April is Arbor Month

April is Oregon Arbor Month and Mayor McBride has proclaimed April 30th as Hood River Arbor Day – a day observed with planting, care and protection of trees. The Tree Committee is unable to host Arbor Day activities in 2021 due to the pandemic, but we encourage participation by community members. Click-thru to read more about the benefits of trees and caring for them.

Honoring our Planet

The world continues to see impacts from climate change. April is Earth Month and Earth Day is April 22, which are good reminders to promote earth-friendly practices every day. To do our part, the City of Hood River has committed to its goal to become a more environmentally sustainable community with annual projects, and encourages community members and organizations to do the same. Click-thru to learn more.

Council approves 2021 Work Plan

The Hood River City Council’s 2021 Work Plan is in place after the plan developed from its early February work session was approved. At its virtual workshop, Council affirmed long-term goals and the most important projects for the organization to undertake in 2021. A new goal to work towards an equitable and inclusive community was added. Click thru to read more and link to the Work Plan.

Low Impact Development Improves Stormwater Management

The City of Hood River encourages Low Impact Development (LID) techniques to help reduce negative impacts of traditional drain and pipeline stormwater management. LID practices generally retain rainwater with methods that encourage it to soak in the ground rather than allow it to run-off in storm drains. Click thru to read more.

Council Commits to Equity

City Council passed a Resolution for Racial and Social Equity, acknowledging inequities that harm black, indigenous and other people of color. The resolution supports systemic change to identify and eliminate instances of bias and racial/social equity barriers in City programs, services and policies. Click thru to read more.