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Download the Wilkes East Neighborhood Summer 2021 Newsletter here!

Download the Wilkes East Neighborhood Summer 2021 Newsletter here! Wilkes East Neighborhood, Gresham Oregon USA. Diversity, Harmony, Community- Together 'WE' can make a difference.

Summer 2021 Newsletter

"Diversity, Harmony, Community -
Together 'WE' can make a difference!”


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Summer 2021 Newsletter

Inside This Issue:

  • Trackers, Never Lose Stuff Again
  • New Special Needs Adult Program
  • Wilkes East Land-Use Update
  • Saving 267 Trees; Shaull Woods
  • Meet City Councilor Dina DiNucci

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 general meetings.

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Wilkes East residents are encouraged to submit articles and tips for the newsletter. Articles should be limited to 300-400 words and may be subject to editing. Include a related photo. Send by email to chair@wilkeseastna.org, or by postal mail to: 17104 NE Oregon St • Portland OR 97230.

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

Volunteers Needed. Nadaka Nature Park, SOLVE Clean-Up: Sat Sep 21, 2019 9AM-12PM

09/21/2019 - 9:00am
09/21/2019 - 12:00pm
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Volunteers Needed. Nadaka Nature Park, SOLVE Clean-Up: Sat Sep 21, 2019 9AM-12PM. Tools, gloves, coffee, and snacks will be provided. Sign-up here!

Come Lend A Hand!

When: Sat Sep 21, 2019 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park & Garden
(Meet at picnic shelter)
17615 NE Glisan St
Portland OR
Get Map!

Join Friends of Nadaka, SOLVE, and your neighbors in restoring a healthy habitat at Nadaka! We will be picking up litter and removing invasive plants. Tools, gloves, coffee, and snacks will be provided.

Register online at HERE!

More Info
Contact 503-956-8558 or email info@friendsofnadaka.org

Volunteer! City of Gresham Wetland Planting at Wisteria: Sat, May 18, 2019 9AM-12PM

05/18/2019 - 9:00am
05/18/2019 - 12:00pm
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City of Gresham Wetland Planting at Wisteria: Sat, May 18, 2019 9AM-12PM. Info here!

Wetland Planting Event

When: Sat, May 18, 2019 9AM-12PM
Where: Wisteria Lane
Springwater Trail
Get Map!

Join the City of Gresham and the Johnson Creek Watershed Council for a fun day of planting at Wisteria Lane. We will plant native species in the wetland area. These plants are vital for water filtration and habitat for some of nature's most vulnerable animals and wildlife.

The Wisteria Lane project site is located along the Springwater Trail just north of Dowsett Lane. To get to the site, park on SE Roberts Avenue, before it intersects with Dowsett Lane. Follow Dowsett Lane to the Springwater Trail.

Please RSVP for this event

For more information visit Johnson Creek Watershed Council or contact Courtney Beckel at 503-652-7477 or courtney@jcwc.org " title="Courtney@jcwc.org ">Courtney@jcwc.org

Neighborhood Wide and Nadaka Tree Planting: Sat, Apr 13, 2019 9AM-1PM

04/13/2019 - 9:00am
04/13/2019 - 1:00pm
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Neighborhood Wide and Nadaka Tree Planting: Sat, Apr 13, 2019 9AM-1PM. Get Your Green On!. Info here!

Get Your Green On!

When: Sat, Apr 13, 2019 9AM-1PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17615 NE Glisan St.
Get Map!

Celebrate Gresham's trees in April at this Arbor Day tree planting event. Gresham is a proud Tree City USA. No RSVP required. Bring gloves. Refreshments served. The City helps preserve the health and heritage of Gresham's beautiful trees with our partners and the community for future generations.

For more information about tree plantings, contact Tina Osterink, Natural Resources Planner, at 503-618-2392 or Tina.Osterink@GreshamOregon.gov.

Volunteer! Nadaka Nature Park Community Planting Event: Sat Feb 10, 2018 9AM-12PM

02/10/2018 - 9:00am
02/10/2018 - 12:00pm
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Volunteer! Nadaka Nature Park Community Planting Event: Sat Feb 10, 2018 9AM-12PM. Info here!

Come Lend a Hand!

When: Sat Feb 10, 2018 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
(Meet at the picnic structure)
17615 NE Glisan St
Get Map!

Let's Get Dirty
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 and Thimbleberry!

Register Here: https://www.solveoregon.org/opportunity/a0C1I000005PrHBUA0M call at 503-956-8558.

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!

Native plantings help filter pollutants, provide shade, and improve fish and wildlife habitat. This is a great way to meet other community members dedicated to improving local green spaces and nature!

Wilkes East Neighborhood Association Board Meeting: Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:30PM-8PM

02/12/2018 - 6:30am
02/12/2018 - 8:00am
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Board Meeting, second Monday monthly. Wilkes East Neighborhood, PO Box 536, Fairview OR 97024. Diversity, Harmony, Community -- Together we can make a difference

Neighborhood Board Meeting

When: Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:30PM-8PM
Where: Simmons' Foster Care
17104 NE Oregon St
Portland, OR
Get Map!

Board meetings are now scheduled for the 2nd Monday each month 6:30PM
For more information please contact: info@wilkeseastna.org

Upcoming Meetings

  • Mar 12, 2018
  • Apr 09, 2018
  • May 14, 2018
  • Jun 11, 2018
  • Jul 09, 2018
  • Aug 13, 2018

SEEKING BOARD MEMBERS
Are you motivated, passionate, creative?  Join the Board!

Help shape our neighborhood. Become a Member-at-Large at anytime. No experience required -- just the desire to make our neighborhood a better place. Click here for details!  "Together WE can make a difference!"

Wilkes East Neighborhood
PO Box 536
Fairview, OR 97024

Let's Get Dirty! No Ivy Day Cleanup at Nadaka Nature Park: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 9AM-12PM

10/28/2017 - 9:00am
10/28/2017 - 12:00pm
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No Ivy Day Cleanup at Nadaka Nature Park: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 9AM-12PM. Get Your Green On!. Info here!

Get Your Green On!

When: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 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 on Oct. 28 from 9:00 am to noon. 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 and closed-toe sturdy shoes. Please bring a water bottle and a friend.

Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup, Garden Weeding/Cleanup & potentially planting native plants.

Registration opens Oct. 1 at friendsofnadaka.org.

For more information about this event, contact Monica McAllister at 503-956-8558 or monica@friendsofnadaka.org.

Free! Rain Gardens 101 workshop, $200 Incentive for Gresham residents: Sat Nov 21, 2015 9AM-1PM

11/21/2015 - 9:26am
11/21/2015 - 1:00pm
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Free! Rain Gardens 101 workshop, $200 Incentive for Gresham residents: Sat Nov 21, 2015 9AM-1PM. Info Here!
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Saving Streams, Creating Habitat

When: Sat Nov 21, 2015 9AM-1PM
Where: Troutdale Community Police Bldg
234 SW Kendall Ct
Troutdale, OR
Get Map!

Learn how to build your own rain garden! Explore the critical role rain gardens can play in urban stream restoration, and how they add beautiful landscaping to your yard at the same time.

You will learn how to assess your site to determine the best location and size, calculate impervious surfaces, determine soil suitability, choose appropriate plants, and how to maintain your new rain garden. You will also receive a comprehensive manual that guides you through all the steps in constructing your rain garden. Where possible, workshop includes a short tour of a nearby rain garden.

Register here! Spaces available: 14 (of 40 max as of Nov 16th)


Rain Gardens
A rain garden is a sunken garden bed that captures stormwater runoff from hard surfaces like rooftops, sidewalks and driveways, and allows it to soak back into the ground naturally. They are planted with hardy, native perennials that filter pollutants commonly found in stormwater runoff. This helps reduce the overall amount of runoff and pollution that gets into our streams, and maintains the natural hydrology (the movement and distribution of water in the area, as it would be under natural conditions) so streams don’t go dry during the hot summer months.

If you are a resident of Gresham, you may be eligible for our $200 Rain Garden Incentive!

Why build a rain garden?
When a landscape is covered in natural vegetation, most rainfall soaks into the ground. As we start adding roofs, driveways, sidewalks, and streets to the landscape, much of the rainfall can’t soak into the ground anymore. This can create a lot of problems for people and for our streams.

Rain gardens hold stormwater runoff and allow it to soak into the ground naturally. This prevents pollution from entering our local streams and wetlands, and helps recharge our groundwater. By planting a rain garden with native plants, you can create a beautiful, low-maintenance and drought-tolerant landscape feature, while also providing habitat for beneficial wildlife. You can see examples of stormwater-managing features in the Rain Garden gallery

City of Gresham, Natural Resources and Sustainability Committee Sep 2015 Meeting: Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:30PM-8:30PM

09/17/2015 - 6:30pm
09/17/2015 - 8:30pm
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City of Gresham, Natural Resources and Sustainability Committee Sep 2015 Meeting: Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:30PM-8:30PM. Info here!

Get Involved, Make a Difference

When: Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Room 2A
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

The Natural Resources and Sustainability Committee advises the Gresham City Council on policy development matters and actions related to the protection, restoration and enhancement of:

  • Natural resources
  • Watershed health
  • Water quality
  • Fish and wildlife habitat
  • Urban tree canopy
  • Provision of public health
  • Development, improvement and expansion of city parks, trails, and green space for present and future generations

For more information about this event contact Christa Thompson at 503-618-2525 or Christa.Thompson@GreshamOregon.gov.

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
Get Map!

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.

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