Nadaka Nature Park

SOLV IT Earth Day 2009 Nadaka Nature Park cleanup: Apr 18 9AM-1PM

04/18/2009 - 9:00am
04/18/2009 - 1:00pm
SOLV IT Earth Day 2009 Nadaka Nature Park cleanup: Apr 18

Get a little dirty, have fun!

Celebrate Earth Day 2009 at Nadaka Park

Working together for this treasure called Oregon

When: Saturday Apr 18, 2009 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
NE 175th Av & NE Pacific St
Gresham, OR


From I-84: Take the 181st exit, travel south, turn right on NE Pacific St.
From Glisan (eastbound): Turn left on NE 172nd Av, turn right on NE Pacific St.

Help beautify our park!

Join other volunteers to clear invasive plants & beautify Nadaka Nature Park, a beautiful 10-acre natural area.

Bring you own work gloves & water bottle if you have them.

Project Activities: Volunteers will clear underbrush and lift the canopy in Nadaka Nature Park. It is a beautiful 10-acre natural area, but it is overgrown. Cleanup will make the park safer and more inviting. Activities include: Cleanup, Invasive Plant Removal, Pruning.

Bagels, muffins, coffee, & water will be provided!

Click here to register with SOLV for this event.

For more information contact Brett Lyon, SOLV Coordinator 503-844-9571 x332, or email

Audubon Society, Morning Bird Walk at Nadaka Nature Park: May 28, 2009 7:30AM

05/28/2009 - 7:30am
05/28/2009 - 8:30am

Audubon Society, Morning Bird Walk at Nadaka Nature Park: May 28, 2009

Join us for a
Morning Bird Walk
at Nadaka Park

Learn the value of urban natural areas.

Audubon Society of Portland. Building a region where people and wildlife flourish together

When: Thursday May 28, 2009 07:30AM - 08:30AM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17500 NE Pacific St
Gresham, Oregon
Get Map!

Join us for a morning stroll

In celebration of Great Blue Heron Week, join Jim Labbe with the Audubon Society of Portland and Lee Dayfield with Wilkes East Neighborhood Association for a morning stroll through Nakada Nature Park in West Gresham. We’ll explore the natural and human history of this unique neighborhood nature park and learn about efforts afoot to expand the park, improve access and environmental interpretation, and enhance its wildlife habitat. We’ll also begin the documenting of bird species inhabiting the park and discuss the value of urban natural areas to avian biodiversity.

Register Free!


Big changes at Nadaka Nature Park

Wilkes East Neighborhood Nadaka Park Planting & Invasive Plant Removal Project

New sign, new plants,
invasive species removal

Get a litte dirty.
Join us for a park cleanup!

New plants added

There is a lot going on at Nadaka Nature Park, NE 176th Ave & NE Pacific St
(Click here for a map). In addition to removing invasives at WENA's March 8th park cleanup, the entire front along NE Pacific St was cleaned up outside the fence. Also 130 native plants and trees were planted along the NE Pacific St side of the park.

Here's a list of what was planted:

  • Big Leaf Maple
  • Western Red Cedar
  • Western Hemlock
  • Cherry Trees
  • Vine Maple
  • Cascara
  • Indian Plum
  • Blue Elderberry
  • Red Elderberry
  • Serviceberry
  • Salmonberry

New sign, barbed wire removed

The new Nadaka Park sign should be installed within a month. WENA was able to purchase the new sign along with removing the barbed wire on NE Pacific St with a grant obtained last year. This year WENA's Friends of Nadaka group has applied for a Metro Nature in Neighborhood grant for improvements to Nadaka which we should find out about in May. This is a matching grant 1:1 so we will need volunteer help as well as in-kind donations. Interested parties should contact Lee Dayfield by email at

Let's Get Dirty! Nadaka Park Cleanup: Sunday March 8th 9AM-3PM

03/08/2009 - 9:00am
03/08/2009 - 3:00pm
Wilkes East Neighborhood Nadaka Park Cleanup, Sunday Mar 8, 2009 9AM-3PM

Goodbye Winter -- Hello Spring!
Bring your gloves, and join the fun!

Nadaka Park Clean-Up
Sunday, March 8th 9AM-3PM

When: Sunday Mar 8, 2009 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Where: Nadaka Park
NE 176th Ave and NE Pacific St
(Click here for a map)
Gresham, OR

Cleanup Info

On Sunday, March 8th from 9AM to 3PM the Wilkes East Neighborhood will be holding another cleanup at Nadaka Park. Winter storms have left a mess in our parks. Come on by, and give us a hand! Spend all day, or whatever time you can. Dress warmly. Bring your gloves, clippers, and yard tools.

If you haven't seen Nadaka Park lately you owe it to yourself to see the many improvements!

About Nadaka Park

Nadaka Park is a lovely 10-acre parcel of "natural area" that includes a walking trail loop, tall trees, native plants, and a beautiful grassy meadow. Nadaka is located in the Wilkes East Neighborhood just north of NE Glisan St. The only public entrance to the park is on NE Pacific St at NE 176th Ave. Directions: from either NE 172nd Ave, or NE 181st Ave, take NE Pacific St to NE 176th Ave. Parking is curbside. Enter through the main gate.

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Inside This Issue:

  • Walgreen’s 162nd Has A New Purpose
  • Wilkes Elementary Grand Opening 8/21
  • Diaz Named New Superintendent RSD
  • Happenings at Nadaka Nature Park
  • First Day of School Schedules
  • Old School Furniture - Where It Went

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2008 INTEL-SOLV Clean & Green at Nadaka Park

2008 INTEL-SOLV Clean & Green event at Nadaka Park

2008 INTEL-SOLV Clean & Green
event at Nadaka Park

2008 INTEL-SOLV "Clean & Green"
event at Nadaka Park

27 Adults and 8 children braved the crisp weather to participate in the INTEL-SOLV Nadaka Clean-Up on Saturday October 11th, contributing over 110 hours of volunteer effort.

Lots of back breaking work was done, so you can now see from the walking path to the fence at Pacific Street and the homes along the way. A renewal of old friendships and new friends were made and another generation of volunteers learned the ropes of how to have fun and get a job done.

The project was supported by several Wilkes East Neighborhood (WENA) merchants

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