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.

Green Festival Expo, December 9th-11th!

Join Friends of Nadaka, The Columbia Slough Watershed Council, and other environmental organizations at the Green Festival Expo, December 9th-11th at the Oregon Convention Center. It’s free but you need to register at:
http://greenfestivals.org/portland-2016-dec-9-11.html…

We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00pm

Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Halls B & C

Green Festival offers something for everyone, with the widest selection of products and services to work green, play green and live green from vegan/vegetarian food, fashion and health to energy, construction and design. People can shop and enjoy vegan and vegetarian organic foods, hands-on demos, educational activities and inspirational speakers.

Pick out the perfect gift this holiday season at the Green Festival Expo at the Oregon Convention Center December 9-11 in Halls B & C. Find unique gifts and stocking stuffers from a wide variety of local sustainable products that are good for your wallet and the planet. Discover the latest green living and plant-based diets, sample local vegan/vegetarian food and enjoy presentations from celebrity chefs and sustainable lifestyle experts. Register for free tickets at greenfestivals.org, and follow us on social media for exciting news and updates.

Read Green Festival’s Privacy Policy

Visit the Green Fesival Portland City Page

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Free Workshop- Attracting Garden Pollinators this Saturday Nov. 5th!

Interested in learning more about pollinators? Join East Multnomah Soil Water & Conservation District and Friends of Nadaka for a Free Pollinator Workshop at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church/ Nadaka Nature Park.

You will learn about the different kinds of pollinators that might be living in your garden, discover a plant palette to help attract and support pollinators, and go beyond the bloom to consider ways to provide shelter, water, nesting, and overwintering sites. Light refreshments provided!

Please Register Herehttp://emswcd.org/workshops-and-events/upcoming-workshops/

We look forward to seeing you there. For more information about this event contact Monica McAllister at 503-956-8558 or monica@friendsofnadaka.org.

Location: 
St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church/ Nadaka Nature Park- 17405 NE Glisan Street Gresham, OR 97230.

Dates & Times: Saturday,11/5:  9am-11am

Parking: St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church parking lot next to Nadaka Nature Park.

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Light A Fire Award to Friends of Nadaka

On Friday, October 14, 2016 the Portland Monthly magazine awarded the Friends of Nadaka a Light A Fire Award in the category of Game-Changing Project.  This award recognized an innovative collaboration that generates a transformative impact for one or more nonprofits. There were over 100 nominations submitted of which seven were given to organizations and five to individuals.

Check out the article published in the November Portland Monthly issue and the video at the bottom was shown at the gala event.

October Bird & Nature Walk- Saturday 10/15

October Bird & Nature Walk

Join the Audubon Society and Friends of Nadaka for a family-friendly, guided nature walk, open to both beginners and advanced bird watchers/ naturalists. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, we will have some for you to borrow.

Meet us at the picnic structure. We look forward to seeing you there. For more information about this event contact Monica McAllister at 503-956-8558 or monica@friendsofnadaka.org.
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: Nadaka Nature Park 17615 NE Glisan St. Portland OR 97230

Dates & Times: Saturday, October 15th 9am-10am

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.

September Nature Walk with Audubon Society of Portland!

September Nature Walk

Join the Audubon Society and Friends of Nadaka for a family-friendly, guided nature walk, open to both beginners and advanced bird watchers. This is a great opportunity to brush up on birding and plant identification basics.

Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, we will have some for you to borrow.

For more information about this event contact Monica McAllister at 503-956-8558 or monica@friendsofnadaka.org.

Meet us at the picnic structure. We look forward to seeing you there. For more information about this event contact Monica McAllister at 503-956-8558 or monica@friendsofnadaka.org.


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: Nadaka Nature Park 17615 NE Glisan St. Portland OR 97230

Dates & Times:  Friday, September 30th, 2016 – 9am-10am

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.

Vote Yes on Metro Ballot Measure 26-178

In November voters will have a chance to support continued stewardship in our local and regional natural areas. Renewal of the Regional Natural Area Levy will directly support stewardship work on Metro-owned natural areas in Gresham (e.g. Gresham Buttes and Grant Butte Wetlands) as well as support local grants like the ones supporting conservation education at Nadaka Nature Park. Please vote yes on 26-178!

This Measure renews the 2013 parks and natural areas levy twithout raising taxes. A home assessed at $200,000 would continue to pay just $20 a year. That’s a small price to pay to protect our area’s clean water and some of our most beautiful natural areas.

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 For more information about this Measure check out the Metro website.

 

SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup at Nadaka!- September 24th

Join Friends of Nadaka to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park Saturday, September 24th from 9am to 12pm ! 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

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Date & Time: Saturday, September 24th,  9am -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.