Get Involved in Gresham!

Do you live in Gresham and want to get involved? We have so many fun, upcoming events near you!

Johnson Creek Wildlife Garden: Grand Opening

Join Johnson Creek Watershed Council and City of Gresham for the Grand Opening of the Johnson Creek Wildlife Garden! On May 6th from 1pm-2pm at Gresham Main City Park (219 S Main Ave, Gresham, OR 97080), we will open a dazzling wildlife garden. This garden will showcase native plants, pollinator plants, wildlife features, and more! To celebrate, we are hosting a grand opening including a free tour of the garden and a talk from local resident and native bee expert, Celeste Ets-Hokin, on the bees in our gardens and the myriad of benefits they provide. Join us for plants, pollinators, light snacks, and community!

Community Talk on Wildlife

Did you know that Gresham is home to wild river otter and salmon? To learn more about your wildlife neighbors, join us on May 11th from 6-7pm at the Gresham Council Chambers (1333 NW Eastman Parkway). At the event, staff from Johnson Creek Watershed Council, City of Gresham, and local wildlife photographer, Caz Zyvatkauskas, will be presenting beautiful photos of wildlife sightings along Johnson Creek. Bring the whole family for a morning of wildlife photographs, interactive activities, and family-friendly fun! This is an encore event.

2017 Gresham Bird Survey

Get involved in the City of Gresham’s Natural Resources Program by volunteering! Volunteers are needed in May through June to conduct weekly bird surveys in natural areas and urban sites around the city. This is open to anyone with an interest in birds and an attention to detail. All skill levels are welcome! Training in survey protocol and bird identification will be available. The surveys take an average of two hours per week for a minimum of three weeks. The data helps the City of Gresham be a better steward of our beloved natural areas and further understand the role of urban habitats.

The required Bird Survey Protocol Training for new surveyors will be Wednesday April 26th 6-7:30pm at Gresham City Hall in the Oregon Trail Room.

To sign up or learn more about the survey, please contact Ashlyn Teather at or 503-618-2383

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