Nadaka Nature Park

Nadaka Park Needs Storm Cleanup Volunteers: Feb 15, 2009

02/15/2009 - 9:00am
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Nadaka Park Needs Storm Cleanup Volunteers: Feb 15, 2009

Bring Your Gloves -- Lend A Hand!

Nadaka Park 'Storm Debris' Cleanup
Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 9AM-Noon

When: Sunday Feb 15, 2009 9AM to Noon
Where: Nadaka Park
NE 176th Ave and NE Pacific St
(Click here for a map)
Gresham, OR

Winter storms have left a mess!

On Sunday, February 15th from 9:00AM to 12:00PM the Wilkes East Neighborhood Association and Friends of Nadaka will be holding a Storm Debris Cleanup at Nadaka Park. Come on by and give us a hand! Dress warmly. Bring your gloves, clippers, and yard tools.

Improvements Galore

If you haven't stopped by Nadaka Park lately you owe it to yourself to see the many improvements made over the past several months!

Gresham Parks Need Storm Cleanup Volunteers: Jan 24, 2009

01/24/2009 - 9:00am
01/24/2009 - 12:00pm
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City of Gresham Oregon, Parks and Recreation

Bring Your Gloves -- Lend A Hand!
Help Us Remove The Storm Debris From Our Parks.
Saturday, Jan 24th 9AM-Noon

When: Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 9AM-Noon
Where: Various Locations (see below)

Wilkes East Neighbors:

As a result of the high winds over the last week an incredible amount of debris has fallen in our parks. The City cannot handle the cleanup without help from community volunteers. This Saturday, January 25th, Parks & Recreation is organizing cleanups in the following four parks from 9AM to Noon:

  • Pat Pfeifer Park
    424 NE 172nd Ave
  • Vance Park
    1400 SE 182nd Ave
  • Rockwood Central Park
    17707 SE Main St
  • North Gresham Park
    1111 SE 217th Ave

Please come by one of these parks this Saturday to help with a cleanup. All you will need is your work gloves (or the City will provide them).

Already Busy This Weekend?

If you can’t make it to one of these parks on Saturday and you want to do something to help the Wilkes East Neighborhood you can go to Columbia View Park, 1000 NE 169th Ave anytime. You'll see some neighbors have already begun piling branches -- and you can continue this work.

Nadaka Park Winter Cleanup #2 Sunday Jan 4, 2009

01/04/2009 - 9:00am
01/04/2009 - 3:00pm
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Nadaka Park Winter Cleanup #2: Sunday Jan 4, 2009

Let's Celebrate New Year Outdoors!

Bring your clippers and gloves to Nadaka Park, Sunday Jan 4th!

When: Sunday Jan 4, 2009 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Where: Nadaka Park
NE 176th Ave and NE Pacific St
(Click here for a map)
Gresham, OR

Nadaka Winter Cleanup #2

On Sunday, January 4th from 9:00AM to 3:00PM the Wilkes East Neighborhood Association will be holding the second of three Winter cleanup's at Nadaka Park. Come on by and give us a hand! Dress warmly. Bring your gloves, clippers, and yard tools.

If you haven't stopped by Nadaka Park lately you owe it to yourself to see the many improvements made over the past several months!

Nadaka Park Winter Cleanup #1 Sunday Dec 7, 2008

12/07/2008 - 9:00am
12/07/2008 - 3:00pm
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Nadaka Park Winter Cleanup #1 Sunday Dec 7, 2008

Let's Get Dirty!

Bring your clippers and gloves to Nadaka Park this Sunday Dec 7th!

When: Sunday Dec 7, 2008 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Where: Nadaka Park
NE 176th Ave and NE Pacific St
(Click here for a map)
Gresham, OR

Nadaka Winter Cleanup #1

On Sunday, December 7th from 9:00AM to 3:00PM the Wilkes East Neighborhood Association will be holding the first of three Winter cleanup's at Nadaka Park. Come on by and give us a hand! Dress warmly. Bring your gloves and clippers.

If you haven't stopped by Nadaka Park lately you owe it to yourself to see the many improvements made over the past several months!

Volunteer! Nadaka Nature Park Earth Day Cleanup: Sat Apr 21, 2018 9AM-12PM

04/21/2018 - 9:00am
04/21/2018 - 12:00pm
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Volunteer! Nadaka Nature Park Earth Day Cleanup: Sat Apr 21, 2018 9AM-12PM Info here!

Celebrate Earth Day!
Come Lend a Hand!

When: Sat Apr 21, 2018 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
(Meet at the picnic structure)
17615 NE Glisan St
Get Map!

Bring A Friend!
Join Friends of Nadaka to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park.

REGISTER HERE!

We will be removing invasive species such as English Ivy from the 10 acre forested portion of the park. Tools, gloves, and light refreshments will be provided.

Dress to work in natural areas: long pants, brimmed hat, and closed-toe sturdy shoes.

Please bring a water bottle and a friend!

Download the Wilkes East Neighborhood Spring 2018 Newsletter here!

Download the Wilkes East Neighborhood Spring 2018 Newsletter here! Wilkes East Neighborhood, Gresham Oregon USA. Diversity, Harmony, Community- Together 'WE' can make a difference.

2018 Spring Newsletter

"Diversity, Harmony, Community -
Together 'WE' can make a difference!”


Read it now!

Inside This Issue:

 

  • Rick’s Fencing moving to Wilkes East
  • What Are You Most Concerned About?
  • TriMet Safe Travel Tips
  • Happenings at Nadaka Nature Park
  • Local Business Spotlight
  • Earth Day Recycling: Apr 28, 9AM-2PM

Download your copy here. (includes active web links)

Newsletters are a regular publication of the Wilkes East Neighborhood Association. They are hand-delivered to over 1,500 residences and businesses in our area 3 times per year, timed to correspond with our regular meetings.

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Volunteers Needed
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To volunteer contact info@wilkeseastna.org.

FREE Workshop! Annual Seed to Supper Gardening Workshop Series- Starts February 15th!: Thu Feb 15, 2018 6PM-8PM

02/15/2018 - 6:00pm
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FREE Workshop! Annual Seed to Supper Gardening Workshop Series- Starts February 15th!: Thu Feb 15, 2018 6PM-8PM. Thursday's Feb 15-Mar 22. Info here!

Learn How-to Grow
Veggies on a Budget!

When: Thu Feb 15, 2018 6PM-8PM
Where: St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church
17405 NE Glisan St
Get Map!

Join Friends of Nadaka, St. Aidan's Church & Oregon Food Bank for our Seed to Supper Gardening Workshop Series starting February 15th! This is a FREE 6-week beginning gardening course that gives adult gardeners the tools they need to successfully grow a portion of their own food on a limited budget.

Growing Veggies on a Budget. Learn low-cost ways to build healthy soil, plan your growing space, choose your crops, care for your growing garden, and harvest your bounty!

Register Here: https://seedtosuppernadaka2018.eventbrite.com

Participants will be given a free gardening book, seeds, plant starts, trowels, a certificate of completion and more.

Please plan to attend all 6 classes. Participants get a free gardening book, seeds, and other goodies as available.

More Info
Registration is required. Contact Monica McAllister- monica@friendsofnadaka.org or 503-956-8558.

This class is hosted in partnership by Friends of Nadaka, Oregon Food Bank, and St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church.

FREE Workshop! Annual Seed to Supper Gardening Workshop Series: Thu Feb 22, 2018 6PM-8PM

02/22/2018 - 6:00pm
02/22/2018 - 8:00pm
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FREE Workshop! Annual Seed to Supper Gardening Workshop Series- Starts February 15th!: Thu Feb 22, 2018 6PM-8PM. Thursday's Feb 15-Mar 22. Info here!

Learn How-to Grow
Veggies on a Budget!

When: Thu Feb 22, 2018 6PM-8PM
Where: St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church
17405 NE Glisan St
Get Map!

Join Friends of Nadaka, St. Aidan's Church & Oregon Food Bank for our Seed to Supper Gardening Workshop Series starting February 15th! This is a FREE 6-week beginning gardening course that gives adult gardeners the tools they need to successfully grow a portion of their own food on a limited budget.

Growing Veggies on a Budget. Learn low-cost ways to build healthy soil, plan your growing space, choose your crops, care for your growing garden, and harvest your bounty!

Register Here: https://seedtosuppernadaka2018.eventbrite.com

Participants will be given a free gardening book, seeds, plant starts, trowels, a certificate of completion and more.

Please plan to attend all 6 classes. Participants get a free gardening book, seeds, and other goodies as available.

More Info
Registration is required. Contact Monica McAllister- monica@friendsofnadaka.org or 503-956-8558.

This class is hosted in partnership by Friends of Nadaka, Oregon Food Bank, and St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church.

Volunteer! Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2018 at Nadaka Nature Park: Mon, Jan 15, 2018 9AM-12PM

01/15/2018 - 9:00am
01/15/2018 - 12:00pm
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Volunteer! Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2018 at Nadaka Nature Park: Mon, Jan 15, 2018 9AM-12PM. Get Your Green On!. Info here!

Get Your Green On!

When: Mon, Jan 15, 2018 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17615 NE Glisan St.
Get Map!

On this day of giving, join friends and family to plant native plants, remove invasive ivy and generally tidy up the garden. Tools, gloves and refreshments will be provided.

Please bring a water bottle, long pants, closed toed-shoes and dress for the weather.

Parking is available at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church adjacent to the park, or at the back entrance on NE Pacific Street and 176th. Follow the path through the forest to get to the picnic area from this location.

Register for this event.

For more information about this event, please contact Monica McAllister at monica@friendsofnadaka.org or 503-956-8558.

Summer & Fall 2017 Happenings At Nadaka Nature Park & Gardens

Summer & Fall 2017 Happenings At Nadaka Nature Park & Gardens. Read here!
Kids explore the bronze otter statue at Nadaka Nature Park, Gresham OR

By Monica McAllister
Nadaka Nature Park Coordinator

Something For Everyone
This past summer and early fall at Nadaka Nature Park has been abuzz with celebrations under the picnic shelter, free events, new additions to the play area as well as gardeners tending their harvest, and nature lovers exploring our lovely 10-acre forest. Even as the winter days start settling in, we at Friends of Nadaka (FON) have already started planning for next year’s events at the park. From hosting free indoor gardening workshops to forest restoration with local schools and community members, we are excited to offer plenty of opportunities for you to spend time with friends and family at Nadaka. Before we jump straight into next year’s events, let’s take a cue from the fall season to slow down and reflect on the bustle of activity that has occurred over the past few months at our neighborhood park.

Community Festival
This year’s 7th Annual Nadaka Community Festival was one of our best festivals yet! We had over 400 participants, 3 performances, and 35 partnering organizations & businesses, 28 of which hosted a community booth. We were thrilled to have The Aztec Dancers, Ukrainian Folk Singer Natalia Hougan, and the NW Panmen Terry Baber and Brad Hirsch on the Steel Drums perform again at this year’s festival. A big thank you to our Festival Committee, volunteers, partners and everyone who made the festival a marvelous success! Our Festival sponsors and donors included: Metro, City of Gresham, Owens Corning, and St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church. Albertsons & Organically Grown Co., Starbucks, and Rockwood PUD donated hot dogs & chips, organic apples, coffee, and water respectively.

Rip Caswell, Joan Albertson, Chad Caswell, Nadaka Nature Park, Gresham OR
Rip Caswell, Joan Albertson, Chad Caswell

Art Donations
Nadaka is especially grateful for the generous donation of the magnificent bronze otter and raven by Joan Albertson, the creators of the sculptures, artists Rip Caswell & son Chad Caswell.

as well as the work done by Lee Dayfield and Gresham Outdoor Public Art for making the installation and reveal of these beautiful art pieces possible.

Raven sculpture at Nadaka Nature Park, Gresham OR
Raven sculpture at Nadaka Nature Park
Giant Xylophone at Nadaka Nature Park, Gresham OR
Giant Xylophone at Nadaka Nature Park

Another amazing addition to the park is a new Xylophone installed at the north portion of the nature based play area. Thank you to the anonymous donor who made this possible and to the City of Gresham for installing this amazing gift of music for the community.

Volunteer Programs
Friends of Nadaka would like to recognize the amazing work of our two Nadaka SummerWorks? Interns and seven STRYVE Interns (Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere) who helped lead and teach bilingual events for the Wilkes Elementary Books in the Park Program, HB Lee’s SUN Program, Home Forward Apartment complexes, and our summer Tadpole Tales event. In addition to these educational events, they were also instrumental in keeping the park in tip top shape by removing invasive plants, caring for two education garden plots, managing for the front 2 acres, helping with the Nadaka Community Festival and more. Four of these amazing interns have joined the ranks of the Nadaka Ambassadors to continue working at the park year round.

Cleanups & more
For the fall season, volunteers from the neighborhood showed their love for Nadaka at our SOLVE Beach and Riverside Cleanup in September and at the No Ivy Day event on October 28th alongside the “College Possible” High School youth to remove invasive plants and replace them with native plants. We also partnered with Audubon Society of Portland to host a September Bird Walk where we cataloged the number and variety of species passing through the park during fall migration. In the garden, we finished up our free hands on gardening workshop series with Outgrowing Hunger with a focus on “Harvesting Your Bounty” & “Shutting Down the Garden”. For those who are interested in gardening at the park, new garden registration for Nadaka begins February 1st. Contact Adam Kohl of Outgrowing Hunger (adam@outgrowinghunger.org) for more information and how to register for a garden plot.

Park Safety
At the end of August, we had over 40 people attend the Nadaka Community Safety meeting to voice their concerns, learn what is being done to keep the park safe, and give suggestions for improvements at the park. We wanted to thank NET (Neighborhood Enforcement Team), CVIP (Citizens Volunteering In Policing), Gresham Parks Department, St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, East Metro Mediation, and the Nadaka Ambassadors for sharing what is being done on the ground and behind the scenes to ensure that Nadaka stays safe and clean. One of the areas of concern was the heavily vegetated space between the St. Aidan’s parking lot and meadow. Since the meeting, we have worked with the City of Gresham Parks Department to lift the canopy and create a line of sight from the parking lot into the meadow. We are so grateful for the hard work that the Parks Department to help address this area of concern and have noticed a marked improvement in the activities happening in that area. By our community taking ownership of the park through volunteering, voicing concerns and potential solutions, in addition to simply being a positive presence in the park, we can continues to ensure that Nadaka Nature Park stays a safe and welcoming space to nurture nature, food, and families.

Fall & Winter Activities
As promised, here are a few great events coming up at the park in the next few months! Join us for a Free Beneficial Insect Workshop with EMSWCD on 11/4 from 9am to 11:30 AM, MLK Day of Service Monday, January 15th, and the Community Planting Event in February (date still to be determined). Other great events to keep your eye out for are our Annual Free Indoor Gardening Workshop Series with Oregon Food Bank, Spring Migration Nature Walk and Welcome Back Vulture Day with Audubon Society of Portland.

Connect With Us
These are just a few of the activities we have in store for the community at Nadaka. For more information and opportunities to get involved and help create a positive social and environmental change in the Wilkes East and Rockwood community visit www.friendsofnadaka.org, “Friends of Nadaka” on Facebook, or contact Monica at monica@friendsofnadaka.org or 503-956-8558. We look forward to seeing everyone at the park!

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