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2016 Portland area Holiday Activity Guide. Fun for the entire family! Storybooklane, Train rides, Christmas ships, Colorful lights, 250+ Tuba Concert on the Square and much more. Info here!

Let's get Dirty! Volunteers Needed, Nadaka Nature Park clean-up: Feb 26, 2011 9AM-2PM: CANCELLED

02/26/2011 - 9:00am
02/26/2011 - 2:00pm
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Let's get Dirty! Volunteers Needed, Nadaka Nature Park clean-up: Feb 26, 2011 9AM-2PM. Info here!
Nadaka Nature Park
Gresham, OR

"Get Your Green On" with us
as we continue to remove invasives
at Nadaka Nature Park

Wilkes East Neighborhood has received a Metro Nature in Neighborhood grant for improvements in Nadaka Nature Park which requires matching volunteer hours so your support is needed and greatly appreciated. See you at the park!
Click here for a list of Metro Nature in Neighborhoods capital grants projects.

When: Feb 26, 2011 9:00AM - 2:00PM CANCELLED - WEATHER
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
NE 175th Av & NE Pacific St
Gresham, OR
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Clean-up Info

Be prepared to get a little dirty and to have fun by supporting and volunteering with Friends of Nadaka and Wilkes East Neighborhood Association in their efforts to restore this natural area by removing invasive underbrush and ivy.

Rain or Shine! Come dressed for weather and help improve Nadaka Nature Park. Bring working gloves & a water bottle if you have them. Volunteer as long as you can.

Coffee, juice, water & refreshments provided by Wilkes East Neighborhood.

No pre-registration required. Volunteers younger than 18 will need a signed waiver (available at the event).

See website calendar for more Nadaka Nature Park events and activities!

SOLV Volunteer Action Training workshop, two sessions offered. Sign-up now!: Nov 2, 2010

11/02/2010 - 9:00am
11/02/2010 - 3:00pm
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SOLV Volunteer Action Training workshop, two sessions. Sign-up now: Nov 2, 2010 AM/PM. SOLV, It's our nature to volunteer. Info here!
It's our nature to volunteer

SOLV Volunteer Action Training
Tuesday, Nov 2, 2010

Two sessions: Watershed basics, Recruiting & fundraising
Sign-up now!

When: Tues Nov 2, 2010
      • 09:00AM - 11:15AM Morning
      • 11:45AM - 03:00PM Afternoon
Where: Metro Regional Center
Room 401
600 NE Grand Ave
Portland OR
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Apply Yourself!

SOLV is pleased to announce that a Volunteer Action Training has been scheduled in Portland on Tuesday, November 2nd. Learn how to effectively organize an environmental project with volunteers to meet needs in YOUR community. This workshop is designed for people organizing volunteer projects around SOLV’s four project types: litter and illegal dumpsite cleanup, invasive plant removal, native tree and shrub planting, and maintenance and monitoring of watershed restoration sites. If you’ve already participated in a training with SOLV or are currently coordinating volunteer projects, please feel free to join us for a refresher course or pass on this announcement to help recruit the next generation of leaders!

Two sessions offered

The workshop is being delivered in two sessions with different but complimentary material. Topics in the morning include watershed basics as well as envisioning and defining your project. The afternoon session will cover managing and recruiting volunteers, finding sponsors and fundraising for your project, working with the media, and project logistics for the day of your event. Participants may attend one or both sessions.

Click here to register!

Metro Nature in Neighborhoods' Fall 2010 grant workshop: Nov 13, 2010 9AM

11/13/2010 - 9:00am
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Metro Nature in Neighborhoods' Fall 2010 grant workshop: Nov 13, 2010 9AM. Info here!
Metro's Nature in Neighborhood
(Click for website)

Restore. Create. Connect. Invest.

One more Nature in Neighborhoods' Fall 2010 grant workshop

When: Saturday Nov 13, 2010 9AM
Where: Metro Regional Center
600 NE Grand Ave
Portland, OR
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Restoration and enhancement grant writing workshop

How do you turn a good idea into a great project? Metro's Nature in Neighborhoods grants can help. If you have an innovative idea to integrate the natural world into your community, join an upcoming workshop. Learn about the grant program goals and criteria and how to apply. Participants will also learn how to plan a project and what resources are available to get your project started. RSVP requested. (RSVP below break)

New this year

Nature in Neighborhoods program sponsors restoration and enhancement grants which support hands-on activities and environmental education programs that protect and contribute to watershed health in the region. New this year, a small number of grants will be awarded for planning and project development.

Thanksgiving, A Time To Be Grateful - A Time For Sharing

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11/25/2010 - 1:00pm
11/25/2010 - 1:59pm
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Thanksgiving, A Time To Reflect - A Time For Sharing. Info here!
Serving warm food, warm smiles

Happy Thanksgiving!

For most families, Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on everything you’ve been given, and be grateful for all that you have.

This year may be tough for many of us. But no matter how bad things are looking for you this year, there’s always someone who has it worse. So this year, take the time to give thanks for all that’s good in your own life -- and to give to others who may not share the same good fortune this Thanksgiving.

Give from the heart

Help brighten the holiday for someone in need.

  • Donate time or money to a local charity or food pantry
  • Donate a Thanksgiving basket to a neighbor in need
  • Volunteer at a local soup kitchen or homeless shelter
  • Deliver Thanksgiving meals to housebound seniors

Volunteer this holiday, and share the season!

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Become a Neighborhood Wildlife Watcher, Volunteer training: Oct 16, 2010 10AM

10/16/2010 - 10:00am
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Become a Neighborhood Wildlife Watcher, Volunteer training: Oct 16 & 21, 2010. Info here!

Listen to songbirds,
Enjoy the great outdoors

Learn surveying & monitoring techniques, Meet your non-human neighbors

When: Saturday Oct 16, 2010 10AM-12PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, OR
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RSVP: Laura.Guderyahn@GreshamOregon.gov or phone 503-618-2246 to reserve your spot today!

Neighborhood Wildlife Watchers October Training

We’re looking for Neighborhood Wildlife Watchers to monitor habitat structures in your neighborhood or around the community. Volunteers may find flying squirrels, wood ducks, songbirds, swallows, and bats. Opportunities exist for individuals and groups of all ages and skill levels.

Two October trainings with City staff will teach monitoring techniques and match volunteers with sites convenient for you:

  • Saturday, Octover 16 10AM-12PM
  • Thursday, October 21 6PM-8PM

Neighborhood Wildlife Watchers brochure

Become a Neighborhood Wildlife Watcher, Volunteer training: Oct 21, 2010 6PM

10/21/2010 - 6:00pm
10/21/2010 - 8:00pm
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Become a Neighborhood Wildlife Watcher, Volunteer training: Oct 16 & 21, 2010. Info here!

Listen to songbirds,
Enjoy the great outdoors

Learn surveying & monitoring techniques, Meet your non-human neighbors

When: Thursday Oct 21, 2010 6PM-8PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

RSVP: Laura.Guderyahn@GreshamOregon.gov or phone 503-618-2246 to reserve your spot today!

Neighborhood Wildlife Watchers October Training

We’re looking for Neighborhood Wildlife Watchers to monitor habitat structures in your neighborhood or around the community. Volunteers may find flying squirrels, wood ducks, songbirds, swallows, and bats. Opportunities exist for individuals and groups of all ages and skill levels.

Two October trainings with City staff will teach monitoring techniques and match volunteers with sites convenient for you:

  • Saturday, Octover 16 10AM-12PM
  • Thursday, October 21 6PM-8PM

Neighborhood Wildlife Watchers brochure

City of Gresham Family of Friends Mentoring Orientation: Thu, May 04, 2017 6PM-7:30PM

05/04/2017 - 6:00pm
05/04/2017 - 7:30pm
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City of Gresham Family of Friends Mentoring Orientation: Thu, May 04, 2017 6PM-7:30PM. . Info here!

Become A Mentor
Change a Child's Life

When: Thu, May 04, 2017 6PM-7:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Are you looking for a fun and meaningful way to give back to the community? Consider becoming a mentor and change a child's life for the better. Simply spending time with a young person once a week after school or on weekends helps kids build social and emotional skills, keep better relationships with family and peers and lowers the risk for drug or gang involvement. Plus, it's fun! You can help a kid by spending just a few hours a week doing activities you already enjoy.

Family of Friends is a family-style mentoring program. We primarily enroll kids in elementary school and match them with a mentor family, couple or individual for year-long mentoring relationships (with the option to continue longer).

We are currently looking for mentors who want to mentor a child in the Gresham area.

Please contact Allison Yoder at 503-351-5805 or ayoder@family-of-friends.org to sign up for an orientation and to learn more about Family of Friends mentoring.

Visit the Family of Friends website for more information.

City of Gresham Family of Friends Mentoring Orientation - Session 2: Thu, May 11, 2017 6PM-7:30PM

05/11/2017 - 6:00pm
05/11/2017 - 7:30pm
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City of Gresham Family of Friends Mentoring Orientation: Thu, May 11, 2017 6PM-7:30PM. . Info here!

Become A Mentor,
Change a Child's Life

When: Thu, May 11, 2017 6PM-7:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Topic: Child development and social/emotional skills

Are you looking for a fun and meaningful way to give back to the community? Consider becoming a mentor and change a child's life for the better. Simply spending time with a young person once a week after school or on weekends helps kids build social and emotional skills, keep better relationships with family and peers and lowers the risk for drug or gang involvement. Plus, it's fun! You can help a kid by spending just a few hours a week doing activities you already enjoy.

Family of Friends is a family-style mentoring program. We primarily enroll kids in elementary school and match them with a mentor family, couple or individual for year-long mentoring relationships (with the option to continue longer).

We are currently looking for mentors who want to mentor a child in the Gresham area.

Please contact Allison Yoder at 503-351-5805 or ayoder@family-of-friends.org to sign up for an orientation and to learn more about Family of Friends mentoring.

Visit the Family of Friends website for more information.

Volunteer! Gresham Gardeners Needed for New Community Pollinator Garden!

Bring Your Gloves, and a Friend!

When: Wednesday & Saturday Weekly
Where: Vance Park
Pollinator Garden
(behind the Park Place Cafe)
1400 SE 182nd Ave
Gresham, OR
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Bee the first on your block to help us plant flowers for our new community pollinator garden at Vance Park! We must get these native and other bee-friendly plants, generously provided by the City of Gresham, in the ground in time for our V.I.P. (Very Important Pollinator) visitors.

So bring your garden gloves, water bottle and flower power spirit to the Vance Park Peace Garden, each and every Wednesday and Saturday, from 12 to 3 (weather permitting), beginning Wednesday, April 12th. Refreshments and tools will be provided. 1400 SE 182nd Ave, Gresham. The garden is the fenced area behind the Park Place Cafe parking lot, on the north western side of the park off of 182nd.

As you help build this new pollinator garden, you'll also learn more about our North American native bees and what you can do to help them in your own backyard. Celeste, our local native bee advocate, will be available at all the planting parties to answer any questions you may have about these essential pollinators and the flowers they visit.

We ask that you please confirm your attendance by contacting Keri Handaly, City Watershed Steward, at 503 618-2657, or by emailing her at: Keri.Handaly@GreshamOregon.gov. You may also contact Celeste directly at celeste.ets.hokin@gmail.com, if you have any questions about a planting event or to confirm attendance. This will help us keep track of how many people plan to participate on a given day and enable us to communicate directly with volunteers, should there be any last minute changes to the schedule due to weather or other factors.

See you there!

Friends of Trees and Multnomah County Tree Planting: Wed, Apr 19, 2017 10AM-12PM

04/19/2017 - 10:00am
04/19/2017 - 12:00pm
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Friends of Trees and Multnomah County Tree Planting: Wed, Apr 19, 2017 10AM-12PM. Bring Your Gloves!. Info here!

Bring Your Gloves!

When: Wed, Apr 19, 2017 10AM-12PM
Where: Vance Park
1400 SE 182nd Avenue
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Join the City and it's partners in celebrating Arbor Month by increasing Gresham's urban forest at Vance Park tree planting event with Friends of Trees, the City, and Multnomah County.

For more information on this event contact Tina Osterink, Natural Resources Planner, at 503-618-2392 or Tina.Osterink@GreshamOregon.gov.

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