Welcome to our February newsletter! This was a busy month at Metro Vancouver, which hosted a signing ceremony with the Tsleil-Waututh Nation for Belcarra Regional Park and the first of our Council of Councils for 2020.
Options are also being explored to modernize the region’s snowpack monitoring while public engagement is ongoing on major initiatives such as Metro 2050, and Climate 2050 and the Clean Air Plan. Metro Vancouver is also assessing the value of having advanced levels of treatment at each of the five wastewater treatment plants.
New bins were installed in Vancouver for disposable coffee cup recycling and the Think Thrice About Your Clothes campaign rolled out for the second year, reminding residents to donate old or unwanted clothes rather than throwing them in the garbage.
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.