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City of Gresham, 2015 State of the City Address: Wed Mar 04, 2016 5:30-7PM

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City of Gresham, 2015 State of the City Address: Wed Mar 04, 2016 5:30-7PM Reception 5:30pm Address 6PM. Public Invited. Info here!

2015 State of the City Address

When: Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:30-7PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1331 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
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Plan to Attend
Mayor Shane Bemis will deliver the annual State of the City address before City Council, community leaders and citizens. A reception begins at 5:30 p.m., with the community address following at 6 p.m. The public is invitied to attend.

RSVPs are appreciated.

Volunteer! 17th Annual Johnson Creek Watershed Wide Event: Sat Mar 07, 2015 9AM-Noon

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Volunteer! 17th Annual Johnson Creek Watershed Wide Event: Sat Mar 07, 2015 9AM-Noon. Info here!

Help Us Remove Invasives!

When: Sat Mar 07, 2015 9AM-Noon
Where: Fairview Creek Headwater
Park at West Powell Loop & SW 10th St
Gresham OR
Get Map!

Rain or Shine Event
Help support Johnson Creek Watershed Council's 17th annual Watershed-Wide Event. This large-scale community day of volunteerism brings together hundreds of volunteers at work sites that span the whole length of the Johnson Creek watershed- with events in Boring, Gresham, Southeast Portland, Milwaukie, and Sellwood. Saturday, March 7th from 9 am to 12pm.

Join us at the Fairview Creek Headwaters at the base of Grant Butte for removal of invasive Himalayan blackberry and native planting along the Gresham-Fairview Trail.

This event is suitable for all ages.

Volunteer! Gresham Green & Clean Event March 2015: Sat Mar 07, 2015 9AM-Noon

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Volunteer! Gresham Green & Clean Event March 2015: Sat Mar 07, 2015 9AM-Noon. Info here!

Help Restore Grant Butte Wetlands

When: Sat Mar 07, 2015 9AM-11:30AM
Where: Gresham-Fairview Trail
(Between Powell Blvd bridge & Division)
Park at West Powell Loop & SW 10th
Gresham OR
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Rain or Shine Event
We hope you'll join us at the second annual Gresham Green and Clean Day of Service. This year, our efforts will focus on restoring natural habitat at project sites throughout the City.

The City is sponsoring a large cleanup and restoration effort in the Grant Butte Wetlands area along the Gresham Fairview Trail. In addition, the City is partnering with the Johnson Creek Watershed Council as part of their annual Watershed Wide event on projects at:

  • Chastain Creek (Watershed Wide Event)
    1511 S.W. 10th Court in Gresham off S.W. 10th Court near Towel Ave.
  • Butler Creek (Watershed Wide Event)
    Meet at the intersection of Binford Lake Parkway and S.W. Binford Ave. in Gresham
  • Springwater Woods (Watershed Wide Event)
    Behind the Gresham Operations Center, 2123 S.E. Hogan Road

Register to Volunteer!

A free pizza party and celebration will follow at Wall Street Pizza from noon to 2 p.m.

Garden plots available at Nadaka Nature Park & Gardens. Reserve yours today!

Garden plots available at Nadaka Nature Park & Gardens. Reserve yours now!. Info here!

Like to garden, but no place to grow?

Reserve Your Spot

Nadaka Nature Park community gardens will be open in time for the 2015 gardening season!

Hurry before they're gone!
The City of Gresham's community garden program is pleased to announce that the new Nadaka Nature Park & Garden will be open in time for the 2015 gardening season! Located at NE 175th & Glisan (Next to St Aidans Church), there will be a Grand Opening Celebration on April 4th. People who live or work within Gresham city limits (even if the mailing address says Portland) may register for a 200 sq ft plot for only $25/ season (limit 1 per household). Six ADA-Accessible raised beds are also available to gardeners with disabilities.

Details are available at: http://greshamoregon.gov/gardens. To register, go online to: https://apm.activecommunities.com/greshamoregon/Home or go in person to Gresham City Hall, 1333 NW Eastman Pky (Get Map!), first floor utilities desk.

Get Your Copy of the Wilkes East Neighborhood Spring 2015 Newsletter

Wilkes East Neighborhood, Gresham Oregon USA. Diversity, Harmony, Community- Together we can make a difference. Learn more here!

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


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Wilkes East Neighborhood
2015 Spring Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Nadaka Nature Park, Grand Opening
  • Habitat, Glisan Gardens Construction
  • Reynolds Approves $125M Bond
  • HB Lee SUN School, Improving Lives
  • Earth Day Recycling Event, Apr 18th
  • Gresham DMV Now At 181st & Halsey
  • Neighborhood Clean-Up, Jun 27th

Download your copy here. Now with clickable 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 to share?
Wilkes East residents are encouraged to submit articles for the newsletter. Articles should be limited to 300 words and may be subject to editing. Send articles by email to: info@wilkeseastna.org, or by postal mail to: PO Box 536 • Fairview, OR 97024.

Nadaka Happenings, Completion of the Park

Nadaka Happenings, Completion of the Park. Grand Opening Celebration, Sat Apr 04, 2015 10AM-12PM. Find out what we're been up to, upcoming events and activities, and how to volunteer! Info here!

By Monica McAllister, Nadaka Nature Park Coordinator

What We Have Been Up To!
The year 2015 is off to a great start at Nadaka Nature Park and Garden. The final stages of the park’s natural play area and community garden are progressing beautifully. As of February, Verde has finished seeding the eco-lawn and planting of hundreds of native plants. In addition, ADA ramps into the play area, wooden benches, and berry trellises around the community garden have been completed. The parking lot of St. Aidan’s has recently received some much need TLC and has been partially paved with gravel to make it more accessible to the nature play area.

A big thanks to Alpha High School students who planted over 400 hundred plants in the rain gardens along NE Pacific Street February 23rd. The projected was funded by Federal CDBG funds and will be a great tool for teaching the community about how rain gardens work to improve the health of our watershed. Alpha High School will also be visiting Nadaka every other Tuesday to do stewardship and educational activities starting March 3rd. If you are in the area come and let them know they are doing a great job.

More below this break including a photo gallery!

Gresham Neighborhood Coalition Meeting: Tue Mar 10, 2015 7PM

03/10/2015 - 7:00pm
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City of Gresham Coalition of Neighborhood Associations - A unified voice for Gresham's neighborhood associations. Info here!

Coalition of Gresham
Neighborhoods

When: Tue Mar 10, 2015 7PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Room
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

Public welcome
The Coalition of Gresham Neighborhood Associations was formed to provide structure and support for the leadership of Gresham's neighborhood associations, enabling more effective cooperation among neighborhood associations in order to achieve desired outcomes. Goals of the Coalition include providing a public forum for the review and evaluation of issues and problems, providing education and information on specific areas such as land use, and providing a unified voice for the neighborhood associations.

The Coalition meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 7:00PM

Public Forum, Medical Marijuana Grows and Dispensaries in Gresham: Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:30-8:30PM

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Public Forum, Medical Marijuana Grows and Dispensaries in Gresham: Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:30-8:30PM. Info here!

Panel Discussion, Public Forum

When: Tue Feb, 2015 6:30-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1331 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
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Provide the Gresham City Council with feedback on medical marijuana issues. Event will include a panel discussion followed by a moderated public forum.

Zimmerman Heritage Farm Tours: Sat Mar 21, 2015 Noon-4PM

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Zimmerman Heritage Farm. A delightful Victorian era farmhouse built in 1874. A lasting vestige of East Multnomah County's agricultural roots. Gresham OR. Fairview-Rockwood-Wilkes Historical Society. Info here!
1874 Zimmerman House. Click to Enlarge

Welcome Spring!

When: Sat Mar 21, 2015 Noon-4PM
Where: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

A delightful 1874 Victorian farmhouse
Take a step back into history at the Zimmerman House, a Victorian era farmhouse, built in 1874 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This beautiful farmhouse is a perfect reflection of typical Columbia River dairy farm life in the late 1800s. The Zimmerman Heritage Farm is a unique cultural education and recreational resource that is being created for the benefit of the public on a 5.98-acre historic site in Gresham, Oregon.

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