Friends of Nadaka

2018 Portland area Holiday Activity Guide. Fun for the entire family! Storybooklane, Train rides, Christmas ships, Colorful lights, 300 Tuba Concert on the Square and much more. Info here!

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.

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
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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.

Join SOLV at Nadaka Nature Park for an Earth Day Cleanup: Sat Apr 18, 2015 9AM-12PM

04/18/2015 - 9:00am
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Join SOLV at Nadaka Nature Park for an Earth Day Cleanup: Sat Apr 18 2015 9AM-12PM. Info here!
Nadaka /SOLV Earth Day Clean-up

Earth Day, Every Day

When: Sat, Apr 18, 2015 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
176th & NE Pacific St
Gresham OR
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Friends of Nadaka have received grants for the development of the Nadaka Nature Park which requires matching volunteer hours so your support is needed and greatly appreciated. See you at the park!

Event info
Come out and meet your neighbors and make new friends. Join SOLV® and Friends of Nadaka to help improve the park this Earth Day. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Mulching Trails, Trash Removal and possibly work in Community Garden. Be prepared to get a little dirty and to have fun by supporting and volunteering with Friends of Nadaka and Wilkes East Neighborhood Association. Refreshments will be provided for volunteers.

Click here to register yourself, your group or to learn more about this event.

Rain or Shine!
Come dressed for weather and help improve Nadaka Nature Park. Bring working gloves & a water bottle if you have them. Volunteer as long as you can. Drinks and snacks will be provided for volunteers.

4th Annual Nadaka Cleanup & Community Festival: Sat Sep 27, 2014 9AM-3PM

09/27/2014 - 9:00am
09/27/2014 - 3:00pm
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4th Annual Nadaka Community Festival, Sat Sept 27, 2014. NE 175th & Glisan. Cleanup 9AM to Noon. Food & Fun Noon to 3PM. All ages. Live Music. Hot Dogs, Games, Face Painting, Audubon Education Birds, Aztec Dancers. Join Us!
Nadaka Nature Park meadow, Gresham OR

Nadaka/SOLV® Cleanup

When: Sat Sep 27, 2014 9AM-Noon
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17500 NE Pacific
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Community Festival

When: Sat Sep 27, 2014 Noon-3PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17500 NE Pacific
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Nakada Cleanup Event
Its happening Saturday, Sept. 27th. The Fourth Annual Nadaka Community Festival & Cleanup. Nadaka is a beautiful 10 acre forest where we will be removing invasives and litter in the morning from 9:00am to Noon.

Nakada Community Festival
The Nadaka Community Festival will be held after the cleanup from Noon to 3:00pm where volunteers will be treated to hot dogs, music and activities for the family. The Audubon Society of Portland will have their live birds and you will be entertained by Aztec dancers from Ollin Yolliztli as well as NW PanMan Terry Baber on his steel drum.<.p>

See ya at park!

Nadaka Nature Park & Garden Project, Improvements Coming in 2014

Nadaka Nature Park & Garden Project, Improvements Coming in 2014. Info here!

2013 was a very productive year for the Friends of Nadaka team which includes the Audubon Society of Portland (Audubon) and Columbia Slough Watershed Council (CSWC).

By Lee Dayfield, Friends of Nadaka

Audubon released a Cooper’s Hawk and brought their educational birds to the Nadaka Community Festival. Over 300 people attended the Festival last August. This year’s Festival will be held September 27th. You can view the release of the Cooper’s Hawk on YouTube by searching for Nadaka Nature Park.

The Nadaka Nature Park & Garden Project was awarded an Oregon State Parks grant in the amount of $523,480. These funds will be used to cover the large capital improvements such as the restrooms and covered picnic shelter.

Get your Green on! SOLVE Nadaka Nature Park Clean-up Event: Sat Sep 28, 2013 10AM-1PM

09/28/2013 - 10:00am
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Get your Green on! SOLVE Nadaka Nature Park Clean-up Event: Sat Sep 28, 2013 10AM-1PM. Info here!
Nadaka Nature Park, Gresham OR

SOLVE® Clean-Up Event

When: Sat, Sep 28, 2012 10AM-1PMn
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
176th & NE Glisan St
Gresham OR
Get Map!

REGISTER HERE

Friends of Nadaka have received grants for the development of the Nadaka Nature Park which requires matching volunteer hours so your support is needed and greatly appreciated. See you at the park!

Event info
SOLVE® Clean-up Event. Be prepared to get a little dirty and to have fun by supporting and volunteering with Friends of Nadaka and Wilkes East Neighborhood Association.

Bring working gloves & a water bottle if you have them. Volunteer as long as you can. Drinks and snacks will be provided for volunteers.

Laminated Root Rot and Nadaka Nature Park: Managing a Hidden Killer


Laminated Root Rot. Click to enlarge

Laminated Root Rot and Nadaka Nature Park

Abel Gebrezgi and Jim Labbe
Audubon Society of Portland

INTRODUCTION
Laminated root rot (LRR) is a fungal pathogen, Phellinus weirii, also known as yellowing ring rot. (LLR gets its name from the lamination of the decayed wood (see photo above). This fungus is widespread in Southern British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, northern California and western Montana.). It is one of the most damaging root diseases amongst conifers, especially firs and cedars, in the Pacific Northwest. Douglas fir, Mountain hemlock, Western hemlock, Grand fir, and Pacific silver fir are highly susceptible to infection by this pathogen. Pine species like Western white pine and Ponderosa pine and larch are more resistant to it while hardwoods are immune. The fungus was first discovered in 1914, on Western red cedar in Idaho. The first reported case in Douglas fir was in 1940, at Cowichan Lake, British Columbia.

BIOLOGY
The mycelium of LRR doesn’t grow in the soil and the spores do not spread by wind like most fungal pathogens. Infection occurs when roots of healthy trees grow in contact with infected roots.


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After initial contact with a living root, the mycelium grows on the bark, extending only a few inches into the surrounding soil. The mycelium penetrates the host through the injured bark and advances along newly infected roots. Symptoms include crown yellowing and thinning, distress of cones, red-brown staining of outer heartwood, and separation of annual rings. Less discernible is the root rot which eventually decays the roots, destabilizes the tree, and leads to death and toppling. In addition to the loss of mature trees within a stand, LRR creates potential hazards from tree fall especially in small urban parks. The number of cases of the LRR disease has increased substantially with the presence of fire suppression and resulting dominance of Douglas-fir and Grand fir.

State grant makes Nadaka Nature Park dreams a reality

Nadaka Nature Park, through a partnership with Gresham, is awarded a $523,000 grant for park improvements

State grant makes Nadaka Nature Park dreams a reality; awards $523,000 grant. Neighborhood park to be completed with community gardens, a nature-based play area, picnic shelter and improved walking trail. Info here!
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JIM CLARK
Nadaka Park. Click to enlarge

Source: Gresham Outlook, August 2, 2013

The state has awarded a $523,000 grant to fund improvements at Nadaka Nature Park in Gresham’s Wilkes East neighborhood.

"It is unbelievable," said Lee Dayfieid, who cried, laughed and screamed when she heard the news last week that the park, through its partnership with the city of Gresham, won the $523,480 grant from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

The money means that the little-known and once-neglected forested area in the middle of the city can become a full-blown neighborhood park complete with community gardens, a nature-based play area, picnic shelter and improved walking trail.

Earth Day at St Aidan's Episcopal Church: Apr 20, 2013 11AM-3PM

04/20/2013 - 11:00am
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Earth Day at St Aidan's Episcopal Church: Apr 20, 2013 11AM-3PM. Exhibits, crafts, Nadaka Nature Park tours, refreshments. Info here!

Celebrate Earth Day

Exhibits, Crafts, Tours and More

When: Sat Apr 20, 2013 11AM-3PM
Where: St Aidan's Episcopal Church
174th & NE Glisan
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St. Aidan's Episcopal Church in Gresham, in conjunction with We Are Rockwood is holding a celebration of Earth Day on Saturday, April 20, 2013, 11AM-3PM. Events will take place in St' Aidan's Murdock Hall and on the church's park-like grounds.

Activities include environmental exhibits, crafts made from found objects for the kids, tours of Nadaka Nature Park, refreshments, and community information.

Nadaka & SOLVE® Clean-Up Event
Friends of Nadaka and SOLVE® is having a clean up day at Nadaka Nature Park on Saturday morning April 20th from 9AM-1PM. Everyone's invited to participate! Click here to register, or visit the north gate at 175th & NE Pacific St.

Gresham's Lee Dayfield found the hidden gem in Wilkes East and opened it up for all

Nadaka Nature Park a 10-acre
Lee Dayfield just inside the north gate
of Nadaka Nature Park. Click to enlarge.

Nadaka Nature Park

For years, the plot of land tucked away in Gresham's Wilkes East neighborhood was forgotten.

Source: The Oregonian, Nov 14, 2012
by Nancy Anderson

Those who noticed the forested 10 acres must have figured it was off limits. An 8-foot-tall fence topped with barbed wire enclosed the site, save for one small entrance. Few would have guessed this was public land, officially known as Nadaka Nature Park.

But in 2008, the right person with the right heart and a vision stumbled upon the park and set out to make it known and accessible.

Lee Dayfield of Gresham has since led an effort involving extensive community partnerships to give the park new life and purpose.

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