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!

Edible Weed Walk; Free Educational Event: Sat, Sep 8, 2012 10AM-12PM

09/08/2012 - 10:00am
09/08/2012 - 12:00pm
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Edible Weed Walk; Free Educational Event: Sat, Sep 8, 2012 10AM-12PM. Find out how weeds can be used for food, craft and natural remedies. Sign-up here!

Bring A Notepad
And Join The Fun!

When: Sat Sep 8, 2012 10AM-12PM
Meet: SE 174th and Jenne Rd
Gresham, OR
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Herbalist Randi Embree enlightens us about the “world of weeds.”

Take a short walk along the Springwater Trail learning the wonders and possibilities of edible weeds. Many weeds are used for agricultural and medicinal purposes. Take this opportunity to learn more at this free educational event. Registration required (link below).

To some plantain, dandelion, chickweed and sow-thistle are a nuisance. To others they are a delicious salad and a seasonal treat!

JCWC Science Pub Talk; Hot Fish and Cold Beer: Tue, Sep 11, 2012 6PM-8PM

09/11/2012 - 6:00pm
09/11/2012 - 8:00pm
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JCWC Science Pub Talk; Hot Fish and Cold Beer: Tue, Sep 11, 2012 6PM-8PM. A discussion of stream temperature impacts to native fish. RSVP here!

First In A Series
of Science Pub Talks!

When: Sat Sep 8, 2012 10AM-12PM
Where: 4th Street Brewing Co
77 NE 4th Street
Gresham, OR
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Download flyer here!

Join us for an educational evening and a cold beer.

Scientists will discuss hot watershed topics and the audience can enjoy a cool beverage at special happy hour prices sponsored by the Johnson Creek Watershed Council. RSVP requested. (link below)

Explore Johnson Creek, a little stream that flows from agricultural headwaters through the urban areas of Gresham, Portland, and Milwaukie. Join Johnson Creek Watershed Council, and partners City of Gresham and Multnomah County, to kick off our educational science pub series.

Dusk Bird Walk Linnemann Station: Jun 3, 2012 7PM-9PM

06/03/2012 - 7:00pm
06/03/2012 - 9:00pm
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Dusk Bird Walk Linnemann Station: Jun 3, 2012 7PM-9PM. Join Portland Audubon and City of Gresham naturalists for a walk along the newest section of the Gresham-Fairview Trail. Info here!

When: Sunday Jun 3, 2012 7-9PM
Where: Linnemann Station
Springwater Corridor Trailhead
18200 W Powell Loop
Gresham OR
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You're Invited
Join Portland Audubon and City of Gresham naturalists for a walk along the newest section of the Gresham-Fairview Trail between Division and Powell. This nighttime walk will focus on the American bitterns that breed in the large wetland just off the trail, as well as some owl calling and identification. Dozens of other songbirds and waterfowl are likely to be seen. Meet at Linnemann Station on the Springwater Trail.

No registration required.

More Info
Contact Laura Guderyahn, 503-618-2246 or Laura.Guderyahn@GreshamOregon.gov

Free, Rain Garden 101 Workshop: May 19, 2012 9AM-1PM

05/19/2012 - 9:00am
05/19/2012 - 1:00pm
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Free, Rain Garden 101 Workshop: May 19, 2012 9AM-1PM. Info here!

Add a rain garden!

When: Sat May 19, 2012 9AM-1PM
Mt. Hood Community College
Town and Gown Room
26000 SE Stark
Gresham, OR
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Build your own rain garden at home to help reduce water pollution and create urban habitat for birds and butterflies.

Free Workshop
This free workshop explores the role rain gardens can play in urban stream restoration, while adding beautiful landscaping to your yard. Participants will learn how to site, plan and build a rain garden. Registration is required and space is limited.

Free, Columbia Slough Tour, Explore the Life of Frogs: Apr 11, 2012 5-6PM

04/11/2012 - 5:00pm
04/11/2012 - 6:00pm
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Free, Columbia Slough Tour, Explore the Life of Frogs: Apr 11, 2012 5-6PM. Info here!

Frogs, frogs & frogs!

When: Wed Apr 11, 2012 5PM-6PM
Where: Columbia Slough Water Quality Facility
19595 NE Sandy Blvd
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Join the fun
Bring the whole family to a hidden wetland in Gresham in search of cold, slimy, and fun frogs.

With amphibian scientist Laura Guderyahn from the City of Gresham, learn about a frog’s life cycle and use a net to hunt for amphibians in the water.

Recommended for kids aged 4+ with their parents; pre-registration requested. $5/family suggested donation to host Columbia Slough Watershed Council.

Neighborhood Connections: February 2012

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

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

Wetlands 101, Free Workshop at Whitaker Ponds Nature Park: Apr 30, 2011 8:45AM

04/30/2011 - 8:45am
04/30/2011 - 1:00pm
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Columbia Slough Watershed Council presents Wetlands 101. Free Workshop at Whitaker Ponds Nature Park: Apr 30, 2011 8:45AM-1PM
Wetlands. Important to plants, animals & people

When: Sat, Apr 30, 2011 8:45AM-1PM
Where: Whitaker Ponds Nature Park
7040 NE 47th Ave
Portland, OR 97218
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Learn About Urban Wetlands

Join the Columbia Slough Watershed Council for a free workshop all about local wetlands. Learn why wetlands are important to urban communities, how wetland mitigation occurs, and what plants and animals rely on wetlands to survive. Finish up the class with an outdoor field trip focusing on wetland restoration projects in NE Portland.

Columbia Slough Watershed map

Advanced registration required; suitable for adults and teens 14+.

Click Here to Register!

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