|| npGREENWAY no 008 || Action Alert! :: Metro Bond Measure Open House :: Online Open House :: npGREENWAY and Rails to Trails ::

npGREENWAY Newsletter North Portland Greenway Trail Advocacy
2007 June18 Issue no 008
:: Metro Bond Measure Open House ::
:: Metro Bond Measure Online Open House ::
:: npGREENWAY and the Rails to Trails Conservancy ::
Set Trail Priorities at the
Metro Bond Measure Open House

Wednesday, June 20th 6pm – 8pm

It is becoming increasingly apparent to npGREENWAY how important it is for those that agree with our cause to show up at events like this. Metro uses the information gathered at these community meetings to directly affect their actions on acquiring land for trails and natural areas. If you are available this Wednesday evening, please come and show your support by joining npGREENWAY in asking Metro to acquire trail easements for the North Willamette Greenway Trail.

In November 2006 voters directed the Metro Council to extend a region-wide program to acquire natural areas to protect water quality and wildlife habitat and enhance public access to nature. Now it’s time to set priorities for 27 regional natural areas and trails targeted for acquisition.

The Metro Council wants to hear from you.
Since January Metro has been gathering information and conducting research in each of the 27 regional target areas for the Natural Areas Program approved by voters in 2006. Scientists, land-use experts, groups and individuals who have special knowledge about the natural resource values and community visions for these areas have provided information about these areas. With this information Metro has begun to identify the choices, potential strategies and opportunities that will achieve the best results for clean water, healthy fish and wildlife and access to nature for future generations.

Hosted by Metro Councilor Rex Burkholder
Wednesday, June 20th 6pm – 8pm
St. Johns Community Center

8427 N. Central St., Portland
Featured areas: Columbia Slough, Willamette River Greenway, Forest Park Connections
For a list of other community open house locations, click here.

Set Trail Priorities at the
online Metro Bond Measure Open House

anytime between now and July 6

In addition to the community open house mentioned above there is an online option. According to and e-mail from Metro, “Your feedback will help shape detailed acquisition plans for each of the target areas. The Metro Council will adopt these ‘refinement plans’ in September.” The specific page about the Willamette River Greenway can be found here.

Click here to answer a questionnaire that will help Metro shape priorities for land acquisition in the Willamette River Greenway.

Again, we encourage you to go online and join npGREENWAY in asking Metro to acquire trail easements for the North Willamette Greenway Trail.
npGREENWAY mentioned in national Rails to Trails Magazine

Click on the Show, Don’t Tell link below to download a pdf of an article from the Summer Edition of the Rails to Trails Magazine that mentions npGREENWAY. “Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a nonprofit organization working with communities to preserve unused rail corridors by transforming them into trails, enhancing the health of America’s environment, economy, neighborhoods and people.” This summer, they will be holding their national conference (Traillink 2007) here in Portland. npGREENWAY will be hosting a mobile workshop during the conference.

Show, Don’t Tell: Building a Movement
Communities across the country are striving to create biking and walking opportunities through their trails and transit. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is striving to connect them.
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