Nature

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
04/19/2017 - 12:00pm
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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
03/11/2017 - 12:00pm
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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.

Contact:

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
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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
02/25/2017 - 12:00pm
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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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