Nature

2016 Portland area Holiday Activity Guide. Fun for the entire family! Storybooklane, Train rides, Christmas ships, Colorful lights, 250+ Tuba Concert on the Square and much more. Info here!

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
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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.

City of Gresham, Natural Resources and Sustainability Committee April 2016 Meeting: Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:30PM-8:30PM

04/07/2016 - 6:30pm
04/07/2016 - 8:30pm
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City of Gresham, Natural Resources and Sustainability Committee April 2016 Meeting: Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:30PM-8:30PM. Get involved, make a difference. Info here!

Get Involved, Make A Difference

When: Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Room 2A
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy.
Gresham, OR
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The Natural Resources and Sustainability Committee advises the Gresham City Council on policy development matters and actions related to the protection, restoration and enhancement of:

  • Natural resources
  • Watershed health
  • Water quality
  • Fish and wildlife habitat
  • Urban tree canopy
  • Provision of public health
  • Development, improvement and expansion of city parks, trails, and green space for present and future generations

For more information about this event contact Keri Handaly at 503-618-2525 or Keri.Handaly@GreshamOregon.gov.

City of Gresham, City's Green and Clean Day of Service: Sat Apr 16, 2016 9AM-12PM

04/16/2016 - 9:00am
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City of Gresham, City's Green and Clean Day of Service: Sat Apr 16, 2016 9AM-12PM. Get involved, make a difference. Info here!

Get Involved, Make A Difference

When: Sat Apr 16, 2016 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17550 NE Pacific St.
Gresham, OR
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The City's third annual Green and Clean Day of Service features the community joining together for a planting and spring cleaning project at Nadaka Park in the Wilkes East neighborhood.
• The event will take place on Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to noon.
• A celebration will follow at St. Aidan's church, next to Nadaka Park, from noon to about 2 p.m. Volunteers will get free pizza and soda.
• For more information, please call 503-618-2482.

• Volunteers from across the City will join City staff to help do some "spring cleaning" around the park - light landscaping, planting seedlings, ivy removal, and disposing of trash.
• Make sure to bring a good pair of gloves and your favorite garden tool (especially shovels, rakes, and loppers).
•All ages are invited, although younger children will need to be closely supervised.
More information about the Green and Clean Day of Service.

Volunteer! Nadaka Nature Park & SOLVE IT Cleanup: Sat Apr 23, 2016 9AM-12PM

04/23/2016 - 9:00am
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Volunteer! Nadaka Nature Park & SOLVE IT Cleanup: Sat Apr 23, 2016 9AM-12PM. Info here!

Let's Get Dirty!

When: Sat Apr 23, 2016 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17615 SE Glisan Street
Gresham, OR
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Join Friends of Nadaka for our SOLVE IT cleanup event to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park in honor of Earth Day. 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, warm clothes and closed-toe, sturdy shoes. Please bring a water bottle and a friend, and meet at the picnic shelter.

Register to participate.

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

Volunteer! Johnson Creek Watershed Wide Planting Day March 5, 2016: Sat Mar 05, 2016 9AM-12PM

03/05/2016 - 9:00am
03/05/2016 - 12:00pm
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Volunteer! Johnson Creek Watershed Wide Planting Day March 5, 2016: Sat Mar 05, 2016 9AM-12PM. Get involved, make a difference. Info here!

Help Restore Natural Habitat

When: Sat Mar 05, 2016 9AM-12PM
Where: Multiple locations
Gresham, OR
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Volunteers are needed to plant thousands of native plants in Gresham's natural areas Join the Johnson Creek Watershed Council and City of Gresham natural resources program at two restoration sites as part of Johnson Creek Watershed Council’s annual Watershed Wide planting day.

Restoration sites:

A pizza party will follow the event.

  • Jenne Creek Headwaters at Jenne Butte Park, 2358 SW Border Way
  • Springwater Woods, 2123 SE Hogan Road

Please register in advance.

For more information about this event contact Danielle Miles at 503-652-7477 or danielle@jcwc.org.

March 2016 Bird Walk at Nadaka Nature Park: Sat Mar 19, 2016 8AM-9AM

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March 2016 Bird Walk at Nadaka Nature Park: Sat Mar 19, 2016 8AM-9AM. Join the fun. Info here!

Enjoy Nature, Join the fun!

When: Sat Mar 19, 2016 8AM-9AM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17615 NE Glisan St
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.

Audubon & Nadaka Nature Park welcome back Vulture Day: Sat Mar 19, 2016 12PM-3PM

03/19/2016 - 12:00pm
03/19/2016 - 3:00pm
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Audubon & Nadaka Nature Park welcome back Vulture Day: Sat Mar 19, 2016 12PM-3PM. Join the fun. Info here!

Turkey Vultures Workshop

When: Sat Mar 19, 2016 12PM-3PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
and St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church
17405 NE Glisan Street
Gresham, OR
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Free Event!
This year the Audubon Society’s annual celebration is coming to Nadaka with a family-friendly event, including lots of fun activities to help kids of all ages learn about turkey vultures.

  • Meet Ruby, the Audubon Society’s education vulture, up close.
  • Compare your wingspan to that of a California Condor.
  • Make a crafted vulture and mask.
  • Learn fun vulture facts

Did you notice you only see turkey vultures in the metropolitan area in the spring and summer? That’s because they migrate to warmer climates in the winter, but it’s time to welcome them back. We’re lucky to still have good populations of turkey vultures in Oregon. Around the world vultures, “nature’s recyclers,” are facing hazards in the wild, and their numbers are dwindling.

As "Nature's Recyclers," they play and important role in reducing disease --- and it's up to us to help save them.

  • Meeting many of Portland Audubon's other educational birds
  • Play "Upchuck Chuck!"
  • Find out the differences between Old and New World vultures
  • Discover why vultures are important

Come and help us celebrate the beauty of vultures!

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

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