Workshops

Interest-Based Negotiation Training: Tue May 19, 2015 6PM-8PM

05/19/2015 - 6:00pm
05/19/2015 - 8:00pm
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Learn how-to create a Win-Win outcome. Interest-Based Negotiation Training: Tue May 19, 2015 6PM-8PM. Info here!

Creating a Win-Win Outcome

When: Tue May 19, 2015 6PM-8PM
Where: Troutdale Police Dept
234 SW Kendall Ct
Troutdale, OR
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Through understanding interests and positions, this free two-hour training will build on participants' knowledge of negotiation and how to utilize interests to create a win-win outcome. Participants will be actively engaged throughout the training with the help of experts, who will provide coaching through hands-on practice.

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Raptor Identification Class, Gresham City Hall: Tue Jan 27, 2015 6PM-8:30PM

01/27/2015 - 6:00pm
01/27/2015 - 8:30pm
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Hawks, eagles and falcons have always fascinated people. Join us as we discuss how to tell these groups of raptors apart. Gresham City Hall, Jan 27, 2015 6pm-8:30pm. Info Here!
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Learn About Local Raptors

When: Tue Jan 27, 2015 6PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, OR
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Birds of Prey
The word “raptor” means to seize or grasp, and that’s one of the things raptors do best. They are great hunters, and have special adaptations that make them unique in the natural world. Come learn about the raptors that are the eye in the sky over Gresham with our birds of prey class. We will teach you how to properly identify native raptors as well as delve into their fascinating natural history and their amazing adaptations to catching prey. You can then employ the skills you learned at the 11th annual Raptor Road Trip on Sauvie Island on Saturday, Jan. 31.

This class is free and suitable for all ages.

Gresham Green and Clean, A Day of Service for our Community: Sat Sep 13, 2014 9AM-2PM

09/13/2014 - 9:00am
09/13/2014 - 2:00pm
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Join in! Gresham Green and Clean, A Day of Service for our Community: Sat Sep 13, 2014 9AM-2PM. Celebration Event and Ice Cream Social, Noon-2PM at the Arts Plaza in Downtown Gresham. Info here!

Day of Service & Ice Cream Social

Green and Clean Event
When: Sat Sep 13, 2014 9AM-Noon
Where: Locations thoughout Gresham
(see below)

Ice Cream Social
When: : Sat Sep 13, 2014 Noon-2PM
Where: : Arts Plaza
owntown Gresham

Join in. Lend a Hand
The City is launching a Green and Clean annual service day designed to bring people together, promote community action, and create a tradition that will last for many years to come. The day of service will give volunteers from throughout the City the opportunity to help ensure that Gresham is a healthy, safe, and enjoyable place to live. The service day will consist of a range of clean up and maintenance projects, including trail clean ups and improvements, roadside trash pick up, invasive species removal, and tree plantings.

Planned Projects

  • Gresham Fairview Trail
    Trash clean up and general maintenance (weed pulling, raking, etc.) will be the focus of the Fairview Trail site.
  • Kelly Creek Wetlands Trail
    Remove the BMX track installed illegally and weed/beautify the trail at the 2nd Avenue connection.
  • Eastman and Powell Roadside Cleanup
    The embankment on Eastman south of Powell will be targeted for trash cleanup and general maintenance, as well as the planters along Powell through the Grant Butte wetlands.
  • Gradin Sports Park Arboretum
    Volunteers will plant approximately 40-50 trees in the arboretum.
  • Stormdrain Marking
    Stormdrain marking in downtown Gresham and Rockwood will help ensure that our watersheds are protected.
  • Nadaka Park and the Tsuru Island Japanese Garden
    Existing volunteer organizations at Nadaka and Tsuru Island will be able to take in additional volunteers to assist them on the day of the event.

Free Workshop! Reduce Water Use, Decrease Stormwater Runoff; Naturescaping Basic: Sat May 17, 2014 9AM-1PM

05/17/2014 - 9:00am
05/17/2014 - 1:00pm
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Free Workshop! Reduce Water Use, Decrease Stormwater Runoff; Naturscaping Basic: Sat May 17, 2014 9AM-1PM. Info here!

Save Water, Reduce Runoff

When: Sat May 17, 2014 9AM-1PM
Where: Troutdale Community Conference Bldg
223 S Buxton Rd
Troutdale OR
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You're invited
Attend a free Naturescaping Basics workshop. Learn about 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

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Free! Weed Watchers Plant Identification Class: Sat May 17, 2014 10AM-11:30AM

05/17/2014 - 10:00am
05/17/2014 - 11:30am
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Himalayan blackberry along the Springwater Trail in Gresham. Free! Weed Watchers Plant Identification Class: Sat May 17, 2014 10AM-11:30AM. Info here!

Weed Watcher Workshop

When: Sat May 17, 2014 10AM-11:30AM
Where: Rockwood Library
17917 SE Stark St.
Gresham OR
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Weed identification class
nvasive weeds damage property and crowd out the native plants that animals rely on for food and shelter. Please join us for a free workshop focusing on Early Detection Rapid Response (EDRR) of Gresham's most invasive weeds. Learn to identify and report new invaders before they become a problem.

Free workshop. No RSVP required

Help us fight off Gresham’s weedy invaders by participating as a Weed Watcher in our Early Detection, Rapid Response Program. By familiarizing yourself with problem weeds in our area, you can help us stop these plants in their tracks.

Free! Raptor Identification Class, Gresham City Hall: Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:30-9PM

01/23/2014 - 7:30pm
01/23/2014 - 9:00pm
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Hawks, eagles and falcons have always fascinated people. Birds of Prey Identification Class with James Davis. Gresham City Hall, Jan 23, 2014 7:30-9PM. Info Here!
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Learn About Local Raptors

When: Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:30-9PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, OR
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Birds of Prey
Join us for a free birds of prey identification class taught by naturalist James Davis. This class will help you better identify local raptors and you'll also learn about the natural history of these amazing birds. The program is suitable for adults and teenagers, and will help prepare participants for the 10th annual Raptor Road Trip on Saturday, Feb. 8, sponsored by Metro, Audubon Society of Portland, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and HawkWatch International.

Free, Spring Birds Identification 'Crash Course' Class: Apr 11, 2013 7-9:30PM

04/11/2013 - 7:00pm
04/11/2013 - 9:30pm
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Spring Birds Identification Class. Join us for a crash course in identifying spring migrants and summer breeders: Apr 11, 2013 7-9:30PM. Info Here!

Learn About Our Local Birds

When: Thu Apr 11, 2013 7-9:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, OR
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Backyard Bird Class
You're invited to attend a free spring bird class and learn to identify year-round residents arriving in our yards and parks.

Spring brings thousands of migrating birds to our region; some stay to nest and others pass through. Get ready for great spring birding action with this crash course in identifying spring migrants and summer breeders.

Metro naturalist James Davis will show slides, play some easy bird songs and simplify what seems like a confusing variety of birds to many beginners.

Weed Watcher Workshop: Apr 16, 2013 7PM-9:30PM

04/16/2013 - 7:00pm
04/16/2013 - 9:30pm
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Himalayan blackberry along the Springwater Trail in Gresham. Help us fight off Gresham’s weedy invaders by participating as a Weed Watcher. Free class: Apr 16, 2013 7-9:30PM, Gresham City Hall, Oregon Trail Room. Info here!

Weed Watcher Workshop

When: Tue Apr 16, 2012 7PM-9:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Weed identification class
What’s the difference between an invasive, non-native, and noxious weed? What makes an invasive plant invasive? Learn about common and not-so common non-native plants in Gresham, and how you can help prevent them from spreading.

Free workshop. No RSVP required

Help us fight off Gresham’s weedy invaders by participating as a Weed Watcher in our Early Detection, Rapid Response Program. By familiarizing yourself with problem weeds in our area, you can help us stop these plants in their tracks.

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