Green Festival Expo, December 9th-11th!

Join Friends of Nadaka, The Columbia Slough Watershed Council, and other environmental organizations at the Green Festival Expo, December 9th-11th at the Oregon Convention Center. It’s free but you need to register at:
http://greenfestivals.org/portland-2016-dec-9-11.html…

We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00pm

Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Halls B & C

Green Festival offers something for everyone, with the widest selection of products and services to work green, play green and live green from vegan/vegetarian food, fashion and health to energy, construction and design. People can shop and enjoy vegan and vegetarian organic foods, hands-on demos, educational activities and inspirational speakers.

Pick out the perfect gift this holiday season at the Green Festival Expo at the Oregon Convention Center December 9-11 in Halls B & C. Find unique gifts and stocking stuffers from a wide variety of local sustainable products that are good for your wallet and the planet. Discover the latest green living and plant-based diets, sample local vegan/vegetarian food and enjoy presentations from celebrity chefs and sustainable lifestyle experts. Register for free tickets at greenfestivals.org, and follow us on social media for exciting news and updates.

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Free Workshop- Attracting Garden Pollinators this Saturday Nov. 5th!

Interested in learning more about pollinators? Join East Multnomah Soil Water & Conservation District and Friends of Nadaka for a Free Pollinator Workshop at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church/ Nadaka Nature Park.

You will learn about the different kinds of pollinators that might be living in your garden, discover a plant palette to help attract and support pollinators, and go beyond the bloom to consider ways to provide shelter, water, nesting, and overwintering sites. Light refreshments provided!

Please Register Herehttp://emswcd.org/workshops-and-events/upcoming-workshops/

We look forward to seeing you there. For more information about this event contact Monica McAllister at 503-956-8558 or monica@friendsofnadaka.org.

Location: 
St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church/ Nadaka Nature Park- 17405 NE Glisan Street Gresham, OR 97230.

Dates & Times: Saturday,11/5:  9am-11am

Parking: St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church parking lot next to Nadaka Nature Park.

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Light A Fire Award to Friends of Nadaka

On Friday, October 14, 2016 the Portland Monthly magazine awarded the Friends of Nadaka a Light A Fire Award in the category of Game-Changing Project.  This award recognized an innovative collaboration that generates a transformative impact for one or more nonprofits. There were over 100 nominations submitted of which seven were given to organizations and five to individuals.

Check out the article published in the November Portland Monthly issue and the video at the bottom was shown at the gala event.

October Bird & Nature Walk- Saturday 10/15

October Bird & Nature Walk

Join the Audubon Society and Friends of Nadaka for a family-friendly, guided nature walk, open to both beginners and advanced bird watchers/ naturalists. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, we will have some for you to borrow.

Meet us at the picnic structure. We look forward to seeing you there. For more information about this event contact Monica McAllister at 503-956-8558 or monica@friendsofnadaka.org.
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: Nadaka Nature Park 17615 NE Glisan St. Portland OR 97230

Dates & Times: Saturday, October 15th 9am-10am

There are two locations for parking.

1) St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church parking lot next to Nadaka Nature Park located at 17405 NE Glisan Street Gresham, OR 97230.

2) Nadaka Nature Park’s north entrance is at NE Pacific Street and 176th. You may park in the neighborhood and follow the path through the forest to get to the picnic structure.

September Nature Walk with Audubon Society of Portland!

September Nature Walk

Join the Audubon Society and Friends of Nadaka for a family-friendly, guided nature walk, open to both beginners and advanced bird watchers. This is a great opportunity to brush up on birding and plant identification basics.

Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, we will have some for you to borrow.

For more information about this event contact Monica McAllister at 503-956-8558 or monica@friendsofnadaka.org.

Meet us at the picnic structure. We look forward to seeing you there. For more information about this event contact Monica McAllister at 503-956-8558 or monica@friendsofnadaka.org.


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: Nadaka Nature Park 17615 NE Glisan St. Portland OR 97230

Dates & Times:  Friday, September 30th, 2016 – 9am-10am

There are two locations for parking.

1) St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church parking lot next to Nadaka Nature Park located at 17405 NE Glisan Street Gresham, OR 97230.

2) Nadaka Nature Park’s north entrance is at NE Pacific Street and 176th. You may park in the neighborhood and follow the path through the forest to get to the picnic structure.

Vote Yes on Metro Ballot Measure 26-178

In November voters will have a chance to support continued stewardship in our local and regional natural areas. Renewal of the Regional Natural Area Levy will directly support stewardship work on Metro-owned natural areas in Gresham (e.g. Gresham Buttes and Grant Butte Wetlands) as well as support local grants like the ones supporting conservation education at Nadaka Nature Park. Please vote yes on 26-178!

This Measure renews the 2013 parks and natural areas levy twithout raising taxes. A home assessed at $200,000 would continue to pay just $20 a year. That’s a small price to pay to protect our area’s clean water and some of our most beautiful natural areas.

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 For more information about this Measure check out the Metro website.

 

SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup at Nadaka!- September 24th

Join Friends of Nadaka to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park Saturday, September 24th from 9am to 12pm ! We will be removing invasive species such as English Ivy from the 10 acre forested portion of the park. The event will start with a brief lesson on native and invasive plant species.

Tools, gloves, and light refreshments will be provided. Dress to work in natural areas: long pants and closed-toe sturdy shoes. Please bring a water bottle and a friend! Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup, Garden Weeding/Cleanup.

Register Here: http://www.solveoregon.org/get-involved/events/nadaka-nature-park-cleanup

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Date & Time: Saturday, September 24th,  9am -12 pm

Location: Nadaka Nature Park
17615 NE Glisan St. Gresham Oregon 97230

Meet at the picnic structure on the NE Glisan Street side of the park.

Contact: Monica- Nadaka Nature Park Coordinator at monica@friendsofnadaka.org or   503-956-8558.

There are two locations for parking.

1) St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church parking lot next to Nadaka Nature Park located at 17405 NE Glisan Street Gresham, OR 97230.

2) Nadaka Nature Park’s north entrance is at NE Pacific Street and 176th. You may park in the neighborhood and follow the path through the forest to get to the picnic structure.

6th Annual Nadaka Community Festival- Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Nadaka Community Festival a marvelous success! This year we had 350-375 participants, 3 performances, and 23 partnering organizations & businesses, 19 of which hosted a community booth. A shout out to our wonderful performers/artists and volunteers who made this an amazing event! Photos will be posted on the Friends of Nadaka Facebook and website as we receive them. If you have any photos you would like to share from the Festival, feel free to send them in an email to monica@friendsofnadaka.org or post them on our Facebook page. We look forward to seeing everyone at the park this fall!

Festival Sponsors
Albertsons on 181st & Glisan
City of Gresham
Earth2O
Metro
Meyer Memorial Trust
Owens Corning
St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church
Wilkes East Neighborhood Association

Participating Organizations & Businesses
Audubon Society of Portland
Boys and Girls Club
Center for Family Success
City of Gresham Police Department
COG Master Recyclers Program
Cub Scout Pack 214
CVIP-Citizens Volunteering in Policing
Gresham’s ATP (Active Transportation Plan)
Human Solutions
MHCC –Early Head Start Program
Mount Hood Community College
Multnomah County Elections / Voter Education and Outreach
Planned Parenthood
Rockwood Farmers Market
Rockwood Rising Project
Rockwood Water People’s Utility
Rosewood Initiative
STRYVE- Striving To Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere
TALON

Performers & Artists
Aztec Dancers
Terry Baber – Steel Drum
Russian Folk Music with Natalia Hougan

Interested in being on the Festival Committee for next year? Send your contact information to monica@friendsofnadaka.org. We would love your creativity and support to make the 2017 Festival even more fun!

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MetroEast “Community Hotline” Interview – Nadaka Community Festival!

So excited to have interviewed on MetroEast’s “Community Hotline” about the Annual Nadaka Community Festival happening this Saturday, August 20th 12-3 pm. We will have live music, Audubon’s Education Birds, Aztec Dancers, free hot dogs (while they last), community booths, games, crafts, and scavenger hunt!

There is still time to become a volunteer for the Festival! If you are interested please click the “Volunteer Registration Button” or go to https://volunteerfornadakafestival.eventbrite.com .

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6th Annual Nadaka Community Festival!!

6th Annual Nadaka Community Festival -Saturday August 20th 12pm-3pm

Everyone is welcome to the 6th Annual Nadaka Community Festival to be held at Nadaka Nature Park in Gresham on August 20th from Noon to 3:00pm.   Portland Audubon’s live educational birds will be there and we’ll have activities for all ages.  Free hot dogs (while they last), face painting and the Aztec dancers will perform in the meadow.  Community groups will have information tables.

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Address: 17615 NE Glisan Street, Gresham, OR 97230. Enter at NE 175th & NE Pacific where there is parking in the neighborhood or NE 175th & NE Glisan with parking in St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church parking lot.  Also parking available on the south side of NE Glisan at NE 176th in the neighborhood.  Crosswalk available across NE Glisan.Nadaka Community Festival 2014

Those interested in volunteering at the Festival can register below:

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