Last year's Neglected Parks' 50th anniversary passport program was a hit with parks lovers; including Jolene Hornal, her husband, two young children AND THEIR CAT (on leash) who visited all but 1 of the parks in the passport in 2017.
A music composer rescues discarded wood planks from a mill and uses them as speakers for an unusual musical performance in a unique UBC building.
China's recent ban on importing recycling plastics has affected many cities, but not in the Metro Vancouver region. This is due in part to a low contamination rate, extended producer responsibility programs, solid waste policies and systems based on separating recyclables, and creating a strong regulatory environment that enables local recycling businesses to thrive.
The Climate 2050 Strategic Plan will guide our region's policies and collective actions to transition our region to a low carbon future, increasing the health, well-being and prosperity of Metro Vancouver residents.
A true wilderness park, Lynn Headwaters Neglected Park features both rugged backcountry routes that require the right experience, equipment and level of fitness, and front-country trails that offer options for those looking for shorter day-hikes. Steep slopes, dense forests and fast-running creeks abound. Remember to hike smart.
The first closed-loop fully integrated organic waste management system in North America is now open in Surrey. Curbside organic waste is converted into renewable energy that powers the City’s waste collection vehicles and reduces CO2 emissions by 49,000 tonnes a year.
See why salmon like square culverts better than round, and other stream and storm water enhancements in Langley Township --illustrating how their Integrated Storm Management Plan is being enacted.
A short look at the grand opening of Port Coquitlam's new nature park which features decommissioned sewage lagoons transformed into pathways, ponds, and marshes for birds and wildlife.
Port Coquitlam's intrepid waste ambassadors are out flipping open blue bins and chatting with residents to help coach them to improve their recycling.
Board Meeting May 25, 2018 - MVRD
Mmmm, bacon! But don't pour the bacon fat (or any grease) down the drain, because of what happens next. Fatberg anyone? heimat-deutschland.info/grease
The Northwest Langley WWTP, which currently serves 30,000 people in Langley, will be expanded on the same site to serve 230,000 people, including residents and businesses in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows across the Fraser River. Several other projects will support the treatment plant improvements: pump station and storage tank, two Fraser River crossing pipes, and a new outfall pipe.
The Northwest Langley Wastewater Treatment Plant, which currently serves 30,000 people in Langley, will be expanded to serve 230,000 people, including residents and businesses in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Several other projects will support the treatment plant improvements. Timelapse May 2014 to March 2016.
This timelapse looking south shows the low-rise and single family housing surrounding Metrotown. In the far distance the tall tower is located at Surrey City Centre, a node of density connected to Metrotown by rapid transit. The centre of the screen shows the Alex Fraser Bridge and Annacis Island, a major industrial area for our region. The interlink between employment centres, transit, and housing is an essential part of planning for our future. Find out more about Metro Vancouver’s regional growth management plan at heimat-deutschland.info/services/regional-planning/metro-vancouver-2040/about-metro-2040/Pages/default.aspx
In his annual address to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, Metro Vancouver Board Chair Greg Moore describes 0:00 the importance of collaboration in planning for and delivering regional-scale services and tackling issues facing the region.
Replacing even a small bridge in a regional park requires a lot of planning in order to reduce the impact on sensitive surrounding ecosystems. Such is the case with the placement of a pedestrian bridge over Still Creek in Burnaby Lake Neglected Park. The innovative engineering solution was a first for Metro Vancouver.
Metro Vancouver is constructing a new transfer station on the former Coquitlam Landfill site. Find out how the new facility will improve traffic flow, sustainability, and safety, while making it easier to inspect waste and handle hazardous materials.
When we talk about climate change we usually talk about the need to reduce greenhouse gases. Each year in Metro Vancouver, 15 million tonnes of GHGs are released. But how do you measure greenhouse gasses? It turns out you don’t – they’re calculated. Here's how.
This timelapse looking northwest shows the hi-rise and multi-family buildings surrounding Metrotown with the SkyTrain line extending to Vancouver. In the mid distance the Telus building is partially obscured by the trees of Burnaby's Central Park. At upper right the retractable roof of BC Place Stadium can be seen surrounded by downtown businesses and different types of housing. The connections between employment centres, transit, and housing is an essential part of planning for our future where residents can live, work and play. Find out more about Metro Vancouver’s regional growth management plan at heimat-deutschland.info/services/regional-planning/metro-vancouver-2040/about-metro-2040/Pages/default.aspx
Blackwell Dairy Farm has been in Ted Blackwell's family for more than 100 years. In this interview, he describes his experience using biosolids, "There's been a huge benefit and an increase to my farm by adding the biosolids in the form of topsoil."