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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

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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
Get map!

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
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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
Get Map!

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

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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
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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
Get map!

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

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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
Get map!

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.

Saturday Cleanup At Nadaka Nature Park: Sat Jul 11, 2015 9AM-Noon

07/11/2015 - 9:00am
07/11/2015 - 12:00pm
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Saturday Cleanup At Nadaka Nature Park: Sat Jul 11, 2015 9AM-Noon. Basic Plant Identification Lessons. Removal of Invasive Plant Species. Watering Plants. Weeding. Litter Removal. All ages welcome! Meet at picnic shelter 176th & NE Glisan. Info here!

Come, Lend A Hand...

Join Friends of Nadaka to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park. We will be removing invasive species such as English Ivy from the 10 acre forested portion of the park, watering plants, and removing litter.

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.

Audubon Backyard Habitat Cretification Presentation: Wed Jul 15 2015 6:30PM

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Become a Certified Habitat. Backyard Habitat Cretification Presentation: Wed Jul 15 2015 6:30PM, St Aidan's Episcopal Church, 174th & NE Glisan. Info here!

Become a Certified Habitat

When: Wed Jul 15,, 2015 6:30-7:30PM
Where: St Aidan's Episcopal Chruch
174th & NE Glisan St
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Are you interested in a yard that's brimming with wildlife?
One that attracts and supports birds pollinators, benificial insects and other wildlife?

Plan to Attend
Have you noticed "Certified Backyard Habitat" signs around your neighborhood and wondered what these signs are all about?

Join Nikkie West, Audubon Society of Portland's "Backyard Habitat" Program Manager as she discusses ways to transform your yard into a space where both people and wildlife can thrive. Free plants list, wildflower seed and other resources for all attendees!

Plant Roots, Create a Habitat, Transform the World, One Yard at a Time!

Saturday Bird Walks at Nadaka Nature Park: Sat Jun 06, 2015 8AM-9AM

06/06/2015 - 8:15am
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Saturday Bird Walks at Nadaka Nature Park: Sat Jun 06, 2015 8AM-9AM. Info here!

Come Join Us!

When: Sat Jun 06, 2015 8AM-9AM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
176th & NE Glisan St
Gresham OR
Get map!

Join us for a guided bird walk through Nadaka Nature Park. This is a family-friendly event for beginner and advance bird watchers. Bring your own binoculars and field guides if possible. Binoculars will be provided for those who do not own binoculars and Nadaka Bird Brochures will be available.

Opening Day! Gresham Farmers' Market brings fresh produce, crafts and more: Sat May 09, 2015 8:30AM-2PM

05/09/2015 - 8:30am
05/09/2015 - 2:00pm
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Gresham Farmers' Market brings fresh produce, crafts and more: Saturdays, May-October 8:30AM-2PM. Info Here!

Opening Day 2015!
Saturdays May thru October!

When: Every Saturday, 8:30AM-2PM
Where: NW Miller & Third St
Historic Downtown
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Fresh & Local
Shoppers will find all-natural meats and cheeses, fresh-picked produce, nursery stock and fresh-cut flowers, hand-crafted jewelry, soaps, artwork, and much more. Live music and food are always part of the market.

Located on Northwest Miller Avenue between Second and Third Street 8:30AM to 2PM each Saturday now through Oct. 25.

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