Fall Bird & Nature Walk with Audubon Society of Portland at Nadaka- Saturday 9/22!

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. Coffee and light refreshment will be provided. Spanish translation is available.

Meet us at the picnic structure. We look forward to seeing you there!

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

Dates & Times: Saturday, 9/22, 9am-10am

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

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.

SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup at Nadaka Saturday 9/29!

Join Friends of Nadaka for our Annual Beach & Riverside Cleanup to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park on Saturday, September 29th- 9 AM to 12 PM!
Register Here:https://www.solveoregon.org/opportunity/a0C1I00000FEGbZ

Location: Nadaka Nature Park, 17615 NE Glisan Street, Gresham
Date & Time: Saturday, September 29th 9 AM – 12 PM

We will be removing litter and invasive species such as English Ivy from the 10 acre forested portion of the park. There will also be an opportunity to work in the community garden and front 2-acres of the park.

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!

Meet at the picnic structure on the south side/Glisan Street side of the park. Parking available in St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church parking lot and along NE Pacific Street.

Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup, Garden Weeding/Cleanup.

Thank You for Making the 8th Annual Nadaka Community Festival a Success!

Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Nadaka Community Festival a marvelous success! This year we over 350 participants, 3 performances, and 34 partnering organizations & businesses, 22 of which hosted a community booth!

A shout out to our wonderful performers/artists, Albertsons on 181st & NE Glisan for donating refreshments, Starbucks for donating coffee for volunteers, Rockwood PUD for supplying water. Thank you to our Volunteers/Team Leaders, City of Gresham Staff, Gresham High School Key Club, Cenntential Park School, the East County Nature Crew, TALON Apprentices, & Nadaka SummerWorks interns who made this an amazing event! We couldn’t have done it without you!

Photos are posted on the Friends of Nadaka Facebook Group by Kalvin Victor Rattanavong and will be posted 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!

Photos by:                                                                                                                            Kalvin Rattanavong

Festival Sponsor

  • Albertsons on 181st & Glisan
  • City of Gresham
  • Owens Corning

Festival Donors

  • Rockwood PUD
  • Starbucks
  • St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church

Participating Organizations & Businesses

  • Audubon Society of Portland
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Centennial Park School
  • City of Gresham Fire Department
  • City of Gresham Police Department
  • Columbia Slough Watershed Council
  • Cub Scout Pack 214
  • CVIP-Citizens Volunteering in Policing
  • East County Nature Crew & Rosemary Anderson High School/ POIC Program
  • East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Eastrose Fellowship Unitarian Universalist
  • Friends of Trees
  • Job Corps
  • Kwianis Club-Rockwood Chapter
  • Metro
  • Multnomah County Office
  • Multnomah County Elections / Voter Education and Outreach
  • Oregon Food Bank/ OSU Extension Service
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Pueblo Unido
  • Reynolds Education Association
  • Reynolds High School Key Club
  • Rockwood People’s Utility District
  • Rosewood Initiative
  • Saint Aidan’s Episcopal Church
  • Springwater Parks & Community District
  • SummerWorks Program
  • TALON Program – Audubon Society of Portland
  • Wallace Medical Concern

 Performers & Artists

  • Aztec Dancers
  • Terry Baber NW Panman & Fellow Musician – Steel Drums
  • Russian Folk Music with Natalia Baranova


8th Annual Nadaka Community Festival- August 18th!

8th Annual Nadaka Park Community Festival
Event Date: Saturday, August 18th
Time:  The event runs 12 PM – 3PM

Nadaka Nature Park
17615 NE Glisan Street
Gresham, OR 97230

It is time for the 8th Annual Nadaka Community Festival!
This fun and exciting event will be at Nadaka Nature Park in Gresham on Saturday, August 18th from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM!

This is a free event for the community with: 

~Aztec Dancers
~Free food (while supplies last)
~Nature & sports activities for all ages
~Portland Audubon’s live educational birds
~Community booths with information and activities
~Face painting
~Live music

Entrances & Parking: NE 175th & NE Pacific has parking in the neighborhood or NE 175th & NE Glisan with parking in St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church parking lot. Parking is also available on the south side of NE Glisan at NE 176th in the neighborhood. Crosswalk available across NE Glisan.

NO SMOKING – There is absolutely no smoking on site.

Photo by: Kyle Weismann-Yee and Billy Hustace Photography respectively

Thank you for your help promoting this event and to bring our community together!  If you have any questions prior to and/or during the event you may reach me directly at 503-956-8558.

Apply For the Nadaka & Columbia Slough Watershed Council’s Event and Outreach Specialist!

Columbia Slough Watershed Council is hiring for two Confluence AmeriCorps members! The positions are:
1) Events and Outreach Specialist for Nadaka Nature Park & CSWC
2) Habitat Restoration Educator- CSWC

Applications are due July 15th. Please help us spread the word and apply if you are interested. Position descriptions and how to apply can be found on our

Employment page here: https://columbiaslough.org/about_the_council/job_opportunities/

Stand Together Week Park Cleanup at Nadaka Nature Park- Sunday, June 10th 1 PM- 4 PM!

Stand Together Week Park Cleanup at Nadaka Nature Park                                        Sunday, June 10th from 1 PM- 4 PM!

Register HERE: https://www.handsonportland.org/opportunity/a0C1H0000142Ws1

Stand Together Week is the Portland Timbers, Thorns FC, and T2 citywide volunteer initiative that brings the community together to support local nonprofit organizations. The week engages hundreds of supporters, including Timbers, Thorns FC, & T2 players, coaches, ambassadors and front office staff who work with various non-profits in the community.

During this project volunteers will help take care of this special natural area park by assisting with the following tasks:
– Removing non-native invasive plants
– Watering and mulching new plants
– Working in the community garden
– Picking up litter.

What to Bring/Wear:
Volunteers should wear closed toed shoes and long pants and bring a water bottle. All other materials will be provided.

Note: Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older to attend without a parent/chaperone.

If you plan to bring children/additional volunteers you MUST reserve slots for them. The best way to do this is to create a Volunteer Team, then sign up your team for this project. Questions? Email teams@handsonportland.org.

Need help signing up? Call 503-200-3355.

East County Parks: A Need & Opportunity for Renewal Join us to view this new film 10:30 am to Noon Saturday June 2nd at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in Rockwood!

East County Parks: A Need & Opportunity for Renewal
Join us to view this new film 10:30 am to Noon Saturday June 2nd at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in Rockwood!
Parques del este del condado: una necesidad y oportunidad para la renovación. ¡Únete a nosotros para ver esta nueva película de 10:30 am a mediodía el sábado 2 de junio en la Iglesia Episcopal St. Aidan en Rockwood!
Trailer: East County Parks: A Need & Opportunity for Renewal explores the recent history of investment and divestment in East Multnomah County’s local park system and the hope and opportunities for renewal.
La película tendrá subtítulos en español.
Time & Location – Hora y ubicación
When: 10:30am to Noon, Saturday June 2, 2018
Where: Saint Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 17405 NE Glisan Street, Portland, OR 97230, next door to Nadaka Nature Park.
Following the 15 minute film we’ll have a short discussion. Light refreshments will be served.
Después de la película de 15 minutos tendremos una breve discusión.
Se servirán refrescos.
Can’t Make June 2?
No se puede hacer el 2 de junio?
You can catch screenings at the following other times and locations:
Puede ver la película en los siguientes horarios y lugares:
June 20 screening for High School Students. Email for details.
August 18 the Nadaka Community Festival.
August 25 Rock the Block
Springwater Parks & Community is a project of the
East Metro Arts, Community & Culture

Caffeine + Sustainability + Networking = The Gresham GREAT Business Green Coffee Hour at Nadaka Nature Park!

Caffeine + Sustainability + Networking = The Gresham GREAT Business Green Coffee Hour at Nadaka Nature Park!
This free event is happening:
Wednesday, May, 30, 8:00 – 9:30 am
Nadaka Nature Park Pavilion, 17615 NE Glisan St
Come to the Green Business Coffee Hour presented by the City of Gresham’s GREAT Business Program. You’ll get to tour and learn about the many sustainable features of Nadaka Nature Park and Outgrowing Hunger, network with other green and aspiring green businesses, and bring ideas back to your workplace that can save money and natural resources.

Second Annual Community Conservation and Repair Fair at MHCC on Saturday, May 12!

Mark your calendar for the Second Annual Community Conservation and Repair Fair at MHCC on Saturday, May 12! This is a free event and open to the entire community.

Held in the Yoshida Event Center, the MHCC conservation fair will offer information and resources on living more sustainably, reducing your environmental footprint, and accessing regional conservation-oriented tools and organizations. Participate in free exhibits and a prize drawing, bring broken items for fixing in the repair café, and grab a snack!

Bring your broken household items and have volunteers fix them for free. Suggested items include:

Small Appliances
Clothing and Fabric Items

Date: Saturday, May 12th

Time: 11 AM -2 PM

Address: Yoshida Event Center -26000 SE Stark St., Gresham Oregon 97030