MLK Day of Service at Nadaka!

MLK DAY of Service at Nadaka!

Join Friends of Nadaka this MLK Day of Service to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park and give back to the community. We will be removing invasive species such as English Ivy from the 10 acre forested portion of the park.

Tools, gloves, and light refreshments will be provided. Dress to work in natural areas: long pants, warm cloths, and closed-toe sturdy shoes. Please bring a water bottle and a friend!




Where: Nadaka Nature Park – 17615 NE Glisan Street Portland, OR 97230.

-Meet at the picnic structure on the Glisan Street side of the park.

There are two locations for parking.

1) St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church parking lot next to Nadaka Nature Park located at 17405 NE Glisan Street Gresham, OR 97230.

 2) Nadaka Nature Park north entrance at NE Pacific Street and 176th. You may park in the neighborhood and follow the path through the forest to get to the picnic structure.

Slough Celebration Gala Invitation

Join the Friends of Nadaka at the Columbia Slough Watershed Council’s Slough Celebration Gala event on February 5, 2016.  Its really exciting that the Nadaka Park & Garden Project will be receiving an Achievement Award.  longhouse

Click here for more information and to order your tickets now.

Backyard Habitat Certification

In collaboration with our partner, Audubon Society of Portland, we would like to encourage everyone to enroll in their Backyard Habitat Certification Program. flower
If you live in Gresham and register before the end of the year the City of Gresham will reimburse you the $35 registration fee. A special technician will come out and give you great advice about native plants and birds as well as a discount to purchase native plants.  If you don’t get registered before the end of the year it is still well worth the $35.
Give yourself and the birds a gift and make your yard more lovely and a better home for birds.

Christmas Bird Count

Christmas Bird Count
Saturday January 9th
Nadaka Nature Park- 17615 Ne Glisan St. Portland, OR 97230
Meet at the Picnic Shelter

Join the AudPossible Website Background 1ubon Society of Portland and Friends of Nadaka to help collect valuable data by counting birds and learn about the history of the Christmas Bird Count. This is a family friendly event for beginner and advance bird watchers. If you have your own binoculars, great! If not, we will have some for you to borrow.

Light refreshments and a review will be held in Murdock Hall at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church after the count. Meet us at the picnic structure at 9 a.m. We look forward to seeing you there.

For more information about this event contact Monica McAllister at 503-956-8558 or

Naturescaping Workshop with EMSWCD

Naturescaping Workshop
Saturday February 13th
St. Aidan’s Church – Murdock Hall, 17405 NE Glisan St.

Join us for a free naturescaping workshop and learn how to create a low-maintenance landscape that conserves water, prevents pollution and saves you time and money. Explore how native plants can make your outdoor space a vibrant, healthy place for people, pets and wildlife. You’ll dig up fresh ideas, tips and resources to bring back to your yard.

Gresham residents will receive a free Backyard Habitat Certification visit with attendance.

Registration is required.

This event is presented by the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District and hosted by the City of Gresham and Friends of Nadaka.

For more information about this event contact Ivy Watson at 503-618-2383 or

Naturescaping Workshop Flyer

Free Pollinator Gardening Class

Learn about the importance of pollinators and native pollinator plants, how to plant a pollinator garden and the many benefits of planting your own pollinator garden.

December 7th, 6-7:30 PM

ST AIDAN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH MURDOCK HALL 17405 NE Glisan St. in Gresham (next door to Nadaka Nature Park)

Who: Open to any adults interested in learning about pollinator gardens!

How: Registration is required. RSVP to Tyler Wagner at (503) 221-1054, ext. 215 or by December 4th

Details: Class is free and donations are accepted, suggested donation of $10

This course is made possible by a SPACE grant from East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District.

Pollinator Gardening Class