So Many to Thank

Thank you to Parr Lumber, 18608 SE Stark, Gresham for giving us a great discount on the building materials for the Camp Fire Kiosk.

Thank you to NFN Investments, owner of the Pine Square Apartments next to Nadaka Nature Park for paying to fix the fence and open a proper entry from Nadaka into the apartment complex.  They also paid for the new signs along the fence to show the new entrance.

Thank you to Albertson’s, 451 NE 181st for a donation of hot drinks and fruit for our December 1st sheet mulching event as well as their delicious subs for the volunteers.

Thank you to the City of Gresham for the use of their many tools, wheelbarrows and porta potty for the December 1st sheet mulching event.  Also thanks for all the work the Parks Maintenance crew did in providing the leaves and bark mulch.

Thank you to the Columbia Slough Watershed Council for helping organize the December 1st event thru advertising and providing a way for volunteers to register.  Also thanks for providing some of the tools and wheelbarrows needed.

Thank you to the Audubon Society of Portland for helping organize the December 1st event and getting the word out.

Thank you Jazzy Bagel for the mountain of wonderful bagels.

Special thanks to Lora Price for her knowledge about sheet mulching, helping to organize the December 1st event, picking up all the cardboard, feather meal and making arrangements for all the other materials needed to do the sheet mulching.

Extra special thanks to the 52 volunteers, including the Four Cities Youth Peer Court group, who showed up on December 1st to help sheet mulch the future community garden. Outstanding job!

Every contribution by an individual, business, organization, church, etc is greatly appreciated,  The Nadaka Nature Park & Garden Project cannot be completed without the participation of the community and that can be done in many different ways.  Just volunteering your time is a great way to help make this project happen. Financial contributions are always welcome and can be made on our Donation & Get Involved page.  Become a Friend of Nadaka.  Financial contributions made thru the Columbia Slough Watershed Council on behalf of Nadaka are tax deductible.

Neighborhood Greening Exchange

On December 8th, our partner, the Audubon Society of Portland, is putting on a forum to exchange ideas about how to effectively carry out neighborhood-driven greenspace projects. Don’t miss this opportunity to discuss strategies for outreach, community organizing, and fundraising for trails, community gardens, natural area acquisition and other projects in our neighborhoods!  One of the presentations will be on the Nadaka Nature Park & Garden Project.  To register for this event visit the Audubon website.

Results of Neighborhood Canvassing

Thanks to those who volunteered their time to canvas on behalf of Nadaka on November 17 – Jim Labbe, Gladys Ruiz, Tamara Layden and Lee Dayfield.  We knocked on at least 200 doors at the Pine Square Apartments, Madrona Place Apartments and Rockwood Building apartments.  We were able to personally speak with 75 individuals about the Nadaka Nature Park & Garden Project and invite them to the Community Garden Sheet Mulching event on December 1st.  Flyers about the event were left at each apartment door.  This type of outreach is the best!


Nadaka In The News

Check out this article in the Saturday, November 17th Oregonian.  It is not mentioned in this article but the progress at Nadaka has been accomplished with the support of too many individuals to list here or in the newspaper article.  Thank you to all our Friends.  There are also many organizations, businesses and churches who have made this project possible.  Our partners are listed on the Links page.  We anticipate our Friends will continue to grow and you too can become a Friend by volunteering your time or making a contribution of money or materials needed for the project.

Canvassing for Park Project

Title: Canvassing for Park Project
Location: St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 17405 NE Glisan, Gresham, OR 97230
Description: We will be canvassing, in teams of 2, the Pine Square Apartments (next to Nadaka), the Rockwood Building (181st & Burnside) and Madrona Place (172nd & Burnside). The purpose is to tell residents about the Nadaka Nature Park & Garden Project and invite them to the sheet mulching event on December 1st. Meet in St. Aidan’s parking lot at tent, we’ll have a bite to eat, coordinate our message and take off. Dress for weather. If you can join us please email so we can anticipate numbers.  For more information call Lee at 503.998.1044.
St. Aidan’s is having a Winter Garden Holiday Bazaar that day as well from 10 am to 3 pm.
Start Time: 12:00
Date: Nov. 17, 2012
End Time: 3:00 pm