FREE! Rain Gardens 101 Workshop, Fairview: June 11, 2009 6PM

06/11/2009 - 6:00pm
06/11/2009 - 9:00pm
Free Rain Garden workshop, Fairview OR, June 11, 2009 6PM-9PM
Click to enlarge Rain Garden

Free workshop!

Make your own Rain Garden!
Beautify to your yard & protect our streams too.

East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District: We help people care for their land

When: Thursday June 11, 2009 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Where: Fairview Community Center
200 Harrison St
Fairview, OR
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What is a Rain Garden?

Rain gardens are a great way to add beautiful landscaping to your yard and protect our overloaded urban streams at the same time. Join us to learn how to build a rain garden on your property to keep our streams clean and healthy!

Participants will learn what a rain garden is and the critical role they can play in the restoration of urban streams, and the “how to’s” of constructing your own rain garden. You will learn the how to assess your site, calculate impervious surfaces, locate and size rain gardens, determine soil suitability with a percolation test, choose appropriate plants, and how to maintain your new rain garden. You will receive a rain garden packet, and where possible, take a field trip to a nearby rain garden.

Advanced registration required. Click here to register!

Dump Your Junk! Annual Neighborhood Clean-Up, Saturday June 27, 2009 9AM

06/27/2009 - 9:00am
Annual Wilkes East Neighrborhood Clean-Up event, Saturday June 27, 2009 9AM

Clean out the garage!
Here come the drop boxes!

Wilkes East Neighborhood Clean-Up
Saturday June 27, 2009 9AM
HB Lee Middle School parking lot

When: Sat June 27, 2008 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Where: HB Lee Middle School
1121 NE 172nd Ave (between Glisan & Halsey)
Get map!

Cost per load:

$15.00 -- auto, standard pick-up truck
$25.00 -- trailer load, large truck

Clean-up Info

"Spring Clean-Up" usually means you discover a lot of things you wish you could take to the dump! Well, now you don't have to take your junk very far! The dumpsters are coming to you!

This event is open to all Wilkes East Neighborhood residents. Click here for a neighborhood map!

Bring all your general debris to the dumpsters located in the parking lot at HB Lee Middle School, 1121 NE 172nd Ave (between NE Glisan & NE Halsey), Saturday June 27th from 9AM to 12PM.

Items Accepted

  • yard debris, wood scraps, general clean-up items
  • bulky waste, mattresses, furniture
  • scrap metal, cardboard
Items Not Accepted

  • hazardous waste, chemicals, paint
  • construction and demolition waste, tires, concrete or rocks, dirt
  • kitchen garbage

Got Hazardous Waste? Bring it to Metro! Click here for more info!

Join Your Neighbors -- Get involved. Make a difference!

WENA Quarterly Meeting: May 4, 2009

05/04/2009 - 7:00pm
05/04/2009 - 8:30pm

Everyone's invited!
Wilkes East Neighborhood
Quarterly Public Meeting

Monday May 4th 7PM
HB Lee Middle School

Join Your Neighbors -- Get involved. Make a difference!

When: Monday, May 4, 2009 7:00PM
Where: H B Lee Middle School
1121 NE 172nd Ave
Click here for map

Be sure to save Monday, May 4th at 7:00 PM for WENA’s Quarterly Public Meeting. This quarter's meeting will be held at H B Lee Middle School, 1121 NE 172nd Ave (between Glisan & Halsey), Portland, Oregon.

Meeting Topics

  • Halsey Project
    (Bike lane and light 172nd & NE Halsey St)

    Jonathon David, Gresham Transportation Division
  • Is There Hope For Our Parks?
    Understanding the Math

    Kathy Minden, People For Parks
  • Nadaka Park Master Plan
    Ric Catron, Gresham Parks and Recreation
  • Neighborhood Update
  • Nadaka Park
    Lee Dayfield, Friends of Nadaka
    • Updates & Earth Day
    • Nature in Neighborhoods
      Capital Grants program
  • Neighborhood Watch
    Groups in your neighborhood
  • And more!

Everyone's Invited to Attend!

This meeting is open to all residents and businesses in the Wilkes East Neighborhood! Be A Part Of Your Community, Plan To Attend.

The Wilkes East Neighborhood is located in the Northwest corner of the City of Gresham, Oregon, and is one of Gresham's sixteen neighborhoods. Wilkes East Neighborhood borders are roughly NE Sandy Boulevard to the north, NE 181st Ave to the east, NE Glisan Street to the south, and NE 162nd Ave to the west. Click here for a map of the Wilkes East Neighborhood.

Mark your calendar and plan to attend this important meeting.

Volunteer, Invasives Removal at Nadaka Nature Park: May 3, 2009

05/03/2009 - 9:00am
05/03/2009 - 1:00pm
Friends of Nadaka invite you to Get Your Green On! Help Remove Invasives: May 3, 2009

Let's Get Dirty!
Urban habitat restoration.

Volunteer Sunday May 3rd.
for Invasives Removal
at Nadaka Nature Park

When: Sunday May 3, 2009 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
NE 176th Ave and NE Pacific St
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Event Info

Be prepared to get a little dirty and to have fun Sunday, May 3rd 9AM to 1PM by supporting and volunteering with Friends of Nadaka and Wilkes East Neighborhood Association in their efforts to restore this natural area by removing invasive underbrush and ivy.

Come on by, and give us a hand! Spend all day, or whatever time you can. Dressed for weather. Bring your gloves, waterbottle, clippers, and yard tools.

No pre-registration required. Volunteers younger than 18 will need a signed waiver (available at the event).

See website calendar for more Nadaka Nature Park events and activities!

Got a great idea to improve Wilkes East pedestrian safety? Grants available! Application deadline May 29, 2009

Got a great idea to improve Wilkes East pedestrian safety? Grant deadline May 29, 2009

Highway Safety Research Center seeks 10 neighborhoods to make more walkable and safe for pedestrians.

Share your idea's with us!

Creating Safe and Walkable Communities

Below is a link to a grant to improve pedestrian safety in neighborhoods and communities. The City of Gresham would like to encourage you to apply for this competitive grant to improve safety in your neighborhoods or if you wish we can partner in this endeavor.

The UNC Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) is seeking up to 10 communities or neighborhoods interested in making their environment walkable and safe for pedestrians. Each selected site will be provided $2,000 for their participation, as well as technical assistance from pedestrian safety experts.

Funding for this project is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Innovative Housing Council Hearing: Apr 7, 2009 6PM

04/07/2009 - 6:30pm

City of Gresham Residential Districts Review, Innovative Housing Demonstration Project Code. April 7, 2009 6:00PM

Residential Districts Review,
Innovative Housing Demonstration Project Code amendments hearing

When: Tuesday. April 7, 2009 6:00PM
Where: >Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Parkway

Meeting Info

The City Council will hold a hearing on the Residential Districts Review, Innovative Housing Demonstration Project Code amendments on April 7, 2009. The hearing will be held in the Gresham City Hall Council Chambers at 1333 NW Eastman Parkway. The Council meeting begins at 6:00 PM.

Hearing Materials

Materials for the hearing may be found on the City Council Website by clicking here.

Questions or comments? Contact Stacy Humphrey, Special Projects Planner, City of Gresham, phone 503-618-2202, or email

Students, City, and Friends of Nadaka kick-off Earth Day 2009: Apr 17

04/17/2009 - 9:00am
04/17/2009 - 1:00pm
Gresham Parks, Friends of Nadaka, and Hollydale Elementary kick-off Earth Day 2009: Apr 17

Come and see
Nadaka Nature Park's improvements

Learn about non-native invasives

When: Friday Apr 17, 2009 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Where: Nadaka Park
NE 176th Ave and NE Pacific St
(Click here for a map)
Gresham, OR

Event Info

Join us Friday, April 17th from 9AM to 1PM as Hollydale Elementary students teachers and parents, the City of Gresham Parks & Recreation and Friends of Nadaka to kick-off Earth Day 2009 at Nadaka Park. Students will help mulch the new plantings and learn about and remove non-native invasives such as ivy and Herb Robert.

If you haven't seen Nadaka Park this year you owe it to yourself to see the many improvements and new plantings!

About Nadaka Park

Nadaka Park is a lovely 10-acre parcel of "natural area" that includes a walking trail loop, tall trees, native plants, and a beautiful grassy meadow. Nadaka is located in the Wilkes East Neighborhood just north of NE Glisan St. The only public entrance to the park is on NE Pacific St at NE 176th Ave. Directions: from either NE 172nd Ave, or NE 181st Ave, take NE Pacific St to NE 176th Ave. Parking is curbside. Enter through the main gate.

Free Workshop! Wetlands 101 in Gresham: May 16, 2009 8:45AM

05/16/2009 - 8:45am
05/16/2009 - 1:00pm
Columbia Slough Watershed Council, Portland OR. To foster action to protect, enhance, restore and revitalize the Slough and its watershed
Columbia Slough Watershed Council, Portland OR. To foster action to protect, enhance, restore and revitalize the Slough and its watershed

Free Hands-On Workshop!

Wetlands 101
Learn about their vital function!

Includes field visits to two Gresham wetlands

When: Saturday, May 16, 2009 8:45AM - 1:00PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, OR 97030
Get Map!

It's easy to get to Gresham City Hall when you take the MAX! Take the Blue Line out to the Gresham City Hall MAX station - it's right across the street.

Wetlands 101 Workshop

Curious about your local wetlands and the creatures that live in them?

Come to Wetlands 101, a free workshop, to learn about these disappearing habitats and what local agencies are doing to help preserve them in the greater Portland area.


Learn about wetland mitigation, wetland functions, and threatened amphibians who rely on wetlands to survive. This hands-on workshop includes field visits to two wetlands in Gresham. Offered free by the Columbia Slough Watershed Council. Wetlands 101 is appropriate for adults and children over 14.

Pre-registration is required for this event. Click here to register now!

Zimmerman Park workparty volunteers needed: Sat May 23, 2009 9AM-1PM

05/23/2009 - 9:00am
05/23/2009 - 1:00pm
Zimmerman Heritage Farm. A delightful 1874 Victorian era farmhouse and park. Fairview-Rockwood-Wilkes Historical Society, Gresham OR

Get a little dirty. Have fun too!

Cleanup volunteers needed.
Zimmerman Park & Farm
Saturday May 23, 2009 9AM-1PM

When: Saturday, May 23, 2009 9AM - 1PM
Where: Zimmerman Farm
17111 NE Sandy Blvd
Gresham OR
Get Map!

Join us for a Spring cleanup!

Make a difference and join the Parks & Recreation Volunteer Program in working on the Zimmerman Farm land Saturday May 23rd from 9AM-1PM. Dress appropriately. Be prepared for rain, to get a little dirty, and to have fun!

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