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Nadaka Nature Park

Get your Green on.
Join your neighbors!
Help restore our urban habitat.
A special cleanup event with
Columbia Slough Watershed Council
Sat Nov 14th 9AM

Wilkes East Neighborhood has received a Metro Nature in Neighborhood grant for improvements in Nadaka Nature Park which requires matching volunteer hours so your support is needed and greatly appreciated. See you at the park!

When: Saturday Nov 14, 2009 9AM - 2PM
A special event with Columbia Slough Watershed Council
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
NE 175th Ave and NE Pacific St
Gresham, OR
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Event Info
Be prepared to get a little dirty and to have fun by supporting and volunteering with Friends of Nadaka and Wilkes East Neighborhood Association in their efforts to restore this natural area by removing invasive underbrush and ivy. We will also be planting 12 new small trees, 65 shrubs and 150 herbs.

UPDATE (11-11-2009) : Join us, the Concordia University Basketball Team, H.B. Lee Middle School Leadership students, and your fellow neighbors for this special event with the Columbia Slough Watershed Council. Refreshments needed: Persons interested in donating baked goods or refreshments for this event are urged to contact

Rain or Shine! Come dressed for weather and help improve Nadaka Nature Park. Bring working gloves & a water bottle if you have them. Volunteer as long as you can.

Coffee, juice, water & refreshments provided by Wilkes East Neighborhood.

No pre-registration required. Volunteers younger than 18 will need a signed waiver (available at the event).

See website calendar for more Nadaka Nature Park events and activities!

Start: 9:00 am
End: 1:00 pm

"Learn to garden with natives"
Sat Nov 14th 9AM

When: Sat, Nov 14, 2009 9AM-1PM
Where: Leach Botanical Garden6704 SE 122nd AvenuePortland 97236
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Beauty and function
Naturescaping is the practice of designing (or redesigning) a landscape so that it reduces water use, stormwater runoff, and pollution without sacrificing splendor. Plus, it saves you time, money, and energy – all while providing a beautiful habitat for birds, wildlife, and you.
Native plants are best because they're adapted to our soil and climate so they need relatively little or no watering, fertilizing, or care once established. They are also less susceptible to common garden pests and diseases, and they attract a variety of native birds and butterflies by providing food and shelter.

Workshop Description
Plan to attend this free workshop, Saturday Nov 14th!
Naturescaping Basics introduces attendees to their connection with the watershed, native plants of the PNW, pollution prevention, and other core concepts of naturescaping.
Workshop participants get to view before and after naturescaping examples, take a field trip to a nearby project, get advice on landscape design and native gardening, network with neighbors, and identify native plants.
And, every participant receives a comprehensive workbook and a native plant to help them get started.

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  • Master plan for Nadaka park
  • NE Halsey St changes (162nd-181st)
  • Park Safety Q&A

Join Your Neighbors... Get involved. Make a difference!

When: Thursday, Nov 19, 2009 7:00PM
Where: St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church
17405 NE Glisan St
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Save the date!
Be sure to save Thursday, Nov 19th at 7:00 PM for this meeting at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 17405 NE Glisan St, Portland, Oregon. Get map!

Who should attend?
This meeting is open to all residents and businesses in the Wilkes East Neighborhood!

Start: 7:00 pm

Nadaka Nature Park

Be Part of the Process.
Plan to Attend this Meeting.
Nov 19, 2009 7PM
St Aidans Church

What: Wilkes East Neighborhood Association (WENA) meeting to discuss expansion of Nadaka Nature Park into 1.9 acres on south edge of Nadaka.

When: Thursday, Nov 19th 7PM
St Aidan's Episcopal Church
NE 174th & NE Glisan
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WENA and the Friends of Nadaka have successfully applied for a Metro Nature in Neighborhood capital grant, received a contribution from the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District (EMSWCD) and worked with the Trust for Public Land (TPL) and the Nelson Estate to acquire this 1.9 acre parcel. The City of Gresham has not contributed money for this purchase but the property will be owned and maintained by the City of Gresham. This acquisition will become part of Nadaka.

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Coalition of Gresham
Neighborhood Associations
Board Meeting
Tuesday Dec 8, 2009 7:00PM

When: Tuesday Dec 8, 2009 7:00PM
Where: Gresham City Hall, Springwater Trail Room
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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The Coalition of Gresham Neighborhood Associations next meeting will be Tuesday Nov 10, 2009 7:00PM in the Springwater Trail Room, Gresham City Hall, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham, OR 97030.

Public welcome
The Coalition of Gresham Neighborhood Associations was formed to provide structure and support for the leadership of Gresham's neighborhood associations, enabling more effective cooperation among neighborhood associations in order to achieve desired outcomes. Goals of the Coalition include providing a public forum for the review and evaluation of issues and problems, providing education and information on specific areas such as land use, and providing a unified voice for the neighborhood associations.

The Coalition meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 7:00PM

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Start: 7:00 pm

What to do with the old Rockwood Fred Meyer site? Click to enlarge

Exciting news for Rockwood!
“Sustainable Suburbs” students study Rockwood catalyst site, will present six different approaches to redeveloping the Rockwood Town Center, Dec 9th 7PM

Members of the larger Rockwood Community encouraged to attend!

When: Wednesday, Dec 9, 2009 7PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Conference Center
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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You are invited!
As part of the University of Oregon’s year-long engagement with the City of Gresham through its Sustainable Cities Year (, students from Professor Nico Larco’s Architecture studio “Sustainable Suburbs” have been studying the Rockwood catalyst site at 185th and SE Stark Street and surrounding areas, interviewing local stakeholders, and visualizing the neighborhood’s potential with sustainability in mind. At the December 9th Gresham Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee meeting, students from the University of Oregon will present six different approaches to redeveloping the Rockwood Town Center.
UPDATED: Recent area changes and photos below.
Members of the larger Rockwood Community are encouraged to attend on December 9th and be a part of what promises to be an interesting and lively discussion.

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Kick-off your Holiday Season!
Park Place Coffee's $5 Jewelry Sale & Open House
Sunday, Dec 13th 3-7PM

When: Sunday, Dec 13, 2009 3PM-7PM
Where: Park Place Coffee
1288 SE 182nd Ave (next to Vance Park)
Gresham, Or
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Join the fun!
Stop by Park Place Coffee for some hot chocolate & cookies, and a visit.
Also, it's a great chance to pick-up some jewelry at a great price!
Stocking Stuffer Sale
$5 Jewelry & Accessories for Christmas Gifts. (cash sales only)
Perfect time to find stocking stuffers or inexpensive gifts for all!
Also, mention this notice and get $1.00 off food items.
Coco, cookies & music!
"We will be serving hot chocolate and cookies, playing Christmas music and gearing-up for the holidays! (Beer and wine available)
The sale items are cash only but really NICE stuff! Stop by!"
Happy Holidays! -- Dina

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