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
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.
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!
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!
!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!
Seed to Supper is a free 5-week beginning gardening course that gives adult gardeners the tools they need to successfully grow a portion of their own food on a limited budget. Participants will be given a free gardening book, seeds, plant starts, trowels, a certificate of completion and more.
Due to the high probability that snow will still be on the ground Monday and if not, that we will be experiencing potential mud/flooding issues due to melting snow, we have decided to cancel this year’s MLK Day of Service.
We would however love to see you at our Community Planting Event Saturday, February 25th from 9 AM to 12 PM! Stay warm and safe everyone!
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 planting natives, removing invasive species, removing litter, and tidying up the garden.
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!