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.

3rd Annual Nadaka Community Festival

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.

 

Tivnu Group Works at Nadaka

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.