Register Now! Metro Grants Workshops

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Metro grants and technical assistance

The liveliest cities and neighborhoods don’t happen by accident. It takes vision, leadership and investment. But how do you turn a good idea into a great project? Metro can help.

If you have an innovative idea to integrate the natural world into your community please join us for a workshop about Metro’s Nature in Neighborhood grant programs. Participants will learn about the goals, criteria and application procedures of the grant programs as well as how to create a program plan and what resources are available to help get a project started.

The Metro Council’s 2006 Natural Areas bond measure established $15 million for the Capital Grants Program to inspire innovative partnerships that enhance ecological functions and increase the presence of nature where people live, work and play. This includes projects that acquire land for public ownership or result in a capital improvement on public land.

A workshop focusing on the Capital Grant program will be offered at two locations:

Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010
7 to 9 p.m.
Beaverton City Hall, 4755 SW Griffith Drive

This workshop is being co-sponsored by OSU Extension, Washington County Citizen Participation Program, City of Beaverton Neighborhood Program, Clean Water Services, Tualatin Riverkeepers and the Tualatin Watershed Council.

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010
9 to 11 a.m.
Metro, 600 NE Grand Ave., Portland

Metro’s restoration and enhancement grant program supports hands-on activities and environmental education programs that protect and contribute to watershed health in the region. The program connects community-minded people to their neighborhoods, natural areas, backyards and beyond. New this year the program will fund a small number of planning grants to assist communities in developing their projects.

One workshop will focus on Metro’s Restoration and Enhancement Grants Program

Saturday, November 13, 2010
9 to 11 a.m.
Metro, 600 NE Grand Ave., Portland

The deadline for Nature in Neighborhoods Restoration and Enhancement Grants pre-applications is 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011.

To RSVP or for more information, contact Kristin Blyler at 503-797-1834 or For more information, visit

Kristin Blyler
Grant program
Metro – Sustainability Center
600 NE Grand Ave.
Portland OR 97232