Parks & Recreation

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
03/22/2008 - 1:00pm
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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

03/12/2008 - 1:00pm
03/12/2008 - 4:00pm
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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

04/30/2008 - 1:00pm
04/30/2008 - 4:00pm
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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

05/28/2008 - 1:00pm
05/28/2008 - 3:00pm
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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!

Volunteer Opportunities Mar - May 2008

Greetings, Gresham Volunteers!

We hope you are keeping warm and trying to remember to appreciate winter's more subtle, special beauty in between the periods of rain. One way to stay warm, of course, is to keep active, and Gresham Parks has lots of activities coming up to get you out of the house and to keep the winter blahs at bay!

Join us for one or more of these exciting Spring projects! Each project lists the dates, times, and contact information. See ya there!

Let's Plant, Butler Creek: Mar 22, 2008

03/22/2008 - 9:00am
03/22/2008 - 1:00pm
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Native Planting at Butler Creek

When: Saturday March 22nd, 2008 9:00AM - 1:00PM

Where: Undetermined. Call for meeting location.

The planting season is coming to an end, so come help establish a few more trees along Butler Creek. These trees will help encourage native species growth and in return, improve the creek's water quality, increase biodiversity and enhance local habitat.

Bring Your Shovel, Gardening at Zimmerman Park: Apr 12, 2008

04/12/2008 - 9:00am
04/12/2008 - 2:00pm
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Zimmerman House Museum

"Let's Garden!" At the Zimmerman House, Sat Apr 12, 2008

When: Saturday April 12th, 2008 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Where: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd
Gresham, OR

Take a step back into history by volunteering at the Zimmermann House. This 1874 farmhouse is a perfect reflection of typical Columbia River dairy farm life in the late 1800s. Volunteers are needed to weed and prune in the garden, which will contribute to the historical site overall beauty.

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