SOLVE It for Earth Day Cleanup at Nadaka Tomorrow 4/22 at 9 AM !

Looking for a way to give back this Earth Day? Join Friends of Nadaka to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park Saturday April 22nd 9 AM-12 PM. We will be removing invasive species such as English Ivy from the 10 acre forested portion of the park. The event will start with a brief lesson on native and invasive plant species.

Tools, gloves, and light refreshments will be provided. Dress to work in natural areas: long pants and closed-toe sturdy shoes. Please bring a water bottle and a friend! Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup, Garden Weeding/Cleanup.

Register Here: http://www.solveoregon.org/get-involved/events/nadaka-nature-park-cleanup

Date & Time: Saturday April 22nd 9 AM -12 PM

Location: Nadaka Nature Park
17615 NE Glisan St. Gresham Oregon 97230

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

Contact: Monica- Nadaka Nature Park Coordinator at monica@friendsofnadaka.org or 503-956-8558.

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’s north entrance is 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.

Free Native Plant Workshop with EMSWCD & Nadaka Nature Park!

Explore the benefits of gardening with Native plants! Discover Portland’s most common native plant communities, learn which species do well together, and get tips to help them thrive! A slideshow will highlight their unique features and desired growing conditions so you can decide which plants will work best in your own yard.

Register online at: www.emswcd.org/workshops

When: Thursday

Where: St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church 17405 NE Glisan St, Portland, 97230.

Contact:  Katie Meckes at 503-222-7645 or Monica McAllister- monica@friendsofnadaka.org, 503-956-8558

This class is hosted in partnership by Friends of Nadaka, East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, and St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church.

EGG HUNT AT NADAKA! Friday April 14th

EGG HUNT AT NADAKA PARK
Friday, April 14 From 4:00-5:30 P.M.
Address: 17550 NE PACIFIC ST. PORTLAND, OR 97230

Toddlers – 1st grade from 4:00-4:30pm
2nd grade and up from 4:30-5:00pm

Bring Your Own Basket!
All ages welcome!
Join us for fun!

Volunteers needed!!!
(you can call Fatima (503)998-6499)

• To help prepare the egg-hunt 3:00pm (spread the eggs)
• To give out the Prizes 5:00pm.
• To help clean after the egg-hunt event 5:30pm.

*The first 50 kids will receive a redeemable ticket for a Prize*
*200 kids will receive a goody bag*

Plant Swap at Bella Vista Park- Sunday, April 9th 1-3PM

Want to get FREE plants to enhance your landscape? Join Johnson Creek Watershed Council for the Northwest Neighborhood Plant Swap, Sunday, April 9 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Bella Vista Park, 401 NW Bella Vista Drive.

This plant swap event is for the community to share bulbs, seeds, and cuttings with neighbors. Gardening experts will be on hand to answer questions and assure that invasive plants are not being shared accidentally.

Come learn more about the Backyard Habitat Certification Program. For more information visit the Johnson Creek Watershed Council.

Annual SOLVE IT for Earth Day Cleanup at Nadaka! – Saturday, April 22nd

Looking for a way to give back this Earth Day? Join Friends of Nadaka to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park Saturday April 22nd 9 AM-12 PM. We will be removing invasive species such as English Ivy from the 10 acre forested portion of the park. The event will start with a brief lesson on native and invasive plant species.

Tools, gloves, and light refreshments will be provided. Dress to work in natural areas: long pants and closed-toe sturdy shoes. Please bring a water bottle and a friend! Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup, Garden Weeding/Cleanup.

Register Here: http://www.solveoregon.org/get-involved/events/nadaka-nature-park-cleanup

Date & Time: Saturday April 22nd 9 AM -12 PM

Location: Nadaka Nature Park
17615 NE Glisan St. Gresham Oregon 97230

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

Contact: Monica- Nadaka Nature Park Coordinator at monica@friendsofnadaka.org or 503-956-8558.

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’s north entrance is 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.

Welcome Back Vulture Day Is Coming to Nadaka Nature Park & St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church

Welcome Back Vulture Day Is Coming to Nadaka Nature Park and St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church!

Did you notice you only see Turkey Vultures in the metropolitan area in the spring and summer? That’s because they migrate to warmer climates in the winter, but it’s time to welcome them back. We’re lucky to still have good populations of Turkey Vultures in Oregon.   Around the world vultures are facing hazards in the wild and their numbers are dwindling. As “Nature’s Recyclers,” they play an important role in reducing disease—and it’s up to us to help

Welcome Back Vulture Day is filled with fun and educational activities:

  • Meet Ruby, Portland Audubon’s Turkey Vulture, up close (along with many of Audubon’s other education birds)
  • Compare your “wingspan” to that of a California Condor
  • Make a crafted vulture and mask
  • Play “Upchuck Chuck!”
  • Learn fun vulture facts
  • Find out the differences between Old and New World vultures
  • Discover why vultures are important

Date & Time: Free Event, Saturday, March 18th 12-3pm

For more information, contact: dsawtelle@audubonportland.org or call 971-222-6108.

Location: Nadaka Nature Park and St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church 17405 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97230

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

Evolving Plans For Nadaka Nature Park and Garden

Several designs for Nadaka Nature Park & Garden predated the design we have today. After purchasing Nadaka Open Space in 2009, the City of Gresham did a master plan in 2001 (Image 1). This plan would have required developing some of the natural area for recreational facilities and accessing Glisan street through private property. In 2008-2009 the Friends of Nadaka and Trust for Public brokered the acquisition/donation of the Nelson Property (Image 1) with funding from Metro and EMSWCD. In 2009, the City did a conceptual master plan for the newly public Nelson property (Image 2) and access was opened up to the south and to Rockwood Neighborhood. Finally, in 2012, the Friends of Nadaka, Columbia Slough Watershed Council, and the City of Gresham worked together with landscape architects MIG to revise the 2009 master plan with new information and create construction documents (Image 3).

Image 1 – 2001 Nadaka Master Plan

Image 2 – 2009 Nadaka Neighborhood Park Master Plan for the Nelson Property.

2012 Nadaka Nature Park & Garden Preferred Redesign. The Community Garden was relocated to the portion of the site that receives the most sunlight during the growing season.

Nadaka Community Planting Event! February 25th

Nadaka Community Planting Event- February 25th 

Looking for a way to get outside and make a difference in your community? Join Friends of Nadaka for our Community Planting Event to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park. Volunteers will be planting native shrubs like Oregon Grape, Thimbleberry, and Oceanspray. Native plantings help filter pollutants, provide shade, and improve fish and wildlife habitat.

Tools, plants, 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!

Register Here: http://solveoregon.org/get-involved/events/nadaka-community-planting-event or call at 503-956-8558.

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Date & Time: Saturday, February 25th 9-12pm

Location: 17615 NE Glisan Street Portland, OR 97230

Meet at the picnic structure on the NE 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’s north entrance is 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.

Evento a Plantar Con La Comunidad en Nadaka Parque Natural- 25 de Febrero

Evento a Plantar Con La Comunidad en Nadaka- 25 de Febrero

Estás buscando para una manera para disfrutar en la naturaleza y hacer una diferencia en su comunidad? Únete a Friends of Nadaka para nuestro Evento a Plantar Con La Comunidad para restaurar un hábitat saludable en el Parque Nadaka. Los voluntarios plantarán arbustos nativos como Oregon Grape, Thimbleberry, y Oceanspray. Las plantas nativas ayudan a filtrar los contaminantes, proporcionan sombra y mejoran el hábitat de peces y vida silvestre.

Se proveerán herramientas, plantas, guantes, y refrescos. Vestirse para trabajar en áreas naturales: pantalones largos, ropa caliente, y zapatos con los dedos de los pies cerrados. Por favor traiga una botella de agua y un amigo!

Registrar Aqui: https://eventoaplantarnadaka.eventbrite.com o llama a 503-956-8558.

Cuando: Sábado, 25 de Febrero 9 AM hasta 12 PM

Dónde: 17615 NE Glisan Street Portland, OR 97230

Reunirte al refugio de picnic situado en el frente parte del parque a lado de NE Glisan St.

Hay dos locaciones para estacionando tu coche.

  • En la área de grava entre Nadaka y St. Aidan’s Episcopal Iglesia a 17405 NE Glisan Street Gresham, OR 97230.
  • Al entrada norte de Nadaka Parque a NE Pacific St. y 176th. Puedes estacionar tu coche dentro el barrio y seguir el camino de grava a través del bosque para llegar al refugio de picnic.

Siembra la Cena- Curso de jardinería gratis!- Curso de Cinco Semanas

Siembra la Cena- Curso de jardinería gratis!

!Creciendo verduras en un presupuesto. Aprenda maneras de bajo costo para construir un suelo saludable, planificar su zona de jardín, elegir los cultivos, cuidar de su jardín, y cosechar su recompensa!

Inscribirse Aquí: https://nadakasiembralacena.eventbrite.com

Cuando: Los JUEVES a las 5:30 hasta 7:30 PM; 16 de Febrero hasta 16 de Marzo

Dónde: St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 17405 NE Glisan St, Portland, 97230. Se imparte en un salón con visitas al Jardín Comunitario de Nadaka.

Quién: Las clases están abiertas a los participantes adultos interesados en aprender como practicar la horticultura en un presupuesto

Es necesario para inscribirse. Comuníquese con Monica a monica@friendsofnadaka.org o 503-956-8558.

Detalles: Por favor, comprométase a asistir a las cinco clases. Los participantes recibirán un libro, semillas, y más gratis.

Esta clase es una colaboración con Oregon Food Bank, Friends of Nadaka, Outgrowing Hunger, y St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church.