Thank you SOLVE Volunteers!



Thank you to all our volunteers who came out Saturday September 19th for our SOLVE Cleanup Event at Nadaka! We were able to remove 20 cubic yards of invasive species/debris, remove litter, and weed the front 2 acres of the park. A special thank you to Jazzy Bagels and community member Janet Lee for donating refreshments for the event! For more ways to volunteer at Nadaka, please email the Nadaka Coordinator at We look forward to seeing everyone at the park this fall!

SOLVE Cleanup at Nadaka Nature Park

Join Friends of Nadaka and SOLVE to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park. We will be removing invasive species such as English ivy and Himalayan blackberry from the forest. Meet us at the picnic structure at 9AM Saturday September 19th!

Tools, gloves, training and light refreshments will be provided. Dress to work in natural areas: long pants, brimmed hat, and closed-toe sturdy shoes. Please bring a water bottle and a friend! Businesses, schools and community groups are welcome!

Activities include:Basic plant ID lesson, invasive plant removal, litter cleanup, weeding the garden and tidying up the nature based play area.

Please register here:

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Spring SOLVE Event

Thank you! – 5th Annual Nadaka Community Festival

Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Nadaka Community Festival a marvelous success! This year we had 350- 400 participants and partnered with 22 organizations hosting booths. A shout out to our wonderful performers/artists and volunteers who made this an amazing event! Photos will be posted on the Friends of Nadaka Facebook and 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 or post them on our Facebook page. We look forward to seeing everyone at the park this fall!

Our Partners
Columbia Slough Watershed Council
The Audubon Society of Portland & Talon
St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church
The City of Gresham
Eastrose Unitarian Church
East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District
STRYVE- Striving To Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere
Outgrowing Hunger
People, Places, and Things
Albertsons on 181st & Glisan
EartH20 Water Company
Owens Corning
CVIP-Citizens Volunteering in Policing
City of Gresham Police Department
Center for Family Success
AARP Foundation
Cub Scout Pack 214
Springwater Parks & Community District
Rockwood Water People’s Utility
Energy Trust
El Programa Hispano
Rockwood Farmers Market
Rockwood Library- Multnomah County Library
East County Basketball Academy
Boys and Girls Club

Performers & Artists
Aztec Dancers
Brad Hirsch – Steel Drum
Russian Folk Music with Natalia Hougan
Jean Nagai- Tie-dye canopy/tent

Interested in being on the Festival Committee for next year? Send your contact information to We would love your creativity and support to make the 2016 Festival even more fun!