Nature

Free Native Plant Workshop: Thu, May 04, 2017 6:30PM-9PM

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Free Native Plant Workshop: Thu, May 04, 2017 6:30PM-9PM. . Info here!

Learn About Our Native Plants

When: Thu, May 04, 2017 6:30PM-9PM
Where: St. Aidan's Episcopal Church and Nadaka Nature Park
17405 NE Glisan Street
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Explore the benefits of gardening with native plants. Discover the Portland areas most common native plant communities, learn which species do well together and get tips to help them thrive. A slide show will highlight their unique features and desired growing conditions so you can decide which plants will work best in your own yard.

Register for this workshop online.

This class is hosted in partnership by Friends of Nadaka, East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, and St. Aidans Episcopal Church.

For more information about this event contact Katie Meckes at 503-222-7645 or katie@emswcd.org

Native Bees 101 Educational Talk: Sat, May 06, 2017 1:30PM-2:30PM

05/06/2017 - 1:30pm
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Native Bees 101 Educational Talk: Sat, May 06, 2017 1:30PM-2:30PM. . Info here!

Come Learn About Our Valuable Little Friends

When: Sat, May 06, 2017 1:30PM-2:30PM
Where: Main City Park
219 S. Main Ave
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Learn about the many fascinating and bee-utiful native bees that live in Gresham and the plants that support them.

Local 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.

  • Refreshments Provided
  • Seating provided in the Coho shelter

Contact

Keri Handaly, 503-618-2657 or Keri.Handaly@GreshamOregon.gov

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

City of Gresham Wild Gresham: A Community Talk on Wildlife: Thu, May 11, 2017 6PM-7PM

05/11/2017 - 6:00pm
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City of Gresham Wild Gresham: A Community Talk on Wildlife: Thu, May 11, 2017 6PM-7PM. . Info here!

When: Thu, May 11, 2017 6PM-7PM
Where: City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Meet your wildlife neighbors in Gresham!

Staff from the City of Gresham, Johnson Creek Watershed Council, and local wildlife photographer, Caz Zyvatkauskas, will be presenting beautiful photos and videos of wildlife sightings in Gresham. Some are very unexpected!

Bring the whole family for an evening of wildlife photographs, interactive activities, and family-friendly fun!

Contact

Johnson Creek Watershed Council

Janel Hull, 503-652-7477 or janel@jcwc.org

Volunteer! Gresham Gardeners Needed for New Community Pollinator Garden!

Bring Your Gloves, and a Friend!

When: Wednesday & Saturday Weekly
Where: Vance Park
Pollinator Garden
(behind the Park Place Cafe)
1400 SE 182nd Ave
Gresham, OR
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Bee the first on your block to help us plant flowers for our new community pollinator garden at Vance Park! We must get these native and other bee-friendly plants, generously provided by the City of Gresham, in the ground in time for our V.I.P. (Very Important Pollinator) visitors.

So bring your garden gloves, water bottle and flower power spirit to the Vance Park Peace Garden, each and every Wednesday and Saturday, from 12 to 3 (weather permitting), beginning Wednesday, April 12th. Refreshments and tools will be provided. 1400 SE 182nd Ave, Gresham. The garden is the fenced area behind the Park Place Cafe parking lot, on the north western side of the park off of 182nd.

As you help build this new pollinator garden, you'll also learn more about our North American native bees and what you can do to help them in your own backyard. Celeste, our local native bee advocate, will be available at all the planting parties to answer any questions you may have about these essential pollinators and the flowers they visit.

We ask that you please confirm your attendance by contacting Keri Handaly, City Watershed Steward, at 503 618-2657, or by emailing her at: Keri.Handaly@GreshamOregon.gov. You may also contact Celeste directly at celeste.ets.hokin@gmail.com, if you have any questions about a planting event or to confirm attendance. This will help us keep track of how many people plan to participate on a given day and enable us to communicate directly with volunteers, should there be any last minute changes to the schedule due to weather or other factors.

See you there!

Friends of Trees and Multnomah County Tree Planting: Wed, Apr 19, 2017 10AM-12PM

04/19/2017 - 10:00am
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Friends of Trees and Multnomah County Tree Planting: Wed, Apr 19, 2017 10AM-12PM. Bring Your Gloves!. Info here!

Bring Your Gloves!

When: Wed, Apr 19, 2017 10AM-12PM
Where: Vance Park
1400 SE 182nd Avenue
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Join the City and it's partners in celebrating Arbor Month by increasing Gresham's urban forest at Vance Park tree planting event with Friends of Trees, the City, and Multnomah County.

For more information on this event contact Tina Osterink, Natural Resources Planner, at 503-618-2392 or Tina.Osterink@GreshamOregon.gov.

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

04/22/2017 - 9:00am
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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.

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

03/11/2017 - 9:00am
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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.

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Volunteer! Vance Park Pollinator Garden Work Party: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 10AM-2PM

03/18/2017 - 10:00am
03/18/2017 - 2:00pm
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Volunteer! Vance Park Pollinator Garden Work Party: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 10AM-2PM. . Info here!

Free Hands-On Event

When: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 10AM-2PM
Where: Vance Park
1400 SE 182nd Avenue
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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.

If you are interested in volunteering our would like additional information, please contact Keri.Handaly@GreshamOregon.gov.

Free Hands-On Workshop, Slough 101: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 9AM-12:45PM

03/06/2017 - 9:00am
03/06/2017 - 12:45pm
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Free Hands-On Workshop, Slough 101: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 9AM-12:45PM. . Info here!

Bring Your Gloves!

When: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 9AM-12:45PM
Where: McKinstry Company
16790 NE Mason St
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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.

Note:

Pre-registration is required for this free workshop.
Light refreshments will be provided. Suitable for adults and teens 14 & up.

Organizer: Columbia Slough Watershed Council

Contact: Karen Carillo, 503-281-1132 or karen.carrillo@columbiaslough.org

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