Stewardship Saturdays at Nadaka

Rain or shine.  Come dressed for weather.  Help improve Nadaka by removing invasives, trail maintenance and litter removal. Basic plant identification lesson. Work gloves and tools provided.  Refreshments for volunteers.  Meet at Nadaka picnic shelter next to NE Glisan.

Stewardship Saturdays

Stewardship Saturdays

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.

No Ivy Day at Nadaka Nature Park

The annual No Ivy Day event is coming to Gresham.  Volunteers will be pulling invasive ivy and other weeds at sites across Portland and neighboring cities. Get to know Nadaka Nature Park and help protect the diversity and beauty of this unique natural area. This 10-acre forest in northwest Gresham was saved from development because it served as a day camp for the Camp Fire organization for many decades. Today Nadaka is a city park that provides an island of native habitat and a place for the community to access and learn about nature.

Visit No Ivy Day page on the City of Portland’s website for more information about this event. Nadaka listed under Partner Sites.

Still have questions?  You can email Ivy Watson at

Come enjoy this neighborhood treasure and help restore the forest understory. We will provide gloves, tools, training, and refreshments.

East Hill Church Volunteers at Nadaka

East Hill Church in Gresham participated in a cleanup at Nadaka Nature Park on Saturday, August 23, 2014.  We had 25 volunteers from the church and neighborhood who worked a total of 95 hours.  These hours are important for our matching grants. East Hill provided food and drinks for all the volunteers.

The future community garden was weeded and volunteers worked on the new trail thru the woods from the Pine Square Apartments which was needed due to construction.


Nadaka Receives Metro Nature In Neighborhoods Grant

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.


Nadaka Cleanup With SOLV

Title: Nadaka Cleanup With SOLV & Community Festival
Location: Nadaka Nature Park – Meet at North Gate – NE175th Ave. & NE Pacific
Link out: solv6
Description: SOLV Cleanup at Nadaka Nature Park. Removing invasives and trash in the 10 acre forested portion of the park. Preparing for Community Festival that begins at Noon.   Pre-register on line with SOLV for this cleanup. Refreshments provided for volunteers.

Then join friends and neighbors at the 4th Annual Nadaka Community Festival for family fun with music, face painters, Audubon live birds, activities for children and free hot dogs while they last.  Festival is from Noon until 3:00pm.
Start Time: 9:00am
Date: 2014-09-27
End Time: 12:00pm

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.