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

08/21/2011 - 8:00am
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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

08/31/2011 - 7:00pm
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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

08/01/2011 - 6:00pm
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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

07/31/2011 - 9:00am
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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

04/05/2011 - 7:00pm
04/05/2011 - 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.

Backyard Habitat, Providing Community for Birds and Wildlife


Certified Backyard Habitat. Click to enlarge

The Backyard Habitat Certification Program

By Neta Courcey
Certified Backyard Habitat
Wilkes East Resident

Like neighborhoods are to cities, cities to counties, and counties to states, backyard habitats connect our yards to greenways and to wilderness, providing the essential pathways of interconnectedness that nourish the larger community. Communities of humans thrive when they are connected to each other and to the larger community. Just as neighborhood groups like Wilkes East are essential to building and maintaining the larger community, backyard habitats are essential to the community of birds and other wildlife. The swath of habitat that neighbors create is vital, providing refuge areas containing food, water, nesting places and shelter. I am proud to have my little yard be a piece of the bigger network that creates a web of natural habitats throughout the Portland metropolitan area and the Pacific Northwest.

Nadaka Nature Park & Gardens Summer 2017 Update & Events

Nadaka Nature Park & Gardens Summer 2017 Update & Events. Nadaka Nature Park Festival, Tadpole Tales, Audubon Society Bird Walks, Community gardens and more. Info here!

by Monica McAllister
Nadaka Nature Park Coordinator

Summer is here, delicious berries are ripe, baby birds are taking flight, and we hope you have been able to get out and enjoy it all at Nadaka Nature Park! The past couple of months have been bustling with families enjoying the new swing set, community members gathering for parties at the picnic shelter, gardeners tending their veggies and flowers, and nature lovers of all ages exploring the forest. The past few months ‘Friends of Nadaka’ (FON) has been hard at work providing environmental education activities, community events, and stewardship opportunities for our neighbors, schools, and partnering organizations.

We are most excited about the upcoming Seventh Annual Nadaka Nature Park Festival that will take place August 12th from 12-3pm. This family friendly event will include a visit from the Audubon Society of Portland’s Education Birds, free hot dogs and drinks, crafts, games, face painting, dance and music performances. Various partnering organizations will have information booths and fun hands on activities for the whole family. We would love to have volunteers from the Wilkes East neighborhood to help with the event. If you are interested please contact Monica, the Nadaka Coordinator.

Nadaka Nature Park Festival, August 12th 2017 from 12-3pm. Audubon birds, free hot dogs and drinks, crafts, games, face painting, Aztec Dancers, music performances and more. Info here!

Free Native Plant Workshop: Thu, May 04, 2017 6:30PM-9PM

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Free Native Plant Workshop: Thu, May 04, 2017 6:30PM-9PM. . Info here!

Learn About Our Native Plants

When: Thu, May 04, 2017 6:30PM-9PM
Where: St. Aidan's Episcopal Church and Nadaka Nature Park
17405 NE Glisan Street
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Explore the benefits of gardening with native plants. Discover the Portland areas most common native plant communities, learn which species do well together and get tips to help them thrive. A slide show will highlight their unique features and desired growing conditions so you can decide which plants will work best in your own yard.

Register for this workshop online.

This class is hosted in partnership by Friends of Nadaka, East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, and St. Aidans Episcopal Church.

For more information about this event contact Katie Meckes at 503-222-7645 or katie@emswcd.org

Native Bees 101 Educational Talk: Sat, May 06, 2017 1:30PM-2:30PM

05/06/2017 - 1:30pm
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Native Bees 101 Educational Talk: Sat, May 06, 2017 1:30PM-2:30PM. . Info here!

Come Learn About Our Valuable Little Friends

When: Sat, May 06, 2017 1:30PM-2:30PM
Where: Main City Park
219 S. Main Ave
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Learn about the many fascinating and bee-utiful native bees that live in Gresham and the plants that support them.

Local bee expert, Celeste Ets-Hokin, will speak about the bees in our gardens and the myriad of benefits they provide and work that they do.

  • Refreshments Provided
  • Seating provided in the Coho shelter

Contact

Keri Handaly, 503-618-2657 or Keri.Handaly@GreshamOregon.gov

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