Neighborhood Connections: March 2014

City of Gresham: Neighborhood Connections, March 2014. Find Out What's Happening in and Around Your City. Public Safety information, Community Activities & Events, Training & Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, and more.

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Be Part of Our Earth Day Event Team: Apr 19
Our annual Earth Day recycling event, supported by Metro and volunteers, is Saturday, April 19, and we’re recruiting helpers to participate in this popular community event. Volunteers help direct traffic, unload or sort materials and give info. Read more  Top

Calling Biz Entrepreneurs: Try Our App
Looking for ways to help start or grow your business? The City has an app for that! Our new Small Business Center mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android makes it easy to open or expand your business in Gresham. We want you here. Read more  Top

Help Improve Gresham's Tree Code: Apr 14
We need your help improving Gresham's Tree Code, including ways to make the code easier to understand and implement. Review ideas and proposals for tree regulations and significant trees online. Share comments with staff or at a 6:30 p.m. April 14 Planning Commission meeting. Read more  Top

Birders Wanted for Survey Project: Apr 12
Join us watching the birds for the annual bird survey, led by an AmeriCorps volunteer. More than 82 bird species have been documented. No expertise required. Survey training classes are 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, or 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, April 12. Read more  Top

Nip Invasives in the Bud at Weed Class: Apr 16
Learn to nip weedy invaders in the bud at free invasive plant ID classes led by our AmeriCorps volunteer. A "Spring Weeds ID" class is 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 16. By familiarizing yourself with Gresham's problem weeds, you can help prevent them from spreading. Read more  Top

A Guide to Land Use and Our Neighborhoods
Interested in learning how our land use system works? How Neighborhood Associations work with developers when a new project is proposed? Read the new Land Use Guide, a fantastic resource created by Carol Rulla, President of the Coalition of Gresham Neighborhood Associations. Read more  Top

Bike Fun, Volunteer Activities Coming: Apr 30
May is “National Bike Month” and the City, in partnership with the League of American Bicyclists, is offering a number of activities (we're looking for volunteers). Start Bike Month by dusting off your bike and joining the Wash and Maintain Your Bike! Workshop Wednesday, April 30. Read more  Top

City Jobs, Meetings and Community Events

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Upcoming Events

Wed, Mar 19
Senior Healthy Hikers

Thu, Mar 20
Third Thursday Studio: The Art of Animation

Sat, Mar 22
Museum in a Suitcase: Japanese American Experience in Oregon
11AM -12PM
Symphony Storytime

Tue, Apr 1
First Thursday Concert MHCC
Try Local Tuesday: The Local Cow

Thu, Apr 3
Spring Birds Class

Sun, Apr 6
Rain Gardens 101 Class

Sun, Apr 13
Historic Pioneer Cemetery Tour

Wed, Apr 16
Spring Weeds ID Class