West Gresham

Gresham Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee Meeting: Feb 9, 2011: CANCELLED

02/09/2011 - 7:00pm
02/09/2011 - 9:00pm
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City of Gresham, Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee meeting CANCELLED: Feb 9, 2011 7PM. Info here!

Gresham Redevelopment Commission
Advisory Committee
February 9, 2011
Meeting Cancellation Notice

When: Wednesday Feb 9, 2011 7PM-9PM CANCELLED
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Conference Center
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham OR
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Please be advised that the February 9, 2011 Gresham Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee (GRDCAC) meeting is canceled due to the lack of a full agenda.

The next regular meeting is Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 7:00PM.

UPDATED: Coyote sightings in Capri Terrace and Clairmont areas

Coyote sightings in Capri Terrace and Clairmont areas in Wilkes East neighborhood

Third pre-dawn sighting in the past week

For the third time in the past week a lone coyote has been spotted around 5:30AM roaming the Capri Terrace and Clairmont areas in the Wilkes East neighborhood on NE Oregon & 166th, and NE Multnomah between 165th & 162nd. Residents should be careful to keep small pets and animals indoors at night and keep a watchful eye on them when they're outside.

UPDATED Feb 24, 2011: A pair of coyotes was seen again roaming NE Multnomah St between 165th &162nd a couple of hours before dawn Thursday morning. Residents in the area are advised to leave the coyotes alone as they typically do not present risks to humans unless cornered or threatened.

Urban coyotes sightings are not unusual in the Portland area, especially between the hours of dusk and dawn when they are most active. Just last fall there were several reported sightings in the Alameda neighborhood of Northeast Portland

Welcome to Dina DiNucci’s wonderful life: Park Place Coffee remains open

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Park Place Coffee remains open. Unexpected help keeps cafe owner from closing her heart and doors. Story here!
Jim Clark / Gresham Outlook
Disc golfer Jerry Miller, right, helped spearhead a drive to raise funds for Park Place Coffee when owner Dina DiNucci, left, was ready to close up shop.

Unexpected help keeps cafe owner from closing her heart and doors

Park Place Coffee will continue serving the community

Source: The Gresham Outlook, Jan 7, 2011, Updated Jan 11, 2011
By Mara Stine

Dina DiNucci opened her coffee and crepe shop Park Place Coffee in Rockwood four years ago, not only to operate a small business, but to give the community a gathering place.

But as the economy tanked it became harder and harder for DiNucci to stay afloat. She squeaked by every month. Yet as 2011 neared, she wondered if it made sense to invest another $1,000 in her annual business licenses, permit and other yearly expenses

Gresham Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee meeting agenda: Jan 12, 2011 7PM

01/12/2011 - 7:00pm
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City of Gresham, Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee meeting agenda: Jan 12, 2011 7PM. Info here!

GRDC Advisory Committee agenda:

Election of Officers, Rockwood Code Compliance Staff Report, 2011 Revenue Projections, Rockwood in Motion Update, Annual Report to GRDC, Plaza del Sol Programming Work Group Update

When: Wednesday Jan 12, 2011 7PM-9PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Conference Center
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham OR
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On the agenda

Click here for Wednesday night's Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) Advisory Committee meeting agenda. This link takes you to the City of Gresham webpage that has the attachments and further meeting information.

De La Salle students join-in 2010 SOLV "Beach and Riverside Cleanup" at Nadaka Nature Park

De La Salle students join 2010 SOLV
De La Salle students at the
2010 SOLV event, Nadaka Park
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A beautiful Autumn day for the 2010 SOLV "Beach and Riverside Cleanup" at Nadaka Nature Park

Wilkes East Neighborhood has received a Metro Nature in Neighborhood grant for improvements in Nadaka Nature Park which requires matching volunteer hours so your support is needed and greatly appreciated. See you at the park!
Click here for a list of Metro Nature in Neighborhoods capital grants projects.

2010 SOLV "Beach and Riverside Cleanup" Event

De La Salle students lend a hand

On Saturday, September 25th the Wilkes East Neighborhood Association held a cleanup with SOLV at Nadaka Nature Park. There were 24 people who participated in the cleanup including a group from De La Salle North Catholic High School (pictured by the sign). We had a total of 66 3/4 volunteer hours to use as a match for our Metro Nature in Neighborhood grant.

The primary focus of the cleanup was to remove the invasive blackberry and ivy from the park.

Jazzy Bagel donated delicious bagels and Starbucks (181st & Glisan) donated coffee for the volunteers. SOLV also provided great cloth tote bags for everyone who volunteered.

De La Salle students join 2010 SOLV
Volunteers register for 2010 SOLV
event at Nadaka Nature Park
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Next cleanup:
Sunday, October 10th 9AM-2PM. Hope to see you there!

See website calendar for more Nadaka Nature Park events and activities!

Nadaka Nature Park Vegetation Management Plan nears completion

Nadaka Nature Park Vegetation Management Plan, Laminated Root Rot disease discovered. Info here!
Nadaka Nature Park
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Nadaka Nature Park
Vegetation Management Plan nears completion, disease threatens firs

Protecting a Natual Resource

In 2009 Wilkes East Neighborhood Association (WENA) applied for and received a Metro Parks & Greenspaces Nature in Neighborhoods Capital Grant and a grant from the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District (EMSWCD) to be used towards the purchase of the adjacent 2-acre Nelson Property for use as a public park. Both Metro and EMSWCD had requirements for the master planning of the Nelson property one of which was to do a vegetation management plan.

At the WENA annual meeting in August 2010, Ric Catron, City of Gresham Parks Planner provided information about this Plan for Nadaka Nature Park. Its purpose is a balance of protection of natural areas and future park development, restoration of the site and creating diversity for native wildlife and providing passive recreation.

News from Nadaka Nature Park: Audubon reintroduces owls, pet station added and other happenings

Nadaka Nature Park News. Audubon Society of Portland releases two juvenile Western Screech Owls Sep 8, 2010, Dogipot Waste Station installed, SOLV volunteers pitch-in, and more. Info here!
Western Screech Owl
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News from Nadaka Nature Park

Western Screech Owls reintroduced, Dogipot® added, SOLV volunteers pitch-in, and much more!

Back to the Wild

On September 8, 2010 the Audubon Society of Portland released two juvenile Western Screech Owls at the meadow in Nadaka Nature Park. About a dozen people from the neighborhood watched as the two owls took flight. Both owls came into the Portland Audubon’s Wildlife Care Center as fledglings. Unfortunately they had signs of head injury, probably from being hit by cars while learning to fly. After recovering from the initial injuries, the owls were in a flight cage building up strength and learning to hunt. The Audubon Society decided they were ready to be wild once more and agreed to do the release in Nadaka.

Recycle Your Plastic Bags Here

A Dogipot® has been installed near the north entrance to Nadaka Nature Park which contains litter bags to be used for dog waste. This was provided with grant funds from the Metro Nature in Neighborhoods grant. If you are looking for a place to recycle your plastic garbage bags you could take a few and put them in the Dogipot® for others on your next walk thru the park. This will save considerable money purchasing the litter bags.

Gresham Code Enforcement visits Capri Terrace Fall 2010 Neighborhood Watch meeting

Gresham Code Enforcement visits Capri Terrace Fall 2010 Neighborhood Watch meeting held Sep 25, 2010
Capri Terrace neighbors
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Gresham Code Enforcement
speaks to neighbors about
recognizing & reporting violations

Food, friends and celebrations
cap a sunny Fall afternoon

Capri Terrace Fall Meeting

The 25th of September was a beautiful day for the gathering of the Capri Terrace Neighborhood Watch group. Good turn out considering the distractions of family activities of football, soccer, birthday parties and other family get-togethers. 20 plus members were in attendance, which represented 13 households, plus 1 guest speaker, Rita Humphrey’s from the Gresham City Code Enforcement Division.

Ms Humphrey’s brought along some handouts to help the group in recognizing violations and how to report them. Naturally strange cars in the neighborhood and messy yards come to mind, but she also emphasized keeping traffic signs clear of tree limbs and other hazards. Residents are responsible for keeping vision fields up to 30 feet clear. Be especially aware of what transpires in and around vacant properties such as graffiti, broken windows and transients loitering around the premises.

Rockwood: Overnight paving planned on Stark Street, Expect delays thru Oct 5, 2010

Rockwood: Overnight paving planned on Stark Street, Expect delays thru Oct 5, 2010.  Info here!

Stark Street Project
nearing completion

Overnight paving 8PM to 6AM
Drivers advised to seek alternate routes

Expect delays overnight

Starting today, crews will grind and place new pavement overlay on Stark Street in Rockwood between 190th and 199th avenues, including the approaches to Stark on Burnside Road. This work is part of Rockwood in Motion and the second phase of safety and boulevard improvements to Stark Street. The work is being conducted at night to minimize delays to the public.

Night work is anticipated from 8PM to 6AM Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 29-30, and will include flagging of the Stark/Burnside intersection, which may delay traffic in the area. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes.

Paving will continue the first week in October to the east of Burnside on Stark Street down to 199th Avenue; Monday or Tuesday night, weather permitting. This work is anticipated to be finished in one night between 8PM. and 6AM. This pavement work will take one lane at a time and may require minor, periodic detours from side streets as the crews work around cooling asphalt.

Audubon Society of Portland will release two juvenile Western Screech Owls at Nadaka Nature Park: Sep 8, 2010 7PM

09/08/2010 - 7:00pm
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Audubon Society of Portland will release two juvenile Western Screech Owls at Nadaka Nature Park: Sep 8, 2010 7PM. Info here!
Western Screech Owl
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Please come and join us,
all are welcome!

Nadaka becomes home for two rehabilitated Western Screech Owls

When: Wednesday, Sep 8, 2010 7PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
175th & NE Pacific St
Gresham, OR
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Releases are weather dependent!

Back to the wild

Both of these Western Screech Owls came into Portland Audubon's Wildlife Care Center as fledglings. Unfortunately they had signs of head injury, probably from being hit by cars while learning to fly. After recovering from the initial injuries, the owls have been in a flight cage building up strength and learning to hunt. They are ready to be wild once more!

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