3rd Annual Nadaka Tea Fundraiser!

Nadaka Tea Fundraiser

Join Friends of Nadaka for our 3rd Annual Nadaka Tea Fundraiser! Enjoy a variety of delicious teas, scones, sandwiches and desserts. After a raffle for local art, gift cards, photography & more, join us for a guided tour of Nadaka Nature Park. This is your opportunity to dress up, mingle, and show Nadaka Nature Park how much you care! Prizes will be awarded for the best hat!

Reservations may be submitted for an individual or a group (max. 10) before Friday. June 9th, 2016 at 4:00 pm. Please submit only one request per person or group. Seating is limited so make your reservation now.

Eventbrite - 3rd Annual Nadaka Tea Fundraiser!

Who: This year we are welcoming groups and well behaved children over the age of 6.

When: Saturday, June 17th 12 PM-2 PM.

Where: Murdock Hall, St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 17405 Northeast Glisan Street, Portland OR 97230

For more information and to register by phone contact Monica McAllister- Nadaka Nature Park Coordinator at monica@friendsofnadaka.org or call 503-956-8558.

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May Tadpole Tales at Nadaka Nature Park

Parents and children ages 2 to 5 are invited to enjoy a short story, craft, and guided nature hike at Nadaka Nature Park. Watch birds fly overhead, search for hidden animal homes and learn about local trees and flowers. This event will take place rain or shine, so pull on those boots and join us. There is a $3 suggested donation per child, no charge for adults at time of event or if donation causes financial hardship. Meet at the picnic structure.

 Register at https://nadakatadpoletalesmay.eventbrite.com or call 503-956-8558.

Thursday, May 11th 10 AM- 11 AM

17615 NE Glisan Street Portland, OR 97230- Nadaka Nature Park Picnic Shelter

For more information, contact Monica McAllister at 503-956-8558 or email at monica@friendsofnadaka.org.

 Future Dates & TimesFirst Thursday of the month starting in June, 10-11am

Thursday, June 1st 10am-11am

Thursday, July 6th 10am-11am

Thursday, August 3rd 10am-11am

4th Annual Pleasant Valley PLANT SWAP- Saturday April 29th

4th Annual Pleasant Valley PLANT SWAP

17625 S.E. Foster Rd. Gresham, OR 97080

Saturday April 29, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

 Rain or shine, gardeners gather to share and exchange plants and knowledge with all. The Plant Swap is hosted at Pleasant Valley Grade School. The main parking lot is on Richey Road just north of Foster. The site offers parking, and a small breezeway area with restrooms.

 Contact: Duane Werner, cell phone: 503-784-4528

Or email at duane_werner@frontier.com

 THIS IS HOW IT WORKS: NO SALES, Only exchanges and freebies, please. Tailgating Encouraged. Bring your plants from Propagation; grown from seeds, shovel pruned, reseeded plants, or extras from a large nursery purchase. Size doesn’t matter. The format for the trade is like a tailgate party. Traders exchange expert gardening information as well as plant materials. In two hours all the deals are sealed. We have plenty of parking.  Label your plants with botanical and common names, color, height, width, etc. if possible. Pictures are also great.

 FREE STUFF: The last half hour (11:30–12:00) you MAY be able to pick up some free plants from gardeners that are willing to give it away. Many gardeners generously share plants from the abundance of their gardens. This is an excellent way to begin your garden and an excellent way to thin out that giant patch of Shasta Daisies, etc.

 WHAT IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO TRADE: Cookies, chocolate, or breakfast items work like money at the Plant Swap!

 Rain or shine, gardeners gather to share and exchange

plants and knowledge with all.

 

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.