Nature

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 

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

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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

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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

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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.

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