When: Sat Nov 21, 2015 9AM-1PM Where: Troutdale Community Police Bldg
234 SW Kendall Ct
Troutdale, OR Get Map!
Learn how to build your own rain garden! 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.
A rain garden is a sunken garden bed that captures stormwater runoff from hard surfaces like rooftops, sidewalks and driveways, and allows it to soak back into the ground naturally. They are planted with hardy, native perennials that filter pollutants commonly found in stormwater runoff. This helps reduce the overall amount of runoff and pollution that gets into our streams, and maintains the natural hydrology (the movement and distribution of water in the area, as it would be under natural conditions) so streams don’t go dry during the hot summer months.
Why build a rain garden? When a landscape is covered in natural vegetation, most rainfall soaks into the ground. As we start adding roofs, driveways, sidewalks, and streets to the landscape, much of the rainfall can’t soak into the ground anymore. This can create a lot of problems for people and for our streams.
Rain gardens hold stormwater runoff and allow it to soak into the ground naturally. This prevents pollution from entering our local streams and wetlands, and helps recharge our groundwater. By planting a rain garden with native plants, you can create a beautiful, low-maintenance and drought-tolerant landscape feature, while also providing habitat for beneficial wildlife. You can see examples of stormwater-managing features in the Rain Garden gallery
When: Sat Nov 21, 2015 Noon-4PM Where: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd
Gresham, OR Get Map!
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.
Reynolds School District 2015
Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
When: Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:30PM Where: Gresham National Armory
544 NE Division St
Gresham OR Get Map!
The Reynolds School District is proud to announce the 2015 class of inductees to the Athletics Hall of Fame:
Clem “Spaz” Hancock (1960 – 1997)
Jim Miller (1968 – 1972)
Steve Raze (1986 – 1990)
Sue Tuggle (1981 – 1985)
The 1989-90 Reynolds Boys Soccer Team
(Inductee details below page break)
This year’s banquet will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at the Gresham National Guard Armory. The evening will begin with a no-host social and silent auction at 5:30pm, followed by a sit-down dinner. After dinner is served, the inductees will be introduced and recognized for their tremendous contributions to the Reynolds School District athletics program. This year’s major banquet sponsors are Barclay Events and the Skyland Pub.
When: Tue Nov 24, 2015 3PM-5PM Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Room 3A
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR Get Map!
Council Roundtable meetings are informal sessions for Councilors to discuss issues of interest on a monthly basis. Council members suggest their own agenda for the meetings, leaving enough time for open, informal dialogue. No public comment is taken during these meetings. Contact the City Recorder for more information: 503-618-2697.
Let's Have a Parade!
We love a classic come Christmastime, and this longtime Portland favorite rarely disappoints. So grab the kids, bundle-up and join the fun!
Join the excitement of My Macy's Holiday Parade in Downtown Portland featuring inflatable floats, local marching bands and nearly 500 costumed characters! It's a great day-after-Thanksgiving event that's fun for the whole family!
Parade Day Forecast:
Sunny, Cold and Breezy!
What’s not to love about Macy's Holiday Parade? Claim your sidewalk space. Bring your folding chair and blanket. And don't forget the coffee and hot cocoa. Bundle-up. Parade day weather will be sunny, clear and cold with breezy east winds. Lows mid-20's. Highs low 40's. See you at the parade!
Wilkes East Neighborhood would like express our gratitude to the following for their generous contributions & continued support:
• Jazzy Bagels, Main St & Powell
• Parkrose Hardware, 106th & Sandy
• Growers Outlet, 162nd & Glisan
• SOLV, Bringing Oregon together
• Albertsons, 181st & Glisan
• And, all the many volunteers!