Water & Soil

Free Naturescaping Basics Workshop. Learn to garden with natives: Nov 14, 2009 9AM

11/14/2009 - 9:00am
11/14/2009 - 1:00pm
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East Multnomah SWCD Naturescaping Basics Workshop. Learn to garden with natives: Nov 14, 2009 9AM. Info here!

Naturescaping...

"Learn to garden with natives"

Sat Nov 14th 9AM


East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District: We help people care for their land

When: Sat, Nov 14, 2009 9AM-1PM
Where: Leach Botanical Garden
6704 SE 122nd Avenue
Portland 97236
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Beauty and function

Naturescaping is the practice of designing (or redesigning) a landscape so that it reduces water use, stormwater runoff, and pollution without sacrificing splendor. Plus, it saves you time, money, and energy – all while providing a beautiful habitat for birds, wildlife, and you.

Native plants are best because they're adapted to our soil and climate so they need relatively little or no watering, fertilizing, or care once established. They are also less susceptible to common garden pests and diseases, and they attract a variety of native birds and butterflies by providing food and shelter.

Workshop Description

Plan to attend this free workshop, Saturday Nov 14th!

Naturescaping Basics introduces attendees to their connection with the watershed, native plants of the PNW, pollution prevention, and other core concepts of naturescaping.

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 identify native plants.

And, every participant receives a comprehensive workbook and a native plant to help them get started.

FREE! Rain Gardens 101 Workshop: Apr 11, 2009

04/11/2009 - 9:00am
04/11/2009 - 1:00pm
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East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District: We help people care for their land

Learn about Rain Gardens!
A great way to add beautiy to your yard & protect our streams

When: Saturday, April 11, 2009 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy

Greetings from East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District!

Our spring workshop season is in full swing & we want to invite you to attend the FREE Rain Gardens 101 Workshop taking place on Saturday, April 11th at the City of Gresham. Click here to register!.

Event Description

Rain gardens are a great way to add beautiful landscaping to your yard and protect our overloaded urban streams at the same time. Join us to learn how to build a rain garden on your property to keep our streams clean and healthy!

Participants will learn how to do a site assessment to determine where to safely install a rain garden, about impervious surface calculation, rain garden sizing, plant selection and rain garden construction and maintenance.

Click here to register!

Add Backyard Beauty! Free Landscaping Design Class: Feb 28, 2009

02/28/2009 - 9:00am
02/28/2009 - 1:00pm
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East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District: We help people care for their land

Learn to Naturescape!

Free Landscaping Design Class
Saturday, Feb 28th 9AM-1PM

When: Saturday February 28, 2009 9AM - 1PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, Oregon

Here's a wonderful and FREE opportunity to learn about how to apply naturescaping techniques in your own backyard. Brought to you by East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, and the City of Gresham.

What is Naturescaping?

Naturescaping is beauty and function. Naturescaping saves time, money, and energy while providing a beautiful, healthy habitat for birds, wildlife, and you. So, what are you waiting for? Sign-up Here!

Free Workshop! Naturescaping Basics: Sat, Apr 01, 2017 9AM-1PM

04/01/2017 - 9:00am
04/01/2017 - 1:00pm
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Naturescaping Basics: Sat, Apr 01, 2017 9AM-1PM. Saving Our Streams. Info here!

Saving Our Streams

When: Sat, Apr 01, 2017 9AM-1PM
Where: Troutdale Police Station
234 SW Kendall Ct
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Learn to Naturescape

Naturescaping is the practice of designing (or redesigning) your landscape so that it reduces water use and decreases stormwater runoff while saving you time, money and energy. This introductory workshop introduces the core concepts of naturescaping, and also explores:

  • Pollution prevention through the reduction/elimination of chemical use.
  • How native plants naturally resist pests & tolerate drought conditions while attracting native birds, butterflies and other beneficial pollinators to your garden
  • Basic site planning principals, and many other great natural gardening & design tips.

Even if you decide to enlist the help of a contractor, youll have the framework to make decisions and effectively communicate the vision you have for your yard. Class will visit a nearby naturescaped project to see design principles in action. Youll receive a comprehensive workbook to help you get started.

SOLVE IT Cleanup at Nadaka Nature Park: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 9AM-12PM

04/22/2017 - 9:00am
04/22/2017 - 12:00pm
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SOLVE IT Cleanup at Nadaka Nature Park: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 9AM-12PM. Get Your Green On!. Info here!

Get Your Green On!

When: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17615 NE Glisan Street
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Looking for a way to give back this Earth Day? Join Friends of Nadaka to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park. We will be removing invasive species such as English Ivy from the 10-acre forested portion of the park. The event will start with a brief lesson on native and invasive plant species.

Tools, gloves and light refreshments will be provided. Dress to work in natural areas: long pants and closed-toe sturdy shoes. Please bring a water bottle and a friend.

Activities include:
  • invasive plant removal
  • litter cleanup
  • garden weeding/cleanup

Register to volunteer.

For more information about this event, contact Monica McAllister at 503-956-8558 or monica@friendsofnadaka.org.

Free Workshop! Rain Gardens 101: Sat, Mar 04, 2017 9AM-1PM

03/04/2017 - 5:00pm
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Rain Gardens 101: Sat, Mar 04, 2017 9AM-1PM. Improving Our Watershed. Info here!

Improving Our Watershed

When: Sat, Mar 04, 2017 9AM-1PM
Where: Troutdale Police Station
234 SW Kendall Ct
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Well explore the critical role rain gardens can play in urban stream restoration, and how they add beautiful landscaping to your yard at the same time.

  • 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 guides you through all the steps in constructing your rain garden.
  • Where possible, workshop includes a short tour of a nearby rain garden.

Organized by East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

Native Plants Workshop Nov 03, 2016: Thu, Nov 3, 2016 6:30PM-9PM

11/03/2016 - 6:30pm
11/03/2016 - 9:00pm
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Native Plants Workshop Nov. 3, 2016: Thu, Nov 03, 2016 6:30PM-9PM. . Info here!

When: Thu, Nov 03, 2016 6:30PM-9PM
Where: Mt. Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark Street
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Explore the benefits of gardening with Native plants. Discover Gresham's most common native plant communities, learn which species do well in similar growing conditions, and get tips to help them thrive. A slideshow will highlight characteristics and desired growing conditions of local favorite native groundcovers, shrubs and trees.

Advanced registration is required.

For more information about this event contact Katie Meckes at 503-222-7645 or katie@emswcd.org.

SOLVE Cleanup at Nadaka Nature Park Sept. 2016: Sat, Sep 24, 2016 9AM-12PM

09/24/2016 - 9:00am
09/24/2016 - 12:00pm
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SOLVE Cleanup at Nadaka Nature Park Sept. 2016: Sat, Sep 24, 2016 9AM-12PM. Get Your Green On!. Info here!

Get Your Green On!

When: Sat, Sep 24, 2016 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17615 NE Glisan Street
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Join Friends of Nadaka to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. We will remove invasive species such as English Ivy from the 10-acre forested portion of the park. The event will start with a brief lesson on native and invasive plant species.

Tools, gloves, and light refreshments will be provided. Dress to work in natural areas: long pants and closed-toe sturdy shoes. Please bring a water bottle and a friend.

Activities include: invasive plant removal, litter cleanup, garden weeding/cleanup.

Register to volunteer at this event.

Meet at the picnic structure on the NE Glisan Street side of the park.

There are two locations for parking:

  1. St. Aidans Episcopal Church parking lot next to Nadaka Nature Park, located at 17405 NE Glisan Street in Gresham
  2. Nadaka Nature Parks north entrance is at NE Pacific Street and 176th. You may park in the neighborhood and follow the path through the forest to get to the picnic structure.

City of Gresham, Natural Resources and Sustainability Committee May 2016 Meeting: Thu May 05, 2016 6:30PM-8:30PM

05/05/2016 - 6:30pm
05/05/2016 - 8:30pm
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City of Gresham, Natural Resources and Sustainability Committee May 2016 Meeting: Thu May 05, 2016 6:30PM-8:30PM. Get involved, make a difference. Info here!

Get Involved, Make A Difference

When: Thu May 05, 2016 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Room 2A
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy.
Gresham, OR
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The Natural Resources and Sustainability Committee advises the Gresham City Council on policy development matters and actions related to the protection, restoration and enhancement of:

  • Natural resources
  • Watershed health
  • Water quality
  • Fish and wildlife habitat
  • Urban tree canopy
  • Provision of public health
  • Development, improvement and expansion of city parks, trails, and green space for present and future generations

For more information about this event contact Keri Handaly at 503-618-2525 or Keri.Handaly@GreshamOregon.gov.

City of Gresham, Free Rain Gardens 101 Workshop: Sat May 14, 2016 9AM-1PM

05/14/2016 - 9:00am
05/14/2016 - 1:00pm
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City of Gresham, Free Rain Gardens 101 Workshop: Sat May 14, 2016 9AM-1PM. Get involved, make a difference. Info here!

Building Healthy Streams

When: Sat May 14, 2016 9AM-1PM
Where: Mt. Hood Community College
General Education Building
26000 SE Stark Street
Gresham, OR
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Learn step-by-step how to plan, design and build your own rain garden. Topics include determining the right size and location for a rain garden, how to build it and advice on choosing plants that will thrive in it.

For more information about this event contact Katie Meckes at 503-935-5368 or katie@emswcd.org

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