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2017 Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collections Scheduled

The Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District will host 11 mobile events to collect household hazardous waste (HHW) in 2017. This year, the district is celebrating 20 years of protecting public health and the environment by safely disposing of HHW. Since its inception, the Regional HHW Collection program has …

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Five area cities recognized as Communities for All Ages

2 Northland Cities Recognized Among the Five On Friday, Jan. 27, the Mid-America Regional Council recognized the cities of Excelsior Springs, Independence, Liberty, Raymore and Roeland Park as “Communities for All Ages.” The awards were presented at a meeting of the First Suburbs Coalition. Liberty, Raymore and Roeland Park have …

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Go “ever green” and recycle your holiday tree

When the holidays are over and it’s time to take down your natural holiday trees, wreaths and garlands, give them a second life by recycling them. Visit RecycleSpot.org or call 816-474-8326 for a list of locations throughout the metro area that will recycle your trees and greenery. Most services are …

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Double Up Food Bucks celebrates National Farmers Market Week, August 7-13

Incentive program helps families receiving SNAP benefits stretch their food dollars at participating farmers markets National Farmers Market Week offers a great opportunity for families that participate in the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP, also known as food stamps) to try out Double Up Food Bucks — a nutrition incentive …

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2016 Regional Trails & Bikeways map is now available

Just in time for National Bike Month in May, an updated Greater Kansas City Regional Trails & Bikeways map is available for area bicyclists and walkers. The printed map is FREE and available from local community centers, visitor’s centers, libraries and bicycle shops. The Mid-America Regional Council worked with local …

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Celebration to honor 9-1-1 calltakers and dispatchers

19th Annual Telecommunicators Appreciation Celebration to recognize important role of emergency dispatch personnel. The Kansas City Regional 9-1-1 System will honor 9-1-1 dispatchers and call-takers for the vital role they play in public safety at the 19th Annual Telecommunicators Appreciation Celebration on Friday, April 15, from 6 to 10 p.m., …

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Improvements Coming to Kansas St. Corridor From I-35 to 291

Liberty City Councilman Jeff Watt appeared before the Clay County Commission on March 14 to ask the Clay County Commission to approve a letter of support that would be included in a grant for upcoming rounds of MARC Surface Transportation Project (STP) Funding. Several weeks ago MODOT came to Liberty …

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Four local governments recognized as Solar Ready Communities

Four local governments — the cities of Kearney, North Kansas City and Independence, Missouri, and Johnson County, Kansas — have been named Solar Ready Communities. The Mid-America Regional Council’s Solar Ready Community Recognition Program honors cities and counties that implement best practices to increase the use of solar energy and …

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After Rockin’ Around the Holiday Tree, Recycle It!

“Treecycle” your holiday tree curbside or at area recycling centers When the holidays are over, and it’s time for natural holiday trees, wreaths and garlands to come down, give them a second life by recycling. Visit www.RecycleSpot.org or call 816-474-8326 for a list of locations throughout the metro area that …

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MARC’s Planning Sustainable Places program receives two statewide awards

The PSP program was recognized for its wide-reaching planning and implementation activities, which help local governments make progress toward the region’s long-range transportation and placemaking goals. The PSP program promotes concepts for more livable and sustainable communities — vibrant places that offer a mix of housing, employment and other uses; …

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