Friends of Nadaka

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

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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
Get Map!

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.

Get your Green on! Volunteer at the Nadaka Nature Park clean-up: Sat Jul 21, 2012 9AM-1PM

07/21/2012 - 9:00am
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Friends of Nadaka invites you to 'Get A Little Dirty'! Help us remove invasives and restore this unique urban habitat.  Clean-up schedule and info here!
Nadaka Nature Park, Gresham OR

Summer Clean-Up Event

Volunteer opportunity

When: Sat, Jul 21, 2012 9AM-1PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
175th & NE Pacific St
Gresham OR
Get Map!

Wilkes East Neighborhood has received a Metro Nature in Neighborhood grant for improvements in Nadaka Nature Park which requires matching volunteer hours so your support is needed and greatly appreciated. See you at the park!

Clean-up info
Be prepared to get a little dirty and to have fun by supporting and volunteering with Friends of Nadaka and Wilkes East Neighborhood Association in their efforts to restore this natural area by removing invasive underbrush and ivy from Nadaka Nature Park, part of the Columbia Slough Watershed.

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. Coffee, juice, water & refreshments provided by Wilkes East Neighborhood.

Nadaka Nature Park and Garden Project gets a boost with Metro funding award

Nadaka Nature Park & Garden Project gets a boost. Regional Funding improves access to West Gresham nature park and supports community garden. Info here!

Friday May 18, 2012
For Immediate Release

Regional funding improves access to West Gresham nature park and supports community garden

On May 17th the Metro Council awarded $238,000 in capital funding to the Nadaka Nature Park and Garden Project, building momentum to this community-driven garden and nature park project in West Gresham. The competitive Metro grant award comes from capital bond funds approved by voters as part of the 2006 Regional Natural Areas Bond Measure and will support new park features like a nature based-play area, rain garden, community garden and more. The new funding adds to over $150,000 in existing financial support from East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, Meyer Memorial Trust and the City of Gresham.

Friends of Nadaka, Nelson working group meeting: Dec 8, 2011 10AM-Noon

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Friends of Nadaka, Nelson property working group meeting: Dec 8, 2011 10AM-Noon. This group and community partners are working to secure funding to develop the approved Nelson Master Plan and unify this area with Nadaka Nature Park, Gresham Oregon. Info  here!
Nelson Master Plan. Click to Enlarge

Nelson working group

When: Thu Dec 8, 2011 10AM-Noon
Where: St Aidan's Episcopal Church
17405 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR
Get Map!

Meeting Notice
Friends of Nadaka Nelson property working group will meet Dec 8, 2011 10AM-Noon at St Aidan's Episcopal Church, 174th & NE Glisan. Public welcome to attend.

Friends of Nadaka and it's community partners are working to secure funding to develop the approved Nelson Master Plan which includes a community garden area, orchard, rain garden, berry patches, naturescaping and more. When complete, the Nelson properry will join Nadaka Nature Park (adjacent directly north) as a unified neighborhood park.

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Inside This Issue:

  • Rick’s Fencing moving to Wilkes East
  • What Are You Most Concerned About?
  • TriMet Safe Travel Tips
  • Happenings at Nadaka Nature Park
  • Local Business Spotlight
  • Earth Day Recycling: Apr 28, 9AM-2PM
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