Nature

Attracting Pollinators to the Urban Garden Nov 05 Workshop: Sat, Nov 05, 2016 9AM-11AM

11/05/2016 - 9:00am
11/05/2016 - 11:00pm
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Attracting Pollinators to the Urban Garden Nov. 5 Workshop: Sat, Nov 05, 2016 9AM-11 am. . Info here!

When: Sat, Nov 05, 2016 9AM-11 am
Where: St. Aidan's Episcopal Church
17045 NE Glisan Street
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Learn about the bees, flies, beetles, moths and butterflies that provide vital pollination services in urban gardens, and discover which plants can help attract and support them. We will go beyond the bloom so you can find out how to provide water, shelter, nesting and overwintering sites.

Advanced registration is required.

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

November Bird & Nature Walk at Nadaka Nature Park: Sat, Nov 12, 2016 9AM-10AM

11/12/2016 - 9:00am
11/12/2016 - 10:00am
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November Bird & Nature Walk at Nadaka Nature Park: Sat, Nov 12, 2016 9AM-10 am. Get Your Green On!. Info here!

Get Your Green On!

When: Sat, Nov 12, 2016 9AM-10 am
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17615 NE Glisan Street Portland
OR 97230
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Join the Audubon Society and Friends of Nadaka for a family-friendly, guided nature walk, open to both beginners and advanced bird watchers/ naturalists. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, we will have some for you to borrow.

Meet us at the picnic structure. We look forward to seeing you there!

Free! Guided Bird & Nature Walk, Nadaka Nature Park: Nov 11, 2016 9-10AM

11/15/2016 - 9:00am
11/15/2016 - 10:00am
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Free! Bird & Nature Walk With Audubon of Portland, Nadaka Nature Park: Sat Nov 11, 2016 9-10AM. Info here!

Let's Go Bird Watching!

When: Sat Nov 11, 2016 9AM-10AM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park & Gardens
175th & NE Glisan
Gresham OR
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Cost: Free!

Join Friends of Nadaka and Audubon for a guided nature walk through Nadaka Nature Park. This is a family friendly event for beginner & advance bird watchers/ naturalists. Bring your own binoculars & field guides if possible. (Binoculars will be provided for those who do not own binoculars)

Friends of Nadaka Unites a Gresham Neighborhood to Create a Park

Friends of Nadaka Unites a Gresham Neighborhood to Create a Park. Complete with bird walks, play spaces, and a community garden—and soon Gresham’s first handicapped-accessible swing. Read more here!

Complete with bird walks, play spaces, and a community garden—and soon Gresham’s first handicapped-accessible swing.

Source: Portland Monthly Magazine (November 2016)

One spring morning in 2007, Lee Dayfield took her dog for a walk. As she passed an empty field, she saw a sign that would forever change her life. It read “for sale.”

The desolate plot of grass sat next to 10 acres ringed by a chain-link fence and barbed wire. Where others may have seen a $900,000 meadow, Dayfield saw a two-acre opportunity: a nature-based play area for the Gresham neighborhood’s children, many of them Native American.

Free! Guided Bird & Nature Walk, Nadaka Nature Park: Sat Oct 15, 2016 9-10AM

10/15/2016 - 9:00am
10/15/2016 - 10:00am
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Free! Bird & Nature Walk With Audubon of Portlan, Nadaka Nature Park: Sat Oct 15, 2016 9-10AM. Info here!
Golden crowned Kinglet

Let's Go Bird Watching!

When: Sat Oct 15, 2016 9AM-10AM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park & Gardens
175th & NE Glisan
Gresham OR
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Cost: Free!

Join Friends of Nadaka and Audubon for a guided nature walk through Nadaka Nature Park. This is a family friendly event for beginner & advance bird watchers/ naturalists. Bring your own binoculars & field guides if possible. (Binoculars will be provided for those who do not own binoculars)

Volunteer! Join us for 'No Ivy Day' at Nadaka Nature Park: Oct 29, 2016 9AM-12PM

10/29/2016 - 9:00am
10/29/2016 - 12:00pm
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Volunteer! Join us for 'No Ivy Day' at Nadaka Nature Park: Oct 29, 2016 9AM-12PM No Experience Needed. Info here!

Help Remove Invasive Ivy

When: Sat Oct 29, 2016 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park & Gardens
175th & NE Glisan
Gresham OR
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Join Friends of Nadaka to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park Saturday, October 29th from 9 am to 12 pm! We will be removing invasive species such as English Ivy from the 10 acre forested portion of the park. The event will start with a brief lesson on native and invasive plant species.

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Tools, gloves, and light refreshments will be provided. Dress to work in natural areas: long pants and closed-toe sturdy shoes. Please bring a water bottle and a friend! There are two locations for parking:

You may park in the neighborhood and follow the path through the forest to get to the picnic structure.

More Info
Contact Monica, Nadaka Nature Park Coordinator, at monica@friendsofnadaka.org or call 503-956-8558

Naturescaping Basics Workshop: Sat, Oct 29, 2016 9AM-1PM

10/29/2016 - 9:00am
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Naturescaping Basics Workshop: Sat, Oct 29, 2016 9AM-1PM. Saving Our Streams. Info here!

Saving Our Streams

When: Sat, Oct 29, 2016 9AM-1PM
Where: Mt. Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark Street
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Learn to create a low-maintenance landscape that conserves water, prevents pollution, and saves you time, money and energy. Get natural gardening & design tips that mimic nature, and make your garden a healthy place for children, pets and wildlife. Class covers native plants that thrive in the Pacific Northwest, and other core naturescaping concepts. Where possible, workshop includes a short tour of a nearby garden. This class is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

Advanced registration is required.

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

Free! Audubon July 2016 Bird Walk at Nadaka Nature Park: Sat Jul 16, 2016 8AM-9AM

07/16/2016 - 8:00am
07/16/2016 - 9:00am
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Free! Audubon July 2016 Bird Walk at Nadaka Nature Park: Sat Jul 16, 2016 8AM-9AM. Seize the Morning. Info here!

Seize the Morning

When: Sat Jul 16, 2016 8AM-9AM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17615 NE Glisan Street
Gresham, OR
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Join the Audubon Society and Friends of Nadaka for a family-friendly, guided bird walk, open to both beginners and advanced bird watchers. This is a great opportunity to brush up on birding and identification basics. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, we will have some for you to borrow.

For more information about this event contact Monica McAllister at 503-956-8558 or monica@friendsofnadaka.org

Senior Healthy Hikers: Old Salmon River Trail Hike: Tue May 24, 2016 9AM-5PM

05/24/2016 - 9:00am
05/24/2016 - 5:00pm
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Senior Healthy Hikers: Old Salmon River Trail Hike: Tue May 24, 2016 9AM-5PM. Get involved, make a difference. Info here!

Beautiful Nature Walk

When: Tue May 24, 2016 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, OR
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This 5-mile hike near Welches parallels the Salmon River, goes through an old growth forest with 10-foot-thick red cedars, and leads to small sandy beaches with deep green pools.

  • Round-trip travel: 66 miles
  • Suggested donation per rider: $8
  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
  • Elevation Gain: 200 feet

The grades are easy; stairways climb the few hills and rustic bridges cross a string of tiny streams along the way.

Hiking boots are recommended. Bring a lunch to eat along the trail. A National Forest Recreation Pass (or Senior Pass) is required to park at the trailhead.

Senior Healthy Hikers asks participants be age 50 or older. A couple may hike if one member is 50 or better.

Pets are not permitted on hikes or walks.

For more information about this hike contact Linda Matthews at 503-661-4510 or lindaraematthews@gmail.com.

Senior Healthy Hikers Member Guidelines

Volunteers Needed! City of Gresham Annual Bird Survey, May & June 2016

Volunteers Needed! City of Gresham Annual Bird Survey, May & June 2016. No experience necessary. A great opportunity to learn about birds in your neighborhood. Info here!

Pitch in to document Gresham's bird life

Survey points throughout Gresham's natural and urban areas.

No experience necessary. Training in survey protocol and bird identification is available.

This is a great opportunity for residents to learn about birds right in their neighborhood while contributing to citizen science and helping Gresham be a better steward of bird habitat.

Volunteers survey weekly in natural areas and urban sites; surveys take an average of 2 hours. Minimum commitment of 3 surveys is requested.

Bird survey data helps the City of Gresham be a better steward of natural areas and understand the role of urban habitats.

More info?
Contact Ivy Watson, Restoration and Outreach Steward, City of Gresham Natural Resources Program, Northwest Youth Corps AmeriCorps Member at 503-618-2383 or ivy.watson@greshamoregon.com.

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