City of Gresham

City of Gresham, 2012 Graffiti Summit: Sat May 12, 2012 9AM-12PM

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City of Gresham, 2012 Graffiti Summit: Sat May 12, 2012 8:30AM-2PM. Info here!

Graffiti Summit

When: Sat May 12, 2012 9AM-12PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham OR
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The difference between graffiti and art is PERMISSION!

You're Invited to Attend
Graffiti hurts everyone. It causes property values to decline. Its reduces retail sales and pedestrian traffic. It attracts other forms of crime. And, it costs the city money.

2012 Graffiti Summit Agenda

  • What does it mean
  • How-to prevent it
  • How-to get rid of it

Download flyer here!

Start your own Neighborhood Watch. It's simple to do -- and it works. Info here!

Free solar workshop, Solar Gresham project, Gresham Public Library: Apr 3, 2012 6PM-7:30PM

04/03/2012 - 6:00pm
04/03/2012 - 7:30pm
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Free solar workshop, Solar Gresham project, Gresham Public Library: Apr 3, 2012 6PM-7:30PM.<br />
 Info here!

This is a Bright Idea!

When: Tue Apr 3, 2012 6-7:30PM
Where: Gresham Public Library
385 NW Miller Av
Gresham, OR
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Free Solar Workshop

Solar Gresham is hosting free solar workshops at the Gresham Public Library in historic downtown. Led by the nonprofit Solar Oregon, the workshops will cover the basic technology, benefits and cost of solar. Imagine Energy will be available to answer questions about installation and products. Umpqua Bank will also be on hand to share information on financing opportunities.

RSVP below.

The workshops provide a great opportunity to learn more about solar, whether you’re interested in having it installed at your home or just wanting to learn more about this form of renewable energy.

Solar Gresham is a new program offered through July 31. It offers homeowners solar at up to 80% or more off the cost.

Arbor Day Tree Planting Gradin Community Sports Park: Apr 7, 2012 10-11AM

04/07/2012 - 10:00am
04/07/2012 - 11:00am
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Gresham’s Arbor Day Celebration 2011; Gradin Arboretum: Apr 9, 2011 9AM-12PM. Info here!
Gradin Sports Park Arboretum, Gresham OR

Plant a tree today

Whe\n: Sat Apr 7, 2012 10-11AMbr />
Where: Gradin Sports Park
2303 SE Palmquist Road
(Between Hogan Road and Hwy 26)
Gresham, OR
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Join us as we plant a Nyssa sylvatica 'David Odom' Afterburner Tupelo to memorialize David Odom who served as Gresham's urban forester before becoming a Neighborhood Tree Specialist with Friends of Trees in 2009. Gresham's annual Arbor Day Proclamation will also be read at this event.

Rain Garden Workshop, $200 Grants Available: Apr 7, 2011 9AM-12PM

04/07/2012 - 9:00am
04/07/2012 - 12:00pm
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Rain Garden Workshop, $200 Grants Available: Apr 7, 2011 9AM-12PM. Info here!

Add a rain garden!

When: Sat Apr 7, 2012 9AM-12PM
Hollydale Elementary School
505 SW Birdsdale Drive
Gresham, OR
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Build your own rain garden at home to help reduce water pollution and create urban habitat for birds and butterflies.

Free Workshop
This free rain garden workshop with City staff includes classroom discussion, hands-on activities and demonstrations, a rain garden tour, a free raffle and refreshments. Naturescaping and other natural gardening techniques will also be discussed.

Space is limited – call or email to register.

The City has four $200 rain garden grants still available for homeowners who build their own. To be eligible, staff must confirm safety of your site by May 18. We strongly encourage anyone planning to build a rain garden to attend the rain garden workshop.

Gresham Neighborhood Coalition Meeting: Apr 10, 2012 7PM

04/10/2012 - 7:00pm
04/10/2012 - 9:00pm
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City of Gresham Coalition of Neighborhood Associations - A unified voice for Gresham's neighborhood associations. Info here!

Coalition of Gresham
Neighborhood Associations

When: Tue Apr 10, 2012 7PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Room
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Public welcome
The Coalition of Gresham Neighborhood Associations was formed to provide structure and support for the leadership of Gresham's neighborhood associations, enabling more effective cooperation among neighborhood associations in order to achieve desired outcomes. Goals of the Coalition include providing a public forum for the review and evaluation of issues and problems, providing education and information on specific areas such as land use, and providing a unified voice for the neighborhood associations.

The Coalition meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 7:00PM

Free solar workshop, Solar Gresham project, Gresham Public Library: Apr 10, 2012 6PM-7:30PM

04/10/2012 - 6:00pm
04/10/2012 - 7:30pm
Etc/GMT-8
Free solar workshop, Solar Gresham project, Gresham Public Library: Apr 10, 2012 6PM-7:30PM.<br />
 Info here!

This is a Bright Idea!

When: Tue Apr 10, 2012 6-7:30PM
Where: Gresham Public Library
385 NW Miller Av
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Free Solar Workshop

Solar Gresham is hosting free solar workshops at the Gresham Public Library in historic downtown. Led by the nonprofit Solar Oregon, the workshops will cover the basic technology, benefits and cost of solar. Imagine Energy will be available to answer questions about installation and products. Umpqua Bank will also be on hand to share information on financing opportunities.

RSVP below.

The workshops provide a great opportunity to learn more about solar, whether you’re interested in having it installed at your home or just wanting to learn more about this form of renewable energy.

Solar Gresham is a new program offered through July 31. It offers homeowners solar at up to 80% or more off the cost.

Free solar workshop, Solar Gresham project, Gresham Public Library: Apr 21, 2012 3PM-4:30PM

04/21/2012 - 3:00pm
04/21/2012 - 4:30pm
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Free solar workshop, Solar Gresham project, Gresham Public Library: Apr 21, 2012 3PM-4:30PM. Info here!

This is a Bright Idea!

When: Sat Apr 21, 2012 3-4:30PM
Where: Gresham Public Library
385 NW Miller Av
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Free Solar Workshop

Solar Gresham is hosting free solar workshops at the Gresham Public Library in historic downtown. Led by the nonprofit Solar Oregon, the workshops will cover the basic technology, benefits and cost of solar. Imagine Energy will be available to answer questions about installation and products. Umpqua Bank will also be on hand to share information on financing opportunities.

RSVP below.

The workshops provide a great opportunity to learn more about solar, whether you’re interested in having it installed at your home or just wanting to learn more about this form of renewable energy.

Solar Gresham is a new program offered through July 31. It offers homeowners solar at up to 80% or more off the cost.

Invasive Species Information Fair, Council Chambers, Gresham City Hall: Apr 21, 2012 10AM-12PM

04/21/2012 - 10:00am
04/21/2012 - 12:00pm
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Invasive Species Information Fair, Council Chambers, Gresham City Hall: Apr 21, 2012 10AM-12PM. Info here!

Weed Watcher Workshop

When: Sat Apr 21, 2012 10AM-12PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Be A Weed Watcher
Encroachment by invasive, weedy species like ivy and blackberry directly threatens the health of Gresham's urban forest and leads to weak trees, increased erosion, poor water quality and low biodiversity.

Join us for an Invasive Species Information Fair attended by representatives from the City of Gresham, Metro, Johnson Creek Watershed Council, East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District and the Audubon Society that will follow a 45-minute presentation that will give property owners the knowledge to identify and remove invasive plant species and native replacement options.

Gresham and Wood Village Earth Day Recycling Event: Apr 21, 2012 9AM-2PM

04/21/2012 - 9:00am
04/21/2012 - 2:00pm
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Gresham and Wood Village Annual Earth Day Recycling Event: Apr 21, 2012 9AM-2PM.  Info Here!

Annual Earth Day Event

When: Sat Apr 21, 2012 9AM-2PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, OR
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Bring your recyclables. Rain or Shine!
Every year the City holds a free recycling event in April around Earth Day. The recycling event is free to Gresham and Wood Village residents and businesses.

Bring your recyclable items to Gresham City Hall for Earth Day from 9AM to 2PM, or take your items to a recycler year-round. Contact Metro Recycling at 503-234-3000 for location and material information.

Collection Items

Electronics and Batteries
We are not accepting electronics or batteries at the Earth Day event. For disposal information visit the City's website

Wilkes East Meeting: new Rockwood Public Safety Facility presentation, Q & A: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7PM: RESCHEDULED

04/23/2012 - 7:00pm
04/23/2012 - 8:30pm
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Wilkes East Neighborhood General Meeting, April 23, 2012 7PM. Join your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference! St Aidan's Episcopol Church, Murdock Hall, 174th & NE Glisan. Info here!

When: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7PM
RESCHEDULED: Aug 27, 2012 7PM
Where: St Aidan's Episcopal Church
Murdock Hall
17405 NE Glisan St
Gresham, OR
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Site acquisition for Rockwood public safety facility approved. New facility will improve police presence and services in Rockwood / West Gresham area.

You're Invited
Join us Monday April 23 Aug 27, 7PM at St Aidan's Church for a presentation by Michael Parkhurst, Senior Urban Renewal Project Coordinator, Gresham Redevelopment Commission about the new Rockwood Public Safety Facility to be built at the former Kasch's Garden Center on NE 181st. Learn all about this project. Bring your questions.

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