce, reuse and recycle, resulting in increasing waste diversion rates across the region. In 2017, 63 per cent of the region's municipal solid waste was diverted from disposal, up from 62 per cent in 2016. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue49-solidwaste.jpgRead more...Full
Members appointed to Metro Vancouver’s 2019 Standing Committeeshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-49/685/Members appointed to Metro Vancouver’s 2019 Standing CommitteesMembers appointed to Metro Vancouver’s 2019 Standing Committees<div class="ExternalClassE3453A89617F4420ABEBB80979F4FA12"><p>​Last month, the Chairs of Metro Vancouver’s standing committees were appointed.  </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue49-committees.jpgRead more...Full

 

 

Check It Out!http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-49/686/Check It Out!Check It Out!<div class="ExternalClassD0B4F10DA6C44D7CA00F216ACA34C5EB"><p>​Metro Vancouver's regional parks system protects 13,614 hectares of important natural spaces in 22 regional parks, two ecological conservancy areas, three regional park reserves and five regional greenways. </p><p>Most Metro Vancouver residents live in urban settings with less access to nature than previous generations. Regional parks protect dynamic and complex ecosystems and offer opportunities to access these natural spaces adjacent to urban areas. Park interpretation programs encourage residents to get outside – to visit regional parks and take part in nature-based programs and events that inform and inspire, deepening understanding, appreciation and protection of the natural environment.</p><p>Check out the fall/winter 2018-2019 <a href="/services/parks/ParksPublications/CIO-FallWinter2018.PDF" target="_blank">regional parks program guide</a>. Never miss an issue – <a href="/events/check-it-out/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US">subscribe</span></a> to receive the online or paper copy.</p></div>Read more...SummaryBottom
Metro Vancouver Close-Uphttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-49/687/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/303172717" target="_blank"><img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue49-video-cnv-streetbins.jpg" alt="" style="width:155px;" /></a> </td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong> <a href="https://vimeo.com/303172717" target="_blank">What’s in the City of North Vancouver’s Street Bins? : </a></strong> What exactly do people throw in the street bins? It's icky but important to know so that systems and communications programs can be improved. We followed the intrepid crews on a routine audit. <br></td></tr></tbody></table> </div>Read more...SummaryBottom
Metro Vancouver Videoshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-49/689/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/252604844" target="_blank"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue49-video-parks.jpg" alt="" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/252604844" target="_blank">Restoring a Salmon-bearing Creek in Pacific Spirit Regional Park : </a></strong> Vancouver used to have dozens of salmon-supporting creeks but today, that number is down to just four. Metro Vancouver and its partners are restoring one of those four creeks to make it more habitable for Coho salmon.</td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/294462326" target="_blank"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue49-video-solidwaste.jpg" alt="" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/294462326" target="_blank">Coquitlam Transfer Station Replacement Project : </a></strong>Site preparations for the new Coquitlam Transfer Station include an innovative use of materials. Learn how bottom ash from Metro Vancouver's waste to energy facility is being recycled as preload material for this <a href="/services/solid-waste/engagement/coquitlam-transfer-station-replacement/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">project</a>. </td></tr></tbody></table></div>Read more...SummaryBottom
Events around the regionhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-49/688/Events around the regionEvents around the region<div class="ExternalClass870BCD47C4994139A9A5A692EB61EFDC"><p><strong>Metro Vancouver’s Winter Watershed Snowshoe Tours</strong><br><em>Mount Seymour, North Vancouver</em></p><p>Explore the connection between snow and your drinking water. Learn about your water supply in a fun and active way while discovering alpine plants and animals. After a moderately strenuous snowshoe, warm up with a cup of hot chocolate.</p><p>Saturdays, February 2 – March 30<br>10am – 1:30pm</p><p><a href="/events/calendar/north-van-west-van/1126/winter-watershed-snowshoe-tours" target="_blank">Information and registration</a></p><p><strong>Transportation and Land Use Planning – The Economic Future of Metro Vancouver</strong><br><em>Civic Hotel, 13475 Central Ave, Surrey</em></p><p>Join Metro Vancouver Board Chair Sav Dhaliwal and New Westminster Mayor Jonathan Coté, Chair of Translink’s Mayor’s Council, as they present to members of the Surrey Board of Trade, business and industry leaders. Learn about their respective roles as Chair, impact to city building and goals to engage the business community. </p><p>February 20<br>11:30am – 1:30pm</p><p><a href="https://business.businessinsurrey.com/events/details/february-20-2019-transportation-and-land-use-planning-the-economic-future-of-metro-vancouver-10039" target="_blank">Information and registration</a></p></div>Read more...SummaryBottom