Metro Vancouver Update
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Welcome to the June issue of Metro Vancouver Update.

In this issue, you can read more about the 10th annual Caring for the Air 2021 report, which reveals that despite population growth, Metro Vancouver’s air quality has steadily improved over the past decade. Our improved air quality can be attributed to progressive regulations, proactive management plans, more stringent air quality objectives, and education and outreach programs.

Interestingly, behaviours associated with the COVID-19 pandemic also led to improved air quality in our region. For instance, the region’s air quality benefited from lower levels of transportation-related emissions because there were fewer vehicles on the road.

Also in this issue, learn how Metro Vancouver is working with the City of Delta to enhance green spaces through the development of a management plan that will include plans for public access, park amenities, habitat enhancement and nature education. On top of that, this issue also includes information on the new United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre in Coquitlam, which will serve residents throughout the region.

As the weather gets warmer, water conservation should remain top of mind for all residents in the region. Metro Vancouver delivers about one billion litres of treated drinking water each day to member jurisdictions, however water use can increase by 50% in the summer and early fall, largely due to lawn watering. Learn more about water-wise lawn care and other tips to use less water in this issue.

Thank you for reading the Metro Vancouver Update. Together we make our region strong.

Management Plan Will Provide a Vision for Delta Nature Reserve, Delta South Surrey Greenway

Metro Vancouver is working with the City of Delta to develop a management plan for the Delta Nature Reserve, Delta…

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In Metro Vancouver, We Love Water

Did you know that Metro Vancouverites use about 270 litres of water per person each day, a volume that nearly…

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New United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre Opening Soon

Metro Vancouver residents and businesses will soon have access to a new recycling and waste centre in Coquitlam, which will…

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Regional Economic Prosperity Service Hires Vice President, Strategic Investment

Metro Vancouver’s Regional Economic Prosperity Service is pleased to welcome Chris Heine in the key role of Vice President, Strategic…

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Metro Vancouver 2020 Regional Industrial Lands Inventory

Metro Vancouver’s limited industrial lands are increasingly being used for non-industrial purposes, which poses a considerable risk to the region’s…

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National Zero Waste Council Releases Reusables Report

A new report from the National Zero Waste Council shows that with proper precautions, there continue to be opportunities to…

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Celebrating 10 Years of Caring for the Air

Metro Vancouver’s air quality has steadily improved over the last decade, even as the region has grown, thanks to progressive…

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Sapperton Pump Station Provides Community Benefits

A new pump station that recently went into operation in New Westminster is an example of how Metro Vancouver seeks…

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Youth4Action Inspiring Sustainability in Metro Vancouver Schools

From April through June, Metro Vancouver’s School and Youth Leadership Programs successfully hosted three unique regional online Youth4Action events, including…

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New Peer-Based Network Embraces the Circular Economy in COVID-19 Economic Recovery

The City of Richmond and the City of Vancouver are among 15 local governments joining the Canadian Circular Cities and…

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Events & Videos

If you’d like to learn more about how the chairs of Metro Vancouver’s boards and committees are leading our region…

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The 5,668-hectare Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve (LSCR) contains spectacular and rugged landscapes. Its alpine peaks, forested slopes and pristine waters…

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Metro Vancouver’s new drop-off facility for recyclables and small amounts of garbage is under construction in Central Surrey. Three thousand…

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Learn to Hike at Tynehead Regional Park

Practise safety skills like trip planning, proper behaviour around wildlife and using a map and compass, while taking in beautiful…

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Grow Green 2021 Facebook Live Series

Spend your lunch break on July 15 learning from a local expert how to tackle invasive species, as part of…

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