Neighborhood Connections: Oct 2010

City of Gresham: Neighborhood Connections October 2010

City of Gresham News,
Community Activities,
Workshops & 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.

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Gresham Neighborhoods listing

For more information, visit the Neighborhood Associations page at GreshamOregon.gov or contact Cathy Harrington at 503-618-2482, or email Cathy.Harrington@GreshamOregon.gov.

FREE! Rain Gardens 101 Workshop, Fairview: June 11, 2009 6PM

06/11/2009 - 6:00pm
06/11/2009 - 9:00pm
Free Rain Garden workshop, Fairview OR, June 11, 2009 6PM-9PM
Click to enlarge Rain Garden

Free workshop!

Make your own Rain Garden!
Beautify to your yard & protect our streams too.

East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District: We help people care for their land

When: Thursday June 11, 2009 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Where: Fairview Community Center
200 Harrison St
Fairview, OR
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What is a Rain Garden?

Rain gardens are a great way to add beautiful landscaping to your yard and protect our overloaded urban streams at the same time. Join us to learn how to build a rain garden on your property to keep our streams clean and healthy!

Participants will learn what a rain garden is and the critical role they can play in the restoration of urban streams, and the “how to’s” of constructing your own rain garden. You will learn the how to assess your site, calculate impervious surfaces, locate and size rain gardens, determine soil suitability with a percolation test, choose appropriate plants, and how to maintain your new rain garden. You will receive a rain garden packet, and where possible, take a field trip to a nearby rain garden.

Advanced registration required. Click here to register!

Free Workshop! Wetlands 101 in Gresham: May 16, 2009 8:45AM

05/16/2009 - 8:45am
05/16/2009 - 1:00pm
Columbia Slough Watershed Council, Portland OR. To foster action to protect, enhance, restore and revitalize the Slough and its watershed
Columbia Slough Watershed Council, Portland OR. To foster action to protect, enhance, restore and revitalize the Slough and its watershed

Free Hands-On Workshop!

Wetlands 101
Learn about their vital function!

Includes field visits to two Gresham wetlands

When: Saturday, May 16, 2009 8:45AM - 1:00PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, OR 97030
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It's easy to get to Gresham City Hall when you take the MAX! Take the Blue Line out to the Gresham City Hall MAX station - it's right across the street.

Wetlands 101 Workshop

Curious about your local wetlands and the creatures that live in them?

Come to Wetlands 101, a free workshop, to learn about these disappearing habitats and what local agencies are doing to help preserve them in the greater Portland area.


Learn about wetland mitigation, wetland functions, and threatened amphibians who rely on wetlands to survive. This hands-on workshop includes field visits to two wetlands in Gresham. Offered free by the Columbia Slough Watershed Council. Wetlands 101 is appropriate for adults and children over 14.

Pre-registration is required for this event. Click here to register now!

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