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Neighborhood Connections: July 2011

Johnson Creek Watershed Council seeks volunteers for the freshwater mussel surveys this summer. Apply here!

Johnson Creek Watershed Council seeks volunteers for native freshwater mussel surveys this summer, July-Sept 2011. This event represents a unique opportunity for the general public to assist with important field research. Apply here!
Freshwater mussel

Volunteer Opportunity

Last year the Johnson Creek Watershed Council partnered with the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation to conduct surveys for native freshwater mussels in Johnson Creek — with your help, we want to continue this work.

Spots are filling up quickly so RSVP today! All ages welcome.

  • Saturday, July 16* — Gresham Woods
  • Saturday, August 6th — Ambleside
  • Saturday, September 24 — Bundy Reserve

Time: 10:00am-1:30pm

Johnson Creek Watershed Council seeks volunteers for native freshwater mussel surveys this summer, July-Sept 2011. This event represents a unique opportunity for the general public to assist with important field research. Apply here!
Searching for freshwater mussels

Volunteers will learn about the biology and ecology of native freshwater mussels, and the many ways in which these animals benefit water quality and fish habitat. Native mussels are sensitive to pollution and disturbance, so exploring mussel distribution and the age structure of mussel beds provides insight on the biological conditions of Johnson Creek. Native Western pearlshell mussels were found in both stream reaches surveyed in the upper watershed, and native floaters were present in the lower watershed.

The event represents a unique opportunity for the general public to assist with field research

Seeking Host Families for Exchange Students From Gresham's Sister City of SokCho South Korea: Jul 22-Aug 5, 2011

Seeking Host Families for Exchange Students From Gresham's Sister City of SokCho South Korea: Jul 22-Aug 5, 2011. Info here!

Homes needed for 3 girls
and 1 boy, ages 12-15

When: Jul 22-Aug 5, 2011
Where: Your Home!
Gresham, OR

Download Host Family Application (below)

Sharing Our Cultures

Thank you for your interest in hosting a high school exchange student from our Sister City of SokCho, South Korea. This is one of our two active student exchange student programs, with SokCho sending students to the Gresham area every other year opposite of the years students from Gresham travel to SokCho. The students come during the summer break approximately July 22rd through August 5th

Neighborhood Connections: June 2011

City of Gresham: Neighborhood Connections, June 2011. Find Out What's Happening in and Around Your City. Public Safety information, Community Activities & Events, Training & Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, and more.

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Neighborhood Connections: May 2011

City of Gresham: Neighborhood Connections, May 2011. Find Out What's Happening in and Around Your City. Public Safety information, Community Activities & Events, Training & Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, and more.

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Jordan Beehler, An Ambitious Young Man Doing Great Things in His Community

Jordan Beehler, an ambitious young man doing great things in his community. What began as a bird house project quickly turned into a passion
Jordan Beehler, Eagle Scout
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What began as a bird house project
quickly turned into a passion

Making A Difference
Wilkes East resident Jordan Beehler is a young man with a warm smile who's interested in making the world around him a better place -- not only for himself, but for others in his community too. Jordan, an Eagle Scout with Boy Scouts of America Troop 606 is a senior at Central Catholic High School in Portland and plans to attend Oregon State University this fall.

In August 2010 Jordan began work on his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project. This project is the opportunity for an Eagle Scout to demonstrate leadership of others while performing a project for the benefit of the community. This is the culmination of the Eagle Scout candidate's leadership training and requires significant effort on their part.

For his project Jordan choose to improve Nadaka Nature Park

SOLV Volunteer Action Training Workshop: May 13, 2011 9:30AM-3:30PM

05/13/2011 - 9:30am
Etc/GMT-8

Become a SOLV Project Coordinator

SOLV Volunteer Action Training Workshop: May 13, 2011 9:30AM-3:30PM. Info Here!

When: Fri May 13, 2011 9:30AM-3:30PM
Where: Mt Hood Community College
Room AC1253
(use door to right of the bookstore)
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Training Workshop
SOLV is pleased to announce a new training opportunity at Mt. Hood Community College on Friday May 13th. Learn how volunteers can help improve the environment and your community. This workshop is designed to help community members organize a SOLV project focused around litter and illegal dumpsite cleanup, invasive plant removal, native tree and shrub planting, or maintenance and monitoring of watershed restoration sites. Topics covered include:

  • Watershed basics
  • Envisioning and defining your project
  • Managing and recruiting volunteers
  • Educate volunteers on the impact of their work
  • Add new energy to volunteer projects
  • Finding sponsors, fundraising, and working with the media
  • Project logistics for the day of your event

To Register or find out more:
Go to http://www.solv.org/programs/volunteer_action_training.asp, call Sara Ryan at 503.844.9571 x 320 or email sara@solv.org.

This workshop is designed to help community members coordinate a high quality SOLV project. The workshop provides training, resources, and ongoing project support.

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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Make Your Opinions Count for the Community, E-mail Survey Participants Wanted

Make Your Opinions Count for the Community, E-mail Survey Participants Wanted. Info here!

The City invites you to share your thoughts via a series of short e-mail surveys

Make Your Opinions Count

The Department of Environmental Services is looking for residents to share opinions via a series of short e-mail surveys over the next few years. Participation in the periodic surveys will help staff design and deliver cost-effective programs that enhance the health of local streams and the community

Please share your opinions with us!

Your participation will help us design and deliver cost-effective programs that enhance our community and the health of our local streams. Participation is voluntary and you may opt out at any time. The surveys will be short, 10-15 minutes in length

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.

Inside this Issue

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.

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