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Volunteers Needed! City of Gresham Annual Bird Survey, May & June 2016

Volunteers Needed! City of Gresham Annual Bird Survey, May & June 2016. No experience necessary. A great opportunity to learn about birds in your neighborhood. Info here!

Pitch in to document Gresham's bird life

Survey points throughout Gresham's natural and urban areas.

No experience necessary. Training in survey protocol and bird identification is available.

This is a great opportunity for residents to learn about birds right in their neighborhood while contributing to citizen science and helping Gresham be a better steward of bird habitat.

Volunteers survey weekly in natural areas and urban sites; surveys take an average of 2 hours. Minimum commitment of 3 surveys is requested.

Bird survey data helps the City of Gresham be a better steward of natural areas and understand the role of urban habitats.

More info?
Contact Ivy Watson, Restoration and Outreach Steward, City of Gresham Natural Resources Program, Northwest Youth Corps AmeriCorps Member at 503-618-2383 or ivy.watson@greshamoregon.com.

City of Gresham, Amphibians and Reptiles Class: Sat Apr 09, 2016 9AM-11:30AM

04/09/2016 - 9:00am
04/09/2016 - 11:30am
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City of Gresham, Amphibians and Reptiles Class: Sat Apr 09, 2016 9AM-11:30AM. Get involved, make a difference. Info here!

Get Involved, Make A Difference

When: Sat Apr 09, 2016 9AM-11:30AM
Where: Gresham Meadowlands
near intersection of SE Paropa Avenue and SE Hale Drive
Gresham, OR
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Join us to explore this restored wetland site and meet the resident amphibians and reptiles. Learn about identification, natural history, and conservation of Gresham’s diverse species.

This hands-on class is great for all ages. Dress for the weather. Rain boots or waders recommended. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information about this event contact Ivy Watson at 503-618-2383 or Ivy.Watson@GreshamOregon.gov

City of Gresham, City's Green and Clean Day of Service: Sat Apr 16, 2016 9AM-12PM

04/16/2016 - 9:00am
04/16/2016 - 12:00pm
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City of Gresham, City's Green and Clean Day of Service: Sat Apr 16, 2016 9AM-12PM. Get involved, make a difference. Info here!

Get Involved, Make A Difference

When: Sat Apr 16, 2016 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17550 NE Pacific St.
Gresham, OR
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The City's third annual Green and Clean Day of Service features the community joining together for a planting and spring cleaning project at Nadaka Park in the Wilkes East neighborhood.
• The event will take place on Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to noon.
• A celebration will follow at St. Aidan's church, next to Nadaka Park, from noon to about 2 p.m. Volunteers will get free pizza and soda.
• For more information, please call 503-618-2482.

• Volunteers from across the City will join City staff to help do some "spring cleaning" around the park - light landscaping, planting seedlings, ivy removal, and disposing of trash.
• Make sure to bring a good pair of gloves and your favorite garden tool (especially shovels, rakes, and loppers).
•All ages are invited, although younger children will need to be closely supervised.
More information about the Green and Clean Day of Service.

Volunteer! Nadaka Nature Park & SOLVE IT Cleanup: Sat Apr 23, 2016 9AM-12PM

04/23/2016 - 9:00am
04/23/2016 - 12:00pm
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Volunteer! Nadaka Nature Park & SOLVE IT Cleanup: Sat Apr 23, 2016 9AM-12PM. Info here!

Let's Get Dirty!

When: Sat Apr 23, 2016 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17615 SE Glisan Street
Gresham, OR
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Join Friends of Nadaka for our SOLVE IT cleanup event to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park in honor of Earth Day. 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, warm clothes and closed-toe, sturdy shoes. Please bring a water bottle and a friend, and meet at the picnic shelter.

Register to participate.

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

Volunteer! Johnson Creek Watershed Wide Planting Day March 5, 2016: Sat Mar 05, 2016 9AM-12PM

03/05/2016 - 9:00am
03/05/2016 - 12:00pm
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Volunteer! Johnson Creek Watershed Wide Planting Day March 5, 2016: Sat Mar 05, 2016 9AM-12PM. Get involved, make a difference. Info here!

Help Restore Natural Habitat

When: Sat Mar 05, 2016 9AM-12PM
Where: Multiple locations
Gresham, OR
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Volunteers are needed to plant thousands of native plants in Gresham's natural areas Join the Johnson Creek Watershed Council and City of Gresham natural resources program at two restoration sites as part of Johnson Creek Watershed Council’s annual Watershed Wide planting day.

Restoration sites:

A pizza party will follow the event.

  • Jenne Creek Headwaters at Jenne Butte Park, 2358 SW Border Way
  • Springwater Woods, 2123 SE Hogan Road

Please register in advance.

For more information about this event contact Danielle Miles at 503-652-7477 or danielle@jcwc.org.

Volunteer, Grow Gresham's Fruit Tree Project: Wed Mar 16, 2016 6PM-7:30PM

03/16/2016 - 6:00pm
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Volunteer, Grow Gresham's Fruit Tree Project: Wed Mar 16, 2016 6PM-7:30PM. Info here!

Helping to Feed Families

When: Wed Mar 16, 2016 6PM-7:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Springwater Trail Room
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, OR
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Portland Fruit Tree Project harvests surplus fruit and distributes to families in need. Come learn how we can expand this project to Gresham. Light dinner will be provided.

For more information about this event, or to RSVP, contact Madison McGarity at 503-618-2604 or Madison.McGarity@GreshamOregon.gov

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Volunteer Workshop, Amphibians and Reptiles Class: Sat Mar 26, 2016 9AM-11:30AM

03/26/2016 - 9:00am
03/26/2016 - 11:30am
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Volunteer Workshop, Amphibians and Reptiles Class: Sat Mar 26, 2016 9AM-11:30AM. Info here!

Helping Restore Habitat

When: Sat Mar 26, 2016 9AM-11:30AM
Where: Gresham Meadowlands
near intersection of
SE Paropa Av & SE Hale Drive
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Join us to explore this restored wetland site and meet the resident amphibians and reptiles. Learn about identification, natural history, and conservation of Gresham’s diverse species.

This hands-on class is great for all ages. Dress for the weather. Rain boots or waders recommended. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information about this event contact Ivy Watson at 503-618-2383 or Ivy.Watson@GreshamOregon.gov.

Join the Audubon Society and Friends of Nadaka for a Christmas Bird Count: Sat Jan 09, 2016 9AM-11AM

01/09/2016 - 9:00am
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Join the Audubon Society and Friends of Nadaka for a Christmas Bird Count: Sat Jan 09, 2016 9AM-11AM. Info here!

Join the Christmas Bird Count

When: Sat Jan 09, 2016 9AM-11AM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17615 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR
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Join the Audubon Society of Portland and Friends of Nadaka to help collect valuable data by counting birds and learn about the history of the Christmas Bird Count. This is a family friendly event for beginner and advance bird watchers. If you have your own binoculars, great! If not, we will have some for you to borrow.

Light refreshments and a review will be held in Murdock Hall at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church after the count. Meet us at the picnic structure at 9AM. We look forward to seeing you there.

More Info
Contact Monica McAllister, Nadaka Nature Park Coordinator at 503-956-8558 or monica@friendsofnadaka.org.

Nadaka Nature Park Highlights From This Summer! Workshops, Cleanups, Kids Activities and more

Nadaka Nature Park Highlights From This Summer! 5th Annual Community Festival, Cleanups, Bird Walks, Garden Workshops, Kids Activities and more. Info here!

By Monica McAllister, Nadaka Park Coordinator

Nadaka’s 5th Annual Nadaka Community Festival was a huge success! We had 23 partnering organizations hosting booths, free refreshments provided by Albertsons and Earth H2O, Aztec dancers, steel drum performer, a Ukrainian folk singer, and a variety of family fun activities and crafts. Between 350-400 community members attended the event. All of this was made possible by our wonderful volunteers, partnering or-ganizations, and local community members. We're always look-ing for great new ideas and help planning. To join the Festival Planning Committee email the Nadaka Park Coordinator at monica@friendsofnadaka.org.

Since June, we've had 3 Nadaka Community Cleanups and the SOLVE Beach and Riverside Cleanup at Nadaka. This year’s “No Ivy Day” had 60 high school students from “College Possible” volunteer to remove invasive plants! We are so thankful for all our volunteers and their hard work! We’re always looking for volunteers, groups, organizations, and businesses to come to our stewardship events. Our next stewardship opportunity is the Native Planting Event February 27th 9-12pm.

We also hosted a series of classes and private organizations at Nadaka for environmental and garden education. These include our monthly Bird Walks, Garden Workshops, and “Tadpole Tales” with story time, a craft, nature walk, and show and tell. We held a nature day camp called “A Week in the Woods” taught by Earth Art and Agriculture.

Nadaka will host an Urban Coyote Talk with Audubon Society of Portland, Monday November 16th 6:30pm, St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, Murdock Hall. Coyotes have become established in Gresham neighborhoods just as they have become established in many urban areas across the United States. Some people are happy to see these wild dogs while others are concerned about conflicts. Come learn about urban coyotes with Audubon Conservation Director, Bob Sallinger. Bob has been working on coyote issues in the Metro Region for more than two decades.

Saturday Cleanup At Nadaka Nature Park: Sat Aug 01, 2015 9AM-Noon

08/01/2015 - 9:00am
08/01/2015 - 12:00pm
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Saturday Cleanup At Nadaka Nature Park: Sat Aug 01, 2015 9AM-Noon. Remove invasive plants species such as English ivy, weed and water the community garden and the front two acres of the park. Families and groups are welcome to attend! Meet at picnic shelter 176th & NE Glisan. Info here!

Help cleanup Nadaka Nature Park!

When: Sat Aug 01, 2015 9AM-Noon
Where: Nadaka Nature Park & Garden
Meet at the Picnic Shelter
176th & NE Glisan
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Join Friends of Nadaka to to help cleanup Nadaka Nature Park. We will be removing invasive species such as English Ivy from the 10 acre forested portion of the park, weed and water the community garden and the front two acres 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!

About Nadaka Nature Park
Nadaka Nature Park is a designated 12-acre natural area with a .5 mile walking loop, tall trees, native plants, grassy meadow plus a Community Garden and Nature Based Play area. Visit Nadaka Nature Park, 176th & NE Glisan St, Gresham OR

More Info
Contact Monica McAllister, Nadaka Nature Park Coordinator, 503-956-8558 or email monica@friendsofnadaka.org. Visit friendsofnadaka.org.

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