Wetlands

Free! Reptiles and Amphibians Class at Gresham Meadowlands: Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:00-11:30AM

03/28/2015 - 9:00am
03/28/2015 - 11:30am
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Free! Reptiles and Amphibians Class at Gresham Meadowlands: Sat Mar 28, 2015 9-11:30AM. Info here!

Native amphibians and reptiles

When: Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:00-11:30AM
Where: Gresham Meadowlands
Meet at cul-de-sac
end of SE Paropa Ave
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

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.

Volunteers; Johnson Creek Days Clean-Up Event & BBQ: Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:45AM-2PM

08/25/2012 - 8:45am
08/25/2012 - 2:00pm
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Volunteers, join us for Johnson Creek Days Kick-off Event, Saturday Aug 25, 2012 8:45AM-12PM. Free BBQ follows. Sign-up here!

Bring Your Work Gloves
And Join The Fun!

When: Sat Aug 15, 2012 8:45AM-2PM
Where: Mill Park in Milwaukie
(SE Linwood Ave and Overland St)
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Join Johnson Creek Watershed Council, Overland Park Coalition and their partners to clean trash and debris directly out of Johnson Creek. This work will help improve natural habitat for fish and wildlife. They also need at least 2 more people to sign up to clean-up Gresham Woods at SW 14th Drive and Binford Ave, Gresham. Get Map!

Clean-up: 8:45AM-12PM, Barbarque: 12PM-2PM.

Pre-registration required (link below). Groups welcome. Bring gloves. Closed-toe shoes required (no sandals). Children under 12, accompanied by an adult, will be assigned to Mill Park.

Join Audubon Society of Portland on a Field Trip to Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge: Aug 21, 2011 8AM-11AM

08/21/2011 - 8:00am
08/21/2011 - 11:00am
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Join Audubon Society of Portland for a walk around the Kiwa Trail at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.  The 1.5 mile flat gravel trail passes along some of the most bueatiful and productive open wetlands in our area: Aug 21, 2011 8AM-11AM. Info here!
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

Beautiful and inspiring

When: Sun Aug 21, 2011 8AM-11AM
Where: Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Kiwa Trail River S Unit
Ridgefield WA
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Kiwa Trail Loop
Wildlife is the star attraction of this nearly level hike. Birds in particular seem to be everywhere—standing in the marshes, flitting in the trees, floating on the lakes, swimming in the sloughs, and hunting among the meadow grasses.

Join leaders Robin Carpenter and Gabriel Forcier for a walk around the Kiwa Trail at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. The 1.5 mile flat, crushed gravel trail passes through an understory of Oregon ash trees and between open wetland areas. Dress for the weather, hats recommended. Beginners welcome.

Birding along the New Gresham-Fairview Trail: Feb 26, 2011 9AM-11AM

02/26/2011 - 9:00am
02/26/2011 - 11:00am
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Birding along the New Gresham-Fairview Trail: Feb 26, 2011 9AM-11AM. Join Audubon Society of Portland for a free morning bird walk. Info here!
Canvasback - Jim Cruce

Join Audubon Society of Portland for a free morning bird walk

Views of Grant Butte and the waterfowl in surrounding wetlands

When: Wednesday Feb 26, 2011 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Where: Linnemann Station
Springwater Corridor Trailhead
18200 W Powell Loop
Gresham OR
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You're Invited

Join Audubon Society of Portland's Steve Engel and Jim Labbe, 9:00AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 26, for a morning bird walk along newly opened segments of the Gresham-Fairview Trail in West Gresham. We'll take a leisurely stroll along new trail sections taking in views of Grant Butte and the waterfowl in the surrounding wetlands. We'll talk about recent efforts to support parks, trails, and improved access to nature in East County while enjoying some of our local avian fauna. If there is time we'll also visit Gresham Woods via the Springwater Corridor and do some birding along Johnson Creek.

Become a Neighborhood Wildlife Watcher, Volunteer training: Oct 16, 2010 10AM

10/16/2010 - 10:00am
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Become a Neighborhood Wildlife Watcher, Volunteer training: Oct 16 & 21, 2010. Info here!

Listen to songbirds,
Enjoy the great outdoors

Learn surveying & monitoring techniques, Meet your non-human neighbors

When: Saturday Oct 16, 2010 10AM-12PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

RSVP: Laura.Guderyahn@GreshamOregon.gov or phone 503-618-2246 to reserve your spot today!

Neighborhood Wildlife Watchers October Training

We’re looking for Neighborhood Wildlife Watchers to monitor habitat structures in your neighborhood or around the community. Volunteers may find flying squirrels, wood ducks, songbirds, swallows, and bats. Opportunities exist for individuals and groups of all ages and skill levels.

Two October trainings with City staff will teach monitoring techniques and match volunteers with sites convenient for you:

  • Saturday, Octover 16 10AM-12PM
  • Thursday, October 21 6PM-8PM

Neighborhood Wildlife Watchers brochure

Become a Neighborhood Wildlife Watcher, Volunteer training: Oct 21, 2010 6PM

10/21/2010 - 6:00pm
10/21/2010 - 8:00pm
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Become a Neighborhood Wildlife Watcher, Volunteer training: Oct 16 & 21, 2010. Info here!

Listen to songbirds,
Enjoy the great outdoors

Learn surveying & monitoring techniques, Meet your non-human neighbors

When: Thursday Oct 21, 2010 6PM-8PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

RSVP: Laura.Guderyahn@GreshamOregon.gov or phone 503-618-2246 to reserve your spot today!

Neighborhood Wildlife Watchers October Training

We’re looking for Neighborhood Wildlife Watchers to monitor habitat structures in your neighborhood or around the community. Volunteers may find flying squirrels, wood ducks, songbirds, swallows, and bats. Opportunities exist for individuals and groups of all ages and skill levels.

Two October trainings with City staff will teach monitoring techniques and match volunteers with sites convenient for you:

  • Saturday, Octover 16 10AM-12PM
  • Thursday, October 21 6PM-8PM

Neighborhood Wildlife Watchers brochure

Free! Salmonids and Macroinvertebrates Class at Jenne Butte Park: Sat Apr 25, 2015 9AM-11:30AM

04/25/2015 - 9:00am
04/25/2015 - 11:30am
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Free! Salmonids and Macroinvertebrates Class at Jenne Butte Park: Sat Apr 25, 2015 9AM-11:30AM. Info here!

Little fish, Little critters

When: Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:00-11:30AM
Where: Jenne Butte Park
2358 SW Border Way
Gresham, OR
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Join us at Jenne Butte Park and learn about our native salmonids, their life cycle, natural history, habitat requirements and the restoration efforts employed along Johnson Creek that are helping bring back these keystone species. We'll also be discovering those little critters that share the stream with the salmon and are a major part of the aquatic food web.

This event is free and suitable for all ages. Read more about the City's Natural Resources program.

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

03/07/2015 - 9:00pm
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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
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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

03/07/2015 - 9:00am
03/07/2015 - 12:00pm
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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
Get Map!

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.

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!

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