Nature

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!

Brunch with the Birds Columbia Slough Water Quality Facility: Apr 27, 2012 10AM-1PM

04/27/2012 - 10:00am
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Brunch with the Birds Columbia Slough Water Quality Facility: Apr 27, 2012 10AM-1PM. Info here!

Birds Galore!

When: Wed Apr 11, 2012 5PM-6PM
Where: Columbia Slough Water Quality Facility
19595 NE Sandy Blvd
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Let's do lunch
Join Metro Naturalist James Davis for a lunchtime birding tour at a hidden wetland in Gresham.

Look for songbirds and spring migrants before settling down to a delicious lunch provided by the Columbia Slough Watershed Council.

RSVP required below.

Weed Watcher Workshop: March 13, 2012 7PM-8:30PM

03/13/2012 - 7:00pm
03/13/2012 - 8:30pm
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Himalayan blackberry along the Springwater Trail in Gresham. Help us fight off Gresham’s weedy invaders by participating as a Weed Watcher. Free class: Mar 13, 2012 7-8:30PM, Gresham City Hall, Oregon Trail Room. Info here!

Weed Watcher Workshop

When: Tue Mar 13, 2012 7PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
SpringwaterTrail Room
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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What spring weeds cause problems here? Help us fight off Gresham’s weedy invaders by participating as a Weed Watcher.

The Spring Weeds workshop will cover milk thistle, bull thistle, Scotch thistle, yellow archangel, shining geranium, morning glory, garlic mustard, Russian knapweed and Tree of Heaven.

Free workshop. No RSVP required

Help us fight off Gresham’s weedy invaders by participating as a Weed Watcher in our Early Detection, Rapid Response Program. By familiarizing yourself with problem weeds in our area, you can help us stop these plants in their tracks.

All you have to do is attend one (or all) of our free invasive weed ID classes and use your new plant ID skills to alert us to weeds in Gresham. With your help, we can keep our city and homes weed free.

Raptor Road Trip 2012, Sauvie Island Wildlife Area; Feb 4, 2012 9AM-2PM

02/04/2012 - 9:00am
02/04/2012 - 2:00pm
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Raptor Road Trip 2012, Sauvie Island Wildlife Area; Feb 4, 2012 9AM-2PM. See Hawks, eagles and falcons and more. Info here!
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Raptor Road Trip 2012

When: Sat Feb 4, 2012 9AM-2PM
Where: Sauvie Island
Meet: Kruger's Farm Market
18330 NW Sauvie Island Rd
Portland, OR
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Cost: $10 per vehicle

Annual event celebrates birds of prey
Explore Sauvie Island in search of magnificent bald eagles, hawks and falcons that spend the winter on the island. On this special day devoted to raptors, experienced naturalists and hawk experts host activities and answer your questions at four locations around the island. Enjoy guided bird viewing, meet live raptors up close and sharpen your hawk identification skills. Hot drinks and donuts are available in the morning to keep you warm while you breakfast with the birds.

How does the road trip work?
Begin at Kruger’s Farm Market and pick up your event map and raptor identification guide. The event fee is $10 per vehicle, cash only, and includes a Sauvie Island Wildlife Area parking permit.

Free Class; Winter Birds in Your Yard: Feb 23, 2012 7-9PM

02/23/2012 - 7:00pm
02/23/2012 - 9:00pm
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Free Class; Winter Birds in Your Yard: Feb 23, 2012 7-9PM. Info here!

Volunteers Opportunity

When: Thu Feb 23, 2012 7PM-9PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Room 2A
Gresham, OR
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Discover Our Feathered Residents
Some of our most familiar birds are the permanent residents that we see in our yards and neighborhoods throughout the year. They are joined by some “winter visitors” and are easily seen at bird feeders during the cold months. These birds are easy to learn because you have excellent chances of seeing them repeatedly. This class will cover some bird feeding basics and identification of the most common birds seen in our yards in winter.

Free. No registration required.

Raptor Identification Class, Gresham City Hall: Jan 31, 2012 7PM

01/31/2012 - 7:00pm
01/31/2012 - 9:30pm
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Hawks, eagles and falcons have always fascinated people. Metro naturalist James Davis will discuss how to tell these groups of raptors apart. Gresham City Hall, Jan 31, 2012 7PM-9:30PM. Info Here!
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When: Tue Jan 31, 2012 7-9:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Room
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, OR
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Birds of Prey Lecture
Hawks, eagles and falcons have always fascinated people. Metro naturalist James Davis will discuss how to tell these groups of raptors apart and the key points for identifying the most common species in Oregon. You will also learn about the natural history of birds of prey and the amazing adaptations of these birds for catching and killing their prey.

In addition to slides, there will be stuffed study skins of the most common species for up-close looks. This class will get you primed for the Metro's Raptor Road Trip Feb 4th on Sauvie Island, or any outings of your own.

Help Gresham fight the 'Invasive Invasion'; Invasive Weed Identification Class: Nov 15, 2011 7PM

11/15/2011 - 7:00pm
11/15/2011 - 8:30pm
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Help Gresham fight the 'Invasive Invasion'; Invasive Weed Identification Class: Nov 15, 2011 7PM. Info here!
Invasive: Garlic Mustard

Help Stop the Invasive Invasion

When: Tue Nov 15, 2011 7PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Conference Room
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Become a Weed Watcher
Want to make a difference in your community and the environment? Become a weed watcher!

The City is offering a series of free invasive plant identification classes so you can help us fight these weedy invaders. All you have to do is come to one (or all) of our free evening classes and use your new identification skills to alert the City to any weeds you see.

With your help, we can keep our city and homes beautiful and weed free.

Join Audubon for Birding along the Gresham-Fairview Trail: Oct 1, 2011 9AM-11AM

10/01/2011 - 9:00am
10/01/2011 - 11:00am
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Join Audubon for Birding along the Gresham-Fairview Trail: Oct 1, 2011 9AM-11AM


Join Audubon for Birding along the Gresham-Fairview Trail: Oct 1, 2011 9AM-11AM. Info here!
Canvasback duck- Jim Cruce

When: Sat, Oct 1, 2011 9AM-11AM
Where: Gresham-Fairview Trail
Meet at Linnemann Station
Springwater Corridor Trailhead

18200 W Powell Loop
Gresham, OR
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Wildlife Galore!
Join Audubon Society of Portland's Bob Sallinger and Bich Trinh and City of Gresham's Laura Guderyahn 9 to 11 AM on Saturday, October 1st, for a morning bird walk along segments of the Gresham-Fairview Trail in West Gresham. We'll take a leisurely stroll along new trail sections taking in views of Grant Butte and the waterfowl in the surrounding wetlands. We'll talk about recent efforts to support parks, trails, and improved access to nature in East County while enjoying some of our local avian fauna. If there is time we'll also visit Gresham Woods via the Springwater Corridor and do some birding along Johnson Creek.

No Registration required.

Wilkes Community Group- Open House: Oct 4, 2011 6:30PM

10/04/2011 - 6:30pm
10/04/2011 - 8:00pm
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Wilkes Community Group- Open House. A panel from Portland Parks and Recreation will answer questions about the Wilkes Creek Headwaters at this “Open House” meeting, Oct 4, 2011 6:30PM. Info here!

Wilkes Creek Headwater discussion

When :Tue Oct 4, 2011 6:30-8PM
Where: Margaret Scott Elementary School
14700 NE Sacramento
Portland OR
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Save the Date

Wilkes Community Group is hosting an open house meeting to provide information on the recent acquisition of the Wilkes Creek Headwaters property. The following panelists will share information and answer questions.

    Representing Portland Parks and Recreation:

  • Planning Manager
  • Natural Areas Supervisor with City Nature
  • Zone Four Manager
  • Park Security Manager
  • Public Involvement Manager
    Representing Bureau of Environmental Services:

  • Program Coordinator, Watershed Services
    Representing Portland Police Bureau:

  • Policeman from North Precinct

Representatives from other community organizations with interests in the future development of this new park property have expressed intent to also attend this meeting

To expedite the open microphone forum, please come 15 minutes early to sign in on the speaking list.

Get Your Green On! Volunteers Needed, Nadaka Nature Park Clean-up: Oct 22, 2011 12PM-3PM

10/22/2011 - 12:00pm
10/22/2011 - 3:00pm
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Friends of Nadaka invites you to 'Get A Little Dirty'! Help us remove invasives and restore this unique urban habitat.  Clean-up schedule and info here!
Nadaka Nature Park, Gresham OR

Let's Get Dirty!

Volunteer opportunity

When: Sat, Oct 22, 2011 12PM-3PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
175th & NE Pacific St
Gresham OR
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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!

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 from Nadaka Nature Park, part of the Columbia Slough Watershed.

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.

Corn Maze's, Hay Rides, Pumpkins and Old Fashion Fun! Now thru October

Corn Maze's, Hay Rides and Pumpkin Patches, Now thru October. Celebrate the Fall season with some old fashion fun! Info here!<br />
Krugers Farm Corn Maze. Click to enlarge

Kick-off Fall With Some Great Family Fun -- Explore a Corn Maze!

There's no mistaking that harvest-time feeling. The brisk air, the warm drinks and the sight of children climbing over large pumpkins in a field.

There's another tradition worth exploring this year - the corn maze! So grab a jacket and the kids and head for one of these locations. You're sure to find plenty of family fun, food and even some warm apple cider.

Check each websites for schedules and details.

Have a Safe & Happy Halloween!    More info below this break.

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