Nadaka Cleanup With SOLV

Title: Nadaka Cleanup With SOLV & Community Festival
Location: Nadaka Nature Park – Meet at North Gate – NE175th Ave. & NE Pacific
Link out: solv6
Description: SOLV Cleanup at Nadaka Nature Park. Removing invasives and trash in the 10 acre forested portion of the park. Preparing for Community Festival that begins at Noon.   Pre-register on line with SOLV for this cleanup. Refreshments provided for volunteers.

Then join friends and neighbors at the 4th Annual Nadaka Community Festival for family fun with music, face painters, Audubon live birds, activities for children and free hot dogs while they last.  Festival is from Noon until 3:00pm.
Start Time: 9:00am
Date: 2014-09-27
End Time: 12:00pm

The Intertwine Features Nadaka

A big thank you to Metro Councilor Shirley Craddick for writing such a great article about Nadaka Nature Park for The Intertwine.  Councilor Craddick has been a big supporter of Nadaka going back to when she was a City Councilor in Gresham.

Walk & Talk at Nadaka

Come to Nadaka this Saturday,     April 12th at 10am for a Walk & Talk thru Nadaka.  We will meet at the North gate – NE 175th & NE Pacific.  There will be an Invasive Species Specialist from the City of Gresham, someone from the Columbia Slough Watershed Council to talk about the Slough and a Camp Fire Girl who actually attended Nadaka when she was a Camp Fire Girl.

It is a beautiful time at Nadaka right now with the Trilliums and Cherry trees in bloom and the sun is supposed to be shining as well.  A walk in the woods is definitely good for your health and this is right in your neighborhood.

Eagle Scout Project Includes New Bench


Joey Wojtas of Scout Troop 606 chose Nadaka to do his Eagle Scout Service Project in the Fall of 2013.  This was not the first time Troop 606 has done a project at Nadaka and their Scouts continue to volunteer at Nadaka.

Joey organized the project which included clearing a very messy area in the park, mulching the area, planting new native plants and installing a bench.  The Troop also removed ivy from an area in the park that was described as being “a sea of ivy”.  The new bench area will become the northern most edge of the nature based play area to be completed this summer.  Troutdale Sand & Gravel donated the cement and bench mold and the estimated donated cost of the project was approximately $800 not counting the volunteer time.

There were 28 individuals from the Scout Troop involved in this project for a total of 183 volunteer hours.

Go to the photo gallery (page 5) to view more photographs from this project.


Nadaka Receives Oregon State Parks Grant


   We are thrilled to announce that our Nadaka Neighborhood Park project grant submitted to the Oregon Parks & Recreation has been awarded funds in the amount $523,480.  Nadaka was ranked #11 out of 35 applications and only 22 were funded. 

   The Nadaka project continues to move forward not only because it is a wonderful project but because of the partnerships we have established over the years.  The City of Gresham worked closely with the Friends of Nadaka, Audubon Society of Portland and Columbia Slough Watershed Council preparing and presenting this grant.  The cooperation and support is amazing.

                              This is the 2 acres where it will happen.

Cleanup & Boulder Moving With 671 Engineering Company of Army Reserves

On June 15 & 16, 2013 the 671st Engineering Company of the Army Reserves came out to Nadaka to move boulders out along NE Glisan.  They also worked with other volunteers removing weeds from the future community garden area.

The 671st and other volunteers put in a total of 690.5 hours and we can’t thank them enough.  Also Jazzy Bagels donated their delicious bagels for the volunteers.  Check out more photos from the event on the Photos page.

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