When: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 10AM-2PM Where: Vance Park
1400 SE 182nd Avenue Get Map!
Join the work party and help us weed, plant flowers and create safe habitat for pollinators. The Water Resources Division is preparing a Pollinator Peace garden for spring education talks on pollinators.
Rain or shine
Bring your gardening gloves.
Bring a snack and water bottle.
Refreshments and tools provided.
The garden is the fenced area, located near the futsal court.
When: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 9AM-12:45PM Where: McKinstry Company
16790 NE Mason St Get Map!
Ever wonder about that slow-moving channel of water running through Gresham, Fairview, and NE & N Portland? This free hands-on workshop will explore the unique character, challenges and opportunities of the Columbia Slough and its Watershed. Open to everyone interested in learning more about the Columbia Slough Watershed.
Youll learn about soil & sediment in relation to water quality, how the Slough has changed over time, and what that means for fish, wildlife, people and businesses.
Explore Macroinvertebrates (water bugs) that live in the Slough. Simulate and predict aquifer conditions with an interactive groundwater model.
Test water quality through dissolved oxygen, temperature, and PH levels.
When: Wed, Mar 22, 2017 6:30PM-9PM Where: Lao Buddhist Center
17676 SE Foster Road Get Map!
Come to Lao Buddhist Center to learn about pollinators. Join Johnson Creek Watershed Council and East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD) for a free workshop, and check out a recently planted native plant meditation garden at the Lao Buddhist Center.
Gardens are pollinated by a variety of insects that help flowers set seed and help fruit & vegetable plants produce an edible harvest. Mostly familiar with European honey bees, few of us realize the numerous flies, beetles, moths and butterflies that might literally be at our doorsteps, providing critical pollination services. In this workshop you will learn about the different kinds of pollinators that might be living in your garden, discover a plant palette to help attract and support pollinators, and go beyond the bloom to consider ways to provide shelter, water, nesting, and overwintering sites.
When: Sat Feb 25, 2017 9AM-12PM Where: Nadaka Nature Park & Gardens (Meet at the picnic shelter)
17615 NE Glisan St Get Map!
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!
When: Sat Feb 25, 2017 10AM-12PM Where: Vance Park, Pollinator Garden (NW corner, next to street)
1400 SE 182nd Av Get Map!
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.
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
When: Thu, Nov 03, 2016 6:30PM-9PM Where: Mt. Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark Street Get Map!
Explore the benefits of gardening with Native plants. Discover Gresham's most common native plant communities, learn which species do well in similar growing conditions, and get tips to help them thrive. A slideshow will highlight characteristics and desired growing conditions of local favorite native groundcovers, shrubs and trees.
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.
When: Sat, Nov 12, 2016 9AM-10 am Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17615 NE Glisan Street Portland
OR 97230 Get Map!
Join the Audubon Society and Friends of Nadaka for a family-friendly, guided nature walk, open to both beginners and advanced bird watchers/ naturalists. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, we will have some for you to borrow.
Meet us at the picnic structure. We look forward to seeing you there!
When: Sat Nov 11, 2016 9AM-10AM Where: Nadaka Nature Park & Gardens
175th & NE Glisan
Gresham OR Get Map
Join Friends of Nadaka and Audubon for a guided nature walk through Nadaka Nature Park. This is a family friendly event for beginner & advance bird watchers/ naturalists. Bring your own binoculars & field guides if possible. (Binoculars will be provided for those who do not own binoculars)
One spring morning in 2007, Lee Dayfield took her dog for a walk. As she passed an empty field, she saw a sign that would forever change her life. It read “for sale.”
The desolate plot of grass sat next to 10 acres ringed by a chain-link fence and barbed wire. Where others may have seen a $900,000 meadow, Dayfield saw a two-acre opportunity: a nature-based play area for the Gresham neighborhood’s children, many of them Native American.
Wilkes East Neighborhood would like express our gratitude to the following for their generous contributions & continued support:
• Jazzy Bagels, Main St & Powell
• Parkrose Hardware, 106th & Sandy
• Growers Outlet, 162nd & Glisan
• SOLV, Bringing Oregon together
• Albertsons, 181st & Glisan
• And, all the many volunteers!