Nature

A Day of Activities at Nadaka Nature Park with Audubon Society of Portland and Verde: Sep 10, 2011 10AM-2PM

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A Day of Activities at Nadaka Nature Park with Audubon Society of Portland and Verde: Sep 10, 2011 10AM-2PM. Info here!
Nadaka Nature Park, Gresham OR

A Day Of Fun
For The Whole Family!

When: Sun, Sep 10, 2011 10AM-2PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
175th & NE Pacific St
Gresham OR
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Join The Fun!
Come explore and learn more about Nadaka Nature Park and Garden Project which brings together diverse community organizations to develop and maintain a community garden, orchard, rain garden, natural meadow, restrooms, and nature-based play area at Nadaka Nature Park.

  • 10:00AM- Come get to know Nadaka with a scavenger hunt and other family fun activities
  • 10:45AM- Learn about Nadaka Nature Park and Garden Project/li>
  • 11:00AM- Audubon of Society Education Birds/li>
  • 12:00PM- Explore Nadaka and other family activities

Sign the Petition
Please support Nadaka Nature Park and Garden Project by signing the online petition here: http://audubonportland.org/issues/metro/petition
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Join Audubon Society of Portland on a Field Trip to Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge: Aug 21, 2011 8AM-11AM

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Join Audubon Society of Portland for a walk around the Kiwa Trail at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.  The 1.5 mile flat gravel trail passes along some of the most bueatiful and productive open wetlands in our area: Aug 21, 2011 8AM-11AM. Info here!
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

Beautiful and inspiring

When: Sun Aug 21, 2011 8AM-11AM
Where: Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Kiwa Trail River S Unit
Ridgefield WA
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Kiwa Trail Loop
Wildlife is the star attraction of this nearly level hike. Birds in particular seem to be everywhere—standing in the marshes, flitting in the trees, floating on the lakes, swimming in the sloughs, and hunting among the meadow grasses.

Join leaders Robin Carpenter and Gabriel Forcier for a walk around the Kiwa Trail at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. The 1.5 mile flat, crushed gravel trail passes through an understory of Oregon ash trees and between open wetland areas. Dress for the weather, hats recommended. Beginners welcome.

The Swifts are coming! Learn about this amazing spectacle with Audubon: Aug 31, 2011 7PM-8PM

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Join Steve Engel, Adult Education Programs Manager at the Audubon Society of Portland, Wednesday Aug 31st 7PM-8PM, as he explains the Vaux's Swifts biology, habits and things to keep in mind when viewing them around the Portland area Sept 1-30, 2011. Chapman School swifts viewing info here too!
Vaux's Swifts descend into the Chapman School chimney in NW Portland each evening during September

Get Ready for the Swifts Return

Come and learn more about the amazing return of Vaux’s Swifts as they gather at various sites in the Portland area during the month of September on their Fall migration south. Each evening tens of thousands seek a communal roost site in the Portland / Vancouver area (as well as north and south of here. Chapman School in N.W. Portland being the most well-known).

When: Wed, Aug 31, 2011 7PM-8PM
Where: Leach Botanical Garden
6704 SE 122nd Ave
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Join us Wednesday Aug 31st 7PM-8PM at Leach Botanical Garden in SE Portland as Steve Engel, Adult Education Programs Manager with Audubon Society of Portland explains the Vaux's Swifts biology, habits and things to keep in mind when viewing these amazing avians.

Learn about potential improvements to Glendoveer Golf Course and Fitness Trail, Community Open House: Aug 1, 2011 6PM

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Learn about potential improvements to Glendoveer Golf Course and Fitness Trail, Community Open House: Aug 1, 2011 6PM. Info here!
Glendoveer Golf Course

Declining revenue,
increased use

When: Mon, Aug 1, 2011 6PM-8PM
Where: Glendoveer fitness trail
parking lot
(Corner of NE 148th & Halsey St)
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Increassed revenues needed
Learn more about potential improvements to the Glendoveer Golf Course and Fitness Trail at a community open house. The goal of the Glendoveer facility assessment and business plan project is to evaluate current property conditions and identify opportunities to enhance the overall golf experience, to better serve the surrounding community and to maintain or improve revenue generation. While some site improvements or changes may take place as a result of this project, the golf course and fitness trail will continue to be a focus at Glendoveer. The outcome of the project will help guide a fair and competitive process to develop and award a new contract to operate the facility in 2013.

Meet at the Glendoveer fitness trail parking lot, located on Northeast 148th Avenue and Halsey Street. Metro Councilors and staff will be there to listen to your ideas and concerns, answer questions and provide information about next steps. For more information about the project and open house, go to www.oregonmetro.gov/glendoveer or contact Lydia Neill at 503-797-1830 or lydia.neill@oregonmetro.gov.

Get Your Green On! Volunteers Needed, Nadaka Nature Park Clean-up: Jul 31, 2011 9AM-2PM

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Friends of Nadaka invites you to 'Get A Little Dirty'! Help us remove invasives and restore this unique urban habitat.  Clean-up schedule and info here!
Nadaka Nature Park, Gresham OR

Let's Get Dirty!

Volunteer opportunity

When: Sun, Jul 31, 2011 9AM-2PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
175th & NE Pacific St
Gresham OR
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Wilkes East Neighborhood has received a Metro Nature in Neighborhood grant for improvements in Nadaka Nature Park which requires matching volunteer hours so your support is needed and greatly appreciated. See you at the park!

Clean-up info
Be prepared to get a little dirty and to have fun by supporting and volunteering with Friends of Nadaka and Wilkes East Neighborhood Association in their efforts to restore this natural area by removing invasive underbrush and ivy from Nadaka Nature Park, part of the Columbia Slough Watershed.

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. Coffee, juice, water & refreshments provided by Wilkes East Neighborhood.

Ever Wonder What Kind of Bird That Is? Free Bird Workshop: Apr 5, 2011 7PM-9:30PM

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Ever Wonder What Kind of Bird That Is?, Free Bird Workshop: Apr 5, 2011 7PM-9:30PM. Info here!

When: Tue, Apr 5, 2011 7PM-9:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Room
1333 Eastman Pkwy
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Free Workshop

A free Songbird Identification class April 5 at City Hall will teach participants how to identify the most common songbirds found during peak birding months. James Davis, birding expert from Metro, will lead the class. Slides, sounds and specimens will be used to prepare birders for the bird-filled spring and summer months

Songbirds found in Oregon are not only beautiful to look at and listen to, but they can also tell us about the health of our environment. They are often travelers, coming from sometimes thousands of miles away to take advantage of our rich local environment.

Volunteer! Nadaka Nature Park Earth Day Cleanup: Sat Apr 21, 2018 9AM-12PM

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Volunteer! Nadaka Nature Park Earth Day Cleanup: Sat Apr 21, 2018 9AM-12PM Info here!

Celebrate Earth Day!
Come Lend a Hand!

When: Sat Apr 21, 2018 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
(Meet at the picnic structure)
17615 NE Glisan St
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Bring A Friend!
Join Friends of Nadaka to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park.

REGISTER HERE!

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, brimmed hat, and closed-toe sturdy shoes.

Please bring a water bottle and a friend!

Free! City of Gresham Community Plant Swap: Sat, Mar 10, 2018 10AM-12PM

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Free! City of Gresham Community Plant Swap: Sat, Mar 10, 2018 10AM-12PM. Info here!

Let's Trade Plants!

When: Sat, Mar 10, 2018 10AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17615 NE Glisan St.
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Calling all gardeners!

Want to get free plants to enhance your landscape?

Join the City of Gresham, Audubon Backyard Habitat certification staff, and the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District to share bulbs, seeds, and cuttings with your neighbors.

  • Free native plants from the City of Gresham stormwater program
  • Experts will help identify plants and ensure that overly aggressive/invasive/noxious weeds are not shared
  • Free refreshments

For more information, contact Keri Handaly at 503-618-2657.

Attracting Pollinators to the Urban Garden: Wed, Feb 21, 2018 6PM-8:30PM

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Attracting Pollinators to the Urban Garden: Wed, Feb 21, 2018 6PM-8:30PM. Free Hands-On Event. Info here!

Free Hands-On Event

When: Wed, Feb 21, 2018 6PM-8:30PM
Where: Mt. Hood Community College
Rm GE201
26000 SE Stark St.
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Come learn how to provide habitat for a variety of local pollinators that are vital to our human food supply.

  • Learn about the different kinds of pollinators. There are many important native pollinators besides the well known and non-native European honey bee.
  • Discover plants that will help attract pollinators.
  • Consider ways to provide shelter, water and overwintering sites.

Register today

Contact

Katie Meckes, 503-935-5368

East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Jackson Bottom Wetlands Walk: Tue, Feb 27, 2018 9AM-5PM

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City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Jackson Bottom Wetlands Walk: Tue, Feb 27, 2018 9AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking! Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Tue, Feb 27, 2018 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Round-trip travel: 80 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Elevation gain: Negligible
  • Suggested donation per hiker: $8

Jackson Bottom has always been a special place, used by Native peoples, early settlers, and great numbers of waterfowl. Located minutes south of downtown Hillsboro, the 635 acres of Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve are a quiet sanctuary for both people and wildlife. More than 211 species of birds are sighted annually at Jackson Bottom, including bald eagles, Great Blue Herons, and thousands of Tundra Swans and Northern Pintails, making Jackson Bottom a haven for bird watchers. The Preserve is home to deer, otters, beavers and thousands of other species.

We will walk approximately 3 to 3.5 miles on the many trails of this Wetlands Preserve, some of it overlooking the Tualatin River. Either during or after the walk, we will visit the Education Center, which has tons of information on local fauna and flora and includes an intact bald eagle nest believed to be the only intact nest of its kind on display in the United States. Youll be able to compare it to the hummingbirds nest also on display. Everything is free of charge, although a $2-per-person donation is recommended.

In February, there may be some water on the trails, so dress appropriately. We will stop at one of the excellent restaurants on the way home, but bring a snack and water for the walk.

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

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