Nature

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

03/18/2017 - 10:00am
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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

Free Workshop: Attracting Garden Pollinators: Wed, Mar 22, 2017 6:30PM-9PM

03/22/2017 - 6:30pm
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Free Workshop: Attracting Garden Pollinators: Wed, Mar 22, 2017 6:30PM-9PM. . Info here!

Free, Hand-On Workshop

When: Wed, Mar 22, 2017 6:30PM-9PM
Where: Lao Buddhist Center
17676 SE Foster Road
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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.

Register online.

For more information about this event, contact Alexis Barton at 503-652-7477, ext. 102 or alexis@jcwc.org.

Nadaka Nature Park Community Planting Event: Sat Feb 25, 2017 9AM-12PM

02/25/2017 - 9:00am
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Join In. Get Your Green On! Nadaka Nature Park Community Planting Event: Sat Feb 25, 2017 9AM-12PM. Tools & gloves provided. Sign-up Here!

Help Us Plant Native Shrubs

When: Sat Feb 25, 2017 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park & Gardens
(Meet at the picnic shelter)
17615 NE Glisan St
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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!

REGISTER HERE, or call 503-956-8558.

Parking:

  • St. Aidan's Episcopal Church parking lot next to Nadaka Nature Park located at 17405 NE Glisan Street Gresham, OR 97230.
  • Nadaka Nature Park’s north entrance is at NE Pacific Street and 176th. You may park in the neighborhood and follow the path through the forest to get to the picnic structure.

Volunteers! Help Establish a Pollinator Peace Garden at Vance Park: Sat Feb 25, 2017 10AM-2PM

02/25/2017 - 10:00am
02/25/2017 - 2:00pm
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Volunteers Needed to Build a Pollinator Peace Garden at Vance Park, 1400 SE 182nd Ave, Gresham: Sat Feb 25, 2017 10AM-2PM. Help us plant lots of pollinator-friendly flowers today & March 18th. Bring your gloves! Info here!

Bring Your Gloves! We're Planting Lots of Flowers

When: Sat Feb 25, 2017 10AM-12PM
Where: Vance Park, Pollinator Garden
(NW corner, next to street)
1400 SE 182nd Av
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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.

Celeste Ets-Hokin
Author, Wild Bee Gardens app
http://appstore.com//wildbeegardens

More Info
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

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November Bird & Nature Walk at Nadaka Nature Park: Sat, Nov 12, 2016 9AM-10AM

11/12/2016 - 9:00am
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November Bird & Nature Walk at Nadaka Nature Park: Sat, Nov 12, 2016 9AM-10 am. Get Your Green On!. Info here!

Get Your Green On!

When: Sat, Nov 12, 2016 9AM-10 am
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17615 NE Glisan Street Portland
OR 97230
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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!

Free! Guided Bird & Nature Walk, Nadaka Nature Park: Nov 11, 2016 9-10AM

11/15/2016 - 9:00am
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Free! Bird & Nature Walk With Audubon of Portland, Nadaka Nature Park: Sat Nov 11, 2016 9-10AM. Info here!

Let's Go Bird Watching!

When: Sat Nov 11, 2016 9AM-10AM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park & Gardens
175th & NE Glisan
Gresham OR
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Cost: Free!

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)

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Source: Portland Monthly Magazine (November 2016)

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.

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