Volunteer

Get Your Green On! SOLVE Earth Day Cleanup at Nadaka! Sat Sep 23, 2017 9am-12pm. 176th & NE Glisan, Gresham OR. Sign-up here!

Gresham Saturday Market 2017: Sat, Aug 05, 2017 9AM-3PM

08/05/2017 - 9:00am
08/05/2017 - 3:00pm
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Gresham Saturday Market 2017: Sat, Aug 05, 2017 9AM-3PM. Saturday's thru October. Info here!

Saturday's thru October

When: Sat, Aug 05, 2017 9AM-3PM
Where: Mt. Hood Community College
Parking Lot "W"
26000 SE Stark Street
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The Gresham Saturday Market is a Farmer's Market that includes many crafts, artisans, fresh flowers, plants, services, and unique offerings, plus great food and live entertainment from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Ample on-site parking is available next to the market.

For more information call 503-912-4122 or visit the Gresham Saturday Market website.

Volunteer! City of Gresham Bird Survey Training: Wed, Apr 26, 2017 6PM-7:30PM

04/26/2017 - 6:00pm
04/26/2017 - 7:30pm
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City of Gresham Bird Survey Training: Wed, Apr 26, 2017 6PM-7:30PM. Seeking Volunteers. Info here!

Seeking Volunteers

When: Wed, Apr 26, 2017 6PM-7:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Rm
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Get involved in the City of Greshams Natural Resources Program by volunteering!

Volunteers are needed May through June to conduct weekly bird surveys in natural areas and urban sites around the city. This is open to anyone with an interest in birds and an attention to detail.

Part I - Inroduction to bird surveying

  • Review survey protocol
  • Basic bird identification tips

Part II - Bird Identification Field Training with a professional from The Audubon Society. Additional details provided at the first training event.

The surveys take an average of two hours per week for a minimum of three weeks. The data helps the City of Gresham be a better steward of our beloved natural areas and further understand the role of urban habitats.

Contact

Ashlyn Teather at 503-618-2383 or Ashlyn.Teather@GreshamOregon.gov

City of Gresham Urban Weeds Workshop: Thu, Apr 27, 2017 6PM-8:30PM

04/27/2017 - 6:00pm
04/27/2017 - 8:30pm
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City of Gresham Urban Weeds Workshop: Thu, Apr 27, 2017 6PM-8:30PM. Seeking Volunteers. Info here!

Seeking Volunteers

When: Thu, Apr 27, 2017 6PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Springwater and Oregon Trail Rms
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Weeds we all have them. Come learn how to identify the most common garden and landscape weeds along with some of the other more notorious plant invaders of the region. We will walk you through how these aggressive plants take over in your yard and provide some simple yet effective tips that will help you get the upper hand without turning to synthetic herbicides.

This workshop is provided by East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD).

Register for this event.

For more information about this event, contact Ashlyn Teather at 503-618-2383 or Ashlyn.Teather@GreshamOregon.gov.

Join Us! MLK Day of Service at Nadaka Nature Park: Mon Jan 18, 2016 9AM-12PM

01/18/2016 - 9:00am
01/18/2016 - 12:00pm
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Join Us! MLK Day of Service at Nadaka Nature Park: Mon Jan 18, 2016 9AM-12PM. Info here!

Give Back to Your Community

When: Mon Jan 18, 2016 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
(Meet at the picnic shelter)
17615 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR
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MLK Day of Service at Nadaka!
Join Friends of Nadaka this MLK Day of Service to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park and give back to the community. We will be removing invasive species such as English Ivy from the 10 acre forested portion of the park.

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

There are two locations for parking:

  • St Aidan's Episcopal Church parking lot, west of Nadaka Nature Park located at 17405 NE Glisan Street Gresham, OR 97230
  • Nadaka Nature Park north entrance, 176th & NE Pacific St. You may park in the neighborhood and follow the path through the forest to get to the picnic shelter

Volunteer! Friends of Naddaka and SOLVE-IT Nadaka Nature Park Cleanup: Sat Sep 19, 2015 9AM-12PM

09/19/2015 - 9:00am
09/19/2015 - 12:00pm
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Volunteer! Friends of Naddaka and SOLVE-IT Nadaka Nature Park Cleanup: Sat Sep 19, 2015 9AM-12PM. Remove invasive plants species such as English ivy, weed and water the community garden and the front two acres of the park. Families and groups are welcome to attend! Meet at picnic shelter 176th & NE Glisan. Info here!

Friends of Nadaka & SOLVE-IT
Nadaka Nature Park Cleanup

When: Sat Sep 19, 2015 9AM-Noon
Where: Nadaka Nature Park & Garden
Meet at the Picnic Shelter
176th & NE Glisan
Gresham, OR
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Join Friends of Nadaka and SOLV-IT™ to help cleanup Nadaka Nature Park. We will be removing invasive species such as English Ivy from the 10 acre forested portion of the park, weed and water the community garden and the front two acres of the park.

We also need volunteers to help with registration and to donate food & drinks.

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

Everyone must sign a City of Gresham Release as well as signing up with SOLVE. Both can be done when you arrive. Join your neighbors and make new friends at Nadaka. It’s your park!

About Nadaka Nature Park
Nadaka Nature Park is a designated 12-acre natural area with a .5 mile walking loop, tall trees, native plants, grassy meadow plus a Community Garden and Nature Based Play area. Visit Nadaka Nature Park, 176th & NE Glisan St, Gresham OR

More Info
Contact Monica McAllister, Nadaka Nature Park Coordinator, 503-956-8558 or email monica@friendsofnadaka.org for more info or to donate food and/or drinks. Visit friendsofnadaka.org.

Bike Helmet Giveaway! Transportation Safety Fair and Bike Rodeo: Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:30AM-2:30PM

09/26/2015 - 11:30am
09/26/2015 - 2:30pm
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Bike Helmet Giveaway! Transportation Safety Fair and Bike Rodeo: Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:30AM-2:30PM. Info here!

Helmet Giveaway, Bike Rodeo

When: Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:30AM-2:30PM
Where: Gresham Arts Plaza
401 NE Second St
Gresham, OR
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To promote bicycle safety and a healthy lifestyle and educate the community about bikes on public transit, the City is partnering with the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) to hold the annual Transportation Safety Fair and Bike Rodeo.

Helmet Giveaway

  • The ONA Constituent Association 1 has purchased hundreds of bicycle helmets to give away to children and adults who are not able to purchase new helmets.
  • Children must check in with a parent or guardian to pick out color and style of the helmet they want. A trained volunteer will fit the helmet, demonstrating proper fitting.
  • The ONA has first-hand knowledge of the importance of teaching safe biking skills to children in order to prevent severe injuries from accidents, and has fitted more than 1,500 free bicycle helmets in the Portland metro area since 2007 to promote injury prevention.

Bike Rodeo

  • Bring Your Bike and Helmet!
  • Bring your bike and have it checked by a trained mechanic from Bikes for Humanity PDX.
  • Learn the rules of the road from Gresham bike patrol officers, and practice riding on a safety course.

The Bike Rodeo is presented by the City's Transportation Planning Division staff, volunteers, and Boy and Girl Scouts, with help from the Gresham Police.

Group Bike Ride
A group bike ride will begin at the safety information booth on the Arts Plaza, traveling through downtown Gresham to Main City Park, making a loop on the Springwater and Gresham-Fairview Trails, and returning to the Arts Plaza around 2:30 p.m.

More Info
For information or to volunteer at this event contact Sandra Doubleday at 503-618-2816 or Sandra.Doubleday@GreshamOregon.gov.

Free! Rock the Block Festival 2015: Fri May 29th 3PM-8PM, Sat May 30th 10AM-4PM

05/29/2015 - 3:00pm
05/29/2015 - 8:00pm
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Free! Rock the Block 2015, Celebrate Our Story: Fri May 29, 2015 3PM-8PM, Sat May 30, 2015 10AM-4PM. Info here!

Join the fun on the plaza!

When: Fri May 29, 2015 3PM-8PM
          Sat May 30, 2015 10AM-4PM
Where: Plaza del Sol
18535 SE Stark St
Gresham OR
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Everyone's Invited!
Join us May 29th & 30th for Rock the Block, an engaging, family-oriented community celebration.

  • Fri May 29
    Free! Feast of Nations 6:30PM
    Farmers Market 3PM-7PM
  • Sat May 30
    Kids Parade 12PM
    Free! Kids Lunch 12:30PM

Are you coming out to the Rock the Block Kids Parade on Saturday, May 30th at noon? Special guests include Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith, author Mitchell Jackson, SEI Drumline and Dancers, Rojo and Smokey the Therapy Llamas, Portland Farmers Mobile Bike Market and many more! Each child participating will receive a rainbow hand kite, balloon, lei, t-shirt, backpack and a book!

Rock the Block provides a forum for the community to connect to youth activity and resource providers in the area and thrive on an ongoing basis. Festival Poster

Read more about Rock the Block as well as event volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer! No Ivy Day at Nadaka Nature Park: Sat Oct 25, 2014 9AM-NOON

10/25/2014 - 9:00am
10/25/2014 - 12:00pm
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Help us remove invasive ivy. Help a little, or help a lot. Volunteer! No Ivy Day at Nadaka Nature Park: Sat Oct 25, 2014 9AM-NOON. 174th & NE Glisan, Gresham OR. Click for info!

Help Us Remove Invasive Ivy

When: Sat Oct, 25 2014 9AM-NOON
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
(See addresses below)
Get Map!

  • 175th & NE Pacific
    (walk straight down trail to meadow)
  • 174th & NE Glisan
    (During construction enter thru gate at NE corner of St Aidan’s Episcopal Church parking lot)

Help A Little, or Help A Lot
The annual No Ivy Day event is coming to Gresham. Volunteers will be pulling invasive ivy and other weeds at sites across Portland and neighboring cities. Get to know Nadaka Nature Park and help protect the diversity and beauty of this unique natural area. This 10-acre forest in northwest Gresham was saved from development because it served as a day camp for the Camp Fire organization for many decades. Today Nadaka is a city park that provides an island of native habitat and a place for the community to access and learn about nature.

Come enjoy this neighborhood treasure and help restore the forest understory. We will provide gloves, tools, training, and refreshments.

Free! Summer Weed Identification Workshop: Wed Jun 25, 2014 6PM-7:30PM

06/25/2014 - 6:00pm
06/25/2014 - 7:30pm
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Himalayan blackberry along the Springwater Trail in Gresham. Free! Summer Weed Identification Workshop: Wed Jun 25, 2014 6PM-7:30PM. Info here!

Weed Watcher Workshop

When: Wed Jun 25, 2014 6PM-7:30PM
Where: Linnemann Station
3804 West Powell Loop
Gresham OR
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Weed identification class
Invasive 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 summer 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.

Sign-up Now! Volunteers Needed for 2014 Bike Counts: May 13, 2014 5PM-7PM

05/13/2014 - 5:00pm
05/13/2014 - 7:00pm
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Sign-up Now! Volunteers Needed for 2014 Bike Counts: May 13, 2014 5PM-7PM. Info here!

Counter's Needed

When: Tue May 13, 2014 5PM-7PM
Where: Various Locations
Gresham OR

Sign-up now!
Volunteers are needed (sign-up below) to help inventory how many bike riders are using the Springwater Corridor Trail, Gresham-Fairview Trail and the I-205 Trail for commuting and recreation. Training will be provided. Counts will be taken at six locations, including:

  • Springwater Corridor/Pleasant View Drive
  • Springwater Corridor/Main City Park
  • Springwater Corridor/Hogan Road
  • Gresham-Fairview Trail/201st Ave. and Halsey
  • Gresham-Fairview Trail/Burnside
  • Gresham-Fairview Trail/Division Street
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