Welcomehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-59/806/WelcomeWelcome<div class="ExternalClass1EEBECC010B04369B4853ED2AEFC04D6"><p>Happy 2020! It's been a busy start to the new decade. </p><p>New measures have come into effect to improve the region's air quality, with owners of older non-road diesel engines, such as older forklifts, excavators and other engines, required to register their engines. A new consultation has also started on an alternative approach to regulate emissions from open-air burning.</p><p>Work has begun on the Cariboo Dam, a regional storm water facility near the east end of Burnaby Lake that controls the lake's water levels and regulates inflows into the Brunette River. Metro Vancouver also recently released its annual Solid Waste Summary, which shows residents are still doing well at diverting and recycling waste but more can always be done. </p><p>In other news, Metro Vancouver welcomed nearly 6,000 people to the watersheds this year, while thousands of students, seniors and people with financial barriers were able to visit Metro Vancouver's regional parks, thanks to the Pacific Parklands Foundation's (PPF) <em>Bus Grant Program</em>. With spring around the corner, hope you can get out and enjoy it.</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 launches consultation on regulating open-air burning of vegetative debrishttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-59/807/Metro Vancouver launches consultation on regulating open-air burning of vegetative debrisMetro Vancouver launches consultation on regulating open-air burning of vegetative debris<div class="ExternalClass055CB0ED71F649C58AFDED47570BB027"><p>​Metro Vancouver is seeking feedback on a proposed alternative approach to regulating emissions from open-air burning of vegetative debris, as part of initial consultation from November 2019 to February 2020.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue59-burning.jpgRead more...Full
Pacific Parklands Foundation (PPF) Bus Grant Program offers access to regional parkshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-59/808/Pacific Parklands Foundation (PPF) Bus Grant Program offers access to regional parksPacific Parklands Foundation (PPF) Bus Grant Program offers access to regional parks<div class="ExternalClass2D58FA1F3D9849F1918F274020819A2F"><p>​Thousands of students, seniors and people with financial barriers have been able to visit Metro Vancouver’s regional parks, thanks to the Pacific Parklands Foundation’s (PPF) <em> Bus Grant Program</em>.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue59-ppf.jpgRead more...Full
Residents continue to divert and recycle wastehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-59/814/Residents continue to divert and recycle wasteResidents continue to divert and recycle waste<div class="ExternalClassC00CD78122484849AF7EDA7CB7095496"><p>Metro Vancouver continued to reduce the amount of waste sent for disposal in 2018, with about 64 per cent of all municipal waste diverted and recycled – resulting in a per capita disposal rate of 0.48 tonnes per capita per year.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue59-recycle.jpgRead more...Full
Watershed Education Program 2019 updatehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-59/809/Watershed Education Program 2019 updateWatershed Education Program 2019 update<div class="ExternalClass8E4B9068A65E45B5B48E749D0763E54F"><p>Metro Vancouver welcomed nearly 6,000 individuals – from students to special interest groups and the general public – to its Watershed Education Program in 2019.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue59-watershed.jpgRead more...Full
Cariboo Dam gates replacedhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-59/815/Cariboo Dam gates replacedCariboo Dam gates replaced<div class="ExternalClassD48D1323F4174C1191E0ECD1AF8B799F"><p>​​Metro Vancouver has completed important work on the Cariboo Dam, a regional storm water facility near the east end of Burnaby Lake that controls the lake’s water levels and regulates inflows into the Brunette River.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue59-cariboodam.jpgRead more...Full
Metro Vancouver tightens rules for older non-road diesel engineshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-59/810/Metro Vancouver tightens rules for older non-road diesel enginesMetro Vancouver tightens rules for older non-road diesel engines<div class="ExternalClass7C864EE971C74802AC75C4B81D4A76FD"><p>Metro Vancouver is tightening the rules for older non-road diesel engines, requiring owners of older forklifts, excavators and other engines to register their equipment by January 31, 2020.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue59-nrde.jpgRead more...Full
Metro Vancouver's 2020 Standing Committees announcedhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-59/816/Metro Vancouver's 2020 Standing Committees announcedMetro Vancouver's 2020 Standing Committees announced<div class="ExternalClass812952C149734355ADC78AAF2C19144D"><p>Metro Vancouver has announced the committee structure and appointments for 2020 to meet the needs of our growing and diverse region. The 2020 Metro Vancouver Board has 14 standing committees, which represent the 21 member municipalities, one electoral area, and one treaty First Nation that comprise Metro Vancouver.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue59-committees.jpgRead more...Full

 

 

Spring 2020 Nature Program Guidehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-59/811/Spring 2020 Nature Program GuideSpring 2020 Nature Program Guide<div class="ExternalClassF3923ACF6BE74F1E971BA8DE306DE0F6"><p>The latest edition of Metro Vancouver Regional Parks' Nature Program Guide (Check it Out!) will have you longing for birdsong and bursting buds with its collection of spring programs and events.</p><ul><li>Warm up after your walk in the woods with stories and songs around a cozy campfire.</li><li>Get creative with botanical watercolour painting and Insta-worthy photos.</li><li>Bring your child or release your inner child for a night quest along lantern-lit trails.</li><li>Let your imagination lead you on forest walks and seaside strolls as days lengthen.</li></ul><p> <a href="https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/MVRegionalParks" target="_blank">Registration now open</a></p></div>Read more...SummaryBottom
Metro Vancouver Videoshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-59/812/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/371988181" target="_blank"><img alt="Tier 1 Non-road Diesel Engine Regulatory Program" src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue59-videos-nrde.jpg" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong> <a href="https://vimeo.com/371988181" target="_blank">Tier 1 Non-road Diesel Engine Regulatory Program:</a></strong> Starting January 31, 2020, unregistered Tier 1 engines (pre-2004) will be prohibited from operating in Metro Vancouver unless they have been registered for a minimum of 90 days.</td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/348722953" target="_blank"> <img alt="Amphibian eDNA" src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue59-videos-amphibian.jpg" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/348722953" target="_blank">Amphibian eDNA: </a></strong>Metro Vancouver staff members are using a new high-tech DNA sequencing process to determine the presence of at-risk or vulnerable species in its Regional Parks called environmental DNA, or eDNA.</td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/361375793" target="_blank"> <img alt="Greystone Village Creek Cleanup" src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue59-videos-greystone.jpg" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/361375793" target="_blank">Greystone Village Creek Cleanup: </a></strong>Greystone Village in Burnaby, which is one of Metro Vancouver's Housing communities, is the driving force behind an annual event that brings together neighbours, cleans up the surrounding area, and promotes environmental stewardship.</td></tr></tbody></table></div>Read more...Issue 59SummaryBottom
Metro Vancouver Close-Uphttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-59/813/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/371221408" target="_blank"> <img alt="Port Coquitlam Recycles City Litter" src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue59-videos-poco.jpg" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/371221408" target="_blank">Port Coquitlam Recycles City Litter:</a></strong> The City of Port Coquitlam's Litter Pickup and Cleanliness Project aims to help direct more recyclables from the landfill. An audit showed that more than 80% of the litter in Port Coquitlam is recyclable.</td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://vimeo.com/373275507" target="_blank"> <img alt="Surrey City Energy Advance" src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue59-videos-surrey.jpg" style="width:155px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/373275507" target="_blank">Surrey City Energy Advance: </a></strong>The City of Surrey's West Village Energy Centre is a component of the district energy system, Surrey City Energy. It's part of a plan for improving energy efficiency, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and providing more competitive energy pricing for Surrey residents and businesses in the City Centre.</td></tr></tbody></table></div>Read more...SummaryBottom
Events around the regionhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-59/817/Events around the regionEvents around the region<div class="ExternalClass84F1AAA463D54265B8BD02325C030DDF"><p><strong>Metro 2050: Planning Now for Future Generations</strong></p><p>Metro Vancouver is updating <em>Metro 2040: Shaping our Futu</em>re, the regional growth strategy. Metro 2040 is the regional federation's collective plan for managing growth in the region – including containing and focusing growth, and protecting important lands like greenspaces and employment lands. This update to the regional growth strategy, referred to as<em> Metro 2050</em>, will make it more effective and resilient to change. It will also do more to consider social equity and climate change in our communities, the impacts of growth policies, and how to better protect the places we care about.</p><p>Join us at one, or all four, Dialogues to hear about the update, ask questions, and share your perspectives to help us plan the future of the region.</p><p><a href="/events/sustainability-dialogues/Pages/default.aspx">Register</a> for events across the region February 12, 20, 25 and 27.  </p></div>Read more...SummaryBottom