3rd Annual Nadaka Community Festival

Title: 3rd Annual Nadaka Community Festival
Location: Nadaka Nature Park
Description: Join us in the morning between 9:00 am and Noon for a cleanup of the park removing invasives. From Noon to 3:00 pm on the 2 acre site at the south end of Nadaka there will be free hot dogs and drinks, live music, face painting and games for children. Come out and enjoy the fun and meet your neighbors. MIG will be there to share the plans for the Nadaka Nature Park & Garden project on the south 2 acres and improvements to NE Pacific.
Date: August 3, 2013

Nadaka Master Plan Approved by Gresham City Council

On December 18, 2012 the Gresham City Council unanimously approved the proposed revisions to the Nadaka Neighborhood Park Master Plan.  Thank you City Council.  And thanks to MIG, the Project Committee and the City staff for all the work in helping to craft the new plan and preparing and making the presentation.  Lee Dayfield joined the City staff in the presentation to City Council.

This Master Plan will guide work and activities, including creating a community garden, building pathways, installing a nature based play area and constructing a picnic shelter.  You can view the Nadaka Master Plan here.

Metro Council Refers Natural Areas Maintenance Levy to Voters

On December 18, 2012, the Metro Council unanimously approved a resolution referring a five-year parks and natural areas levy to voters in May 2013. If approved by voters, the levy will provide much needed funding for the restoration and long-term maintenance of natural areas that Metro has acquired and permanently protected using funds from its 1995 and 2006 voter-approved bond measures.

At just under ten cents per thousand dollars of assessed value, the levy is estimated to cost the average household about $20 a year and will generate an estimated $10 million a year for the purposes of maintaining and improving water quality, protecting fish and wildlife habitat and preserving regional parks, natural areas and stream frontages.