We are proud to be one of the 27 projects receiving Metro Nature in Neighborhoods grants. Check out the great projects receiving Metro grants here.
This Nadaka 2020 Conservation, Education & Stewardship grant is a three year matching grant in the amount of $61,000. The partners in this grant are the Audubon Society of Portland, Columbia Slough Watershed Council, Friends of Nadaka, City of Gresham, Human Solutions, Outgrowing Hunger, St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church and HB Lee Middle School SUN Program. The grant will enable the Friends of Nadaka to help bring the park even more alive with activities.
This grant will support:
- Programing to provide educational and community events and stewardship work days.
- Hiring a Park Coordinator to coordinate and implement education and stewardship programs.
- Establishing a Natural History Ambassador program.
- Conservation activities by the Columbia Slough Watershed Council and Audubon Society.
- Partial funding of Nadaka 2020 Operation and Maintenance Plan developed by the Friends.
- Partial funding management of the community garden.
Obviously $61,000 will not cover all the things we want to accomplish and we must match this $61,000 with volunteer time, financial contributions from individuals or companies, donated materials, etc. All our grants for Nadaka are matching and are designated to pay for specific things which cannot be changed. That is why it is important for the community to help with these matches. Things like printing, paper, office supplies as well as many items such as signage, bike racks, tools are not covered by grant funds.
If you would like to make a contribution to the Nadaka Nature Park & Garden Project go to the Donate & Get Involved page of the website. Volunteer time is also important so come out to one of the scheduled cleanups.