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Saturday March 13, 2010
Start: 9:00 am

Gresham’s 2010 Tree Forum
“People Need Trees
and Gresham’s Trees Need People”
Take the survey here!

When: Saturday Mar 13, 2010 9AM - 12PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Conference Room
1333 NW Eastman Pwy
Gresham, OR 97030
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The second Community Workshop for the Urban Forestry Management Plan project will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2010 from 9AM to 12PM at City Hall.
Participate in the "Significant Tree Hunt" commemorating Gresham’s 100th birthday. Information available here!
Forum speakers & participants

  • Jim Gersbach, Friends of Trees member
  • Keith Warren, J. Frank Schmidt & Son Nursery
  • Nancy Buley, J. Frank Schmidt & Son Nursery
  • Lynn Snodgrass, Drake’s 7 Dees
  • Anne Rutherford, Storyteller


  • 9:00AM - Open house on the benefits of trees.
  • 9:30AM - Tree treasure hunt prizes awarded. Clues on the City of Gresham Facebook page and via Twitter - hunt starts March 1. (See "Geocache Treasure Hunt" below)
  • 10:00AM - Storyteller Anne Rutherford - What is your tree story?
  • 10:20AM - Presentation on the value of trees.
  • 11:00AM - Street Tree Arboretum community design activity. Bring your creative arboretum ideas for Gradin Sports Park.

Come enjoy a Tree Art Show presented by East Gresham Elementary and Mt. Hood Montessori!
Refreshments provided!

Tree Survey
Share your thoughts and opinions on trees in Gresham.

Sunday March 14, 2010
Start: 3:00 pm

Capri Terrace Spring 2010Neighborhood Watch Meeting,Local Food Pantry Fundraiser
Sunday Mar 14, 2010 3PM

Meet your neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference!

When: Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 3PM
Where: 17104 NE Oregon St
Gresham OR
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Join us for our 'Spring' Capri Terrace Neighborhood Watch meeting Sunday Mar 14th at 3PM to discuss issues we feel are important to our safety, and hear our special guest speaker from Gresham Fire talk about fire safety, followed by a brief Q & A.

Who should attend?
This meeting is open to all neighbors in the vicinity of NE Hoyt St (between NE 167th Pl and NE 169th Ave), and NE Oregon St (between NE 166th Ave
and NE 171st Ave), and NE 167th Place (between NE Glisan and NE Oregon St). Get Map!

"Soup's On!"
Please bring a salad, dessert, rolls or bread (your choice) to share with your neighbors and friends. Serving Irish Swiss Stew from the kitchen of the Freiermuth's!
Come enjoy the food, friends, and conversation! We're looking forward to meeting you!

Monday March 15, 2010
Start: 7:00 pm

Meet the Candidates for
Metro Council District #1
Everyone is invited to attend.

When: Monday Mar 15, 2010 7PM
Where: Gresham Salvation Army
Youth Center
473 SE 194th St
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Canidates Forum
The Rockwood Neighborhood Association (RNA) is providing a forum for District #1 candidates to introduce themselves, describe Metro and address issues relevant to East County and their respective campaigns. This position is currently held by Rod Park.

Candidates running for Council Position #1 are:

  • Shirley Craddick[Currently Council Position #3, City of Gresham]
  • Christopher Gorsek[Currently Professor, Mt. Hood Comm. College]
  • Duke Shepard[Currently Political Director, Oregon AFL-CIO]

The RNA will provide updates on Neighborhood issues (parks, County Courts, TriMet improvements) prior to the forum.

Wednesday March 17, 2010
Start: 4:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm

The Center for the Art Foundation presents
St Patrick's Day the PlazaWednesday March 17th 4-7PM

A Free Celebration of All Things Irish!

When: Wednesday March 17, 2010 4:00PM-7:00PM
Where: The Center for the Arts Plaza
between NE 2nd & 3rd on NE Hood St
Gresham OR
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  • Irish Lass Ms. Lynn Kelly Mistress of Ceremonies
  • The Shamrocks featuring Julie & Shannon McCarl
  • Beer Garden, sponsored by 4th Street Brewing Company
  • Irish Dancers from An Daire Academy of Celtic Arts
  • Irish Food courtesy of Busy Bee Catering
  • A "Shamrock" Walk for fun & prizes
  • Face Painting
  • Airbrush Art courtesy of Lee Lauritzen
  • Photos with Mr. Leprechaun
    (bring your camera)

Free activities!!! Minimal charge for food and beverages.

Saturday March 20, 2010
Start: 10:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

1874 Zimmerman House, Gresham Oregon. Click to enlarge

Welcome Spring!
Zimmerman House Tours
Sat Mar 20th 10AM -3PM
A lasting vestige of
East Multnomah County's agricultural roots

When: Saturday Mar 20, 2010 10AM-3PM
Where: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd
Gresham OR
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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.

Start: 4:00 pm
End: 6:00 pm

Metro candidateShirley Craddick

Stop by Park Place Coffee
Visit with Metro position #1 candidate Shirley Craddick

When: Saturday Mar 20, 2010 4:00PM-6:00PM
Where: Park Place Coffee
1288 SE 182nd (next to Vance Park)
Gresham OR
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Please come to Park Place Coffee to visit with Shirley Craddick, candidate for Metro Council District position #1, on Saturday March 20th from 4PM to 6PM.
This is a great opportunity to meet one-on-one with Shirley and hear why she is running for the Metro Council. Shirley is dedicated to researching the issues, listening to citizens and working to make our community better. She has been elected twice to the Gresham City Council, and now she's running to make Metro a more responsive and effective organization.

Monday March 22, 2010
Start: 7:00 pm

  • Neighborhood news
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements along Halsey (162nd-181st)
  • PDX Airport North Runway Construction May-Oct 2010

Come to the Neighborhood Meeting

When: Monday, Mar 22, 2010 7:00PM
Where: St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church
17405 NE Glisan St
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Save the date!
Be sure to save Monday, Mar 22nd at 7:00 PM to attend the next Wilkes East Neighborhood Meeting. Learn what's going-on in your neighborhood. Discuss issues important to our community. (See full story for Agenda below).
Join Your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference.

Who should attend?
This meeting is open to all residents and businesses in the Wilkes East Neighborhood!

Saturday March 27, 2010
Start: 9:00 am
End: 1:00 pm

Rain Garden. Click to enlarge

Free workshop
Learn the "how-to's" of constructing your own rain garden!

When: Saturday Mar 27, 2010 9AM - 1PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pwy
Gresham, OR 97030
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Rain gardens are a great way to add beautiful landscaping to your yard and protect overloaded urban streams at the same time.

Free Workshop
Attend this free "Rain Garden 101" workshop presented by East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District. (Registration required)
At this workshop you'll learn how to assess your site to determine the best location and size, calculate impervious surfaces, determine soil suitability, choose appropriate plants, and how to maintain your new rain garden. You will also receive a comprehensive manual that shows all the steps to constructing a rain garden.

Start: 9:00 am
End: 2:30 pm

Nadaka Nature ParkGresham, Oregon

Get your Green on!
Come on out & lend a hand as we continue with invasives removal at Nadaka Nature Park

Wilkes East Neighborhood has received a Metro Nature in Neighborhood grant for improvements in Nadaka Nature Park which requires matching volunteer hours so your support is needed and greatly appreciated. See you at the park!

When: Mar 27, 2010, Sat 9AM-2:30PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
NE 175th Ave and NE Pacific St
Gresham, OR
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Event Info
Be prepared to get a little dirty and to have fun by supporting and volunteering with Friends of Nadaka and Wilkes East Neighborhood Association in their efforts to restore this natural area by removing invasive underbrush and ivy.

Rain or Shine! Come dressed for weather and help improve Nadaka Nature Park. Bring working gloves & a water bottle if you have them. Volunteer as long as you can.

Coffee, juice, water & refreshments provided by Wilkes East Neighborhood.

No pre-registration required. Volunteers younger than 18 will need a signed waiver (available at the event).

See website calendar for more Nadaka Nature Park events and activities!

Tuesday March 30, 2010
Start: 6:30 pm

Public meeting on East County Courts
Project team to offer updates and information on proposed Courthouse in Gresham’s Rockwood neighborhood

When: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 6:30 – 8:30PM
Where: Parklane Christian Reformed Church
16001 SE Main
Portland, OR
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On Tuesday, March 30, 2010 Multnomah County will hold an informational public meeting on the status of the proposed East County Courts project. This will be held from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Parklane Christian Reformed Church, 16001 Southeast Main Street, in East Portland. (Meeting details below)
(Everyone in the greater East County (especially Gresham & West Gresham) area is urge to attend this important meeting! Ed.)

Wednesday March 31, 2010
Start: 7:00 pm

Nadaka Nature ParkGresham, Oregon

Community Forum #2
Nelson Property
Neighborhood Park Master Plan
Wednesday, March 31st, 7PM

The City is asking for input to help with the Nelson Property Neighborhood Park Master Plan.

When: Wednesday March 31, 2010 7PM-9PM
Where: Gresham City Hall, Conference Room 2A
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
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Park Design Selected
On January 20th 2010 the City of Gresham held a Community Forum regarding the 2-acre Nelson Property Neighborhood Park Master Plan and companion 12-acre Nadaka Vegetation Management Plan.
A Summary Report has been prepared that includes oral comments, written comments, objectives, design narratives, the three design alternatives and other collective information. The Summary Report has been placed on the City webpage and is located here.
You are invited to attend the second Community Forum, scheduled for Wednesday evening, March 31 from 7- 9 pm at Gresham City Hall in Rooms 2A and 2B. At this meeting the Preferred Design Alternative will be presented

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