Neighborhood Connections: February 2012

City of Gresham: Neighborhood Connections, August 2011. Find Out What's Happening in and Around Your City. Public Safety information, Community Activities & Events, Training & Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, and more.

Neighborhood Connections is a publication from the City of Gresham
Communications & Community Outreach offering City of Gresham news, Public Safety information, Community Activities & Events, Training & Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, and more.

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For more information, visit the Neighborhood Associations page at or contact Cathy Harrington at 503-618-2482, or email

Crime Reports
Residents can now access current property crime data on the City's website. The crime information is mapped so residents can get a visual perspective of actual crime reports submitted. This data is updated monthly and also includes crime prevention tips and trends. Read more

Gresham Charter
Council will discuss ballot titles to amend the Gresham Charter on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. in Conference Room 3A, Gresham City Hall. Read more

We’re Looking for Solar Gresham Volunteers
Excited about solar? Would you like to join our efforts in increasing solar power in Gresham? Become a volunteer. Read more

Chilly Inside at Home? Get Tips With Our Video Series
Find help through the nonprofit Clean Energy Works Oregon for energy efficiency home improvements last fall. Read more

Expect Big Changes in 2012 for Main City Park
Major construction will be underway this spring and will last through November of 2012. Read more

Gresham Composts!
This month, the “Gresham Composts! Businesses Recycling Food Scraps” has begun. Ask your favorite restaurants and grocers if they are participating. Read more

Learn How to Identify Wintering Birds in your Yard
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Learn About Naturescaping and Native Plants – February 26
This free workshop in Gresham offers advice on native plant gardening and landscape design. Read more

Renewable Energy Project Seeks Input – March 8 at 6 p.m
The City of Gresham would like your help in determining where and how renewable energy technologies should be allowed in Gresham. Read more

Spring Gardening Grants and Resources
The Watershed Division is offering these gardening grants and resource opportunities to help you prepare your yard for a fabulous (and healthy) spring.
• Build a Rain Garden Workshop April 7 Read more
• Last Chance! $200 Rain Garden Grants Read more
• Pledge to go pesticide-free Read more
• Discounted lawn care tools Read more
• Free tree give-away Read more

Weed Watcher Workshop March 13
What spring weeds cause problems here? Help us fight off Gresham’s weedy invaders by participating as a Weed Watcher. Read more

Fair Housing Training for Gresham Landlords
Community Revitalization Program and Rental Housing Inspection Program are hosting a free Fair Housing Training for Gresham landlords. The workshop is limited to 60. Register by Feb. 17. Read more

Community Forum for Wireless Communication Facilities
For information and a facilitated discussion about the process for locating wireless communications on utility poles in the public right-of-way, attend the Community Forum for Wireless Communication Facilities. Read more

Class: Winter Birds in Your Yard
Learn about bird feeding basics and identification of the most common birds seen in our yards in winter. No registration required. Read more

Workshop: Brain Science and Conflict Resolution – March 7
East Metro Mediation presents recent findings from brain science that help people when faced with a challenging interpersonal dilemma. Pre-registration is required. Read more

National Passport Day – March 10
The City will be accepting passport applications and providing passport information. This event highlights the public service that the City provides every weekday. Read more

Water Flushing Around Town
City crews are flushing water pipes to remove built-up sediments. Signs in the neighborhood will let you know in advance when flushing is coming, and our Web page is updated daily. Read more

Upcoming Opportunities to Make your Voice Heard
Decisions will be made this spring about how transportation investments will be prioritized. See what’s been learned and weigh in on what’s most important to you. Read more

Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation’s 2012 Phone-A-Thon
You can help every elementary student in our district become a better reader! When you hear the phone ring this February 20-23, please “Answer the Call”. Make a pledge. Read more

Gresham Neighborhoods