SOLVE Cleanup at Nadaka

Removing invasives and mulching trails at Nadaka.  You can preregister for this event at the SOLVE website.  Tools and gloves will be provided as well as refreshments for volunteers. Great opportunity to improve Nadaka and make new friends.  Registration table located at North entrance, NE 175th & NE Pacific in Gresham.

SOLVE Cleanup Scheduled at Nadaka

DSCN3929Come out to Nadaka on Saturday, April 18th beginning at 9:00am until Noon to participate in the SOLVE cleanup.  Go to the SOLVE website to pre-register for this event.

Tools and gloves will be provided as well as refreshments for volunteers.  Its a great opportunity to improve Nadaka and make new friends.  You will also get a chance to see the new two acre addition to the park which includes a nature based play area, community garden and picnic shelter.

Nadaka Cleanup With SOLVE & Festival Sat., Sept. 27th

Its happening Saturday, Sept. 27th.  The Fourth Annual Nadaka Community Festival & Cleanup.  Nadaka is a beautiful 10 acre forest where we will be removing invasives and litter in the morning from 9:00am to Noon.  You can pre-register with SOLVE for this event here.  If you would like to volunteer to help with the Festival beginning at 11:00am with setup, etc. you can do that at our partner, Columbia Slough Watershed Council’s website.


The Nadaka Community Festival will be held after the cleanup from Noon to 3:00pm where volunteers will be treated to hot dogs, music and activities for the family. The Audubon Society of Portland will have their live birds and you will be entertained by Aztec dancers from Ollin Yolliztli as well as NW PanMan Terry Baber on his steel drum.

For more information or to get involved contact Lee at 503-998-1044.

SOLVE Earth Day Cleanup A Success

SOLVE Cleanup at Nadaka on April 26th was a success for everyone.  37 volunteers came out to help remove invasives for this Earth Day cleanup with SOLVE. We logged 112 hours of volunteer time and filled a 40 cu yard dumpster. Some did take time out to enjoy Turtle Rock.          A big thank you to Jazzy Bagel for the wonderful bagels.

SOLVE Cleanup a Success at Nadaka

The SOLVE Cleanup at Nadaka on Saturday, Sept. 28th was outstanding. In spite of the weather we had 57 volunteers for a total of 123 volunteer hours.  . Volunteers came from Wells Fargo Bank, Sam Barlow High School and The Center for Advanced Learning as well as the neighborhood.
Because of the bad weather SOLVE had for the first time ever cancelled their Beach and Riverside Cleanup on the 28th.  Lucky for us their inland cleanups remained scheduled even though rain was predicted. Their Beach and Riverside Cleanup has been rescheduled for October 12th and October 26th.  Check the SOLVE website to register for one of those cleanups.
All the weeds were removed from the future community garden and it looks great.
Jazzy Bagel of Gresham furnished delicious bagels for the volunteers.

Check out the gallery for more photographs of the SOLVE event.

Earth Day Cleanup With SOLVE

On April 20, 2013 there was a cleanup at Nadaka with SOLVE.  There were 38 people who participated logging in 103 hours of volunteer time.  With a small grant from SOLVE the Friends of Nadaka were able to purchase 20 pair of work gloves, 4 large Sword Ferns and 3 Currants which were planted by the Girl Scouts.  Check out the gallery for more photographs from the event.

A big thank you to Jazzy Bagel for again furnishing their wonderful bagels and the Wilkes East Neighborhood Association for furnishing the porta potty.  The Center for Family Success donated apple juice and bananas for the event.

Join SOLVE at Nadaka for Earth Day Cleanup

There is a SOLVE event scheduled again this year on Saturday, April 20th from 9 am untl 1 pm.  Join other Friends of Nadaka to help improve the park.  If you know  students looking for community volunteer opportunities, Scouts, ball or soccer teams, church groups or businesses please pass on this information.

You can go to this SOLVE link to register yourself or your group and find out more information about the cleanup.  Just click on the button “Register Now“.