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.

Nadaka Community Planting Event! February 25th

Nadaka Community Planting Event- February 25th 

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!

Register Here: http://solveoregon.org/get-involved/events/nadaka-community-planting-event or call at 503-956-8558.

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Date & Time: Saturday, February 25th 9-12pm

Location: 17615 NE Glisan Street Portland, OR 97230

Meet at the picnic structure on the NE Glisan Street side of the park.

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.

Evento a Plantar Con La Comunidad en Nadaka Parque Natural- 25 de Febrero

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!

Registrar Aqui: https://eventoaplantarnadaka.eventbrite.com o llama a 503-956-8558.

Cuando: Sábado, 25 de Febrero 9 AM hasta 12 PM

Dónde: 17615 NE Glisan Street Portland, OR 97230

Reunirte al refugio de picnic situado en el frente parte del parque a lado de NE Glisan St.

Hay dos locaciones para estacionando tu coche.

  • En la área de grava entre Nadaka y St. Aidan’s Episcopal Iglesia a 17405 NE Glisan Street Gresham, OR 97230.
  • Al entrada norte de Nadaka Parque a NE Pacific St. y 176th. Puedes estacionar tu coche dentro el barrio y seguir el camino de grava a través del bosque para llegar al refugio de picnic.

Siembra la Cena- Curso de jardinería gratis!- Curso de Cinco Semanas

Siembra la Cena- Curso de jardinería gratis!

!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!

Inscribirse Aquí: https://nadakasiembralacena.eventbrite.com

Cuando: Los JUEVES a las 5:30 hasta 7:30 PM; 16 de Febrero hasta 16 de Marzo

Dónde: St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 17405 NE Glisan St, Portland, 97230. Se imparte en un salón con visitas al Jardín Comunitario de Nadaka.

Quién: Las clases están abiertas a los participantes adultos interesados en aprender como practicar la horticultura en un presupuesto

Es necesario para inscribirse. Comuníquese con Monica a monica@friendsofnadaka.org o 503-956-8558.

Detalles: Por favor, comprométase a asistir a las cinco clases. Los participantes recibirán un libro, semillas, y más gratis.

Esta clase es una colaboración con Oregon Food Bank, Friends of Nadaka, Outgrowing Hunger, y St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church.

Seed to Supper Free Gardening Workshop- 5 Week Series!

Seed to Supper Free Gardening Workshop!

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.

Register Here: https://seedtosuppernadaka_staidans.eventbrite.com

When: Thursdays, February 16th through March 16th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Where: St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church 17405 NE Glisan St, Portland, 97230. Taught indoors with possible visits to Nadaka Community Garden

Who: Open to adult participants interested in learning how to garden on a budget.

Details: Please plan to attend all 5 classes. Participants get a free gardening book, seeds, and other goodies as available.

Registration is required: Contact Sara Bickford-sbickford@oregonfoodbank.org 503.575.2107, Adam Kohl- adam@outgrowinghunger.org or Monica McAllister- monica@friendsofnadaka.org.

Growing Veggies on a Budget. Learn low-cost ways to build healthy soil, plan your growing space, choose your crops, care for your growing garden, and harvest your bounty!

This class is hosted in partnership by Friends of Nadaka and St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church.

MLK Day of Service at Nadaka 1/16/17 CANCELLED

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!

Friends of Nadaka was Awarded the GREAT Businesses Certification!

We are excited to announce that Friend of Nadaka was awarded the GREAT Business Certification this past summer!

Below is a description of and link to the GREAT Business program. Be sure to join them for their monthly Green Coffee Hour to learn more about sustainable businesses around town!

https://greshamoregon.gov/greatbiz/

                                                          GREAT Businesses

  • The Gresham Resource Efficiency Assistance To (GREAT) Businesses program helps businesses conserve natural resources, protect the local environment and help the bottom line.
  • Schedule a consultation with a GREAT Businesses program educator or have free resources delivered to you.

    GREAT benefits

    Call us today to set up a site visit and be one of the City’s many GREAT Businesses.

    • Site visit to tour your business and ask questions
    • Identify energy and money-saving opportunities
    • Resource efficiency recommendations will be provided
    • We create environmental strategies tailored to your business needs
    • We provide water saving devices, recycling boxes, and educational materials
    • We can help you find services for hard-to-recycle items such as computers, toner, batteries, etc.

    GREAT Business Coffee Hour

    Join us on the last Wednesday of the month to network, tour a GREAT sustainable business and share ideas to bolster our green community.

    Environmental strategies

    We look for ways to help you conserve, save money and become a GREAT member of the community. We tailor business strategies in the following areas:

    • Recycling, waste reduction, and composting
    • Water conservation and wastewater management
    • Energy conservation
    • Pollution reduction to local streams and rivers (stormdrain resources)
    • Alternative transportation options
    • Food donation
    • Small business grants
    • Waste-free events

    GREAT recognition

    Be recognized for utilizing resources wisely.  Three award options for GREAT Businesses.

    • Recycling Certified Business
    • GREAT Recycler Award
    • GREAT Businesses Award

    This award is available to businesses that complete the five steps of the business recycling practices. For example, these businesses are:

    • Setting up recycling containers with clear signage
    • Training employees on what is recyclable

    Eligible businesses receive a window cling decal and a logo for their website.

MLK Day of Service at Nadaka 2017!

MLK DAY of Service at Nadaka!

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!

When:

Where: Nadaka Nature Park – 17615 NE Glisan Street Portland, OR 97230.

-Meet at the picnic structure on the Glisan Street side of the park.

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 north entrance 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.