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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July Bird Walk at Nadaka!

July Bird Walk

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

Red-winged_Blackbird_l07-46-110_l_1Location: Nadaka Nature Park 17615 NE Glisan St. Portland OR 97230

Dates & Times:  Saturday, July 16th, 2016 – 8am-9am

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.

(Photo of a Red-winged Black Bird by Greg Lasley/VIREO)

Last Chance to Register for the Nadaka Tea Fundraiser!

Nadaka Tea Fundraiser

Join Friends of Nadaka for the annual Nadaka Tea Fundraiser! Enjoy a variety of delicious teas, scones, sandwiches and desserts. After a raffle for local art, gift cards, & photography,  join us for a guided tour of Nadaka Nature Park. This is your opportunity to dress up, mingle, and show Nadaka Nature Park how much you care! Prizes will be awarded for the best hat!

Reservations may be submitted for an individual or a group (max. 10). Please submit only one request per person or group. Seating is limited so make your reservation now.

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Who: Adults & Teens

When: Saturday, June 18th 12pm-2pm.

Where: Murdock Hall, St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 17405 Northeast Glisan Street, Portland OR 97230

For more information or to register by phone, contact Monica McAllister- Nadaka Nature Park Coordinator at monica@friendsofnadaka.org or call 503-956-8558.

Free Container Gardening Workshop- Tuesday, June 28th

Learn how to container garden with Sarah Canterbury from Growing Gardens!  Each participant leaves the class with 2 planted containers, seeds, and handouts in Spanish and English. Perfect for balconies, patios, and front porches, container gardening is low cost and sustainable way to treat yourself to fresh vegetables and herbs for the whole family. Space is limited so register now!

Register Here: https://nadakacontainergardening.eventbrite.com

Container Garden 2Where: St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, Murdock Hall-17405 NE Glisan Street

When: Tuesday, June 28th at 6-8pm

Presenter Information: Sarah works with schools to help build and coordinate strong and sustainable garden education programs for children and families. Her background is in garden education for adults and kids, school gardens, and Spanish.  She is passionate about growing, harvesting and preserving food- year round and believes that all schools should have a garden.

For more information or to register by phone please call 503-956-8558 or email monica@friendsofnadaka.org.

Photo by: Sarah Vantassel/Demand Media

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Aprende a jardín dentro las macetas con Sarah Canterbury de Crezcan Jardines! Cada participante sale de la clase con dos macetas plantadas, las semillas, y folletos en español e inglés. Perfecto para balcones, patios y porches, jardinería dentro las macetas es de bajo costo y de forma sostenible para disfrutar de las verduras frescas y las hierbas para toda la familia. El espacio es limitado así que regístrese ahora!

Regístrese: https://nadakacontainergardening.eventbrite.com

Container Gardening 3Dónde: St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, Murdock Hall-17405 NE Glisan Street

Cuando: Martes, 28 de Junio, 6-8pm

Información sobre la presentadora: Sarah trabaja con las escuelas para ayudar, a construir, y coordinar los programas de educación de jardín que son fuertes y sostenibles para los niños y las familias. Su formación es en la educación de jardín para adultos y niños, jardines escolares y español. Es una apasionada de cultivo, recolección y preservación de alimentos durante todo el año y cree que todas las escuelas deben tener un jardín.

Para más información o a registrarse por teléfono, llama  503-956-8558 o escribe un mensaje de monica@friendsofnadaka.org.

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Just Campin’ It Up- Nature Day Camp at Nadaka!

Nature Day Camp at Nadaka- Ages K-5
Just Campin’ It Up- Games, Songs, Crafts, & Play

Must Register Before June 1st at:
http://earthartag.wix.com/earthartag#!just-campin-it-up/c1kif

We are doing it old school this week; bringing the Day Camp of years past to the students of the 21st century.  We will spend our days wandering the flora and fauna, playing games, creating projects out of natural objects… from call and response songs, to “camouflage,” to fort building, this week is sure to bring out the adventurer in us all.

photo(2)Date & Time: August 1-5, 2016 9am- 3pm

Location: Nadaka Nature Park- 17615 NE Glisan Street Portland, OR 97230

Cost: Sliding scale $175-$325, Early Bird $150-$250 (by April 15) Work trade Available (please contact for more info)

Once you have submitted the registration form and paid your deposit, we will email you with in two weeks to confirm your child’s registration.

If you have any questions or if electronic sign up does not work for you, please feel free to contact us today at earth.art.ag@gmail.com or 503-660-8344.