Nature

Free Container Gardening Class at Nadaka Nature Park: Tue Jun 28, 2016 6PM-8PM

06/28/2016 - 6:00pm
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Free Container Gardening Class at Nadaka Nature Park: Tue Jun 28, 2016 6PM-8PM. Get involved, make a difference. Info here!

Container Gardening

When: Tue Jun 28, 2016 6PM-8PM
Where: Murdock Hall at St. Aidan's Episcopal Chruch
Nadaka Nature Park
17405 NE Glisan Street
Gresham, OR
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Learn how to container garden with Sarah Canterbury from Growing Gardens. Each participant will leave the class with two planted containers, seeds and handouts in Spanish and English. Perfect for balconies, patios and front porches, container gardening is a low-cost and sustainable way to treat yourself to fresh vegetables and herbs for the whole family. Space is limited so register now.

For more information or to register by phone please call 503-956-8558 or email monica@friendsofnadaka.org.

Aprende a jardín dentro las macetas con Sarah Canterbury de Crezcan Jardines. Cada participante sale de la clase con dos macetas plantadas, las semillas, y folletos en español e inglés. Perfecto para balcones, patios y porches, jardinería dentro las macetas es de bajo costo y de forma sostenible para disfrutar de las verduras frescas y las hierbas para toda la familia. El espacio es limitado así que regístrese ahora.

Para más información o a registrarse por teléfono, llama 503-956-8558 o escribe un mensaje de monica@friendsofnadaka.org 

Nadaka Nature Park Forest Plant Walk: Sat May 14, 2016 10AM-12PM

05/14/2016 - 10:00am
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Call All Plant Nerds, Gardeners, and Nature Lovers! Nadaka Nature Park Forest Plant Walk: Sat May 14, 2016 10AM-12PM. Info here!
Nadaka Nature Park
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Plant nerds, gardeners, and nature lovers

When: Sat May 14, 2016 10AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
(Meet at the picnic shelter)
17615 NE Glisan St
Gresham OR
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Join Monica McAllister, Friends of Nadaka, Ivy Watson, City of Gresham Natural Resources Program, and Heather Buley from the Backyard Habitat Program for a fun and educational plant walk through the 10 acre forest at Nadaka Nature Park.

Whether you want to explore nature with your kids, find out what native plants you can grow in your backyard (and which weeds you should kick out), or learn the difference between epigynous and hypogynous flowers, this walk and talk will have something for you.

Dress for the weather and for exploring in natural areas. Refreshments provided.

More Info
For information or to RSVP contact Ivy Watson at 503-618-2383 or ivy.watson@greshamoregon.com

Free! Rain Gardens 101 workshop, $200 Incentive for Gresham residents: Sat Nov 21, 2015 9AM-1PM

11/21/2015 - 9:26am
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Free! Rain Gardens 101 workshop, $200 Incentive for Gresham residents: Sat Nov 21, 2015 9AM-1PM. Info Here!
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Saving Streams, Creating Habitat

When: Sat Nov 21, 2015 9AM-1PM
Where: Troutdale Community Police Bldg
234 SW Kendall Ct
Troutdale, OR
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Learn how to build your own rain garden! Explore the critical role rain gardens can play in urban stream restoration, and how they add beautiful landscaping to your yard at the same time.

You will learn how to assess your site to determine the best location and size, calculate impervious surfaces, determine soil suitability, choose appropriate plants, and how to maintain your new rain garden. You will also receive a comprehensive manual that guides you through all the steps in constructing your rain garden. Where possible, workshop includes a short tour of a nearby rain garden.

Register here! Spaces available: 14 (of 40 max as of Nov 16th)


Rain Gardens
A rain garden is a sunken garden bed that captures stormwater runoff from hard surfaces like rooftops, sidewalks and driveways, and allows it to soak back into the ground naturally. They are planted with hardy, native perennials that filter pollutants commonly found in stormwater runoff. This helps reduce the overall amount of runoff and pollution that gets into our streams, and maintains the natural hydrology (the movement and distribution of water in the area, as it would be under natural conditions) so streams don’t go dry during the hot summer months.

If you are a resident of Gresham, you may be eligible for our $200 Rain Garden Incentive!

Why build a rain garden?
When a landscape is covered in natural vegetation, most rainfall soaks into the ground. As we start adding roofs, driveways, sidewalks, and streets to the landscape, much of the rainfall can’t soak into the ground anymore. This can create a lot of problems for people and for our streams.

Rain gardens hold stormwater runoff and allow it to soak into the ground naturally. This prevents pollution from entering our local streams and wetlands, and helps recharge our groundwater. By planting a rain garden with native plants, you can create a beautiful, low-maintenance and drought-tolerant landscape feature, while also providing habitat for beneficial wildlife. You can see examples of stormwater-managing features in the Rain Garden gallery

Volunteer! Friends of Naddaka and SOLVE-IT Nadaka Nature Park Cleanup: Sat Sep 19, 2015 9AM-12PM

09/19/2015 - 9:00am
09/19/2015 - 12:00pm
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Volunteer! Friends of Naddaka and SOLVE-IT Nadaka Nature Park Cleanup: Sat Sep 19, 2015 9AM-12PM. 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!

Friends of Nadaka & SOLVE-IT
Nadaka Nature Park Cleanup

When: Sat Sep 19, 2015 9AM-Noon
Where: Nadaka Nature Park & Garden
Meet at the Picnic Shelter
176th & NE Glisan
Gresham, OR
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Join Friends of Nadaka and SOLV-IT™ 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.

We also need volunteers to help with registration and to donate food & drinks.

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!

Everyone must sign a City of Gresham Release as well as signing up with SOLVE. Both can be done when you arrive. Join your neighbors and make new friends at Nadaka. It’s your park!

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 for more info or to donate food and/or drinks. Visit friendsofnadaka.org.

Become a Nadaka Nature Park Ambassador, Informational Meeting: Mon Jun 29, 2015 6PM

06/29/2015 - 6:00pm
06/29/2015 - 7:00pm
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Become a Nadaka Nature Park Ambassador, Informational Meeting: Mon Jun 29, 2015 6PM, St Aidans Espicopal Chruch 174th & NE Glisan, Gresham OR. Info here!

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, Naddaka Nature Park Coordinator, 503-956-8558 or email monica@friendsofnadaka.org. Visit friendsofnadaka.org.

Gresham Farmers' Market brings fresh produce, crafts and more: Sat May 23, 2015 8:30AM-2PM

05/23/2015 - 8:30am
05/23/2015 - 2:00pm
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Gresham Farmers' Market brings fresh produce, crafts and more: Saturdays, May-October 8:30AM-2PM. Info Here!

Saturdays May thru October!

When: Every Saturday, 8:30AM-2PM
Where: NW Miller & Third St
Historic Downtown
Gresham, OR
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Fresh & Local
Shoppers will find all-natural meats and cheeses, fresh-picked produce, nursery stock and fresh-cut flowers, hand-crafted jewelry, soaps, artwork, and much more. Live music and food are always part of the market.

Located on Northwest Miller Avenue between Second and Third Street 8:30AM to 2PM each Saturday now through Oct. 25.

Birding Walk with Portland Audubon, Nadaka Nature Park: Sat May 23, 2015 10AM-11AM

05/23/2015 - 10:00am
05/23/2015 - 11:00am
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Birding Walk with Portland Audubon, Nadaka Nature Park: Sat May 23, 2015 10AM-11AM. Info here!

What's In Your Backyard!

When: Sat May 23, 2015 10AM-11AM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
176th & NE Glisan St
Gresham OR
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Become A Bird Watcher!
Guided bird walk through Nadaka Nature Park. Family friendly event for beginner to advanced bird watchers.

Bring your own binoculars & field guides if possible, Binoculars will be provided to those who need them. Nadaka Bird Brochure will be available.

Gresham Farmers' Market brings fresh produce, crafts and more: Sat May 30, 2015 8:30AM-2PM

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05/30/2015 - 8:00am
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Gresham Farmers' Market brings fresh produce, crafts and more: Saturdays, May-October 8:30AM-2PM. Info Here!

Saturdays May thru October!

When: Every Saturday, 8:30AM-2PM
Where: NW Miller & Third St
Historic Downtown
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Fresh & Local
Shoppers will find all-natural meats and cheeses, fresh-picked produce, nursery stock and fresh-cut flowers, hand-crafted jewelry, soaps, artwork, and much more. Live music and food are always part of the market.

Located on Northwest Miller Avenue between Second and Third Street 8:30AM to 2PM each Saturday now through Oct. 25.

Get to know Nadaka Nature Park! Fun 'Walk and Talk' Tour: Sat Apr 25, 2015 10AM-12PM

04/25/2015 - 10:00am
04/25/2015 - 12:00pm
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Get to know Nadaka Nature Park! Fun "Walk and Talk" Tour: Sat Apr 25, 2015 10AM-12PM. Info here!
Nadaka Nature Park, Gresham OR
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Enjoy Nature in the City!

When: Sat Apr 25, 2015 10AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17600 NE Glisan
Gresham, OR
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A Rain or Shine Event

Visit the Park!
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. Join us for a fun "Walk and Talk tour" to 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.

Free! Reptiles and Amphibians Class at Gresham Meadowlands: Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:00-11:30AM

03/28/2015 - 9:00am
03/28/2015 - 11:30am
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Free! Reptiles and Amphibians Class at Gresham Meadowlands: Sat Mar 28, 2015 9-11:30AM. Info here!

Native amphibians and reptiles

When: Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:00-11:30AM
Where: Gresham Meadowlands
Meet at cul-de-sac
end of SE Paropa Ave
Gresham, OR
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Meet us at the Gresham Meadowlands
Amphibians and reptiles represent a major component of ecosystems, and being an indicator species can tell us a lot about the health of our own environment. However, human activities have led to their decline and a disruption to the balance of our natural ecology. Meet us at the Gresham Meadowlands for an exciting and engaging class on herpetology, where we will be learning how to identify our native amphibians & reptiles, their life cycle, habitat requirements, and the monitoring techniques we apply in Gresham!

This event is free and suitable for all ages.

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