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Start: 9:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Help Us Plant Native Shrubs
When: Sat Feb 25, 2017 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park & Gardens
(Meet at the picnic shelter)
17615 NE Glisan St
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Looking for a way to get outside and make a difference in your community? Join Friends of Nadaka for our Community Planting Event to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park. Volunteers will be planting native shrubs like Oregon Grape, Thimbleberry, and Oceanspray. Native plantings help filter pollutants, provide shade, and improve fish and wildlife habitat.
Tools, plants, gloves, and light refreshments will be provided. Dress to work in natural areas: long pants, warm cloths, and closed-toe sturdy shoes. Please bring a water bottle and a friend!
REGISTER HERE, or call 503-956-8558.

  • St. Aidan's Episcopal Church parking lot next to Nadaka Nature Park located at 17405 NE Glisan Street Gresham, OR 97230.
  • Nadaka Nature Park’s north entrance is at NE Pacific Street and 176th. You may park in the neighborhood and follow the path through the forest to get to the picnic structure.
Start: 10:00 am
End: 2:00 pm

Bring Your Gloves! We're Planting Lots of Flowers
When: Sat Feb 25, 2017 10AM-12PM
Where: Vance Park, Pollinator Garden
(NW corner, next to street)
1400 SE 182nd Av
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Here's a great volunteer opportunity for the flower gardener in you!
Help rebuild the Pollinator Garden at Vance Park while you learn the importance of bees and how they benefit everyone. Volunteer as little or as much time as you like. Details below:

Hello, fellow Gresham residents -
My name is Celeste, and I'll be working with the City of Gresham to restore and enhance the Pollinator Peace Garden at Vance Park. Beginning in April, I will also be giving scheduled talks there on native bees to interested members of the community. We'll be posting the dates and times for these talks in the coming weeks. We hope to see many of you in the Pollinator Peace Garden during the bee season!
We are in the planning stages for the garden right now, and have two upcoming work parties at Vance Park to prepare the site and to plant lots of pollinator-friendly flowers. The first work day is scheduled for February 25th and the second for March 18th, both events occurring from 10 to 2. We are seeking volunteers from the Gresham community to help us in the gardens on these dates. Just show up with some garden gloves, water bottle and a willing spirit!
So I'm looking forward to meeting and working with all of you to make the Pollinator Peace Garden a great resource for the Gresham Community. We could use lots of able-bodied gardening enthusiasts at the gardens on February 25th, so please join us for however much time you can spare between 10:00 and 2:00. Bee there or bee square!
Refreshments and tools will be provided on both work days - Feb. 25th and March 18th. Come join us, Rain or Shine: 1400 SE 182nd Ave, Gresham. The garden is the fenced area on the north western portion of the park off of 182nd.
Celeste Ets-Hokin
Author, Wild Bee Gardens app

More Info
If you'd like more information about upcoming events or would like to confirm your attendance at one or both work parties, you can contact Keri Handaly, City Watershed Steward, at 503 618-2657, or email her at
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Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Wed, Mar 01, 2017 6:30PM-8PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Rm
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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The Design Commission is the primary advising subcommittee to the City Council on design excellence for the built environment of the city. The Commission assists in the development and application of design standards and guidelines, and will conduct hearings as necessary to ensure that proposed public and private projects achieve these standards.
For more information about this event contact Jamie Thomes at 503-618-2842 or

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Start: 11:00 am
End: 1:00 pm

Come, Join the Fun!

When: Sun, Apr 02, 2017 11AM-1PM
Where: Friends of the Children
424 NE 172nd Ave.
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Free! Drop-in futsal games for boys and girls in grades 3-6, from 11 am to 1 pm Sundays in the Friends of the Children gym. Rain or shine. Supervised play is provided by Active Children Portland volunteers. This activity is sponsored by the City of Gresham. A signed waiver is required to participate.Read more about the Sunday Afternoon Futsal program and print the waiver. For more information, contact Jared Hoffman, 541-921-0686.

Start: 3:00 pm
End: 5:00 pm

Senior Assistance

When: Thu, Mar 02, 2017 3PM-5PM
Where: Gresham City Hall Conference Center
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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The East County Caring Community engages individuals and organizations committed to serving the needs of residents in East County. This includes community groups, faith-based organizations, educational stakeholders, economic and workforce development, health care partners, local law enforcement, human and social service providers, regional government and legislative partners, organizations working to increase access to parks and green spaces, and many others. For more information about this meeting, contact Joe Walsh at 503-618-2372 or

Start: 4:30 pm
End: 6:00 pm

Art is for Everyone

When: Thu, Mar 02, 2017 4:30PM-6PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Rm 3A
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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The Gresham Art Committee is a volunteer committee that oversees the installment of visual arts exhibits in the City of Gresham Visual Arts Gallery and assists with the acquisition of art throughout City facilities. The committee may also advise the City in arts and culture-related activities. For more information about this event contact Kathy Kollenburn at 503-618-2171 or

Start: 5:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

When: Thu, Mar 02, 2017 5:30PM-7:30PM
Where: St. Aidan's Episcopal
17405 NE Glisan Street
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Información en españolGrowing veggies on a budgetLearn low-cost ways to build healthy soil, plan your growing space, choose your crops, care for your growing garden, and harvest your bounty.Seed to Supper is a free five-week beginning gardening course that gives adult gardeners the tools they need to successfully grow a portion of their own food on a limited budget.

  • When: Thursdays, Feb. 16 through March 16, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Where: St. Aidans Episcopal Church, 17405 NE Glisan Street. Classes are taught indoors with possible visits to the Nadaka Community Garden.
  • Who: Open to adult participants interested in learning how to garden on a budget.

Details: Please plan to attend all five classes. Participants will receive a free gardening book, seeds and other goodies as available. Registration is required.For more information, contact:

This class is hosted in partnership by Friends of Nadaka, Outgrowing Hunger, St. Aidans Episcopal Church and Oregon Food Bank.

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Start: 9:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Bring Your Gloves!

When: Sat, Mar 04, 2017 9AM-12PM
Where: Multiple Locations
(See sites list below)
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The City of Gresham Natural Resources Program and Johnson Creek Watershed Council (JCWC) invite you to join us for our largest watershed restoration event of the year, Watershed Wide! Help us plants hundreds of native trees and shrubs to support a healthy habitat. Choose one of three sites in Gresham to volunteer at:

  1. Chastain Creek - Meet near 1511 SW 10th Ct
  2. Jenne Creek Headwaters - Meet right off of SW Border Way, next to Jenne Butte Park
  3. Springwater Woods - Park at DES Operations Center at 2123 SE Hogan to access the Springwater Trail, follow signs from the trail to our meeting spot

This is a family-friendly event and all experience levels are welcomed! We will provide tools, snacks, and a fun time! Please come dressed for the weather, rain or shine. We recommend being prepared with long pants, warm layers, rain gear, and sturdy boots. Plus, join us for a free pizza party afterwards! For more information and volunteer registration

Start: 2:00 pm
End: 3:00 pm

Learn About East County

When: Sat, Mar 04, 2017 2PM-3PM
Where: Gresham Historical Society Museum
410 North Main Avenue
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The Gresham Historical Society Museum welcomes you to our first lecture of the 2017 history lecture series. Our collections manager, Silvie Andrews will be presenting on the topic of recreation and leisure in Gresham. This lecture is a companion to our newest exhibit of the same name. Come and find out more about the several items from our collection used in the exhibit and the research behind this topic. There will be light refreshments and admission is free.For more information about this event, contact Matt Holland at 503-661-0347 or

Start: 5:00 pm

Improving Our Watershed

When: Sat, Mar 04, 2017 9AM-1PM
Where: Troutdale Police Station
234 SW Kendall Ct
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Well explore the critical role rain gardens can play in urban stream restoration, and how they add beautiful landscaping to your yard at the same time.

  • You will 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 guides you through all the steps in constructing your rain garden.
  • Where possible, workshop includes a short tour of a nearby rain garden.

Organized by East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

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