Urban Forestry

Gresham Trees and Health Symposium: Wed, Nov 13, 2019 6PM-8PM

11/13/2019 - 6:00pm
11/13/2019 - 8:00pm
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Gresham Trees and Health Symposium: Wed, Nov 13, 2019 6PM-8PM. Info here!

Public Invited

When: Wed, Nov 13, 2019 6PM-8PM
Where: Rockwood Boys and Girls Club
454 SE 165th Ave.
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The community is invited to a fall tree symposium. Get tree care information and learn how you can add to Gresham's tree canopy at home or in your neighborhood.

The tree symposium will feature a mix of speakers, film, discussion, tree and health care booths. Plus, a report on the City's "Green Gresham, Healthy Gresham" tree project in Rockwood and the future with Dr. Vivek Shandas, Portland State University.

  • Light refreshments
  • Free childcare

RSVP by Nov. 1 to Tina.Osterink@GreshamOregon.gov or 503-618-2392. Translation services available. Contact us if you speak another language and need assistance.

Read more about trees in Gresham.

City of Gresham Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting: Mon, Nov 18, 2019 4:30PM-6:30PM

11/18/2019 - 4:30pm
11/18/2019 - 6:30pm
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City of Gresham Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting: Mon, Nov 18, 2019 4:30PM-6:30PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Mon, Nov 18, 2019 4:30PM-6:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Springwater Trail Conference Rm
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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The Urban Forestry Subcommittee advises the City Council and staff about tree preservation, tree species and for the City's street tree list and trees to be designated to the City's significant tree list.

For more information about this event, contact Tina Osterink, Natural Resources Planner at 503-618-2392 or Tina.Osterink@GreshamOregon.gov.

City of Gresham Trees and Health Talk Part-2 with Vivek Shandas: Wed, Nov 20, 2019 5PM-6PM

11/20/2019 - 5:00pm
11/20/2019 - 6:00pm
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City of Gresham, Trees and Health Talk Part 2 with Vivek Shandas: Wed, Nov 20, 2019 5PM-6PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Wed, Nov 20, 2019 5PM-6PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Second Floor Room 2A
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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You are invited to the second part of this discussion to learn How to integrate the multiple dimensions of this connection of Trees and health in to everyday life - whether you are a resident, community group, elected official, program manager or administrator.

Please join Vivek Shandas who will lead this discussion with a presentation and time for Q & A.

We will also serve snacks and beverages. Please let others know. An RSVP is appreciated but not required.

For more information about this event, contact Tina Osterink, Natural Resources Planner at 503-618-2392 or Tina.Osterink@GreshamOregon.gov.

Happening’s At Nadaka Nature Park & Garden, Spring 2019

Happening’s At Nadaka Nature Park & Garden. Nurturing Nature, Food, and Families. Come Visit Your Park Today! Read me here.
Monica McAllister, Nadaka. Click to enlarge

Nurturing Nature, Food, and Families

By Grace Graham,
Confluence AmeriCorps Member, Events & Outreach Specialist

The turning of winter over to spring is one of our favorite seasons at Nadaka Nature Park..

The forest is cool and quiet, patiently holding its breath for the first signs of new life, and the garden lies resting, silently preparing rich soils that will nurture new seeds in the coming months. This is a time of year that gives Friends of Nadaka (FON) the opportunity to reflect on the old year’s accomplishments, and welcome in a new season of beginnings, opportunities, and goals.

This 2019 New Year came with the bittersweet news that our incredible Nadaka Coordinator of the last 5 years, Monica McAllister, has decided to begin a new journey as the Community Connections Liaison with East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District. As Nadaka’s first and only Coordinator to-date, Monica leaves behind an amazing legacy of community engagement and education programs, lasting partnerships, and deep ties with our neighbors in West Gresham. We join our partners, neighbors, and park users in thanking Monica for years of dedication, leadership, and initiative in helping bring a community vision to life.

Friends of Nadaka is taking this shift in leadership as an opportunity to review the successes, challenges, and accomplishments of Nadaka’s first five years, and develop a strategic plan for moving forward. This review and planning process will last through the spring, and no permanent hires will be made to replace Monica until the review is complete. In the interim period, Jamie Stamberger of Stamberger Outreach Consulting has stepped in as a part-time Interim Coordinator for Friends of Nadaka, and has begun working closely with Nadaka’s current AmeriCorps Member, Grace Graham, to keep events and programs running through the next several months. Jamie recently served as the Interim Executive Director for the Columbia Slough Watershed Council (FON’s fiscal agent), so she is already familiar with Nadaka’s programs, systems, and partners. Please direct all Nadaka inquiries to info@friendsofnadaka.org, and expect a short delay in response as Grace and Jamie are frequently outdoors, meeting with partners, and navigating a new wave of projects and responsibilities.

Despite all of these organizational changes, Friends of Nadaka hosted a wildly successful MLK Day of Service event on January 21st, in partnership with Friends of Trees, the Nature Conservancy, and several other community organizations. Over 100 volunteers showed up to help us get 750 native plants in the ground in under three hours, an amazing feat that demonstrates the passion and energy our neighbors and partners have for giving back to their community and honoring the legacy of a great community servant and leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The cold snap and snow that followed forced us to cancel February 9th’s Community Planting Event, but we have decided to combine it with the coming Nadaka & Rockwood Neighborhood Planting Event this April 13th from 9am-12pm with Friends of Trees, to form one giant restoration party! If you are interested in volunteering with us, please sign up through Friends of Tree’s website at https://friendsoftrees.org/event-calendar/.

This year’s English-led Seed to Supper gardening course with the Oregon Food Bank kicked off on Thursday, February 21st, and will take place as a 5-class series every Thursday evening from 6:30-8:30pm through March 21st. This class is free to attend, and is a wonderful opportunity for beginner gardeners to learn how to get started growing their own food on a budget. Due to some unexpected conflicts, the Spanish-led Seed to Supper class has been tentatively postponed for later in the spring. Friends of Nadaka is working with the Oregon Food Bank to reschedule the Spanish Seed to Supper, and we will post details on our website and Facebook page as soon as possible. Please email info@friendsofnadaka.org with questions or requests to be notified when more details are available.

Friends of Nadaka is excited to announce that for the fourth year in a row, we are once again hosting the Welcome Back Vulture Day festival on Saturday, March 16th from 12-3pm, in partnership with the Audubon Society of Portland.

Welcome Back Vulture Day festival. Nadaka Nature Park, Gresham OR

This free, family-friendly event is filled with educational activities, live birds, food, games, and more! Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Ruby, Portland Audubon’s live Turkey Vulture, along with many of Audubon’s other education birds. Other activities will include comparing your wingspan to that of a California Condor, exploring the varied cultural significance of different birds, enjoying a scavenger hunt and bird walk in Nadaka Nature Park’s forest, and crafting your own unique bird mask! Learn more about this event at Audubon Society of Portland’s website: http://audubonportland.org/.

If you aren’t able to make it to our Seed to Supper series but are still interesting in buildling or freshening up your gardening skills, Outgrowing Hunger will be hosting a monthly hands-on Natural Gardening Class from 6-7:30pm in the Nadaka Community Garden, starting with April 16th, May 16th, June 20th, and continued once a month through the end of the growing season. Find more event dates at https://outgrowinghunger.org/calendar. We will also be hosting the Creating Edible Landscapes Workshop on May 18th from 9-11:30am with East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District. Registration is required for this event, and it will fill up fast, so don’t wait! Sign up here:
https://emswcd.org/workshops-and-events/upcoming-workshops/.

For more information about how to get involved in creating positive social and environmental change at Nadaka and the Wilkes East and Rockwood neighborhoods, sign up for Friends of Nadaka’s brand new e-newsletter! Newsletter subscribers will receive an email at the beginning of each month with event information, park news, and other community resources! Sign up here: http://eepurl.com/gb1A2r. You can also stay up-to-date by “liking” our page on Facebook @NadakaNaturePark, or following our new Instagram account, @nadakanaturepark_. If you have questions about any events, news, or programs at Nadaka Nature Park, please email info@friendsofnadaka.org. Thank you for your support, and we hope to see you at Nadaka soon!

City of Gresham Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting: Tue, Feb 19, 2019 4:30PM-6:30PM

02/19/2019 - 4:30pm
02/19/2019 - 6:30pm
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City of Gresham Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting: Tue, Feb 19, 2019 4:30PM-6:30PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Tue, Feb 19, 2019 4:30PM-6:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Springwater Trail Conference Rm
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

The Urban Forestry Subcommittee advises the City Council and staff about tree preservation, tree species and for the City's street tree list and trees to be designated to the City's significant tree list.

For more information about this event, contact Tina Osterink, Natural Resources Planner at 503-618-2392 or Tina.Osterink@GreshamOregon.gov.

City of Gresham Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting: Mon, Jan 28, 2019 4:30PM-6:30PM

01/28/2019 - 4:30pm
01/28/2019 - 6:30pm
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City of Gresham Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting: Mon, Jan 28, 2019 4:30PM-6:30PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Mon, Jan 28, 2019 4:30PM-6:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Conference Rm 1A
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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The Urban Forestry Subcommittee advises the City Council and staff about tree preservation, tree species and for the City's street tree list and trees to be designated to the City's significant tree list.

For more information about this event, contact Tina Osterink, Natural Resources Planner at 503-618-2392 or Tina.Osterink@GreshamOregon.gov.

Volunteer! SOLV Annual Beach & Riverside Cleanup at Nadaka Nature Park: Sat Sep 29, 2018 9AM-12PM

09/29/2018 - 8:00am
09/29/2018 - 12:00pm
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Join Friends of Nadaka for the SOLV Annual Beach & Riverside Cleanup at Nadaka Nature Park on Saturday, September 29th 9AM to 12PM! Tools, gloves, and light refreshments provided. Bring a water bottle and a friend! Register Here!
Nadaka Nature Park, Gresham Oregon

When: Saturday Sep 29, 2018 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17615 NE Glisan St
Gresham, OR
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Sign-Up
Here!

Bring A Friend!
Join Friends of Nadaka for the SOLV Annual Beach & Riverside Cleanup to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park on Saturday, September 29th- 9 AM to 12 PM!

We will be removing litter and invasive species such as English Ivy from the 10 acre forested portion of the park. There will also be an opportunity to work in the community garden and front 2-acres of the park.

Tools, gloves, and light refreshments will be provided. Dress to work in natural areas: long pants and closed-toe sturdy shoes. Please bring a water bottle and a friend!

Meet at the picnic structure on the south side/Glisan Street side of the park. Parking available in St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church parking lot and along NE Pacific Street.

City of Gresham Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting: Mon, Dec 18, 2017 4:30PM-6:30PM

12/18/2017 - 4:30am
12/18/2017 - 6:30pm
Etc/GMT-8
City of Gresham Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting: Mon, Dec 18, 2017 4:30PM-6:30PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Mon, Dec 18, 2017 4:30PM-6:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Springwater Trail Rm
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

The Urban Forestry Subcommittee advises the City Council and staff about tree preservation, tree species for the City's street tree list and trees to be designated to the City's significant tree list.

For more information about this event contact Tina Osterink, Natural Resources Planner at 503-618-2392 or Tina.Osterink@GreshamOregon.gov.

City of Gresham Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting: Mon, Oct 16, 2017 4:30PM-6:30PM

10/16/2017 - 4:30pm
10/16/2017 - 6:30pm
Etc/GMT-8
City of Gresham Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting: Mon, Oct 16, 2017 4:30PM-6:30PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Mon, Oct 16, 2017 4:30PM-6:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Springwater Trail Rm
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

The Urban Forestry Subcommittee advises the City Council and staff about tree preservation, tree species for the City's street tree list and trees to be designated to the City's significant tree list.

For more information about this event contact Tina Osterink, Natural Resources Planner at 503-618-2392 or Tina.Osterink@GreshamOregon.gov.

City of Gresham Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting: Mon, Sep 18, 2017 4:30PM-6:30PM

09/18/2017 - 4:30pm
09/18/2017 - 6:30pm
Etc/GMT-8
City of Gresham Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting: Mon, Sep 18, 2017 4:30PM-6:30PM. Get involved, Make a difference. Info here!

Get involved, Make a difference

When: Mon, Sep 18, 2017 4:30PM-6:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Springwater Trail Rm
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Get Map!

The Urban Forestry Subcommittee advises the City Council and staff about tree preservation, tree species for the City's street tree list and trees to be designated to the City's significant tree list.

For more information about this event contact Tina Osterink, Natural Resources Planner at 503-618-2392 or Tina.Osterink@GreshamOregon.gov.

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