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.
Meeting to discuss safety issues at Nadaka Nature Park. Community is invited. Speakers to include Gresham Police Dept., CVIP, NET (Neighborhood Enforcement Team), Gresham Mediation Specialist, Gresham Parks Dept. representative, Wilkes East Neighborhood Association representative, Friends of Nadaka, Nadaka Ambassadors, St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church. This will be an opportunity to discuss safety issues at the park and what the community can do to get involved and make things better.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
Location: 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.
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.
For more information about this Measure check out the Metro website.
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.
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.
Everyone is invited to the 5th Annual Nadaka Community Festival to be held on the south two acres of Nadaka and on the meadow. There will be free hot dogs while they last, fun activities for children and families, live music and dancing. There will be an Interpretive Nature Walk with the Audubon Society of Portland from 9am to 10am.
Event Date: Saturday, August 22nd
Main Event Time:12PM – 3PM
Interpretive Nature Walk Time (meet at the picnic structure): 9-10am.
Location: 17615 NE Glisan Street Portland, OR 97230. (Even though the address says Portland the park is located in Gresham).
Entrances/Parking: Parking is available in the Wilkes East neighborhood or in the St. Aidan’s parking lot next to Nadaka. Entrances are at 176th and NE Pacific St. or 176th and NE Glisan St.