Spring constellations. Click to enlarge
MHCC Planetarium website
Leo, Virgo and the Spring Sky
When: Tue Mar 02, 2015
Admission $2. MHCC students are admitted free.
The Sky Theater is wheelchair accessible.
Leo, Virgo and the Spring Sky
Join us for a tour of the night sky where you'll whiz through universe from the comfort of your seat! 3 shows starting at 6:00PM, 7:15PM and 8:30PM.
The Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) Planetarium invites you enjoy another year of great public shows using their state-of-the-art digital star projection system.
Each show is presented under a realistic representation of the night sky, featuring the latest galactic, stellar and planetary images. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions during each program. Children are welcome to attend.
2015 State of the City Address
When: Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:30-7PM
Plan to Attend
Mayor Shane Bemis will deliver the annual State of the City address before City Council, community leaders and citizens. A reception begins at 5:30 p.m., with the community address following at 6 p.m. The public is invitied to attend.
Help Us Remove Invasives!
When: Sat Mar 07, 2015 9AM-Noon
Rain or Shine Event
Help support Johnson Creek Watershed Council's 17th annual Watershed-Wide Event. This large-scale community day of volunteerism brings together hundreds of volunteers at work sites that span the whole length of the Johnson Creek watershed- with events in Boring, Gresham, Southeast Portland, Milwaukie, and Sellwood. Saturday, March 7th from 9 am to 12pm.
Join us at the Fairview Creek Headwaters at the base of Grant Butte for removal of invasive Himalayan blackberry and native planting along the Gresham-Fairview Trail.
This event is suitable for all ages.
Help Restore Grant Butte Wetlands
When: Sat Mar 07, 2015 9AM-11:30AM
Rain or Shine Event
We hope you'll join us at the second annual Gresham Green and Clean Day of Service. This year, our efforts will focus on restoring natural habitat at project sites throughout the City.
The City is sponsoring a large cleanup and restoration effort in the Grant Butte Wetlands area along the Gresham Fairview Trail. In addition, the City is partnering with the Johnson Creek Watershed Council as part of their annual Watershed Wide event on projects at:
- Chastain Creek (Watershed Wide Event)
1511 S.W. 10th Court in Gresham off S.W. 10th Court near Towel Ave.
- Butler Creek (Watershed Wide Event)
Meet at the intersection of Binford Lake Parkway and S.W. Binford Ave. in Gresham
- Springwater Woods (Watershed Wide Event)
Behind the Gresham Operations Center, 2123 S.E. Hogan Road
A free pizza party and celebration will follow at Wall Street Pizza from noon to 2 p.m.
Like to garden, but no place to grow?
Reserve Your Spot
Nadaka Nature Park community gardens will be open in time for the 2015 gardening season!
Hurry before they're gone!
The City of Gresham's community garden program is pleased to announce that the new Nadaka Nature Park & Garden will be open in time for the 2015 gardening season! Located at NE 175th & Glisan (Next to St Aidans Church), there will be a Grand Opening Celebration on April 4th. People who live or work within Gresham city limits (even if the mailing address says Portland) may register for a 200 sq ft plot for only $25/ season (limit 1 per household). Six ADA-Accessible raised beds are also available to gardeners with disabilities.
Details are available at: http://greshamoregon.gov/gardens. To register, go online to: https://apm.activecommunities.com/greshamoregon/Home or go in person to Gresham City Hall, 1333 NW Eastman Pky (Get Map!), first floor utilities desk.
By Monica McAllister, Nadaka Nature Park Coordinator
What We Have Been Up To!
The year 2015 is off to a great start at Nadaka Nature Park and Garden. The final stages of the park’s natural play area and community garden are progressing beautifully. As of February, Verde has finished seeding the eco-lawn and planting of hundreds of native plants. In addition, ADA ramps into the play area, wooden benches, and berry trellises around the community garden have been completed. The parking lot of St. Aidan’s has recently received some much need TLC and has been partially paved with gravel to make it more accessible to the nature play area.
A big thanks to Alpha High School students who planted over 400 hundred plants in the rain gardens along NE Pacific Street February 23rd. The projected was funded by Federal CDBG funds and will be a great tool for teaching the community about how rain gardens work to improve the health of our watershed. Alpha High School will also be visiting Nadaka every other Tuesday to do stewardship and educational activities starting March 3rd. If you are in the area come and let them know they are doing a great job.
More below this break including a photo gallery!
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What’s Happening In Your City!
Coalition of Gresham
The Coalition of Gresham Neighborhood Associations was formed to provide structure and support for the leadership of Gresham's neighborhood associations, enabling more effective cooperation among neighborhood associations in order to achieve desired outcomes. Goals of the Coalition include providing a public forum for the review and evaluation of issues and problems, providing education and information on specific areas such as land use, and providing a unified voice for the neighborhood associations.
The Coalition meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 7:00PM
Panel Discussion, Public Forum
When: Tue Feb, 2015 6:30-8:30PM
Provide the Gresham City Council with feedback on medical marijuana issues. Event will include a panel discussion followed by a moderated public forum.
1874 Zimmerman House. Click to Enlarge
When: Sat Mar 21, 2015 Noon-4PM
A delightful 1874 Victorian farmhouse
Take a step back into history at the Zimmerman House, a Victorian era farmhouse, built in 1874 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This beautiful farmhouse is a perfect reflection of typical Columbia River dairy farm life in the late 1800s. The Zimmerman Heritage Farm is a unique cultural education and recreational resource that is being created for the benefit of the public on a 5.98-acre historic site in Gresham, Oregon.