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Nadaka Nature Park Community Planting Event: Sat Feb 25, 2017 9AM-12PM

02/25/2017 - 9:00am
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Join In. Get Your Green On! Nadaka Nature Park Community Planting Event: Sat Feb 25, 2017 9AM-12PM. Tools & gloves provided. Sign-up Here!

Help Us Plant Native Shrubs

When: Sat Feb 25, 2017 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park & Gardens
(Meet at the picnic shelter)
17615 NE Glisan St
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Looking for a way to get outside and make a difference in your community? Join Friends of Nadaka for our Community Planting Event to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park. Volunteers will be planting native shrubs like Oregon Grape, Thimbleberry, and Oceanspray. Native plantings help filter pollutants, provide shade, and improve fish and wildlife habitat.

Tools, plants, 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!

REGISTER HERE, or call 503-956-8558.

Parking:

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

Volunteers! Help Establish a Pollinator Peace Garden at Vance Park: Sat Feb 25, 2017 10AM-2PM

02/25/2017 - 10:00am
02/25/2017 - 2:00pm
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Volunteers Needed to Build a Pollinator Peace Garden at Vance Park, 1400 SE 182nd Ave, Gresham: Sat Feb 25, 2017 10AM-2PM. Help us plant lots of pollinator-friendly flowers today & March 18th. Bring your gloves! Info here!

Bring Your Gloves! We're Planting Lots of Flowers

When: Sat Feb 25, 2017 10AM-12PM
Where: Vance Park, Pollinator Garden
(NW corner, next to street)
1400 SE 182nd Av
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Here's a great volunteer opportunity for the flower gardener in you!

Help rebuild the Pollinator Garden at Vance Park while you learn the importance of bees and how they benefit everyone. Volunteer as little or as much time as you like. Details below:

Hello, fellow Gresham residents -

My name is Celeste, and I'll be working with the City of Gresham to restore and enhance the Pollinator Peace Garden at Vance Park. Beginning in April, I will also be giving scheduled talks there on native bees to interested members of the community. We'll be posting the dates and times for these talks in the coming weeks. We hope to see many of you in the Pollinator Peace Garden during the bee season!

We are in the planning stages for the garden right now, and have two upcoming work parties at Vance Park to prepare the site and to plant lots of pollinator-friendly flowers. The first work day is scheduled for February 25th and the second for March 18th, both events occurring from 10 to 2. We are seeking volunteers from the Gresham community to help us in the gardens on these dates. Just show up with some garden gloves, water bottle and a willing spirit!

So I'm looking forward to meeting and working with all of you to make the Pollinator Peace Garden a great resource for the Gresham Community. We could use lots of able-bodied gardening enthusiasts at the gardens on February 25th, so please join us for however much time you can spare between 10:00 and 2:00. Bee there or bee square!

Refreshments and tools will be provided on both work days - Feb. 25th and March 18th. Come join us, Rain or Shine: 1400 SE 182nd Ave, Gresham. The garden is the fenced area on the north western portion of the park off of 182nd.

Celeste Ets-Hokin
Author, Wild Bee Gardens app
http://appstore.com//wildbeegardens

More Info
If you'd like more information about upcoming events or would like to confirm your attendance at one or both work parties, you can contact Keri Handaly, City Watershed Steward, at 503 618-2657, or email her at Keri.Handaly@GreshamOregon.gov

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Attracting Pollinators to the Urban Garden Nov 05 Workshop: Sat, Nov 05, 2016 9AM-11AM

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Attracting Pollinators to the Urban Garden Nov. 5 Workshop: Sat, Nov 05, 2016 9AM-11 am. . Info here!

When: Sat, Nov 05, 2016 9AM-11 am
Where: St. Aidan's Episcopal Church
17045 NE Glisan Street
Get Map!

Learn about the bees, flies, beetles, moths and butterflies that provide vital pollination services in urban gardens, and discover which plants can help attract and support them. We will go beyond the bloom so you can find out how to provide water, shelter, nesting and overwintering sites.

Advanced registration is required.

For more information about this event contact Katie Meckes at 503-222-7645 or katie@emswcd.org.

Rockwood Farmers Market: Sun, Oct 02, 2016 11AM-3PM

10/02/2016 - 11:00am
10/02/2016 - 3:00pm
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Rockwood Farmers' Market: Sun, Oct 2, 2016 11AM-3PM. Saturday's thru October. Info here!

Saturday's thru October

When: Sun, Oct 2, 2016 11AM-3PM
Where: Next to Plaza del Sol
SE 187th Street
Get Map!

The Rockwood Farmers Market is a community-focused market featuring fresh produce from local farms in a welcoming and vibrant atmosphere. Purchase local fruits and produce, jams and jellies, enjoy hot food vendors, music, a weekly activity for kids and more.

The outdoor market is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays next to the Plaza del Sol, SE 187th Avenue, between East Burnside and SE Stark Street. The market runs on Sundays until October 16.

WIC, SNAP and Farm Direct coupons are accepted.

Take the MAX: The market is conveniently located right off of the Rockwood/E 188th Ave MAX stop. There is parking available and the market is accessible for bikes as well.

The Market is a collaboration of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregons Interfaith Food & Farms Partnership and the Rockwood Co-op.

Be a sponsor, volunteer or vendor at the market. For more information call 503-221-1054, ext. 215 or email rockwoodfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Visit the Rockwood Farmers Market website.

Volunteer! Join us for 'No Ivy Day' at Nadaka Nature Park: Oct 29, 2016 9AM-12PM

10/29/2016 - 9:00am
10/29/2016 - 12:00pm
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Volunteer! Join us for 'No Ivy Day' at Nadaka Nature Park: Oct 29, 2016 9AM-12PM No Experience Needed. Info here!

Help Remove Invasive Ivy

When: Sat Oct 29, 2016 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park & Gardens
175th & NE Glisan
Gresham OR
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Join Friends of Nadaka to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park Saturday, October 29th from 9 am to 12 pm! We will be removing invasive species such as English Ivy from the 10 acre forested portion of the park. The event will start with a brief lesson on native and invasive plant species.

Register Here!

Tools, gloves, and light refreshments will be provided. Dress to work in natural areas: long pants and closed-toe sturdy shoes. Please bring a water bottle and a friend! There are two locations for parking:

You may park in the neighborhood and follow the path through the forest to get to the picnic structure.

More Info
Contact Monica, Nadaka Nature Park Coordinator, at monica@friendsofnadaka.org or call 503-956-8558

SOLVE Cleanup at Nadaka Nature Park Sept. 2016: Sat, Sep 24, 2016 9AM-12PM

09/24/2016 - 9:00am
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SOLVE Cleanup at Nadaka Nature Park Sept. 2016: Sat, Sep 24, 2016 9AM-12PM. Get Your Green On!. Info here!

Get Your Green On!

When: Sat, Sep 24, 2016 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17615 NE Glisan Street
Get Map!

Join Friends of Nadaka to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. We will remove invasive species such as English Ivy from the 10-acre forested portion of the park. The event will start with a brief lesson on native and invasive plant species.

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

Activities include: invasive plant removal, litter cleanup, garden weeding/cleanup.

Register to volunteer at this event.

Meet at the picnic structure on the NE Glisan Street side of the park.

There are two locations for parking:

  1. St. Aidans Episcopal Church parking lot next to Nadaka Nature Park, located at 17405 NE Glisan Street in Gresham
  2. Nadaka Nature Parks north entrance is at NE Pacific Street and 176th. You may park in the neighborhood and follow the path through the forest to get to the picnic structure.

Download the Wilkes East Neighborhood Summer 2016 Newsletter here!

Download the Wilkes East Neighborhood Summer 2016 Newsletter here! Wilkes East Neighborhood, Gresham Oregon USA. Diversity, Harmony, Community- Together 'WE' can make a difference.

2016 Summer Newsletter

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Together 'WE' can make a difference!”


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Inside This Issue:

 

  • Shelters Quickly Fill with Homeless
  • Waterside Apt Selects Design
  • Summer Happenings at Nadaka
  • Wilkes Elementary Design Chosen
  • 6th Nadaka Festival, Sat Aug 20th
  • WENA Summer Meeting, Aug 22, 7PM

Download your copy here. (includes active web links)

Newsletters are a regular publication of the Wilkes East Neighborhood Association. They are hand-delivered to over 1,500 residences and businesses in our area 3 times per year, timed to correspond with our regular meetings.

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Volunteers Needed
Newsletters are hand-delivered to Wilkes East residents and businesses by neighborhood volunteers. There are usually routes that need delivery people. Routes are small and many. We can always use your help.
To volunteer contact info@wilkeseastna.org.

Volunteers Needed! City of Gresham Annual Bird Survey, May & June 2016

Volunteers Needed! City of Gresham Annual Bird Survey, May & June 2016. No experience necessary. A great opportunity to learn about birds in your neighborhood. Info here!

Pitch in to document Gresham's bird life

Survey points throughout Gresham's natural and urban areas.

No experience necessary. Training in survey protocol and bird identification is available.

This is a great opportunity for residents to learn about birds right in their neighborhood while contributing to citizen science and helping Gresham be a better steward of bird habitat.

Volunteers survey weekly in natural areas and urban sites; surveys take an average of 2 hours. Minimum commitment of 3 surveys is requested.

Bird survey data helps the City of Gresham be a better steward of natural areas and understand the role of urban habitats.

More info?
Contact Ivy Watson, Restoration and Outreach Steward, City of Gresham Natural Resources Program, Northwest Youth Corps AmeriCorps Member at 503-618-2383 or ivy.watson@greshamoregon.com.

City of Gresham, Amphibians and Reptiles Class: Sat Apr 09, 2016 9AM-11:30AM

04/09/2016 - 9:00am
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City of Gresham, Amphibians and Reptiles Class: Sat Apr 09, 2016 9AM-11:30AM. Get involved, make a difference. Info here!

Get Involved, Make A Difference

When: Sat Apr 09, 2016 9AM-11:30AM
Where: Gresham Meadowlands
near intersection of SE Paropa Avenue and SE Hale Drive
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Join us to explore this restored wetland site and meet the resident amphibians and reptiles. Learn about identification, natural history, and conservation of Gresham’s diverse species.

This hands-on class is great for all ages. Dress for the weather. Rain boots or waders recommended. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information about this event contact Ivy Watson at 503-618-2383 or Ivy.Watson@GreshamOregon.gov

City of Gresham, City's Green and Clean Day of Service: Sat Apr 16, 2016 9AM-12PM

04/16/2016 - 9:00am
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City of Gresham, City's Green and Clean Day of Service: Sat Apr 16, 2016 9AM-12PM. Get involved, make a difference. Info here!

Get Involved, Make A Difference

When: Sat Apr 16, 2016 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17550 NE Pacific St.
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

The City's third annual Green and Clean Day of Service features the community joining together for a planting and spring cleaning project at Nadaka Park in the Wilkes East neighborhood.
• The event will take place on Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to noon.
• A celebration will follow at St. Aidan's church, next to Nadaka Park, from noon to about 2 p.m. Volunteers will get free pizza and soda.
• For more information, please call 503-618-2482.

• Volunteers from across the City will join City staff to help do some "spring cleaning" around the park - light landscaping, planting seedlings, ivy removal, and disposing of trash.
• Make sure to bring a good pair of gloves and your favorite garden tool (especially shovels, rakes, and loppers).
•All ages are invited, although younger children will need to be closely supervised.
More information about the Green and Clean Day of Service.

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