Parks & Recreation

New Trees in Columbia View Park

Columbia View Park Flowering Crabapples
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Beautiful Golden Raindrop and Prairifire Crabapples Trees Added To The Park

Gresham Parks Department recently planted 15 new trees in Columbia View Park. The trees were donated to the Parks Department and they are flowering Golden Raindrop Crabapples and Prairifire Crabapples.

They are in full bloom now and are planted near the fence next to HB Lee Middle School on the north end of the park.

Volunteer Opportunities: May-Jul 2008

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Gardening, Education, And Fun For All!
Volunteers Needed

Greetings, Parks & Recreation Volunteers!

You can really start to feel it now; the weather outside is beautiful! Which means it's time to start making plans to spend a lot more time outdoors. And what better way to spend your time then volunteering in our beautiful parks and natural areas. We hope to see many of you out to some of our upcoming May, June, and July

This is Gresham Parks & Recreations - Volunteer Program's May Volunteer Update, which contains information about upcoming volunteer opportunities we have to offer. If you can join us for any of the projects below, please RSVP to the contact listed.

Volunteer Opportunities and Events May-July 2008

We really appreciate your volunteer efforts this year! Keep up the great work Gresham!

Artists, Engineers, Designers Wanted!

Nadaka Park

Help Us Design A New Entrance for Nadaka Park

Submit your ideas!

Wilkes East Neighborhood Association is preparing a grant proposal to "dress up" the entrance to Nadaka Park and add some fresh walking trail flooring (gravel, tree chips, etc.).

We are looking for persons interested in designing an entrance piece to Nadaka Park located at NE 176th Ave and NE Pacific St.

City of Gresham Parks & Recreation Volunteer Updates: April 2008

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Greetings, Parks & Recreation Volunteers!

We hope that spring is treating you well. The daffodils and tulips are emerging and reminding us why we like this time of year so much. Not to mention, Earth Day is right around the corner!

This is Gresham Parks & Recreations - Volunteer Program's April Volunteer Update, which contains information about upcoming volunteer opportunities we have to offer. If you can join us for any of the projects below, please use the contact listed.

Volunteer Opportunities and Events April-June 2008

Before we get to the information below, I want to thank all of you on behalf of Gresham Parks and Recreation for the time you give to take care of the earth and to encourage others to do so. There seems to be a major shift taking place in the public's awareness of environmental issues, and you have helped make that critical change happen.

Plant for the Future...this Saturday!

03/22/2008 - 9:00am
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Native Planting at Butler Creek Greenway

When: Saturday, March 22, 2008 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Where: Along SW 27th Drive, between SW 29th Drive and SW 30th Drive Click here for a map!
(Let us know if you can only make part of the project.)

We're still looking for volunteers to help at a native planting this Saturday, and the weather looks like it shaping up to be pretty nice! Come join us at Bulter Creek Greenway to say goodbye to Winter and "Hello!" to the planting season by removing English Ivy and planting 500 trees and shrubs . These restoration efforts will encourage native growth within Gresham's natural areas and in return, improve the creek's water quality, increase biodiversity and enhance local habitat.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided!

10 volunteers are still needed for this clean up. For more information or to sign up yourself or a group, please contact me at Rachel.Zarfas@ci.gresham.or.us or phone (503) 618-2789.

Volunteer Events Feb - May 2008

Come. Join the Fun!

Join us for one or more of these exciting Spring projects!

Say goodbye to Winter and "Hello!" to Spring by attending these great outdoor Volunteer opportunities!

Each project lists dates, times, and contact information. Thanks for all you do to help create a more sustainable world. See ya there!

Come See The Garden: Mar 12, 2008

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Yamhill Community Garden Open House Event

When: Wednesday March 12th, 2008 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Where: Yamhill Community Garden
19309 SE Yamhill St.

Join us to celebrate the beginning of the spring growing season at our community gardens. Drop by anytime to learn about community gardens in Gresham, how to obtain a raised bed for the year to grow your own fruits, vegetables, and flowers. We will also have kid's activities and refreshments! (English/Spanish information will be provided.)

Gardening 101, Yamhill Garden Workshop: Apr 30, 2008

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Yamhill Community Garden Workshop: Gardening 101

When: Wednesday April 30th, 2008 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Where: Yamhill Community Garden
19309 SE Yamhill St.

Not sure how to start your garden? Come to our workshop for garden beginners, which will cover basic planting techniques, what to plant, what tools to use, and yearly maintenance of your garden. (English/Spanish presentation.)

Yamhill Garden Composting Workshop: May 28, 2008

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Yamhill Community Garden Workshop: Composting

When: Wednesday May 28th, 2008 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Where: Yamhill Community Garden
19309 SE Yamhill St.

What is the importance of compost and how do you make it? This informational workshop will cover the benefits of composting for your home or community garden and how do to it. (English/Spanish presentation.) Volunteers are needed to help set up, children's activities, and take down.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided!

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