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!

Rockwood Justice Facility Q&A: Apr 1, 2009 7:30AM

04/01/2009 - 7:30am
04/01/2009 - 9:00am
Rockwood Business Coalition, Gresham OR 97233 (503) 618-2899. Creating a unified voice for political, economic, and social issues for Rockwood businesses

Multnomah County reconsiders project.

What's next for the
Rockwood Bowling alley?

When: Wednesday Apr 1, 2009 7:30AM - 9:00AM
Where: Rockwood Community Office
18709 SE Stark St
Gresham OR

County changes direction on project

Multnomah County was scheduled to build a full service Justice Facility, including courthouses, community space, sheriff's office and other facilities in Rockwood. The Rockwood Bowling alley at 187th & SE Stark St was purchased for this project. Multnomah County has reconsidered this project, and is planning on building courthouses in downtown Gresham instead.

What's next for the Rockwood Bowling property?

Join us April 1st, 7:30AM for this lively discussion!


  • Diane McKeel
    Multnomah County Commissioner, and staff
  • Alice Rouyer
    Rockwood Urban Renewal Manager

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

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SOLV IT Earth Day 2009 Nadaka Nature Park cleanup: Apr 18 9AM-1PM

04/18/2009 - 9:00am
04/18/2009 - 1:00pm
SOLV IT Earth Day 2009 Nadaka Nature Park cleanup: Apr 18

Get a little dirty, have fun!

Celebrate Earth Day 2009 at Nadaka Park

Working together for this treasure called Oregon

When: Saturday Apr 18, 2009 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
NE 175th Av & NE Pacific St
Gresham, OR


From I-84: Take the 181st exit, travel south, turn right on NE Pacific St.
From Glisan (eastbound): Turn left on NE 172nd Av, turn right on NE Pacific St.

Help beautify our park!

Join other volunteers to clear invasive plants & beautify Nadaka Nature Park, a beautiful 10-acre natural area.

Bring you own work gloves & water bottle if you have them.

Project Activities: Volunteers will clear underbrush and lift the canopy in Nadaka Nature Park. It is a beautiful 10-acre natural area, but it is overgrown. Cleanup will make the park safer and more inviting. Activities include: Cleanup, Invasive Plant Removal, Pruning.

Bagels, muffins, coffee, & water will be provided!

Click here to register with SOLV for this event.

For more information contact Brett Lyon, SOLV Coordinator 503-844-9571 x332, or email

Zimmerman House tours: Apr 18, 2009

04/18/2009 - 10:00am
04/18/2009 - 3:00pm
Zimmerman Heritage Farm. A delightful Victorian era farmhouse built in 1874. 17111 NE Sandy Blvd, Gresham OR, (503) 261-8078

Open House 10AM - 3PM!

Welcome Spring!
Visit this delightful 1873 Victorian farmhouse

When: Saturday Apr 18, 2009 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Where: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd
Gresham OR

Take a step back into history at the Zimmermann 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. Open house and tours are available every third Saturday. Don't miss this unique opportunity!

City of Gresham, AmeriCorps Earth Day Symposium: Apr 22, 2009

04/22/2009 - 4:00pm
04/22/2009 - 8:30pm

City of Gresham, AmeriCorps, Earth Day Symposium 4-8:30PM

Learn what AmeriCorps is doing for Gresham and the environment and how you can get involved

When: Wednesday, April 22nd 4:00PM to 8:30PM
Where: >Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Parkway

Meeting Info

Please join the City of Gresham AmeriCorps members as we celebrate Earth Day! There will be a tabling period/open house from 4PM-7PM. Information will be provided on what AmeriCorps is doing for Gresham, what Gresham is doing for the environment, and how you can get involved.

Featured Tables

  • Operation Stream Clean
  • Backyard Wildlife Habitat Certification Program
  • What Can I Recycle?
  • Birds!
  • Be Green Volunteer Opportunities
  • and more!

Other activities & a movie too!

There will also be activities for families to participate in, such as bird house construction and recycled arts/crafts. At 7pm, there will be a showing of the Silent Invasion, an OPB Field Guide Documentary about invasive species followed by a brief discussion period.

Please vote! Help Save Park Place Coffee

Park Place Coffee, Gresham OR. Your source for good food, friends, and information


Voting ends April 24th


A plea from Park Place Coffee's owner:

"I'd like to ask for your help in helping me win a business grant for the cafe. As you may know, I'm looking at closing at the end of the lease unless something changes monetarily. THIS COULD BE IT! I've applied for a business grant, and the winner will be partially determined by the number of votes my submittal receives. Anywhere from $10-25,000. There are so many more things Park Place Coffee can do for the community if I could get this business grant."

How you can help

"When you click on the link above, it will take you to the contest page and my submittal."

"At the bottom it will ask if you find the story INSPIRATIONAL/USEFUL. When you choose one, it will ask you to register by setting up an identity. (It is their way of making sure all votes are valid. This contest is through INTUIT - the makers of Quickbooks and TurboTax - not a fly-by-night.). I know sometimes people are wary of registering, but the process doesn't require much information and it could make a HUGE DIFFERENCE!"

"PLEASE take the time to vote and possibly keep Park Place Coffee in the Rockwood community -- and please ask everyone you know to vote too! I suggest you vote for the CATEGORY: Inspirational and Useful."

Dina DiNucci


Recently seen in The Oregonian:

Rockwood coffee shop about more than profit
by Melody Finnemore
Special to The Oregonian Thursday November 20, 2008

WENA Board Meeting: Apr 27, 2009

04/27/2009 - 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 Apr 27, 2009 6:30PM

When: Monday Apr 27, 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:

Audubon Society, Morning Bird Walk at Nadaka Nature Park: May 28, 2009 7:30AM

05/28/2009 - 7:30am
05/28/2009 - 8:30am

Audubon Society, Morning Bird Walk at Nadaka Nature Park: May 28, 2009

Join us for a
Morning Bird Walk
at Nadaka Park

Learn the value of urban natural areas.

Audubon Society of Portland. Building a region where people and wildlife flourish together

When: Thursday May 28, 2009 07:30AM - 08:30AM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17500 NE Pacific St
Gresham, Oregon
Get Map!

Join us for a morning stroll

In celebration of Great Blue Heron Week, join Jim Labbe with the Audubon Society of Portland and Lee Dayfield with Wilkes East Neighborhood Association for a morning stroll through Nakada Nature Park in West Gresham. We’ll explore the natural and human history of this unique neighborhood nature park and learn about efforts afoot to expand the park, improve access and environmental interpretation, and enhance its wildlife habitat. We’ll also begin the documenting of bird species inhabiting the park and discuss the value of urban natural areas to avian biodiversity.

Register Free!


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