We are delighted to welcome Slider the otter and Seeker the raven to Nadaka. Slider was created by artist Rip Caswell and Seeker was created by artist Chad Caswell. The bronze statutes were made possible by the generous donation of Joan Albertson, Gresham Outdoor Public Art and the artists. Read more here in The Outlook.
Nadaka Park’s Community Garden recently mentioned in The Outlook.
If you missed this garden workshop, the next one is Shutting Down the Garden on Thursday, September 21 @5:30pm-7:00pm. Rain or shine. It will include information on preparing your garden for winter, cover crops and mulch. The workshop is FREE.
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.
6th Annual Nadaka Community Festival -Saturday August 20th 12pm-3pm
Everyone is welcome to the 6th Annual Nadaka Community Festival to be held at Nadaka Nature Park in Gresham on August 20th from Noon to 3:00pm. Portland Audubon’s live educational birds will be there and we’ll have activities for all ages. Free hot dogs (while they last), face painting and the Aztec dancers will perform in the meadow. Community groups will have information tables.
Address: 17615 NE Glisan Street, Gresham, OR 97230. Enter at NE 175th & NE Pacific where there is parking in the neighborhood or NE 175th & NE Glisan with parking in St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church parking lot. Also parking available on the south side of NE Glisan at NE 176th in the neighborhood. Crosswalk available across NE Glisan.
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 removing invasive species such as English Ivy from the 10 acre forested portion of the park.
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!
Join the Friends of Nadaka at the Columbia Slough Watershed Council’s Slough Celebration Gala event on February 5, 2016. Its really exciting that the Nadaka Park & Garden Project will be receiving an Achievement Award.
Click here for more information and to order your tickets now.
In collaboration with our partner, Audubon Society of Portland, we would like to encourage everyone to enroll in their Backyard Habitat Certification Program.
If you live in Gresham and register before the end of the year the City of Gresham will reimburse you the $35 registration fee. A special technician will come out and give you great advice about native plants and birds as well as a discount to purchase native plants. If you don’t get registered before the end of the year it is still well worth the $35.
Give yourself and the birds a gift and make your yard more lovely and a better home for birds.
On August 22, 2015 Artist, Jean Nagai brought his tie-dyed tent to the 5th Annual Nadaka Community Festival for display at the north end of the nature based play area. Here is a short interview with Jean.