Joey Wojtas of Scout Troop 606 chose Nadaka to do his Eagle Scout Service Project in the Fall of 2013. This was not the first time Troop 606 has done a project at Nadaka and their Scouts continue to volunteer at Nadaka.
Joey organized the project which included clearing a very messy area in the park, mulching the area, planting new native plants and installing a bench. The Troop also removed ivy from an area in the park that was described as being “a sea of ivy”. The new bench area will become the northern most edge of the nature based play area to be completed this summer. Troutdale Sand & Gravel donated the cement and bench mold and the estimated donated cost of the project was approximately $800 not counting the volunteer time.
There were 28 individuals from the Scout Troop involved in this project for a total of 183 volunteer hours.
Go to the photo gallery (page 5) to view more photographs from this project.
Title: Nadaka Cleanup Location: Nadaka Nature Park – Register at NE Pacific & NE 175th Ave. Description: Time to start early Spring cleanup at Nadaka. Come out and meet your neighbors and make new friends while working in the forest removing invasives and mulching trails. Will also be removing weeds from the future community garden.
Dress for the weather. Tools and gloves will be provided. Refreshments available for volunteers. For more information or to volunteer at the registration table for an hour call Lee at 503-998-1044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Start Time: 10:00am Date: 2014-02-22 End Time: 1:00pm
The SOLVE Cleanup at Nadaka on Saturday, Sept. 28th was outstanding. In spite of the weather we had 57 volunteers for a total of 123 volunteer hours. . Volunteers came from Wells Fargo Bank, Sam Barlow High School and The Center for Advanced Learning as well as the neighborhood.
Because of the bad weather SOLVE had for the first time ever cancelled their Beach and Riverside Cleanup on the 28th. Lucky for us their inland cleanups remained scheduled even though rain was predicted. Their Beach and Riverside Cleanup has been rescheduled for October 12th and October 26th. Check the SOLVE website to register for one of those cleanups.
All the weeds were removed from the future community gardenand it looks great.
Jazzy Bagel of Gresham furnished delicious bagels for the volunteers.
Check out the gallery for more photographs of the SOLVE event.
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We are thrilled to announce that our Nadaka Neighborhood Park project grant submitted to the Oregon Parks & Recreation has been awarded funds in the amount $523,480.Nadaka was ranked #11 out of 35 applications and only 22 were funded.
The Nadaka project continues to move forward not only because it is a wonderful project but because of the partnerships we have established over the years.The City of Gresham worked closely with the Friends of Nadaka, Audubon Society of Portland and Columbia Slough Watershed Council preparing and presenting this grant.The cooperation and support is amazing.
Put Saturday, August 3rd on your calendar for family fun at Nadaka Nature Park.
From 9 am to Noon there will be a cleanup of the park removing invasives, trash and mulching around boulders along NE Glisan.
Beginning at Noon until 3 pm there will be live music featuring the NW PanMan-Terry Baber and Brad Hirsch, face painting and activities for children, the Audubon Society education birds, free hot dogs and drinks (while they last), voter registration opportunities, and information from organizations working on the Nadaka Nature Park and Garden Project.
Afternoon activities will be on the 2 acre parcel at NE Glisan & NE 175th. Parking is available at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church or on NE Pacific at NE 175th, Gresham.
A group of young people from Tivnu came to Nadaka on July 15, 2013 to help with the building of the park. They worked on mulching around the boulders along NE Glisan. The students were from different states around the country but mainly back East. We really appreciate the fact they chose Nadaka as one of their places to do some community volunteering. They worked really hard on a hot day. To find out more about this wonderful organization check out the Tivnu website. More photographs of the work they did can be found in Photo gallery.