Watershed

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!

Volunteer, Freshwater Mussel Survey, Gresham Bundy Reserve: Sep 24, 2011 10AM-1:30PM

09/24/2011 - 10:00am
09/24/2011 - 1:30pm
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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!

When: Sat, Sep 24, 2011 10AM-1:30PM
Where: Bundy Reserve
(contact for exact location)
Gresham OR
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Find Freshwater Mussels
The City and Johnson Creek Watershed Council seek volunteers to come learn about these creatures and spend two hours searching for them from 10AM to 1:30PM on Saturday Sep 24 in Gresham. All ages welcome.

Last year's survey results were astounding. Extensive beds of Western pearlshell mussels were identified. This, and finding four adult Coho salmon last fall, tells us the Gresham reaches of Johnson Creek are able to once again support these native fish. Probably in part due to the cleaning power of the mussels!

Free Rain Garden Workshop, $200 Grants Available: Aug 27, 2011 9AM-1PM

08/27/2011 - 9:00am
08/27/2011 - 1:00pm
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Free Rain Garden Workshop, $200 Grants Available. Improve water quality and wildlife habitat at home by building your own rain garden, disconnecting your downspouts and gardening with native plants: Aug 27, 2011 9AM-1PM. Info here!
Rain Garden, Functional beauty

Ready for the rainy season?
Add a rain garden!

When: Sat Aug 27, 2011 9AM-1PM
Hollydale Elementary School
505 SW Birdsdale Drive
Gresham, OR
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Rain garden: Landscaping that absorbs water from your roof or driveway

Free Workshop
Improve water quality and wildlife habitat at home by building your own rain garden, disconnecting your downspouts and gardening with native plants. This free rain garden workshop with City staff includes classroom discussion, hands-on activities, rain garden tour, free raffle and refreshments. Space is limited – call or email (below) to register.

Gresham Rain Garden Grants Available: Deadline Apr 15

Gresham Rain Garden Grants Available: Deadline Apr 15. Info here!

Upgrading Your Landscape?

Install a Rain Garden and receive up to $200

Hurry, Deadline April 15th

The Healthy Streams Program offers free services for Gresham residents including $200 rain garden grants for homeowners, free downspout disconnection services, at-home natural gardening consultation visits, free workshops and free trees. To be eligible for downspout disconnection services and rain garden grants, staff must confirm the safety of your site. Deadline to pre-qualify for rain garden grants is April 15

Free Family Event! Aquifer Adventure: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 12PM-4PM

09/16/2017 - 12:00pm
09/16/2017 - 4:00pm
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Aquifer Adventure: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 12PM-4PM. Free Family Event. Info here!

Free Family Event!

When: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 12PM-4PM
Where: Portland Water Bureau Launch
16650 NE Airport Way in Portland
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Big and little pirates alike are welcome to join us for a free family festival all about groundwater.

This event is free and no registration is required. All activities (including 15-minute canoe rides) are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Play fun games and go on a scavenger hunt in search of hidden treasure not gold, but groundwater, a precious resource that flows beneath your feet.

Come dressed in yer finest pirate togs, or else the Capn might make ye walk the plank!

Free kids T-shirts to the first 300 kids.

Contact

Columbia Slough Watershed Council 503-281-1132 or info@columbiaslough.org


City of Gresham Johnson Creek Wildlife Garden: Grand Opening: Sat, May 06, 2017 1PM-2PM

05/06/2017 - 1:00pm
05/06/2017 - 2:00pm
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City of Gresham Johnson Creek Wildlife Garden: Grand Opening: Sat, May 06, 2017 1PM-2PM. . Info here!

When: Sat, May 06, 2017 1PM-2PM
Where: Main City Park
219 S. Main Ave.
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Join the City of Gresham and Johnson Creek Watershed Council for a guided tour of the public demonstration garden. We will meet near the Coho shelter.

The Garden showcases the types of plants that are great for northwest gardens that also support our local wildlife and pollinators.

Local resident and native bee expert, Celeste Ets-Hokin, will speak about the bees in our gardens and the myriad of benefits they provide and work that they do.

Contact

Johnson Creek Watershed Council

Free Workshop! Naturescaping Basics: Sat, Apr 01, 2017 9AM-1PM

04/01/2017 - 9:00am
04/01/2017 - 1:00pm
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Naturescaping Basics: Sat, Apr 01, 2017 9AM-1PM. Saving Our Streams. Info here!

Saving Our Streams

When: Sat, Apr 01, 2017 9AM-1PM
Where: Troutdale Police Station
234 SW Kendall Ct
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Learn to Naturescape

Naturescaping is the practice of designing (or redesigning) your landscape so that it reduces water use and decreases stormwater runoff while saving you time, money and energy. This introductory workshop introduces the core concepts of naturescaping, and also explores:

  • Pollution prevention through the reduction/elimination of chemical use.
  • How native plants naturally resist pests & tolerate drought conditions while attracting native birds, butterflies and other beneficial pollinators to your garden
  • Basic site planning principals, and many other great natural gardening & design tips.

Even if you decide to enlist the help of a contractor, youll have the framework to make decisions and effectively communicate the vision you have for your yard. Class will visit a nearby naturescaped project to see design principles in action. Youll receive a comprehensive workbook to help you get started.

SOLVE IT Cleanup at Nadaka Nature Park: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 9AM-12PM

04/22/2017 - 9:00am
04/22/2017 - 12:00pm
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SOLVE IT Cleanup at Nadaka Nature Park: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 9AM-12PM. Get Your Green On!. Info here!

Get Your Green On!

When: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17615 NE Glisan Street
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Looking for a way to give back this Earth Day? Join Friends of Nadaka to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park. 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.

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.

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

City of Gresham Watershed Wide Restoration Event: Sat, Mar 04, 2017 9AM-12PM

03/04/2017 - 9:00am
03/04/2017 - 12:00pm
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City of Gresham Watershed Wide Restoration Event: Sat, Mar 04, 2017 9AM-12PM. . Info here!

Bring Your Gloves!

When: Sat, Mar 04, 2017 9AM-12PM
Where: Multiple Locations
(See sites list below)
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The City of Gresham Natural Resources Program and Johnson Creek Watershed Council (JCWC) invite you to join us for our largest watershed restoration event of the year, Watershed Wide! Help us plants hundreds of native trees and shrubs to support a healthy habitat. Choose one of three sites in Gresham to volunteer at:

  1. Chastain Creek - Meet near 1511 SW 10th Ct
  2. Jenne Creek Headwaters - Meet right off of SW Border Way, next to Jenne Butte Park
  3. Springwater Woods - Park at DES Operations Center at 2123 SE Hogan to access the Springwater Trail, follow signs from the trail to our meeting spot

This is a family-friendly event and all experience levels are welcomed! We will provide tools, snacks, and a fun time! Please come dressed for the weather, rain or shine. We recommend being prepared with long pants, warm layers, rain gear, and sturdy boots.

Plus, join us for a free pizza party afterwards!

For more information and volunteer registration

Free Workshop! Rain Gardens 101: Sat, Mar 04, 2017 9AM-1PM

03/04/2017 - 5:00pm
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Rain Gardens 101: Sat, Mar 04, 2017 9AM-1PM. Improving Our Watershed. Info here!

Improving Our Watershed

When: Sat, Mar 04, 2017 9AM-1PM
Where: Troutdale Police Station
234 SW Kendall Ct
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Well 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.

Organized by East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

Stewardship Sat: Fairview Creek Planting: Sat, Mar 11, 2017 9AM-12PM

03/11/2017 - 9:00am
03/11/2017 - 12:00pm
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Stewardship Sat: Fairview Creek Planting: Sat, Mar 11, 2017 9AM-12PM. . Info here!

Bring Your Gloves!
Volunteers Needed

When: Sat, Mar 11, 2017 9AM-12PM
Where: Conifer Parks at Fairview Creek
143 SE 205th Pl
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Well be planting native plants at Fairview Creek, one of the few surface streams in the watershed.

Dont miss this fun and exciting opportunity to support your watershed. Kid and family friendly.

Contact:

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