Walk & Talk at Nadaka

Come to Nadaka this Saturday,     April 12th at 10am for a Walk & Talk thru Nadaka.  We will meet at the North gate – NE 175th & NE Pacific.  There will be an Invasive Species Specialist from the City of Gresham, someone from the Columbia Slough Watershed Council to talk about the Slough and a Camp Fire Girl who actually attended Nadaka when she was a Camp Fire Girl.

It is a beautiful time at Nadaka right now with the Trilliums and Cherry trees in bloom and the sun is supposed to be shining as well.  A walk in the woods is definitely good for your health and this is right in your neighborhood.

March 22nd Cleanup Huge Success

Over 50 volunteers participated in the cleanup at Nadaka on March 22nd.  A big thank you to the Rockwood Community Development Corp for connecting some 30 students from the University of Washington and University of Oregon with Nadaka.  Instead of going to the beach for Spring break they came to Nadaka to remove invasives.

It was a beautiful Spring day on Saturday and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves, even those removing blackberries and ivy.

Eagle Scout Project Includes New Bench


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.


Nadaka Cleanup

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 leewilkeseastna@hotmail.com.
Start Time: 10:00am
Date: 2014-02-22
End Time: 1:00pm

SOLVE Cleanup a Success at Nadaka

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 garden and it looks great.
Jazzy Bagel of Gresham furnished delicious bagels for the volunteers.

Check out the gallery for more photographs of the SOLVE event.

Nadaka Receives Oregon State Parks Grant


   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.

                              This is the 2 acres where it will happen.