Water & Soil

Free Rain Garden Workshop, $200 Grants Available: Aug 27, 2011 9AM-1PM

08/27/2011 - 9:00am
08/27/2011 - 1:00pm
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Free Rain Garden Workshop, $200 Grants Available. Improve water quality and wildlife habitat at home by building your own rain garden, disconnecting your downspouts and gardening with native plants: Aug 27, 2011 9AM-1PM. Info here!
Rain Garden, Functional beauty

Ready for the rainy season?
Add a rain garden!

When: Sat Aug 27, 2011 9AM-1PM
Hollydale Elementary School
505 SW Birdsdale Drive
Gresham, OR
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Rain garden: Landscaping that absorbs water from your roof or driveway

Free Workshop
Improve water quality and wildlife habitat at home by building your own rain garden, disconnecting your downspouts and gardening with native plants. This free rain garden workshop with City staff includes classroom discussion, hands-on activities, rain garden tour, free raffle and refreshments. Space is limited – call or email (below) to register.

Free Naturescaping Workshop, chemical-free landscaping with native plants: May 7, 2011 9AM-1PM

05/07/2011 - 9:00am
05/07/2011 - 1:00pm
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Free Naturescaping Workshop, chemical-free landscaping with native plants: May 7, 2011 9AM-1PM. Info Here!

Landscaping naturally

When: Sat May 7, 2011 9AM-1PM
Where: Hall Elementary School Cafeteria
2505 NE 23rd St
Gresham, OR
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Naturescaping Basics Workshop

This workshop introduces the concept of naturescaping: chemical free landscaping with native plants, and also covers:

  • time and maintenance savings
  • reduction/elimination of water and chemical use
  • increasing and improving wildlife habitat
  • watershed stewardship
  • basic site or project planning and many other great gardening tips

Workshop participants get to view before and after naturescaping examples, take a field trip to a nearby project, get advice on landscape design and native gardening, network with neighbors, and learn about native plants.

Improve water quality and wildlife habitat. Free, Rain Garden 101 Workshop: May 22, 2011 1PM-4PM

05/22/2011 - 1:00pm
05/22/2011 - 4:00pm
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Improve water quality and wildlife habitat. Free, Rain Garden 101 Workshop: May 22, 2011 1PM-4PM. Info here!

When: Sunday, May 22, 2011 1PM-4PM
Troutdale City Conference Bldg
223 S Buxton Rd
Troutdale, OR
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Planning new landscape? Add a rain graden landscaping that absorbs water from your roof or driveway

Free Workshop

Improve water quality and wildlife habitat at home by building your own rain garden

Rain gardens are a great way to add beautiful landscaping to your yard and protect overloaded urban streams at the same time. You will learn how to site, plan, and build your own rain garden.

You will learn how to assess your site to determine the best location and size, calculate impervious surfaces, determine soil suitability, choose appropriate plants, and how to maintain your new rain garden. You will also receive a comprehensive manual that shows all the steps to constructing a rain garden. Register below.

Gresham Rain Garden Grants Available: Deadline Apr 15

Gresham Rain Garden Grants Available: Deadline Apr 15. Info here!

Upgrading Your Landscape?

Install a Rain Garden and receive up to $200

Hurry, Deadline April 15th

The Healthy Streams Program offers free services for Gresham residents including $200 rain garden grants for homeowners, free downspout disconnection services, at-home natural gardening consultation visits, free workshops and free trees. To be eligible for downspout disconnection services and rain garden grants, staff must confirm the safety of your site. Deadline to pre-qualify for rain garden grants is April 15

Rain Garden Workshop, $200 Grants Available: Mar 5, 2011 8:30AM

03/05/2011 - 8:30am
03/05/2011 - 3:30pm
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Rain Garden Workshop, $200 Grants Available: Mar 5, 2011 8:30AM - 3:30PM. Info here!

Planning new landscape?
Add a rain graden

Landscaping that absorbs water from your roof or driveway

When: Saturday, Mar 5, 2011 8:30AM - 3:30PM
Hollydale Elementary School
505 SW Birdsdale Drive
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Free Workshop

Improve water quality and wildlife habitat at home by building your own rain garden, disconnecting your downspouts and gardening with native plants. This free rain garden workshop with City staff includes classroom discussion, hands-on activities, rain garden tour, free raffle and refreshments. Space is limited – call or email to register. The city is offering $200 rain garden grants for homeowners who build their own – to be eligible, staff must confirm safety of your site.

Visit the City's Rain Garden website for more information.

Free Workshop, Slough 101: Mar 12, 2011 8:45AM

03/12/2011 - 8:45am
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Ever wonder about that slow-moving channel of water. Attend this free workshop. Slough 101. Info here!
Slough 101, free workshop www.columbiaslough.org

Learn about the history, water, wildlife, and current issues of the Columbia Slough

When: Saturday Mar 12, 2011 8:45AM - 1:00PM
Where: Multnomah County Drainage Districts
1880 NE Elrod Drive
Portland
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Ever wonder about that slow-moving channel of water running through Gresham, Fairview, and Northeast, and North Portland?

Free workshop

Learn about the history, water, wildlife, and current issues of the Columbia Slough at Slough 101. Slough experts will lead hands-on activities including a tour of a pump station and macroinvertebrate discovery.

Pre-registration is required for this free workshop, and light refreshments will be provided. Suitable for adults and teens 14 and up.

Metro Nature in Neighborhoods' Fall 2010 grant workshop: Nov 13, 2010 9AM

11/13/2010 - 9:00am
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Metro Nature in Neighborhoods' Fall 2010 grant workshop: Nov 13, 2010 9AM. Info here!
Metro's Nature in Neighborhood
(Click for website)

Restore. Create. Connect. Invest.

One more Nature in Neighborhoods' Fall 2010 grant workshop

When: Saturday Nov 13, 2010 9AM
Where: Metro Regional Center
600 NE Grand Ave
Portland, OR
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Restoration and enhancement grant writing workshop

How do you turn a good idea into a great project? Metro's Nature in Neighborhoods grants can help. If you have an innovative idea to integrate the natural world into your community, join an upcoming workshop. Learn about the grant program goals and criteria and how to apply. Participants will also learn how to plan a project and what resources are available to get your project started. RSVP requested. (RSVP below break)

New this year

Nature in Neighborhoods program sponsors restoration and enhancement grants which support hands-on activities and environmental education programs that protect and contribute to watershed health in the region. New this year, a small number of grants will be awarded for planning and project development.

2010 SOLV Beach and Riverside Cleanup event, Nadaka Nature Park: Sep 25, 2010 10AM-1PM

09/25/2010 - 10:00am
09/25/2010 - 1:00pm
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2010 SOLV Beach and Riverside Cleanup at Nadaka Nature Park, West Gresham, Oregon: Sept 25, 2010 10AM-1PM.  Info Here!
Nadaka Nature Park
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Join SOLV volunteers at
Nadaka Nature Park
Sept 25th 10AM-1PM

2010 SOLV Beach and Riverside Cleanup
Presented by the Oregon Lottery


solv.org

When: Sat Sept 25, 2010 10AM-1PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
NE 175th Ave and NE Pacific St
Gresham, OR
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2010 SOLV Beach and Riverside Cleanup
Saturday September 25, 2010!

From inland rivers to the coast, water connects us all. This fall, Oregonians are invited to continue the tradition of cleaning coastal beaches and make an even bigger impact by joining other SOLV volunteers along rivers, creeks, lakes and watersheds as SOLV expands this cleanup event this year for the first time!

Join the fun. Register Here!

Event Info

Be prepared to get a little dirty and to have fun by supporting and volunteering with SOLV, Friends of Nadaka and Wilkes East Neighborhood Association in their efforts to remove invasives and clear underbrush from Nadaka Nature Park, part of the Columbia Slough Watershed.

Rain or Shine! Come dressed for weather and help improve Nadaka Nature Park and our watershed. Bring working gloves & a water bottle if you have them. Volunteer as long as you can.

Coffee, juice, water & refreshments provided by Wilkes East Neighborhood.

Registration requested

Click here to register! Volunteers younger than 18 will need a signed waiver (available at the event).

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

Build a Rain Garden by May 31 and Receive up to $100 from the City

Build a Rain Garden by May 31 and Receive up to $100 from the City. Info here!
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Install a rain garden into your landscape and you could be eligible for up to $100 rebate

Build a Rain Garden

A rain garden is landscaping that absorbs water from your roof or driveway.

Homeowners are catching on to rain gardens, a shallow depression in a yard that collects rainwater and sports a variety of flowers, shrubs and grasses.

$100 rain garden grants available

Planning to landscape this spring? By installing a rain garden into your landscape to manage stormwater from your home, you could be eligible for up to $100 from the City and East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District. Ten rain garden grants ($100 maximum per garden) are available to Gresham residents.

Rain Garden Grant Application and Details

Getting started

Rain Garden Guidelines
Downspout Disconnection Information
Rain Garden Plant List (Sun and Shade)
Rain Garden Sunny Plant Palette
Rain Garden Shady Plant Palette
Native Plant Suppliers
Commonly Asked Questions
Visit Gresham Rain Gardens

Rain Garden and Downspout Disconnection Suitability Zones - This map shows the probability that a rain garden, downspout disconnection, or other stormwater management technique can be safely implemented on your property. It does not guarantee the safety of stormwater management on any property. Call Jamie Stamberger, 503-618-2793, if you would like assistance determining rain garden and downspout suitability on your property.

Free "Rain Garden 101" Workshop, Gresham City Hall: Mar 27, 2010 9AM

03/27/2010 - 9:00am
03/27/2010 - 1:00pm
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Free Rain Garden 101 Workshop. Learn the how-to of constructing your own rain garden. Gresham City Hall, Mar 27, 2010 9AM-1PM
Rain Garden. Click to enlarge

Free workshop

Learn the "how-to's" of constructing your own rain garden!

When: Saturday Mar 27, 2010 9AM - 1PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pwy
Gresham, OR 97030
Get Map!

Rain gardens are a great way to add beautiful landscaping to your yard and protect overloaded urban streams at the same time.

Free Workshop

Attend this free "Rain Garden 101" workshop presented by East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District. (Registration required)

At this workshop you'll learn how to assess your site to determine the best location and size, calculate impervious surfaces, determine soil suitability, choose appropriate plants, and how to maintain your new rain garden. You will also receive a comprehensive manual that shows all the steps to constructing a rain garden.

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