8th Annual Nadaka Community Festival- August 18th!

8th Annual Nadaka Park Community Festival
Event Date: Saturday, August 18th
Time:  The event runs 12 PM – 3PM

Location:
Nadaka Nature Park
17615 NE Glisan Street
Gresham, OR 97230

It is time for the 8th Annual Nadaka Community Festival!
This fun and exciting event will be at Nadaka Nature Park in Gresham on Saturday, August 18th from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM!

This is a free event for the community with: 

~Aztec Dancers
~Free food (while supplies last)
~Nature & sports activities for all ages
~Portland Audubon’s live educational birds
~Community booths with information and activities
~Face painting
~Live music

Entrances & Parking: NE 175th & NE Pacific has parking in the neighborhood or NE 175th & NE Glisan with parking in St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church parking lot. Parking is also available on the south side of NE Glisan at NE 176th in the neighborhood. Crosswalk available across NE Glisan.

NO SMOKING – There is absolutely no smoking on site.

Photo by: Kyle Weismann-Yee and Billy Hustace Photography respectively

Thank you for your help promoting this event and to bring our community together!  If you have any questions prior to and/or during the event you may reach me directly at 503-956-8558.

Apply For the Nadaka & Columbia Slough Watershed Council’s Event and Outreach Specialist!

Columbia Slough Watershed Council is hiring for two Confluence AmeriCorps members! The positions are:
1) Events and Outreach Specialist for Nadaka Nature Park & CSWC
2) Habitat Restoration Educator- CSWC

Applications are due July 15th. Please help us spread the word and apply if you are interested. Position descriptions and how to apply can be found on our

Employment page here: https://columbiaslough.org/about_the_council/job_opportunities/

Stand Together Week Park Cleanup at Nadaka Nature Park- Sunday, June 10th 1 PM- 4 PM!

Stand Together Week Park Cleanup at Nadaka Nature Park                                        Sunday, June 10th from 1 PM- 4 PM!

Register HERE: https://www.handsonportland.org/opportunity/a0C1H0000142Ws1

Stand Together Week is the Portland Timbers, Thorns FC, and T2 citywide volunteer initiative that brings the community together to support local nonprofit organizations. The week engages hundreds of supporters, including Timbers, Thorns FC, & T2 players, coaches, ambassadors and front office staff who work with various non-profits in the community.

During this project volunteers will help take care of this special natural area park by assisting with the following tasks:
– Removing non-native invasive plants
– Watering and mulching new plants
– Working in the community garden
– Picking up litter.

What to Bring/Wear:
Volunteers should wear closed toed shoes and long pants and bring a water bottle. All other materials will be provided.

Note: Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older to attend without a parent/chaperone.

If you plan to bring children/additional volunteers you MUST reserve slots for them. The best way to do this is to create a Volunteer Team, then sign up your team for this project. Questions? Email teams@handsonportland.org.

Need help signing up? Call 503-200-3355.

East County Parks: A Need & Opportunity for Renewal Join us to view this new film 10:30 am to Noon Saturday June 2nd at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in Rockwood!

East County Parks: A Need & Opportunity for Renewal
Join us to view this new film 10:30 am to Noon Saturday June 2nd at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in Rockwood!
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Parques del este del condado: una necesidad y oportunidad para la renovación. ¡Únete a nosotros para ver esta nueva película de 10:30 am a mediodía el sábado 2 de junio en la Iglesia Episcopal St. Aidan en Rockwood!
 
Trailer: East County Parks: A Need & Opportunity for Renewal explores the recent history of investment and divestment in East Multnomah County’s local park system and the hope and opportunities for renewal.
La película tendrá subtítulos en español.
 
Time & Location – Hora y ubicación
When: 10:30am to Noon, Saturday June 2, 2018
Where: Saint Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 17405 NE Glisan Street, Portland, OR 97230, next door to Nadaka Nature Park.
Following the 15 minute film we’ll have a short discussion. Light refreshments will be served.
 
Después de la película de 15 minutos tendremos una breve discusión.
Se servirán refrescos.
 
 
Can’t Make June 2?
No se puede hacer el 2 de junio?
 
You can catch screenings at the following other times and locations:
Puede ver la película en los siguientes horarios y lugares:
 
June 20 screening for High School Students. Email for details.
August 18 the Nadaka Community Festival.
August 25 Rock the Block
Springwater Parks & Community is a project of the
East Metro Arts, Community & Culture

Caffeine + Sustainability + Networking = The Gresham GREAT Business Green Coffee Hour at Nadaka Nature Park!

Caffeine + Sustainability + Networking = The Gresham GREAT Business Green Coffee Hour at Nadaka Nature Park!
 
This free event is happening:
Wednesday, May, 30, 8:00 – 9:30 am
Nadaka Nature Park Pavilion, 17615 NE Glisan St
 
Come to the Green Business Coffee Hour presented by the City of Gresham’s GREAT Business Program. You’ll get to tour and learn about the many sustainable features of Nadaka Nature Park and Outgrowing Hunger, network with other green and aspiring green businesses, and bring ideas back to your workplace that can save money and natural resources.

Second Annual Community Conservation and Repair Fair at MHCC on Saturday, May 12!

Mark your calendar for the Second Annual Community Conservation and Repair Fair at MHCC on Saturday, May 12! This is a free event and open to the entire community.

Held in the Yoshida Event Center, the MHCC conservation fair will offer information and resources on living more sustainably, reducing your environmental footprint, and accessing regional conservation-oriented tools and organizations. Participate in free exhibits and a prize drawing, bring broken items for fixing in the repair café, and grab a snack!

Bring your broken household items and have volunteers fix them for free. Suggested items include:

Bicycles
Small Appliances
Electronics
Clothing and Fabric Items

Date: Saturday, May 12th

Time: 11 AM -2 PM

Address: Yoshida Event Center -26000 SE Stark St., Gresham Oregon 97030

https://www.facebook.com/events/149529978999025/?active_tab=about

Arbor Month Tree City USA Celebration 2018 – Nadaka Nature Park

Join us in celebrating Arbor Month in April as we begin our tenth year as a Tree City USA. The Green Gresham, Healthy Gresham partnership with Friends of Trees and Multnomah County will host this Rockwood Neighborhood tree-planting event, which includes a volunteer planting at Nadaka Nature Park.

A potluck lunch for all volunteers will be provided after the neighborhood planting is complete.

Sign up to volunteer or get your own free street tree at friendsoftrees.org/gresham.

The event was made possible in part by a grant from the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District and from our event sponsors, J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. and Portland General Electric.

Refreshments will be provided. Please bring gloves.

No RSVP required.

For more information about this event, contact Tina Osterink at Tina.Osterink@GreshamOregon.gov or 503-618-2392.

SOLVE IT For Earth Day Cleanup at Nadaka!- Saturday 4/21

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 21st 9 AM-12 PM. We will be removing invasive species such as English Ivy from the 10 acre forested portion of the park, doing mulching projects on the front 2-acres and community garden . 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: https://www.solveoregon.org/organization/0011I00000FPapwQAD

Date & Time: Saturday April 21st 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.

 

 

Spring Bird & Nature Walk with Audubon Society of Portland- Saturday, April 28th

Join the Audubon Society and Friends of Nadaka for a family-friendly, guided nature walk, open to both beginners and advanced bird watchers/ naturalists. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, we will have some for you to borrow. Coffee and light refreshment will be provided.

Meet us at the picnic structure. We look forward to seeing you there. For more information about this event contact Monica McAllister at 503-956-8558 or monica@friendsofnadaka.org.
Location: Nadaka Nature Park 17615 NE Glisan St. Portland OR 97230

Dates & Times: Saturday, April 28th: 9 AM-10 AM

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.

Photography by: © Michael J. Andersen, CA, Lake Hodges, San Diego County, Feb. 2010.