Nature

Senior Healthy Hikers, Oxbow Park Hike: Wed, Jul 29, 2020 10AM-2PM

07/29/2020 - 10:00am
07/29/2020 - 2:00pm
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Senior Healthy Hikers, Oxbow Park Hike: Wed, Jul 29, 2020 10AM-2PM. Let's Go Walking! Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Wed, Jul 29, 2020 10AM-2PM
Where: Meet at trailhead in Oxbow Park
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Hiking during COVID-19 pandemic

  • All participants must wear facial masks and practice social distancing during Senior Healthy Hikers group events.
  • We will no longer carpool to the trailhead. Participants are responsible for their own transportation.
  • Driving directions (with the beginning point at Gresham City Hall) will be distributed at least three days prior to the event.

Hike details

  • Distance: About 3.5 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy/moderate
  • Elevation gain: Approximately 200 feet
  • Trail conditions: Packed dirt through forest, some gravel
  • Round-trip travel: Approximately 18 miles
  • Park fee: $5 per car, or free with a Metro Parks Annual Pass

Big, old-growth trees typically have a few things in common: they grow in temperate climates with significant rainfall, they live on protected land and they are close to rivers. Oxbow Regional Park provides all of the above, and the trails we will be hiking will lead us into the heart of the old-growth forest of Douglas Fir, Western Hemlock, Big Leaf Maple, Red Alder, Black Cottonwood, and Western Red Cedar.

The beginning and end of our hike will be through the old-growth forest and, in-between, we.ll spend much of the time hiking along the Sandy River, with views of the water, sand, and perhaps even salmon jumping after a bug.

We.ll send more a detailed update, along with the driving directions, a few days prior to the hike. Hiking boots and walking sticks are recommended . especially in inclement weather. Most of the hike will be under the trees, so hats are optional, but are also recommended. Bring some snacks and water to enjoy during the hike. Our lunch will depend on the COVID-19 status. If we.re allowed to use the picnic tables, we will. If not, we.ll tailgate. In any event, bring a nice brown bag lunch to enjoy.

For more information about this hike please contact Steve or Micky Solcz at 503-367-8483 or steve.solcz@gmail.com.

Senior Healthy Hikers asks that participants be 50 or older. A couple wishing to hike is welcome if one member of the couple is 50 or better.

Pets are not permitted on our hikes or walks.

Senior Healthy Hikers member guidelines

CANCELED. Wild Gresham: Sat, Mar 14, 2020 11AM-12PM

03/14/2020 - 11:00am
03/14/2020 - 12:00pm
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Wild Gresham: Sat, Mar 14, 2020 11AM-12PM. Info here!

Nature In Gresham

When: Sat, Mar 14, 2020 11AM-12PM CANCELED
Where: Gresham Library
385 NW Miller Ave.
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Why do owls dance in Johnson Creek? What do frog eggs feel like? What is the Gresham ghost weasel?

Join our Natural Resources team and learn about the wild animals that call Gresham home at this family friendly event! There will be hands-on activities and a presentation of photos and videos of animals in Gresham from a City biologist and a local wildlife photographer.

For more information, contact Katie Holzer at 503-618-2377

Volunteer! Gateway Green Park Planting Event: Sat, Jan 11, 2020 8:45AM-1PM

01/11/2020 - 8:45am
01/11/2020 - 1:00pm
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Volunteer! Gateway Green Park Planting Event: Sat, Jan 11, 2020 8:45AM-1PM. Info here!

Join Your Neighbors

When: Sat Jan 11 2020 8:45AM-1PM
Where: Gateway Green Park
Gateway Transit Center
1249 NE 99th Ave
Portland, OR
(I-205 Multi Use Path north to the park)
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(No access from I-205. Park is only accessible by bike or foot traffic)

Volunteers Needed!
Your help is needed at this work party where we will be removing weedy introduced plants and planting native trees and shrubs at the newly developed Gateway Green! Gateway Green offers 25 acres of bike adventure fun. Opening in 2017 and offering a variety of bike trail options, we are excited to be part of the multi-partner efforts to help revegetate the forested slope that borders the eastern edge of this area.

Please arrive by 8:45am to sign-in and enjoy some breakfast treats and coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. The planting starts at 9:00am. We provide gloves, tools, and planting guidance -- all you need to do is show up dressed for the weather wearing sturdy shoes or boots, and be ready to have fun!

Please note: this park is only accessible via the I-205 Multi-Use Path. There is an approximately 10 - 15 minute walk from the Gateway Transit Center. Volunteers are encouraged to bike to the planting or take public transportation to the transit center and walk from there. Thank you for supporting an alternative approach to arriving at this community event!

Under age 18? A signed youth waiver is required for you to volunteer: www.friendsoftrees.org/youthwaiver. We ask that youth 15 years and younger are accompanied by an adult.

This event is in partnership with Friends of Gateway Green and Portland Parks & Recreation with support from REI.

More Info
Please contact Jenny, Pablo, and Carey at (503) 595-0213 or email volunteer@friendsoftrees.org if you have questions or need any further information. We look forward to seeing you out there!

Volunteer! MLK Day Planting Event, Nadaka Nature Park & Garden: Mon, Jan 20, 2020 8:45AM-1PM

01/20/2020 - 8:45am
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Volunteer! MLK Day Planting Event, Nadaka Nature Park & Garden: Mon, Jan 20, 2020 8:45AM-1PM. Info here!

Join Your Neighbors

When: Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:45AM-1PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park & Garden
17615 NE Glisan St
Gresham, OR
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MLK Day of Service
Join this special event on a Monday to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's legacy of service and justice by planting trees! We are excited to be hosting this work party where we will be removing weedy introduced and planting native trees and shrubs at Nadaka Nature Park. Nadaka Park is a 12 acre park that serves the diverse residents of East County with a community garden, natural play area, and picnic shelter, providing important access to nature.
Please arrive by 8:45am to sign-in and enjoy some breakfast treats and coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. The planting starts at 9:00am. We provide gloves, tools, and planting guidance -- all you need to do is show up dressed for the weather wearing sturdy shoes or boots, and be ready to have fun!

Under age 18? A signed youth waiver is required for youth to volunteer: www.friendsoftrees.org/youthwaiver. We ask that youth 15 years and younger are accompanied by an adult.

This event is in partnership with Friends of Nadaka Nature Park and with support from the Nature Conservancy and the Boeing Company.

More Info
Please contact Jenny, Pablo, and Carey at (503) 595-0213 or email volunteer@friendsoftrees.org if you have questions or need any further information. We look forward to seeing you out there!

Volunteer! Friends of Trees, Nadaka Nature Park Work Party: Sat Nov 23, 2019 9AM-1PM

11/23/2019 - 9:00am
11/23/2019 - 10:00pm
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Volunteer! Friends of Trees, Nadaka Nature Park Work Party: Sat Nov 23, 2019 9AM-1PM. Gloves, tools and refreshment provided. 176th & NE Glisan, Gresham. Info here!

Volunteers Needed!

When: Sat Nov 23, 2019 9AM-1PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park & Gardens
(Meet at Picnic Shelter)
17615 NE Glisan St
Gresham Or 97230
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Join Your Neighbors!
We are teaming up with Friends of Trees to so some major habitat restoration work at Nadaka!

We need help removing invasive weeds and planting hundreds of young native trees and shrubs throughout the park. Please arrive by 8:45am to sign-in and enjoy some breakfast treats and coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.

We provide gloves, tools, and planting guidance. Please dress for the weather!

See ya there!

Volunteers Needed. Nadaka Nature Park, SOLVE Clean-Up: Sat Sep 21, 2019 9AM-12PM

09/21/2019 - 9:00am
09/21/2019 - 12:00pm
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Volunteers Needed. Nadaka Nature Park, SOLVE Clean-Up: Sat Sep 21, 2019 9AM-12PM. Tools, gloves, coffee, and snacks will be provided. Sign-up here!

Come Lend A Hand!

When: Sat Sep 21, 2019 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park & Garden
(Meet at picnic shelter)
17615 NE Glisan St
Portland OR
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Join Friends of Nadaka, SOLVE, and your neighbors in restoring a healthy habitat at Nadaka! We will be picking up litter and removing invasive plants. Tools, gloves, coffee, and snacks will be provided.

Register online at HERE!

More Info
Contact 503-956-8558 or email info@friendsofnadaka.org

Volunteer! City of Gresham Wetland Planting at Wisteria: Sat, May 18, 2019 9AM-12PM

05/18/2019 - 9:00am
05/18/2019 - 12:00pm
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City of Gresham Wetland Planting at Wisteria: Sat, May 18, 2019 9AM-12PM. Info here!

Wetland Planting Event

When: Sat, May 18, 2019 9AM-12PM
Where: Wisteria Lane
Springwater Trail
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Join the City of Gresham and the Johnson Creek Watershed Council for a fun day of planting at Wisteria Lane. We will plant native species in the wetland area. These plants are vital for water filtration and habitat for some of nature's most vulnerable animals and wildlife.

The Wisteria Lane project site is located along the Springwater Trail just north of Dowsett Lane. To get to the site, park on SE Roberts Avenue, before it intersects with Dowsett Lane. Follow Dowsett Lane to the Springwater Trail.

Please RSVP for this event

For more information visit Johnson Creek Watershed Council or contact Courtney Beckel at 503-652-7477 or courtney@jcwc.org " title="Courtney@jcwc.org ">Courtney@jcwc.org

Neighborhood Wide and Nadaka Tree Planting: Sat, Apr 13, 2019 9AM-1PM

04/13/2019 - 9:00am
04/13/2019 - 1:00pm
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Neighborhood Wide and Nadaka Tree Planting: Sat, Apr 13, 2019 9AM-1PM. Get Your Green On!. Info here!

Get Your Green On!

When: Sat, Apr 13, 2019 9AM-1PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17615 NE Glisan St.
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Celebrate Gresham's trees in April at this Arbor Day tree planting event. Gresham is a proud Tree City USA. No RSVP required. Bring gloves. Refreshments served. The City helps preserve the health and heritage of Gresham's beautiful trees with our partners and the community for future generations.

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

Free Gardening Course, Seed to Supper. A beginner's guide to low-cost vegetable gardening: Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:30PM-8:30PM

02/21/2019 - 6:30pm
02/21/2019 - 8:30pm
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Free Gardening Course, Seed to Supper. A beginner's guide to low-cost vegetable gardening: Thursday's Feb 21-Mar 21, 2019 6:30PM-8:30PM. Sign-Up Here!

Free Low-Cost Gardening Course

When: Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: St Aidan's Episcopol Church
17405 NE Glisan St
Gresham, OR
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Healthy gardening on a budget
Seed to Supper is a free, 5-week course offered by the Oregon Food Bank and hosted by Friends of Nadaka Nature Park that teaches participants how-to garden on a budget. In this interactive class, participants gain new knowledge and skills to be able to start a garden and grow some of their own food. Participants receive free instructional booklets and seeds with the course to help them get started, as well as some hands-on practice in Nadaka's Community Garden. Topics include:

  • Garden site and soil development
  • Garden planning
  • Planting a garden
  • Caring for a growing garden
  • Harvesting and using garden bounty

Learn low-cost ways to build healthy soil, plan you growing space, care for your growing garden and harvest your bounty!

** Registration is required for this event. Please sign up using this Seed to Supper Registration Form. Contact info@friendsofnadaka.org with any questions. Participants are expected to attend all five classes. Please sign up, and share with friends!

This course will be taught in English. If you are interested in attending a Russian- or Spanish-led course, please contact info@friendsofnadaka.org

Join Friend of Nadaka for Monica McAllister's Send-Off Party: Fri Feb 22, 2019 5PM-7PM

02/22/2019 - 5:00pm
02/22/2019 - 7:00pm
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Great Job Monica!

When: Fri Feb 22, 2019 5PM-7PM
Where: St Aidan's Episcopal Church
17405 NE Glisan
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Help us Say Thank You!
Friend of Nadaka's incredible Park Coordinator, Monica McAllister, recently left her position at Nadaka to begin a new adventure as the Community Connectons Liaison with East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District. Join us in thanking her for her years of service at Nadaka Nature Park and the surrounding communities by sending her off in style with an evening of food, friends, and fun!

Everyone is welcome! Stop by and say goodbye to Monica and wish her well.

RSVP to info@griendsofnadaka.org

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