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2018 Portland area Holiday Activity Guide. Fun for the entire family! Storybooklane, Train rides, Christmas ships, Colorful lights, 300 Tuba Concert on the Square and much more. Info here!

Owens Corning Named a Partner in the EPA's Green Power Partnership


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Gresham Plant To Use Renewable Wind Energy Credits

TOLEDO, Ohio, May 15,2008 -- Owens Corning announced today that it has been named a partner in the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership, a voluntary program that encourages organizations to buy green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with purchased electricity use.

To qualify, Owens Corning purchased 25,000 MWh of renewable energy credits that are 100 percent wind generated to offset the electricity consumption of the company's foam insulation plant in Gresham, Ore. The wind energy will be Green-e certified by the Center for Resource Solutions.

New Trees in Columbia View Park

Columbia View Park Flowering Crabapples
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Beautiful Golden Raindrop and Prairifire Crabapples Trees Added To The Park

Gresham Parks Department recently planted 15 new trees in Columbia View Park. The trees were donated to the Parks Department and they are flowering Golden Raindrop Crabapples and Prairifire Crabapples.

They are in full bloom now and are planted near the fence next to HB Lee Middle School on the north end of the park.

Local Activist To Receive Riffle Award: May 22, 2008

05/22/2008 - 11:30am
Johnson Creek Watershed Council

Join us for the
Johnson Creek Watershed Council's
3rd Annual Meeting Luncheon
with Bill Bradbury

When: Thursday, May 22, 11:30am luncheon,
1:30pm tour of Reed Canyon
Where: Reed College, Kaul Auditorium
Cost: Tickets are $25 per person
Host a table of 8 for $200

Johnson Creek Watershed Council's 3rd Annual Meeting luncheon will take place on the beautiful Reed College campus once again. Our special guest will be Bill Bradbury, Oregon's Secretary of State. The luncheon will include the release of our first State of the Watershed Report, presenting information from a wide array of sources on many aspects of watershed health

Residential Districts Review- Public Input Report

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Residential Districts Review
Public Input Report Now Available

A Public Input Report that describes the information presented at recent community workshops and what we heard from participants during those workshops is now available.

Downlaod the report

The Public Input Report can be downloaded by clicking here or, if you would like a printed copy, please contact Carrie Lopez at the City of Gresham by calling 503-618-2779.

If you attended the workshops, we encourage you to review the information (particularly the Public Input Summary) to ensure participants’ comments are correctly described. New comments are also welcome.

Next opportunity for public input

The next community workshop, during which alternative solutions will be reviewed, is scheduled for the evening of June 10 at City Hall.

Free Curbside Trees Available

crabapple tree

Beautify Your Curbside...

Free flowering trees available!

To: All Wilkes East residents
From: Nick Kantor, Community Habitat Steward -City of Gresham

"I have 15 crabapples (8- Royal Raindrop, and 7- Red Jewel) I want to plant in Gresham. I would like to pick one neighborhood or street. It has to be a neighborhood with a 2.5 to 4 ft. planting strip near the street. The sooner the better. They are in containers and I would like to make the planting of the trees a volunteer event for sometime in May."

If you are interested, please contact Nick Kantor, Community Habitat Steward - City of Gresham, call 503-618-2740, or email nick.kantor@ci.gresham.or.us.

Artists, Engineers, Designers Wanted!

Nadaka Park

Help Us Design A New Entrance for Nadaka Park

Submit your ideas!

Wilkes East Neighborhood Association is preparing a grant proposal to "dress up" the entrance to Nadaka Park and add some fresh walking trail flooring (gravel, tree chips, etc.).

We are looking for persons interested in designing an entrance piece to Nadaka Park located at NE 176th Ave and NE Pacific St.

Start Your Own Neighborhood Watch!

Boris the Burglar-National Neighborhood Watch info

Taking A Bite Out Of Crime,
One Block At A Time

Start your own Neighborhood Watch

Benefits of Neighborhood Watch

The benefits are many… beyond preventing crime and reducing fear, Neighborhood Watch (NW) builds pride, forges bonds among block residents - by really getting to know and look out for neighbors, improves citizen-police relations, and can address other block issues and concerns like child safety, youth development, senior citizen welfare, and quality-of-life.

Neighborhood Watch depends on citizen involvement to prevent and discourage crime. You're not asked to take personal risks, only to serve as extra “eyes and ears” and to report information on crimes and suspicious activities promptly.

Neighborhood Watch groups in your area

To locate a Wilkes East Neighborhood Watch group in your area, or to start a new group, contact neighborhood association members Lee Dayfield at leedayfield@wilkeseastna.org, or Kris Freiermuth at krisfreiermuth@wilkeseastna.org.

What is Neighborhood Watch?

The Neighborhood Watch Program is a highly successful effort that has been in existence for more than thirty years in cities and counties across America. It provides a unique infrastructure that brings together local officials, law enforcement and citizens to protect our communities.

Around the country, neighbors for three decades have banded together to create Neighborhood Watch programs. They understand that the active participation of neighborhood residents is a critical element in community safety

Pacific Drive Neighborhood Watch increase members


How-to Start A  Neighborhood Watch info

New members, presentations,
summer picnic planned

The Pacific Drive Neighborhood Watch meeting held Monday evening April 14th 2008 was a big success - adding nine new homes to their growing list of participants.

Their meeting is open to all neighbors on NE 168th Ave (between NE Pacific St and NE Oregon St) and NE 169th St between NE Hassalo St and NE Pacific St). Click here for a map of the area.

During the meeting residents enjoy several presentations

Rejoice! Local farmers markets reopen

Farmers Market

Expect root veggies, assorted greens and plants starts now...

the next few months bring more produce and more markets!

(excepted from the Oregonian 'FOODday' Apr 1, 2008)

Although it brings showers for May flowers, April also brings farmers markets - and lots of them. Starting Thursday April 3, 2008, parking lots and parks around Portland and the surrounding communities will bustle wth tent poles, tarps and metal cash boxes as area farmers present their fare to resident cooks.

Local Area Farmers Markets

You'll find plenty of root vegitables, braising greens and lettuces, and of course plant starts for your own vegetable garden.

Neighborhood Connections: Mar 2008

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City of Gresham News,
Community Activities & 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.

Inside this Issue...

For more information contact City of Gresham Communications & Community Outreach, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway, Gresham, OR 97030 www.ci.gresham.or.us

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