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[1THING] Blog: Archive for the ‘Recreation’ Category


(from Oregon Live)

There’s good news for one of nature’s showiest creatures.

A new report from the Department of Fish & Wildlife says that Monarch butterflies are on the rebound after years of population decline. The latest population counts show a 255% increase over last year in the butterflies’ wintering grounds in Mexico.

U.S. officials say that while the Monarchs are still struggling, years of habitat restoration work with our neighbors in Canada and Mexico are starting to show results.

Click here to read more.



[ Portland Becomes “Bike Town” Thanks to Nike ]

Photo courtesy of Peter D'Auria - Willamette Week

Photo courtesy of Peter D’Auria – Willamette Week

(from Willamette Week)

The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Nike have unveiled their deal for a sponsored bike-share program called “BikeTown.” The $10 million, five-year partnership will feature 1,000 “Nike orange” bicycles. 

Portland’s bike-share will be among the largest and the most affordable in the country. An annual membership will cost $10-15 per month, and a single ride will cost $2.50 for the first half hour. The program will also include 500 reduced-income memberships.

Click here to read more about “Bike Town”.