Nadaka Urban Forestry Service Learning Project

This Spring 2013, Audubon Society of Portland, Columbia Slough Watershed Council, Friends of Nadaka and the City of Gresham are collaborating with Rosemary Anderson High School (RAHS) to develop and implement a service learning project at Nadaka.

With funding from the City of Gesham and East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, the Nadaka Urban Forestry Service Learning Project is providing education and technical training for eight RAHS students in the process of developing a laminated root rot assessment, tree removal and planting plan to treat the root infection in Nadaka Nature Park.

Project development by Audubon Society of Portland led the Columbia Slough Watershed Council to contract with Wolftree Inc. to provide hands on natural history training and technical skills to RAHS students in forest ecology, forest pathology, management, community relations and problem solving.  Goals for the tree removal and planting prescription are (1) decrease the risk of future hazard trees, (2) reduce the spread of laminated root rot, and (3) enhance wildlife habitat.  Additional project support is being provided by RAHS staff, Friends of Nadaka, Oregon Department of Forestry and St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church.

Click here for more information on laminated root rot at Nadaka


Celebrate Father’s Day at Nadaka

In honor of Father’s Day why not spend the morning at Nadaka on Saturday,          June 15th helping cleanup the park by removing invasives, clearing weeds from the future community garden and begin moving the boulders out along NE Glisan.  The Army Reservists will be there to do the boulder moving but there will be alot to do in the park.  Cleanup activities will begin at 9:00 am and end around 1:00 pm.  Come dressed for the weather and we will have work gloves, shovels, and other equipment needed for the cleanup.  Refreshments will be provided for volunteers.  For more information contact Lee at or 503.998.1044.  Bring your Dad or any other special person.

Early Neighborhood Meeting on Proposed Nadaka Neighborhood Park – Land Use/Development Application

Title: Early Neighborhood Meeting on Proposed Nadaka Neighborhood Park – Land Use/Development Application
Location: St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 17405 NE Glisan, Gresham, OR 97230
Description: This meeting is being held to discuss a proposed project; Nadaka Neighborhood Park, located adjacent to St. Aidan’s church. The property can be legally identified as (Site ID numbers 1N3E1AC9700, 10000,10100, and tax lot numbers R943310160, R943310520 and R943311370). This project is in the Wilkes East Neighborhood Association. You can see pre-application notes for this proposal at It is Pre-Application Conference Number PAM13-26000040. Purpose of meeting is to provide an opportunity for applicant and surrounding property owners to meet and discuss this proposal. Proposed park improvements expand existing trail and pathway system, children’s nature play area, community garden, berry patches, picnic shelter, seating and restrooms.
Start Time: 07:00pm
Date: 2013-04-16
End Time: 08:00pm

Join SOLVE at Nadaka for Earth Day Cleanup

There is a SOLVE event scheduled again this year on Saturday, April 20th from 9 am untl 1 pm.  Join other Friends of Nadaka to help improve the park.  If you know  students looking for community volunteer opportunities, Scouts, ball or soccer teams, church groups or businesses please pass on this information.

You can go to this SOLVE link to register yourself or your group and find out more information about the cleanup.  Just click on the button “Register Now“.

3rd Annual Nadaka Community Festival

Title: 3rd Annual Nadaka Community Festival
Location: Nadaka Nature Park
Description: Join us in the morning between 9:00 am and Noon for a cleanup of the park removing invasives. From Noon to 3:00 pm on the 2 acre site at the south end of Nadaka there will be free hot dogs and drinks, live music, face painting and games for children. Come out and enjoy the fun and meet your neighbors. MIG will be there to share the plans for the Nadaka Nature Park & Garden project on the south 2 acres and improvements to NE Pacific.
Date: August 3, 2013

Gresham City Council Meeting

Title: Gresham City Council Meeting
Location: Council Chambers, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham, OR 97030
Description: Gresham City Council Meeting. One of the agenda items will be Council approval of suggested changes to the original Nelson Property Neighborhood Park Master Plan (Nadaka) dated July 1, 2010. Changes include items such as relocation of the community garden and nature based play area. The Nadaka Nature Park & Garden Project Committee has been working with MIG on the design during 2012.
Start Time: 03:00 pm
Date: 2012-12-18
End Time: 05:00 pm

Neighborhood Greening Exchange

On December 8th, our partner, the Audubon Society of Portland, is putting on a forum to exchange ideas about how to effectively carry out neighborhood-driven greenspace projects. Don’t miss this opportunity to discuss strategies for outreach, community organizing, and fundraising for trails, community gardens, natural area acquisition and other projects in our neighborhoods!  One of the presentations will be on the Nadaka Nature Park & Garden Project.  To register for this event visit the Audubon website.

Canvassing for Park Project

Title: Canvassing for Park Project
Location: St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 17405 NE Glisan, Gresham, OR 97230
Description: We will be canvassing, in teams of 2, the Pine Square Apartments (next to Nadaka), the Rockwood Building (181st & Burnside) and Madrona Place (172nd & Burnside). The purpose is to tell residents about the Nadaka Nature Park & Garden Project and invite them to the sheet mulching event on December 1st. Meet in St. Aidan’s parking lot at tent, we’ll have a bite to eat, coordinate our message and take off. Dress for weather. If you can join us please email so we can anticipate numbers.  For more information call Lee at 503.998.1044.
St. Aidan’s is having a Winter Garden Holiday Bazaar that day as well from 10 am to 3 pm.
Start Time: 12:00
Date: Nov. 17, 2012
End Time: 3:00 pm

Eastrose Unitarian Universalist Presentation

Title: Eastrose Unitarian Universalist Presentation
Location: Eastrose UU Church, 1133 NE 181st Ave., Gresham
Link out: Click here
Description: Jim Labbe, Audubon Society of Portland and Lee Dayfield, Friends of Nadaka will give a presentation update on the Nadaka Nature Park & Garden Project. Everyone is welcome.
Start Time: 12:15 pm
Date: 11-04-2012
End Time: 1:00 pm

Community Garden Sheet Mulching Event

Title: Community Garden Sheet Mulching Event
Location: Nadaka Nature Park – South End at NE Glisan & NE 175th Ave.
Link out: Click here

Come help start the community garden at Nadaka Nature Park.

Will be sheet mulching the future community garden site. Dress for the weather, gloves if you have them and sturdy shoes. If you have a shovel, pitchfork or wheelbarrow you can bring that is great too.  Drinks and snacks for volunteers.  For more information and to register for the event go to the Columbia Slough Watershed Council website.

Start Time: 09:00am
Date: December 1, 2012
End Time: 1:00pm