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!

City of Gresham, Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting: Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:30PM-6:30PM

03/21/2016 - 4:30pm
03/21/2016 - 6:30pm
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City of Gresham, Urban Forestry Subcommittee Meeting: Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:30PM-6:30PM. Get involved, make a difference. Info here!

Get Involved, Make A Difference

When: Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:30PM-6:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Springwater Trail Room
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, OR
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The Urban Forestry Subcommittee advises the City Council and staff about tree preservation, tree species for the City’s street tree list and trees to be designated to the City’s significant tree list.

For more information about this event contact Tina Osterink, Natural Resources Planner at 503-618-2392 or Tina.Osterink@GreshamOregon.gov.

Volunteer Workshop, Amphibians and Reptiles Class: Sat Mar 26, 2016 9AM-11:30AM

03/26/2016 - 9:00am
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Volunteer Workshop, Amphibians and Reptiles Class: Sat Mar 26, 2016 9AM-11:30AM. Info here!

Helping Restore Habitat

When: Sat Mar 26, 2016 9AM-11:30AM
Where: Gresham Meadowlands
near intersection of
SE Paropa Av & SE Hale Drive
Gresham, OR
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Join us to explore this restored wetland site and meet the resident amphibians and reptiles. Learn about identification, natural history, and conservation of Gresham’s diverse species.

This hands-on class is great for all ages. Dress for the weather. Rain boots or waders recommended. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information about this event contact Ivy Watson at 503-618-2383 or Ivy.Watson@GreshamOregon.gov.

Join the Audubon Society and Friends of Nadaka for a Christmas Bird Count: Sat Jan 09, 2016 9AM-11AM

01/09/2016 - 9:00am
01/09/2016 - 11:00am
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Join the Audubon Society and Friends of Nadaka for a Christmas Bird Count: Sat Jan 09, 2016 9AM-11AM. Info here!

Join the Christmas Bird Count

When: Sat Jan 09, 2016 9AM-11AM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17615 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR
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Join the Audubon Society of Portland and Friends of Nadaka to help collect valuable data by counting birds and learn about the history of the Christmas Bird Count. This is a family friendly event for beginner and advance bird watchers. If you have your own binoculars, great! If not, we will have some for you to borrow.

Light refreshments and a review will be held in Murdock Hall at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church after the count. Meet us at the picnic structure at 9AM. We look forward to seeing you there.

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

Free! Naturescaping Workshop: Sat Feb 13, 2016 9AM-1PM

02/13/2016 - 9:00am
02/13/2016 - 10:00pm
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Free! Naturescaping Workshop: Sat Feb 13, 2016 9AM-1PM. Learn how to create a low-maintenance landscape that conserves water, prevents pollution, and saves you time & money. Info here!

Low-maintenance Landscape

When: Sat Feb 13, 2016 9AM-1PM
Where: St Aidan’s Episcopal Church
17405 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR
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Learn how to create a low-maintenance landscape that conserves water, prevents pollution, and saves you time & money! Explore how native plants can make your outdoor space a vibrant, healthy place for people, pets and wildlife. You’ll dig up fresh ideas, tips & resources to bring back to your yard.

Register online at: www.emswcd.org

More Info
Call 503-222-7645 for more information.

Hosted by: City of Gresham & Friends of Nadaka

Nadaka Nature Park Highlights From This Summer! Workshops, Cleanups, Kids Activities and more

Nadaka Nature Park Highlights From This Summer! 5th Annual Community Festival, Cleanups, Bird Walks, Garden Workshops, Kids Activities and more. Info here!

By Monica McAllister, Nadaka Park Coordinator

Nadaka’s 5th Annual Nadaka Community Festival was a huge success! We had 23 partnering organizations hosting booths, free refreshments provided by Albertsons and Earth H2O, Aztec dancers, steel drum performer, a Ukrainian folk singer, and a variety of family fun activities and crafts. Between 350-400 community members attended the event. All of this was made possible by our wonderful volunteers, partnering or-ganizations, and local community members. We're always look-ing for great new ideas and help planning. To join the Festival Planning Committee email the Nadaka Park Coordinator at monica@friendsofnadaka.org.

Since June, we've had 3 Nadaka Community Cleanups and the SOLVE Beach and Riverside Cleanup at Nadaka. This year’s “No Ivy Day” had 60 high school students from “College Possible” volunteer to remove invasive plants! We are so thankful for all our volunteers and their hard work! We’re always looking for volunteers, groups, organizations, and businesses to come to our stewardship events. Our next stewardship opportunity is the Native Planting Event February 27th 9-12pm.

We also hosted a series of classes and private organizations at Nadaka for environmental and garden education. These include our monthly Bird Walks, Garden Workshops, and “Tadpole Tales” with story time, a craft, nature walk, and show and tell. We held a nature day camp called “A Week in the Woods” taught by Earth Art and Agriculture.

Nadaka will host an Urban Coyote Talk with Audubon Society of Portland, Monday November 16th 6:30pm, St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, Murdock Hall. Coyotes have become established in Gresham neighborhoods just as they have become established in many urban areas across the United States. Some people are happy to see these wild dogs while others are concerned about conflicts. Come learn about urban coyotes with Audubon Conservation Director, Bob Sallinger. Bob has been working on coyote issues in the Metro Region for more than two decades.

Free! Guided Nature Walk with Portland Audubon, Nadaka Nature Park: Fri Oct 16, 2015 8AM-9AM

10/16/2015 - 8:00am
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Free! Guided Nature Walk with Portland Audubon, Nadaka Nature Park: Fri Oct 16, 2015 8AM-9AM. Info here!

Fall is Perfect for Bird Watching!

When: Fri Oct 16, 2015 8AM-9AM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
(Meet at the picnic shelter)
176th & NE Glisan St
Gresham OR
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Become A Bird Watcher!
Join Friends of Nadaka and the Audubon Society of Portland for our monthly guided Bird Walks at Nadaka Nature Park!

This is a family friendly event open to beginners and advance bird watchers. If you have your own binoculars great! If not we will have some for you to borrow! This is a great event to help you brush up on your birding basics and identification.

Meet us at the picnic structure FRIDAY October 16th at 8am. We look forward to seeing you there!

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

Saturday Cleanup At Nadaka Nature Park: Sat Aug 01, 2015 9AM-Noon

08/01/2015 - 9:00am
08/01/2015 - 12:00pm
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Saturday Cleanup At Nadaka Nature Park: Sat Aug 01, 2015 9AM-Noon. 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!

Help cleanup Nadaka Nature Park!

When: Sat Aug 01, 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 to 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.

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!

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. Visit friendsofnadaka.org.

Saturday Bird Walks at Nadaka Nature Park: Sat Aug 08, 2015 8AM-9AM

08/08/2015 - 8:00am
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Audubon Society Saturday Bird Walks at Nadaka Nature Park: Sat Aug 08, 2015 8AM-9AM. Info here!

Come Join Us!

When: Sat Aug 08, 2015 8AM-9AM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
Meet at the Picnic Shelter
176th & NE Glisan St
Gresham OR
Get map!

Join he Audubon Society of Portland for a guided bird walk through Nadaka Nature Park. This is a family-friendly event for beginner and advance bird watchers. If you have your own binoculars great! If not we will have some for you to borrow. See you at the park!.

Free! Interpretive Nature Walk with Portland Audubon, Nadaka Nature Park: Sat Aug 22, 2015 9AM-10AM

08/22/2015 - 9:00am
08/22/2015 - 10:00am
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Free! Interpretive Nature Walk with Portland Audubon, Nadaka Nature Park: Sat Aug 22, 2015 9AM-10AM. Info here!

What's In Your Backyard!

When: Sat Aug 22, 2015 9AM-10AM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
176th & NE Glisan St
Gresham OR
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Become A Bird Watcher!
Interpretive Nature Walk through Nadaka Nature Park. Family friendly event. Fun for all ages! Bring your own binoculars if possible!

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

Tadpole Tales, Preschooler Storytime and Guided Hike at Nadaka Nature Park: Wed Aug 26, 2015 10AM-11AM

08/26/2015 - 10:00am
08/26/2015 - 11:00am
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Tadpole Tales, Preschooler Storytime and Guided Hike at Nadaka Nature Park: Wed Aug 26, 2015 10AM-11AM. Info here!

Story & Guided Hike!

When: Sat Aug 26, 2015 10AM-11AM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
Meet at the Picnic Shelter
176th & NE Glisan St
Gresham OR
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We invite parents and children ages 3-5 to enjoy a short story and a guided nature hike. Watch birds fly overhead, search for hidden animal homes, and learn about local trees and flowers. The event runs rain or shine so pull on those boots and join us! There is a $3 suggested donation per child, no charge for adults. Meet us at the picnic structure. To register visit http://columbiaslough.org/index.php/activities_events/tadpole_tales/ or call 503-281-1132.

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