Neighborhood Connections: Jan 2009

City of Gresham: Neighborhood Connections Nov 2008

City of Gresham News, Community Activities, Workshops & More

Neighborhood Connections is a publication from the City of Gresham Communications & Community Outreach offering City of Gresham news, Public Safety information, Community Activities & Events, Training & Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, and more.

Inside this Issue...

For more information, visit the Neighborhood Associations page at or contact Cathy Harrington at 503-618-2482, or email

Johnson Creek Watershed Wide Event: Mar 7th, 2009

03/07/2009 - 9:00am
03/07/2009 - 12:00pm
Johnson Creek Watershed Wide Event: Mar 7th, 2009

Join Us!
Johnson Creek
Watershed Wide Event Mar 7th
10 Locations!

When: Saturday, March 7, 2009 9AM-12PM
Where: 10 Locations
Johnson Creek Watershed
Portland & Gresham

Watershed Wide Event

Please join us for our 11th Annual Watershed Wide Event with hundreds of volunteers working together to restore a valuable community resource we all share -- Johnson Creek.

Volunteers will gather at 10 different restoration sites throughout the watershed to remove invasive species and plant native plants.

Historically, this has been a very popular event; please sign up early! Register now!

Free Small Leaf Maple saplings available

Wilkes East Neighborhood, Free Maple Tree saplings
Click to enlarge

Free -- Don't delay!

Small Leaf Maple saplings

Transplant Now!

It's transplant time!

Beautiful Small Leaf Maple Tree saplings available for transplant now. These hardy saplings are from the tree pictured above.

Maple saplings transplant very easily during the dormant season, which is roughly from mid-November to mid-February, taking care to set it at the same level in the soil at which it was previously growing.

To obtain your free Maple Tree sapling please email

Free! Neighborhood Watch Workshop: Mar 10, 2009

03/10/2009 - 7:00pm
03/10/2009 - 9:00pm
City of Gresham Police Department: Neighborhood Watch Workshop, March 10, 2009 7PM

Free Workshop!

Learn How-To Start Your
Neighborhood Watch
Tuesday, March 10th 7PM

When: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 7PM - 9PM
Where: Gresham City Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Parkway

The Gresham Police Crime Prevention Unit invites all citizens to participate in a workshop designed to increase crime awareness and identify safety methods that reduce crimes to yourself or within your neighborhood.

Download the flyer here!

City of Gresham Police Department invites you to...

  • Share neighborhood concerns
  • Learn more about crime prevention
  • Form or join an exiting Neighborhood Watch
  • Be active in developing your Watch Group “Action Plan”

At the workshop you will learn how to...

  • Reduce the opportunity for crime to occur
  • Identify suspicious behavior/activities
  • Report emergencies and non-emergencies
  • Learn about Home, Identification, Car, Personal Safety
  • tart-up or join a Neighborhood Watch Program

This workshop is for established Neighborhood Watch groups as well as those who wish to initiate new Neighborhood Watch programs.

Neighborhood Watch is sponsored by the National Sheriffs Association and supported by the Gresham Police Department. For the latest information on crime in your neighborhood visit

Neighborhood Coalition Meeting: Mar 10, 2009

03/10/2009 - 7:00pm
City of Gresham Coalition of Neighborhood Associations

Coalition of Gresham
Neighborhood Associations

Board Meeting
Tuesday Mar 10, 2009 7:00PM

When: Tuesday Mar 10, 2009 7:00PM
Where: Gresham City Hall, Springwater Trail Room

The Coalition of Gresham Neighborhood Associations next meeting will be Tuesday Mar 10, 2009 at 7:00PM in the Springwater Trail Room, Gresham City Hall, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham, OR 97030.

Meeting is open to the public

Rockwood Businesses "Meet & Greet": Mar 11, 2009 5:30PM

03/11/2009 - 5:30pm
03/11/2009 - 6:30pm
Rockwood Business Coalition, 18709 SE Stark St, Gresham OR 97233, (503) 618-2899. Creating a unified voice for political, economic, and social issues for Rockwood businesses

Local Businesses, You're Invited!

"Meet & Greet" Open House
Wed Mar 11th 5:30PM - 6:30PM

Park Place Coffee, 1288 SE 182nd

When: Wednesday Mar 11, 2009 5:30PM-6:30PM
Where: Park Place Coffee
1288 SE 182nd Ave
Gresham OR

Stop in and meet your fellow business people during this casual hour-long Meet & Greet hosted by Park Place Coffee!

Light hors'deuvres & door prizes!

Once we get to know each other, who knows what we can accomplish to support our businesses? Now is the time our voice can make a difference for you economically, politically, and for your future!

Sponsored by the Rockwood Business Coalition. Visit us on the web at, or phone us at (503) 665-9093.

Reynolds Learning Academy Annual Rummage Sale: Mar 14-15, 2009

03/14/2009 - 9:00am
03/14/2009 - 4:00pm
Reynolds Learning Academy, a unique learning community for students grades 9–12. Reynolds School District, Fairview OR 97024

Join Us for Bargins Galore!

Reynolds Learning Academy
Annual Rummage Sale
Sat & Sun March 14-15

When: Sat March 14, 2009 10AM-4PM
Sun March 15, 2009 10AM-2PM
Where: Reynolds Learning Academy
20234 NE Halsey
Fairview, OR 97024
Click here for map

Graduation fund raiser

Reynolds Learning Academy will be holding it's annual Rummage Sale to raise funds for our graduation ceremony and other school activities, Saturday March 14th from 10AM to 4PM, and Sunday March 15th from 10AM to 2PM.

If you haven't been to an RLA Rummage Sale -- you've got to go!

Capri Terrace Neighborhood Watch Meeting: Mar 15, 2009

03/15/2009 - 3:00pm
Wilkes East Neighborhood: Capri Terrace Watch Group meeting Sunday Mar 15, 2009 3PM

Mark Your Calendar!

Capri Terrace -- Winter 2009
Neighborhood Watch Meeting
Sunday Mar 15th 3PM

Meet your neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference.

When: Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 3PM
Where: 17104 NE Oregon St
Gresham OR

Who should attend?

This meeting is open to all neighbors in the vicinity of NE Hoyt St (between NE 167th Pl and NE 169th Ave), and NE Oregon St (between NE 166th Ave and NE 171st Ave).

Click here to view the Capri Terrace Neighborhood Watch area map

Hosted by: Billy & Laurie Simmons

Join us to discuss issues we feel are important to our safety, and hear our special guest speaker!

WENA Board Meeting: Mar 23, 2009

03/23/2009 - 6:30pm
Wilkes East Neighborhood, PO Box 536, Fairview Or 97024. Diversity, Harmony, Community -- Together we can make a difference

Wilkes East Neighborhood
Board Meeting
Monday Mar 23, 2009 6:30PM

When: Monday Mar 23, 2009 6:30PM
Where: Contact for location

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

For more information please contact:

Free! 6th-8th Grade Volleyball Clinic: Jan 4

01/03/2009 - 9:00am
Free! 6th-8th Grade Volleyball Clinic: Dec 15 - Jan 03 2009

6th-8th Grade Volleyball Camps:
Roseway Heights, Mt Scott

Portland Parks & Recreation and People for Parks Oregon would like to invite you to attend their FREE Volleyball Winter Clinics. Clinics are open to all 6th thru 8th grade students!

Roseway Heights Elmentary

Location: 7334 NE Siskiyou St, Portland OR
(Near NE 82nd Ave and NE Siskiyou St)

  • Dec 15, 2:30PM - 5:00PM
  • Dec 17, 2:30PM - 5:00PM
  • Dec 19, 2:30PM - 5:00PM

Mt Scott Community Center

Location: 5530 SE 72nd Ave, Portland OR
(near SE 72nd AVe and SE Woodstock St)

  • Dec 20, 8:00AM - 11:00AM
  • Dec 27, 8:00AM - 11:00AM
  • Jan 03, 8:00AM - 11:00AM

Parents must reserve a clinic date and complete a permission form prior to their volleyball player attending the clinic. Email your reservation request to In the email specify the date(s) that you want your volleyball player to attend.

Space is limited --- so reserve your volleyball players spot now!

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