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Rain Garden. Click to enlarge

Free workshop
Learn the "how-to's" of constructing your own rain garden!

When: Saturday Mar 27, 2010 9AM - 1PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pwy
Gresham, OR 97030
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Rain gardens are a great way to add beautiful landscaping to your yard and protect overloaded urban streams at the same time.

Free Workshop
Attend this free "Rain Garden 101" workshop presented by East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District. (Registration required)
At this workshop you'll learn how to assess your site to determine the best location and size, calculate impervious surfaces, determine soil suitability, choose appropriate plants, and how to maintain your new rain garden. You will also receive a comprehensive manual that shows all the steps to constructing a rain garden.

Start: 9:00 am
End: 2:30 pm

Nadaka Nature ParkGresham, Oregon

Get your Green on!
Come on out & lend a hand as we continue with invasives removal at Nadaka Nature Park

Wilkes East Neighborhood has received a Metro Nature in Neighborhood grant for improvements in Nadaka Nature Park which requires matching volunteer hours so your support is needed and greatly appreciated. See you at the park!

When: Mar 27, 2010, Sat 9AM-2:30PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
NE 175th Ave and NE Pacific St
Gresham, OR
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Event Info
Be prepared to get a little dirty and to have fun by supporting and volunteering with Friends of Nadaka and Wilkes East Neighborhood Association in their efforts to restore this natural area by removing invasive underbrush and ivy.

Rain or Shine! Come dressed for weather and help improve Nadaka Nature Park. Bring working gloves & a water bottle if you have them. Volunteer as long as you can.

Coffee, juice, water & refreshments provided by Wilkes East Neighborhood.

No pre-registration required. Volunteers younger than 18 will need a signed waiver (available at the event).

See website calendar for more Nadaka Nature Park events and activities!

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Start: 6:30 pm

Public meeting on East County Courts
Project team to offer updates and information on proposed Courthouse in Gresham’s Rockwood neighborhood

When: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 6:30 – 8:30PM
Where: Parklane Christian Reformed Church
16001 SE Main
Portland, OR
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On Tuesday, March 30, 2010 Multnomah County will hold an informational public meeting on the status of the proposed East County Courts project. This will be held from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Parklane Christian Reformed Church, 16001 Southeast Main Street, in East Portland. (Meeting details below)
(Everyone in the greater East County (especially Gresham & West Gresham) area is urge to attend this important meeting! Ed.)

03 / 31
Start: 7:00 pm

Nadaka Nature ParkGresham, Oregon

Community Forum #2
Nelson Property
Neighborhood Park Master Plan
Wednesday, March 31st, 7PM

The City is asking for input to help with the Nelson Property Neighborhood Park Master Plan.

When: Wednesday March 31, 2010 7PM-9PM
Where: Gresham City Hall, Conference Room 2A
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
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Park Design Selected
On January 20th 2010 the City of Gresham held a Community Forum regarding the 2-acre Nelson Property Neighborhood Park Master Plan and companion 12-acre Nadaka Vegetation Management Plan.
A Summary Report has been prepared that includes oral comments, written comments, objectives, design narratives, the three design alternatives and other collective information. The Summary Report has been placed on the City webpage and is located here.
You are invited to attend the second Community Forum, scheduled for Wednesday evening, March 31 from 7- 9 pm at Gresham City Hall in Rooms 2A and 2B. At this meeting the Preferred Design Alternative will be presented

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Start: 7:00 pm

Coalition of Gresham
Neighborhood Associations
Board Meeting
Tuesday Apr 13, 2010 7:00PM

When: Tuesday Apr 13, 2010 7:00PM
Where: Gresham City Hall, Springwater Trail Room
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Topics
The meeting will start with Coalition officer elections, then have an overview of the 2010 Council Work Plan, followed by Neighborhood News, and at 8:00 p.m. the divider will be opened to have a joint discussion about the recently adopted Sustainability Policy with the Natural Resource & Sustainability Committee (NRSC) which meets next door. Nicole Cousino (the AmeriCorps volunteer who is leading the implementation effort) will give an introduction to the Sustainability Policy, and discuss the policy as well as public involvement & outreach efforts.
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Public welcome
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

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04 / 17
Start: 9:00 am
End: 1:00 pm

Get a little dirty
have some fun!
Celebrate Earth Day 2010 at Nadaka Park

Wilkes East Neighborhood has received a Metro Nature in Neighborhood grant for improvements in Nadaka Nature Park which requires matching volunteer hours so your support is needed and greatly appreciated. See you at the park!

When: Apr 17, 2010, Sat 9AM-1PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
NE 175th Ave and NE Pacific St
Gresham, OR
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Directions
From I-84: Take the 181st exit, travel south, turn right on NE Pacific St.
From Glisan (eastbound): Turn left on NE 172nd Av, turn right on NE Pacific St.

Earth Day at Nadaka
Join other volunteers as we clear invasive plants & beautify Nadaka Nature Park, a 10-acre natural area with a dense forest and inviting meadow.

Click here to register with SOLV for this event!.

Rain or Shine! Come dressed for weather and help improve Nadaka Nature Park. Bring working gloves & a water bottle if you have them. Volunteer as long as you can.
Coffee, juice, water & refreshments provided by Wilkes East Neighborhood.
For more information contact Brett Lyon, SOLV Coordinator 503-844-9571 x332, or email brett@solv.org.

Start: 10:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

1874 Zimmerman HouseGresham OR Click to enlarge

Welcome Spring!
Zimmerman House Tours
Sat Apr 17th 10AM -3PM
A lasting vestige of
East Multnomah County's agricultural roots

When: Saturday Apr 17, 2010 10AM-3PM
Where: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd
Gresham OR
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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.

Start: 11:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Day
Free event!
Green living tips, fun crafts, and more
Saturday, April 17th 11AM-3PM

When: Saturday, April 17, 2010 11AM-3PM
Where: The Center for the Arts Plaza
between NE 2nd & 3rd on NE Hood St
Gresham OR
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"Green Grows Your Garden and Gresham"
In the spirit of Earth Day, don’t miss “Green Grows Your Garden and Gresham,” a free, activity-filled community event from 11AM to 3PM green living tips and ideas for adults, and fun crafts and learning for children. Talk with local experts about growing your own food, gardening and composting, trees, water quality, and more.

Start: 5:30 pm

"Bringin' It Home - Oklahoma!"17th Annual Fundraiser Event
MHCC Town & Gown RoomSaturday April 17th

When: Saturday April 17, 2010

  • Silent Auction 5:30 - 6:30PM
  • Dinner 6:15-7:00PM
    (meal, desserts, beverages, entertainment - $15 per person)
  • Live Auction from 7:00 - 8:45PM

Where: Town & Gown Room
Mt Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark Street
Gresham, OR

Auction, Dinner & Entertainment
Eastrose Fellowship Unitarian church is holding it's 17th Annual Fundraiser Event "Bringin' It Home - Oklahoma!" on Saturday, April 17th in the Town & Gown Room at Mt Hood Community College, 26000 SE Stark St, Gresham OR. Get Map! (The Town & Gown Room is at the south end, on the second floor, next to the cafeteria. Get Campus Map!)
A portion of this years proceeds will benefit SnowCap Community Charities (178th & SE Stark, helping East County citizens since 1967), and Nadaka Nature Park (175th & NE Pacific St).

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Start: 6:30 pm

Have a voice in the 'big box' store code development project
Attend this Community Forum, April 19th 6:30PM

When: Monday, April 19, 2010 6:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Rooms 2A/2B
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
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The first community forum for this 2010 Council Work Plan project has been scheduled for Monday, April 19 at 6:30PM in Gresham City Hall Conference Rooms 2A/2B. This project is a follow-up to the October 13, 2009, Gresham City Council Policy meeting on "big box" development.
(Everyone concerned about neighborhood big-box stores is urge to attend this important meeting as attendance does make an impact. This is a meeting where folks can make a comment (under 3 minutes). Since the time limit is very set please have your thoughts planned out ahead before attending the meeting. The City Staff will also be making their presentation to the City Council on April 20, 3 to 5pm... another good chance to have a large attendance and to speak (for 3 min). Ed.)
For more information about the 'big box' project and future meeting dates please visit the city's project Web site here.

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Start: 9:00 am
End: 2:00 pm

Earth Day Celebration
and Recycling Event!
Saturday April 24th

When: Saturday, April 24, 2010 9AM-2PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
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Join us as Gresham celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day on Saturday April 24th 2010 from 9AM to 2PM. Activities include a free recycling event and free celebration with fun for all ages! (Complete information below)
Green living booths & tips. Native plant sales. Build fun crafts. Live entertainment & food!
Open to all Gresham and Wood Village residents.

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Start: 6:30 pm

Wilkes East Neighborhood
Board Meeting
Monday Apr 26, 2010 6:30PM

When: Monday Apr 26, 2010 6:30PM
Where: (Contact for location)

Board meetings are scheduled for the 4th Monday of the month at 6:30PM
For more information please contact: info@wilkeseastna.org

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