"Diversity, Harmony, Community - Together WE can make a difference!”

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!

City of Gresham Planning Commission Meeting: Mon, Apr 24, 2017 6:30PM-8:30PM

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City of Gresham Planning Commission Meeting: Mon, Apr 24, 2017 6:30PM-8:30PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Mon, Apr 24, 2017 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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The Planning Commission advises City Council on long-range, comprehensive planning and land use issues within the city.

For more information on this event contact Tammy Richardson, Planning Technician at 503-618-2401 or Tammy.Richardson@GreshamOregon.gov.

City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Mosier Plateau Hike: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 9AM-5PM

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City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Mosier Plateau Hike: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 9AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking!. Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Round-trip travel: 120 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Elevation gain: 750 feet
  • Suggested donation per hiker: $12

We will do an approximately 3.5-mile out-and-back hike in the city of Mosier, visiting the Pioneer cemetery, Mosier Falls, and a view of the Columbia River. With a little luck, we should be able to view wildflowers such as balsam root, lupine, cryptantha, and bachelors buttons, among others. Please pack a lunch, as we will be eating at the Mosier City Park. As always this time of year, wear long pants and boots and bring a walking stick.

There will be poison oak, ticks, and possibly snakes present.

For more information about this hike please contact Bob Criteser at 503-807-1160 or bocr41@gmail.com.

Senior Healthy Hikers asks that participants be 50 or older. A couple wishing to hike is welcome if one member of the couple is 50 or better.

Pets are not permitted on our hikes or walks.

Senior Healthy Hikers member guidelines

Volunteer! City of Gresham Bird Survey Training: Wed, Apr 26, 2017 6PM-7:30PM

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City of Gresham Bird Survey Training: Wed, Apr 26, 2017 6PM-7:30PM. Seeking Volunteers. Info here!

Seeking Volunteers

When: Wed, Apr 26, 2017 6PM-7:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Rm
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Get involved in the City of Greshams Natural Resources Program by volunteering!

Volunteers are needed May through June to conduct weekly bird surveys in natural areas and urban sites around the city. This is open to anyone with an interest in birds and an attention to detail.

Part I - Inroduction to bird surveying

  • Review survey protocol
  • Basic bird identification tips

Part II - Bird Identification Field Training with a professional from The Audubon Society. Additional details provided at the first training event.

The surveys take an average of two hours per week for a minimum of three weeks. The data helps the City of Gresham be a better steward of our beloved natural areas and further understand the role of urban habitats.

Contact

Ashlyn Teather at 503-618-2383 or Ashlyn.Teather@GreshamOregon.gov

City of Gresham Urban Weeds Workshop: Thu, Apr 27, 2017 6PM-8:30PM

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City of Gresham Urban Weeds Workshop: Thu, Apr 27, 2017 6PM-8:30PM. Seeking Volunteers. Info here!

Seeking Volunteers

When: Thu, Apr 27, 2017 6PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Springwater and Oregon Trail Rms
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Weeds we all have them. Come learn how to identify the most common garden and landscape weeds along with some of the other more notorious plant invaders of the region. We will walk you through how these aggressive plants take over in your yard and provide some simple yet effective tips that will help you get the upper hand without turning to synthetic herbicides.

This workshop is provided by East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD).

Register for this event.

For more information about this event, contact Ashlyn Teather at 503-618-2383 or Ashlyn.Teather@GreshamOregon.gov.

Gresham Saturday Market 2017: Sat, Apr 29, 2017 11AM-3PM

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Gresham Saturday Market 2017: Sat, Apr 29, 2017 11AM-3PM. Saturday's thru October. Info here!

Saturday's thru October

When: Sat, Apr 29, 2017 11AM-3PM
Where: Mt. Hood Community College
Parking Lot "W"
26000 SE Stark Street
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The Gresham Saturday Market is a Farmer's Market that includes many crafts, artisans, fresh flowers, plants, services, and unique offerings, plus great food and live entertainment from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Ample on-site parking is available next to the market.

For more information call 503-912-4122 or visit the Gresham Saturday Market website.

City of Gresham Sunday Afternoon Futsal: Sun, Apr 30, 2017 11AM-1PM

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City of Gresham Sunday Afternoon Futsal: Sun, Apr 30, 2017 11AM-1PM. Let's Kick Ball!. Info here!

Let's Kick Ball!

When: Sun, Apr 30, 2017 11AM-1PM
Where: Friends of the Children
424 NE 172nd Ave.
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Free! Drop-in futsal games for boys and girls in grades 3-6, from 11 am to 1 pm Sundays in the Friends of the Children gym. Rain or shine. Supervised play is provided by Active Children Portland volunteers. This activity is sponsored by the City of Gresham. A signed waiver is required to participate.

Read more about the Sunday Afternoon Futsal program and print the waiver. For more information, contact Jared Hoffman, 541-921-0686.

Download the Wilkes East Neighborhood Spring 2017 Newsletter here!

Download the Wilkes East Neighborhood Fall 2016 Newsletter here! Wilkes East Neighborhood, Gresham Oregon USA. Diversity, Harmony, Community- Together 'WE' can make a difference.

2017 Spring Newsletter

"Diversity, Harmony, Community -
Together 'WE' can make a difference!”


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Inside This Issue:

 

  • Rockwood Town Center Design Chosen
  • Friends of the Children in Rockwood
  • Improving Bicycle Safety Along Halsey
  • New Wilkes Elementary, Mar 14, 6PM
  • Nadaka Update, Happenings & More
  • Earth Day Recycling, City Hall 4/22

Download your copy here. (includes active web links)

Newsletters are a regular publication of the Wilkes East Neighborhood Association. They are hand-delivered to over 1,500 residences and businesses in our area 3 times per year, timed to correspond with our regular meetings.

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Got a story or tip to share?
Wilkes East residents are encouraged to submit articles and tips for the newsletter. Articles should be limited to 300-350 words and may be subject to editing. Send by email to info@wilkeseastna.org, or by postal mail to: PO Box 536 • Fairview, OR 97024.

Volunteers Needed
Newsletters are hand-delivered to Wilkes East residents and businesses by neighborhood volunteers. There are usually routes that need delivery people. Routes are small and many. We can always use your help.
To volunteer contact info@wilkeseastna.org.

Download the Wilkes East Neighborhood Fall 2016 Newsletter here!

Download the Wilkes East Neighborhood Fall 2016 Newsletter here! Wilkes East Neighborhood, Gresham Oregon USA. Diversity, Harmony, Community- Together 'WE' can make a difference.

2016 Fall Newsletter

"Diversity, Harmony, Community -
Together 'WE' can make a difference!”


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Read it now!

Inside This Issue:

 

  • Gresham Women’s Shelter Update
  • Nadaka Park Delights Neighbors
  • Reynolds HS Athletics Hall of Fame
  • Holiday Cooking: Freeze the Grease
  • WENA Board Elections Nov 14, 6PM

Download your copy here. (includes active web links)

Newsletters are a regular publication of the Wilkes East Neighborhood Association. They are hand-delivered to over 1,500 residences and businesses in our area 3 times per year, timed to correspond with our regular meetings.

View archive   |   Policy & Ad Rates

Got a story or tip to share?
Wilkes East residents are encouraged to submit articles and tips for the newsletter. Articles should be limited to 300-350 words and may be subject to editing. Send by email to info@wilkeseastna.org, or by postal mail to: PO Box 536 • Fairview, OR 97024.

Volunteers Needed
Newsletters are hand-delivered to Wilkes East residents and businesses by neighborhood volunteers. There are usually routes that need delivery people. Routes are small and many. We can always use your help.
To volunteer contact info@wilkeseastna.org.

Friends of Nadaka Unites a Gresham Neighborhood to Create a Park

Friends of Nadaka Unites a Gresham Neighborhood to Create a Park. Complete with bird walks, play spaces, and a community garden—and soon Gresham’s first handicapped-accessible swing. Read more here!

Complete with bird walks, play spaces, and a community garden—and soon Gresham’s first handicapped-accessible swing.

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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