Healthy Septic Systems Workshop in Gresham: Feb 25, 2009

02/25/2009 - 7:00pm
02/25/2009 - 9:00pm
East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District: We help people care for their land

Free Workshop!
Healthy Septic Systems Workshop
Mt Hood Community College
Wednesday, Feb 25th 7PM-9PM

When: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 7PM - 9PM
Where: Mt Hood Community College
26000 S.E. Stark St
Gresham, Oregon 97030

East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District is offering a FREE and very informative Healthy Septic Systems Workshop in Gresham, February 25th! Join us and learn how a little preventative maintenance can go a long way.

Healthy Septic Systems

Is your septic system a mystery to you? Attend this free workshop and learn how to care for your septic system, prevent messy sewage backups, and avoid expensive repairs with basic septic tank maintenance. Local septic system professional Alex Amauck and septic inspectors Mike Ebeling and Erin Mick from the Bureau of Development Services will present and answer your questions. This workshop is presented by East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District.

Register online at or contact Katie Meckes, Outreach Coordinator, EMSWCD at 503-935-5368, or email You can also come early and register on the day of the workshop. Space is limited. Registration is on a first come first served basis.

HGTV is looking for First-time Portland Homebuyers to be on “My First Place!”

HGTV is looking for First-time Portland Homebuyers to be on My First Place! Click here to sign-up!

Get your Portland home on HGTV!

HGTV is looking for First-time Homebuyers to be on “My First Place!”

One of HGTV’s most popular series, “My First Place” will be in Portland for its SEVENTH season to film first-time homebuyers through all the trials and tribulations of looking for, bidding on and ultimately buying their first place! Each half-hour episode features people making the dream of homeownership a reality!

We are currently looking for homebuyers who are:

  • Buying their FIRST place.
  • Fun, interesting people who are excited to be a part of this show.
  • People willing to share their personal & financial struggles with viewers.
  • Buyers that are going to be closing before the end of 2009.
  • Will be buying within a 90-minute radius of downtown Portland.

Candidates who are chosen for the show will also receive a housewarming SURPRISE gift at the end of shooting to thank them for being on the show!

Singles, couples and families are all encouraged to apply!

WENA Semi-Annual Meeting: Feb 16, 2009

02/16/2009 - 7:00pm

Everyone's invited!

Wilkes East Neighborhood
Semi-Annual Meeting
Monday Feb 16th 7PM

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

When: Monday, February 16, 2009 7:00PM
Where: H B Lee Middle School
1121 NE 172nd Ave
Click here for map

Be sure to save Monday, February 16th at 7:00 PM for WENA’s Semi-Annual Meeting. This years meeting will be held at H B Lee Middle School, 1121 NE 172nd Ave (between Glisan & Halsey), Portland, Oregon.

Meeting Topics

  • Gresham Recycling
    Karen Guillen-Chapman, Coordinator
  • Curb Extensions on NE 172nd Ave
    between Halsey & Glisan
  • Friends of Trees Comes to Gresham
    Elizabeth Elbel, Friends of Trees
  • Nadaka Park Progress Report
    Cleanups & Grant status
    Lee Dayfield, Friends of Nadaka
  • Upcoming neighborhood events
  • 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.

181st Corridor Signal Improvements Coming Spring 2009

181st Corridor Signal Improvements: Spring 2009.

181st Corridor Signal Improvements Coming Spring 2009

Smart signals, wider turns to relieve traffic congestion

The 181st Avenue Corridor project is intended to increase existing street capacity and support new industrial businesses within the Urban Renewal Area, and is supported by the Wilkes East Neighborhood and the Rockwood Business Coalition.

Reason for the project

181st Avenue provides the only connection to Interstate-84 within Gresham city limits. As the areas to the south develop, including Pleasant Valley and Damascus, this corridor will grow more congested because it provides the nearest freeway access. The redevelopment potential of the Wilkes East and North Gresham neighborhoods, including the industrial portion of the Rockwood-West Gresham Urban Renewal Area, will be hampered (without improvement) as intersections on 181st near the freeway reach capacity.

Smart signals, wider turns, and a crosswalk closure are expected to relieve traffic congestion through this busy area.

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

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!

Wilkes East Neighborhood, Newsletter Archive

Newsletter Archive | Wilkes East Neighborhood, Gresham Oregon USA. Diversity, Harmony, Community - Together 'WE' can make a difference! Click here!

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Spring 2018 Newsletter

Inside This Issue:

  • Rick’s Fencing moving to Wilkes East
  • What Are You Most Concerned About?
  • TriMet Safe Travel Tips
  • Happenings at Nadaka Nature Park
  • Local Business Spotlight
  • Earth Day Recycling: Apr 28, 9AM-2PM
  • >

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Fairview, OR 97024

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