Native amphibians and reptiles
When: Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:00-11:30AM
Meet us at the Gresham Meadowlands
Amphibians and reptiles represent a major component of ecosystems, and being an indicator species can tell us a lot about the health of our own environment. However, human activities have led to their decline and a disruption to the balance of our natural ecology. Meet us at the Gresham Meadowlands for an exciting and engaging class on herpetology, where we will be learning how to identify our native amphibians & reptiles, their life cycle, habitat requirements, and the monitoring techniques we apply in Gresham!
This event is free and suitable for all ages.
When: Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:30AM-5PM
This will be a five-mile hike in the Columbia River Gorge east of White Salmon, Wash. We should see wildflowers and beautiful views of the river and mountains. Please bring lunch to eat on the trail. There is a new trailhead here, with ample parking and restrooms. You will need hiking boots and long pants, as there are ticks and poison oak along the trail. Walking poles are also recommended.
- Round-trip travel: 120 miles
- Difficulty: Strenuous
- Elevation gain: 1,200 feet
- Suggested donation per hiker: $12
Nadaka Nature Park, Gresham OR
New Picnic Shelter. Click to enlarge
Join the Festivities!
When: Sat Apr 04, 2015 10AM-12PM
Join us for the official opening of Gresham's newest natural play area and community garden on the south two acres of Nadaka Nature Park. The Audubon Society of Portland’s Education Birds will be present and teaming up with Slough School to provide environmental education. Nature play expert from ONPLAY will be demonstrating the possibilities the nature play area can provide. Public officials and project partners will be there to say a few words about Nadaka.
The event will feature free information, demonstrations and refreshments.
Rain or Shine!
When: Sat Apr 04, 2015 11AM-1:30PM
Family Friendly Event!
Join us for an Easter Eggstravaganza, a free, family-friendly event with baskets, Peter Cottontail, games, prizes and treats galore. Lunch will also be available for purchase.
NGC-3603, 20,000 light years away
MHCC Planetarium website
Beyond the Visible Sky
When: Tue Apr 07, 2015
Admission $2. MHCC students are admitted free.
The Sky Theater is wheelchair accessible.
Beyond the Visible Sky
Join us for a tour of the night sky where you'll whiz through universe from the comfort of your seat! 3 shows starting at 6:00PM, 7:15PM and 8:30PM.
The Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) Planetarium invites you enjoy another year of great public shows using their state-of-the-art digital star projection system.
Each show is presented under a realistic representation of the night sky, featuring the latest galactic, stellar and planetary images. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions during each program. Children are welcome to attend.
Free Fresh Produce!
When: Wed Apr 08, 2015 3PM-5:30PM
Under Cover, Rain or Shine!
Through a partnership with the Oregon Food Bank, the SUN Program at Highland Elementary School provides free fruits and vegetables to the community on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Everyone in the community is invited to shop at the market and receive free produce -- there are no income verification or identification requirements. Bring reusable shopping bags if you have them!
Coalition of Gresham
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
Enjoy The Spring Colors
When: Wed Apr 15, 2015 9AM-5PM
This 3.5-mile hike begins at Holland America Bulb Farms in Woodland, Wash. We'll follow a dike trail above the farmland and the East Fork of the Lewis River. We will stop for a break at a boat launch before walking through the colorful tulip display garden. On our way to lunch at a local restaurant, we'll stop to tour the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens (there is a $2 admission fee). Dress for the weather and bring water and a snack
- Round-trip travel: 76 miles
- Difficulty: Easy
- Elevation gain: Nominal
- Suggested donation per hiker: $8
Annual Earth Day Recycling
When: Sat Apr 18, 2015 9AM-2PM
Bring your recyclables to Gresham City Hall, Sat April 18th 9AM to 2PM
Start saving those items that cannot be recycled at the curb for the Earth Day Collection Event. The City's annual recycling event is free to Gresham and Wood Village residents.
Check the Waste Wizard to look up those hard-to-recycle items that will not be collected.
Collection Item Details
- New this year - small appliances and small electronics (see list of examples)
- Large Rigid plastics/clean plastic bags - for items not accepted in curbside recycling
- No small plastics accepted (lids, caps, cups, fast-food containers)
- Block Styrofoam / clean and dry (no squishy foam or food related)
- Paper ONLY shredding (limit two grocery bags per household)
- Fluorescent tubes and bulbs / boxes available at city hall
- Cell phones and smart phones
- Batteries (three-pound limit per household)
No computer related or televisions will be accepted
- TVs, computers and monitors can be recycled for free year-round at several recycling sites in Gresham; see Oregon E-Cycles for information.
- Total Reclaim accepts TV's, computers and other electronic items for recycling; go to Total Reclaim for information.
- Metro has two household hazardous waste facilities open for drop-off. See Metro's website for more information.
- Metro also holds household hazardous collection events; visit Metro's website for more information.
No Hazardous Waste
Volunteer for Earth Day
Choose a shift: 8AM-11:45AM, 11:30AM-3PM, or volunteer all day!
The annual Earth Day recycling event is the largest collection event hosted by the City and is a free service to Gresham and Wood Village residents and businesses. Breakfast or lunch is provided!
To volunteer contact Gregg Hayward by April 10th. 503-618-2206 or Gregg.Hayward@greshamoregon.gov
1874 Zimmerman House. Click to Enlarge
Come See The Flowers
When: Sat Apr 18, 2015 Noon-4PM
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.