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Wednesday February 9, 2011
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Gresham Redevelopment Commission
Advisory Committee
February 9, 2011
Meeting Cancellation Notice

When: Wednesday Feb 9, 2011 7PM-9PM CANCELLED
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Conference Center
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham OR
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Please be advised that the February 9, 2011 Gresham Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee (GRDCAC) meeting is canceled due to the lack of a full agenda.
The next regular meeting is Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 7:00PM.

Tuesday February 15, 2011
Start: 6:30 pm

Step-down design. Compatible?

Draft Development Code changes
Public comment is welcome

When: Tuesday Feb 15, 2011 6:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Room
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham OR
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Event Details
A community forum is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15 in City Hall’s Oregon Trail Room. Draft Development Code changes regarding residential compatibility will be available on the City’s website next week. The forum will provide an opportunity to discuss the draft Code changes.
Draft Development Code changes available here.

Wednesday February 16, 2011
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Improving citizen safety though understanding and participation
Learn aboutNeighborhood Watch

When: Wednesday Feb 16, 2011 6:30PM - 9:00PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham OR
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You're Invited

The winter's quarterly neighborhood safety forum topics will be:

  • Updates from Gresham Police Dept
  • Disaster Preparedness—Getting your house in order
  • Update on City Code Changes
  • Neighborhood Q & A and follow-up

Download flyer here!

Saturday February 19, 2011
Start: 10:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

1874 Zimmerman House, Gresham Oregon. Click to enlarge

Experience life in the 1870's
Zimmerman House Tours
Sat Feb 19th 10AM -3PM
A lasting vestige of East Multnomah County's agricultural roots

When: Saturday Feb 19, 2011 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.
Open house and tours are available the third Saturday of each month 10AM-3PM.

Tuesday February 22, 2011
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Share your thoughts onexisting tree Code and future steps to address tree Code complaints

When: Tuesday Feb 22, 2011 6:00pm - 8:00PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Conference Room
1333 NW Eastman Pwy
Gresham, OR 97030
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You're Invited
Join us on Feb. 22 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM in the Oregon Trail Conference Room at City Hall to discuss existing tree regulations and Code complaint issues and how those issues should be addressed in the Urban Forestry Management Plan. Your feedback will help clarify the types of issues property owners experience with the current tree Code and what future steps should be taken to address tree Code complaints.

Saturday February 26, 2011
Start: 9:00 am
End: 11:00 am

Canvasback - Jim Cruce

Join Audubon Society of Portland for a free morning bird walk
Views of Grant Butte and the waterfowl in surrounding wetlands

When: Wednesday Feb 26, 2011 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Where: Linnemann Station
Springwater Corridor Trailhead
18200 W Powell Loop
Gresham OR
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You're Invited
Join Audubon Society of Portland's Steve Engel and Jim Labbe, 9:00AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 26, for a morning bird walk along newly opened segments of the Gresham-Fairview Trail in West Gresham. We'll take a leisurely stroll along new trail sections taking in views of Grant Butte and the waterfowl in the surrounding wetlands. We'll talk about recent efforts to support parks, trails, and improved access to nature in East County while enjoying some of our local avian fauna. If there is time we'll also visit Gresham Woods via the Springwater Corridor and do some birding along Johnson Creek.

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

Nadaka Nature ParkGresham, OR

"Get Your Green On" with us as we continue to remove invasivesat 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!
Click here for a list of Metro Nature in Neighborhoods capital grants projects.

When: Feb 26, 2011 9:00AM - 2:00PM CANCELLED - WEATHER
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
NE 175th Av & NE Pacific St
Gresham, OR
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Clean-up 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!

Monday February 28, 2011
Start: 6:30 pm

Wilkes East Neighborhood
Board Meeting
Monday Feb 28, 2011 6:30PM

When: Monday Feb 28, 2011 6:30PM
Where: (Contact for location)

Board meetings are scheduled for the 4th Monday each month 6:30PM

For more information please contact: info@wilkeseastna.org

Saturday March 5, 2011
Start: 8:30 am
End: 3:30 pm

Planning new landscape? Add a rain graden
Landscaping that absorbs water from your roof or driveway

When: Saturday, Mar 5, 2011 8:30AM - 3:30PM
Hollydale Elementary School
505 SW Birdsdale Drive
Gresham, OR
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Free Workshop
Improve water quality and wildlife habitat at home by building your own rain garden, disconnecting your downspouts and gardening with native plants. This free rain garden workshop with City staff includes classroom discussion, hands-on activities, rain garden tour, free raffle and refreshments. Space is limited – call or email to register. The city is offering $200 rain garden grants for homeowners who build their own – to be eligible, staff must confirm safety of your site.

Visit the City's Rain Garden website for more information.

Tuesday March 8, 2011
Start: 11:00 am
End: 1:00 pm

Serving our seniors since 1970

"No senior will go hungry or experience social isolation"
Loaves & Fishes Centers

When: Tues, Mar 8, 2011 11AM - 1PM
Where: Gresham Salvation Army
473 SE 194th Ave
Gresham, OR
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Source: blog.oregonlive.com

You're Invited
Loaves & Fishes Centers "The Meals-On-Wheels People" will open a new senior nutrition site in the Rockwood neighborhood this summer and is seeking input from the community at a meeting. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Gresham Salvation Army, 473 SE 194th. Lunch will be provided.

Project Partners
The Rockwood Loaves & Fishes Center will be located in the new Rockwood Community Building now under construction at 124 NE 181st in Gresham (Get Map). Community partners involved in the project include El Programa Hispano, Mt. Hood Community College Head Start, LifeWorks Northwest, Metropolitan Family Service, Wallace Medical Concern and Human Solutions.

RSVP Requested
For more information about the community meeting, contact Carolyn Williams at 503.953.8201.

Start: 7:00 pm

Coalition of Gresham
Neighborhood Associations
Board Meeting
Tuesday Mar 8, 2011 7:00PM

When: Tuesday Mar 8, 2011 7:00PM
Where: Gresham City Hall, Springwater Trail Room
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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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

Wednesday March 9, 2011
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

GRDC Advisory Committee Agenda:

Introduction of new Members, 2011 GRDC Work Plan, Rockwood in Motion Update, Small Business Assistance/Incentives, Plaza del Sol Programming Update

When: Wednesday Mar 9, 2011 7PM-9PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Conference Center
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham OR
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On the agenda
Click here for Wednesday night's Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) Advisory Committee meeting agenda. This link takes you to the City of Gresham webpage that has the attachments and further meeting information.

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