Rockwood Make A Difference Day: Oct 25, 2008

10/25/2008 - 9:00am
10/25/2008 - 12:00pm

Make A Difference Day to plant trees along East Burnside Street in Rockwood from Southeast 181st Avenue to Southeast 185th Avenue: Oct 25, 2008

Make A Difference Day to plant trees along East Burnside St in Rockwood

When: Saturday Oct 25, 2008 9:00AM-12:00PM
Where: Rockwood Community Office
18709 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR

Make a Difference Day

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008 is the 18th annual Make A Difference Day - the largest national day of helping others. Recognizing the need to make a difference in Rockwood, the City of Gresham and the Gresham Redevelopment Commission, in partnership with Friends of Trees and AmeriCorps, will use the opportunity of Make A Difference Day to plant 15 trees along East Burnside St in Rockwood from SE 181st Ave to SE 185th Ave.

Mayor and Police Chief 'Kick-off' activities

Mayor Shane Bemis and Police Chief Carla Piluso will kick off the event with some welcoming remarks at 9:00AM at the Rockwood Community Office, 18709 SE Stark St.

Future Tree Plantings in West Gresham Neighborhoods

Area residents are invited to come to the Rockwood Community Office between 9:00AM and 12:00PM on Make A Difference Day to learn about the Friends of Trees organization and how trees benefits neighborhoods. Make A Difference Day will serve as the kick off to future street tree plantings the City will organize with Friends of Trees, one of which is planned for March 21 in the Centennial East, North Gresham, Rockwood, and Wilkes East neighborhoods.

More Info

More information is available on the City of Gresham website, accessible from the following link:, or by contacting Rebecca Ocken, Manager of Urban Renewal, at 503-618-2756 or email

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