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2016 Portland area Holiday Activity Guide. Fun for the entire family! Storybooklane, Train rides, Christmas ships, Colorful lights, 250+ Tuba Concert on the Square and much more. Info here!

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.

Saturday Cleanup At Nadaka Nature Park: Sat Jul 11, 2015 9AM-Noon

07/11/2015 - 9:00am
07/11/2015 - 12:00pm
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Saturday Cleanup At Nadaka Nature Park: Sat Jul 11, 2015 9AM-Noon. Basic Plant Identification Lessons. Removal of Invasive Plant Species. Watering Plants. Weeding. Litter Removal. All ages welcome! Meet at picnic shelter 176th & NE Glisan. Info here!

Come, Lend A Hand...

Join Friends of Nadaka to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park. We will be removing invasive species such as English Ivy from the 10 acre forested portion of the park, watering plants, and removing litter.

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.

Free! Rock the Block Festival 2015: Fri May 29th 3PM-8PM, Sat May 30th 10AM-4PM

05/30/2015 - 10:00am
05/30/2015 - 4:00pm
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Free! Rock the Block 2015, Celebrate Our Story: Fri May 29, 2015 3PM-8PM, Sat May 30, 2015 10AM-4PM. Info here!

Join the fun on the plaza!

When: Fri May 29, 2015 3PM-8PM
          Sat May 30, 2015 10AM-4PM
Where: Plaza del Sol
18535 SE Stark St
Gresham OR
Get Map!

Everyone's Invited!
Join us May 29th & 30th for Rock the Block, an engaging, family-oriented community celebration.

  • Fri May 29
    Free! Feast of Nations 6:30PM
    Farmers Market 3PM-7PM
  • Sat May 30
    Kids Parade 12PM
    Free! Kids Lunch 12:30PM

Are you coming out to the Rock the Block Kids Parade on Saturday, May 30th at noon? Special guests include Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith, author Mitchell Jackson, SEI Drumline and Dancers, Rojo and Smokey the Therapy Llamas, Portland Farmers Mobile Bike Market and many more! Each child participating will receive a rainbow hand kite, balloon, lei, t-shirt, backpack and a book!

Rock the Block provides a forum for the community to connect to youth activity and resource providers in the area and thrive on an ongoing basis. Festival Poster

Read more about Rock the Block as well as event volunteer opportunities.

Join SOLV at Nadaka Nature Park for an Earth Day Cleanup: Sat Apr 18, 2015 9AM-12PM

04/18/2015 - 9:00am
04/18/2015 - 12:00pm
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Join SOLV at Nadaka Nature Park for an Earth Day Cleanup: Sat Apr 18 2015 9AM-12PM. Info here!
Nadaka /SOLV Earth Day Clean-up

Earth Day, Every Day

When: Sat, Apr 18, 2015 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
176th & NE Pacific St
Gresham OR
Get Map!

Friends of Nadaka have received grants for the development of the Nadaka Nature Park which requires matching volunteer hours so your support is needed and greatly appreciated. See you at the park!

Event info
Come out and meet your neighbors and make new friends. Join SOLV® and Friends of Nadaka to help improve the park this Earth Day. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Mulching Trails, Trash Removal and possibly work in Community Garden. Be prepared to get a little dirty and to have fun by supporting and volunteering with Friends of Nadaka and Wilkes East Neighborhood Association. Refreshments will be provided for volunteers.

Click here to register yourself, your group or to learn more about this event.

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. Drinks and snacks will be provided for volunteers.

Habitat Restoration and the Story of an Unusual Park: Sat Apr 25, 2015 9AM-11:30AM

04/25/2015 - 9:00am
04/25/2015 - 11:30am
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Habitat Restoration and the Story of an Unusual Park: Sat Apr 25, 2015 9AM-11:30AM. Info here!

10-acre Nature Preserve

When: Sat Apr 25, 2015 9AM-11:30AM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17600 NE Pacific St
Gresham OR
Get Map!

Get to know Nadaka Nature Park! This 10-acre forest in northwest Gresham was saved from development for many decades because it served as a day camp for the Camp Fire Organization. Today Nadaka is a city park that provides an island of native habitat and a place for the community to access and learn about nature. Learn the park’s story, restoration challenges and successes, how to identify common native plants and spot spring time invaders, and the top 10 scary weeds to watch out for.

This event is free and suitable for all ages. Read more about the City's Natural Resources program.

Volunteer! 17th Annual Johnson Creek Watershed Wide Event: Sat Mar 07, 2015 9AM-Noon

03/07/2015 - 9:00pm
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Volunteer! 17th Annual Johnson Creek Watershed Wide Event: Sat Mar 07, 2015 9AM-Noon. Info here!

Help Us Remove Invasives!

When: Sat Mar 07, 2015 9AM-Noon
Where: Fairview Creek Headwater
Park at West Powell Loop & SW 10th St
Gresham OR
Get Map!

Rain or Shine Event
Help support Johnson Creek Watershed Council's 17th annual Watershed-Wide Event. This large-scale community day of volunteerism brings together hundreds of volunteers at work sites that span the whole length of the Johnson Creek watershed- with events in Boring, Gresham, Southeast Portland, Milwaukie, and Sellwood. Saturday, March 7th from 9 am to 12pm.

Join us at the Fairview Creek Headwaters at the base of Grant Butte for removal of invasive Himalayan blackberry and native planting along the Gresham-Fairview Trail.

This event is suitable for all ages.

Volunteer! Gresham Green & Clean Event March 2015: Sat Mar 07, 2015 9AM-Noon

03/07/2015 - 9:00am
03/07/2015 - 12:00pm
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Volunteer! Gresham Green & Clean Event March 2015: Sat Mar 07, 2015 9AM-Noon. Info here!

Help Restore Grant Butte Wetlands

When: Sat Mar 07, 2015 9AM-11:30AM
Where: Gresham-Fairview Trail
(Between Powell Blvd bridge & Division)
Park at West Powell Loop & SW 10th
Gresham OR
Get Map!

Rain or Shine Event
We hope you'll join us at the second annual Gresham Green and Clean Day of Service. This year, our efforts will focus on restoring natural habitat at project sites throughout the City.

The City is sponsoring a large cleanup and restoration effort in the Grant Butte Wetlands area along the Gresham Fairview Trail. In addition, the City is partnering with the Johnson Creek Watershed Council as part of their annual Watershed Wide event on projects at:

  • Chastain Creek (Watershed Wide Event)
    1511 S.W. 10th Court in Gresham off S.W. 10th Court near Towel Ave.
  • Butler Creek (Watershed Wide Event)
    Meet at the intersection of Binford Lake Parkway and S.W. Binford Ave. in Gresham
  • Springwater Woods (Watershed Wide Event)
    Behind the Gresham Operations Center, 2123 S.E. Hogan Road

Register to Volunteer!

A free pizza party and celebration will follow at Wall Street Pizza from noon to 2 p.m.

Seeking motivated, passionate, creative individuals to join our Board

Join our Board. Together WE can make a difference! Info here. Wilkes East Neighborhood Association, Gresham OR Join our Board. Together WE can make a difference! Info here. Wilkes East Neighborhood Association, Gresham OR

Share your point of view and help shape our neighborhood

Join the Board
Being a Member-at-Large is a great opportunity and experience for any neighbor, whether you’ve been on a board before or you're considering the idea for the first time. No experience required.

New member will serve with a dynamic, enthusiastic, committed group of other volunteers who work hard on behalf of this neighborhood.

Annual Election of Officers
Elections are held during the November General Meeting.
All positions are up for election. No experience required.
Nominate yourself! Help shape our neighborhood. Become a board member!

We ask Board members to commit to about 5 hours a month of volunteer time, which includes attending a monthly Board meeting (2nd Monday of every month at 6:30-8pm) and at least one committee meeting per month (about 1.5 hour per month). Joining the board is a one year commitment where you'll gain knowledge that will be relevant even after your time on the Board.

Learn More
To learn more about joining the Board email info@wilkeseastna.org.

"Together WE can make a difference!"

Stewardship Saturdays: Help restore Grant Butte Wetlands: Sat Feb 07, 2015 9AM-11:30AM

02/07/2015 - 9:00am
02/07/2015 - 11:30am
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Stewardship Saturdays: Help restore Grant Butte Wetlands: Sat Feb 07, 2015 9AM-11:30AM. Info here!

Help Us Remove Invasives!

When: Sat Feb 07, 2015 9AM-11:30AM
Where: Fairview Creek Headwater
Park at West Powell Loop & SW 10th St
Gresham OR
Get Map!

Help restore the Grant Butte Wetlands

Rain or Shine Event
The recently built Gresham-Fairview Trail passes by the beautifully restored Fairview Creek Headwaters area, a refuge for wetland birds, amphibians and reptiles. The view is sadly obscured by a thick shroud of invasive Himalayan blackberry, and we want to open that view for your enjoyment. Come join us on the trail for two special Stewardship Saturdays and start removing these invasives, as we get the area ready for the annual Watershed Wide event on March 7.

This event is suitable for all ages.

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