Workshops

Neighborhood Connections: Apr 2011

City of Gresham: Neighborhood Connections, April 2011

Neighborhood Connections is a publication from the City of Gresham
Communications & Community Outreach offering City of Gresham news, Public Safety information, Community Activities & Events, Training & Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, and more.

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Gresham Neighborhoods listing

For more information, visit the Neighborhood Associations page at GreshamOregon.gov or contact Cathy Harrington at 503-618-2482, or email Cathy.Harrington@GreshamOregon.gov.

Wetlands 101, Free Workshop at Whitaker Ponds Nature Park: Apr 30, 2011 8:45AM

04/30/2011 - 8:45am
04/30/2011 - 1:00pm
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Columbia Slough Watershed Council presents Wetlands 101. Free Workshop at Whitaker Ponds Nature Park: Apr 30, 2011 8:45AM-1PM
Wetlands. Important to plants, animals & people

When: Sat, Apr 30, 2011 8:45AM-1PM
Where: Whitaker Ponds Nature Park
7040 NE 47th Ave
Portland, OR 97218
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Learn About Urban Wetlands

Join the Columbia Slough Watershed Council for a free workshop all about local wetlands. Learn why wetlands are important to urban communities, how wetland mitigation occurs, and what plants and animals rely on wetlands to survive. Finish up the class with an outdoor field trip focusing on wetland restoration projects in NE Portland.

Columbia Slough Watershed map

Advanced registration required; suitable for adults and teens 14+.

Click Here to Register!

Neighborhood Connections: Mar 2011

City of Gresham: Neighborhood Connections, March 2011

Neighborhood Connections is a publication from the City of Gresham
Communications & Community Outreach offering City of Gresham news, Public Safety information, Community Activities & Events, Training & Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, and more.

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Keep up with what’s Happening in your City!

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Gresham Neighborhoods listing

For more information, visit the Neighborhood Associations page at GreshamOregon.gov or contact Cathy Harrington at 503-618-2482, or email Cathy.Harrington@GreshamOregon.gov.

Neighborhood Connections: Feb 2011

City of Gresham: Neighborhood Connections February 2011

Neighborhood Connections is a publication from the City of Gresham
Communications & Community Outreach offering City of Gresham news, Public Safety information, Community Activities & Events, Training & Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, and more.

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Keep up with what’s Happening in your City!

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Gresham Neighborhoods listing

For more information, visit the Neighborhood Associations page at GreshamOregon.gov or contact Cathy Harrington at 503-618-2482, or email Cathy.Harrington@GreshamOregon.gov.

Neighborhood Connections: Nov 2010


City of Gresham: Neighborhood Connections November 2010

City of Gresham News,
Community Activities,
Workshops & More

Neighborhood Connections is a publication from the City of Gresham Communications & Community Outreach offering City of Gresham news, Public Safety information, Community Activities & Events, Training & Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, and more.

Inside this Issue

Keep up with what’s Happening in your City!

Facebook - Read more
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Subscribe to City media releases - Read more

Gresham Neighborhoods listing

For more information, visit the Neighborhood Associations page at GreshamOregon.gov or contact Cathy Harrington at 503-618-2482, or email Cathy.Harrington@GreshamOregon.gov.

Residential Compatibility Workshop. Discuss Transitions, Buffers, Flag lots & more: Oct 20, 2009 6:30PM

10/20/2009 - 6:30pm
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Residential Compatibility Workshop. Discuss Transitions, Buffers, Flag lots & more.  Gresham City Hall, Oct 20, 2009 6:30PM.  Info Here!

Help ensure new and existing developments are more compatible

Join the Residential Compatibility discussion!
City Hall, Tuesday Oct 20th 6:30PM

When: Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 6:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Center
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Residential Compatibility Workshop

The City of Gresham would like your help in ensuring new development and existing development are more compatible with each other.

Please come to this workshop to discuss alternative ways to address issues raised in the Residential Districts Review – Compatibility project.

Alternatives will be presented on the following issues:

  • Transitions (commercial or apartments next to single-family)
  • Buffers and screening between developments
  • Flag lots (homes behind other homes)
  • Height and bulk of new homes
  • How small-lot subdivisions are reviewed
  • Quality/appearance of fences along streets

Share your ideas! Multi-Family Design Standards Community Forum: Sep 30, 2009 6:30PM

09/30/2009 - 6:30pm
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Share your ideas! Help Gresham set attractive, innovative, Multi-Family Design Standards forum, Sep 30, 2009 6:30PM.  Info here!

Express yourself,

Help Gresham set attractive, innovative, Multi-Family Design Standards. Community forum Sep 30th

When: Wednesday, Sep 30, 2009 6:30PM
Where: City Hall Conference Center
(Springwater Room)
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, OR
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Share your ideas!

The Multi-Family Design Standards project will create Code that will facilitate the creation of multi-family housing that is attractive, innovative, of high quality design and materials, and compatible with surrounding neighborhoods. Multi-family development is defined as three or more units located on a single lot. The project will also look at duplexes and mixed-use developments. Issues include defining a vision for multi-family development regarding site design and building design by considering desired quality, design excellence, sustainability, transportation access, traffic impact

FREE! Rain Gardens 101 Workshop, Fairview: June 11, 2009 6PM

06/11/2009 - 6:00pm
06/11/2009 - 9:00pm
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Free Rain Garden workshop, Fairview OR, June 11, 2009 6PM-9PM
Click to enlarge Rain Garden

Free workshop!

Make your own Rain Garden!
Beautify to your yard & protect our streams too.

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

When: Thursday June 11, 2009 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Where: Fairview Community Center
200 Harrison St
Fairview, OR
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What is a Rain Garden?

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 what a rain garden is and the critical role they can play in the restoration of urban streams, and the “how to’s” of constructing your own rain garden. You will learn the how to assess your site, calculate impervious surfaces, locate and size rain gardens, determine soil suitability with a percolation test, choose appropriate plants, and how to maintain your new rain garden. You will receive a rain garden packet, and where possible, take a field trip to a nearby rain garden.

Advanced registration required. Click here to register!

Audubon Society, Morning Bird Walk at Nadaka Nature Park: May 28, 2009 7:30AM

05/28/2009 - 7:30am
05/28/2009 - 8:30am
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Audubon Society, Morning Bird Walk at Nadaka Nature Park: May 28, 2009

Join us for a
Morning Bird Walk
at Nadaka Park

Learn the value of urban natural areas.


Audubon Society of Portland. Building a region where people and wildlife flourish together

When: Thursday May 28, 2009 07:30AM - 08:30AM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17500 NE Pacific St
Gresham, Oregon
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Join us for a morning stroll

In celebration of Great Blue Heron Week, join Jim Labbe with the Audubon Society of Portland and Lee Dayfield with Wilkes East Neighborhood Association for a morning stroll through Nakada Nature Park in West Gresham. We’ll explore the natural and human history of this unique neighborhood nature park and learn about efforts afoot to expand the park, improve access and environmental interpretation, and enhance its wildlife habitat. We’ll also begin the documenting of bird species inhabiting the park and discuss the value of urban natural areas to avian biodiversity.

Register Free!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

FREE! Naturescaping Workshop: May 30, 2009 9AM

05/30/2009 - 9:00am
05/30/2009 - 1:00pm
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FREE! Naturescaping Workshop: May 30, 2009. Sponsored by East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District (EMSWCD), Portland OR

Create backyard habitat, attract wildlife. Naturescaping is beauty and function!


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

When: Saturday, May 30, 2009 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Where: Lake House at Blue Lake Park
21154 NE Blue Lake Rd
Fairview, OR
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Definition (Wikipedia): Naturescaping (or nature scaping) is a term that refers to a method of landscaping that allows people and nature to coexist. By incorporating certain plants, especially native ones, into ones yard, one can attract beneficial insects, birds, and other creatures, and help keep our rivers and streams healthy. Extensive urban growth and urban sprawl over the last few decades has had a significant impact on habitat that birds and other wildlife once called home. Homeowners with yards have a unique opportunity to curtail this loss of habitat by creating their own backyard wildlife sanctuary. Read more.

Workshop Description

Naturescaping is the practice of designing 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. Naturescaping Basics introduces attendees to their connection with the watershed, native plants of the PNW, pollution prevention, and other core concepts of naturescaping. Advanced registration is required. Space is limited, so don't delay. Click here to register!

In this introductory workshop we introduce the concept of naturescaping. We also discuss time and maintenance savings, reduction/elimination of water and chemical use, increasing and improving wildlife habitat, watershed stewardship, and basic site or project planning, as well as many other great gardening tips.

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