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Get to know Nadaka Nature Park! Fun 'Walk and Talk' Tour: Sat Apr 25, 2015 10AM-12PM

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Get to know Nadaka Nature Park! Fun "Walk and Talk" Tour: Sat Apr 25, 2015 10AM-12PM. Info here!
Nadaka Nature Park, Gresham OR
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Enjoy Nature in the City!

When: Sat Apr 25, 2015 10AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17600 NE Glisan
Gresham, OR
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A Rain or Shine Event

Visit the Park!
Get to know Nadaka Nature Park! This 10-acre forest in northwest Gresham was saved from development for many decades because it served as a day camp for the Camp Fire Organization. Today Nadaka is a city park that provides an island of native habitat and a place for the community to access and learn about nature. Join us for a fun "Walk and Talk tour" to learn the park’s story, restoration challenges and successes, how to identify common native plants and spot spring time invaders, and the top 10 scary weeds to watch out for.

This event is free and suitable for all ages.

Habitat Restoration and the Story of an Unusual Park: Sat Apr 25, 2015 9AM-11:30AM

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Habitat Restoration and the Story of an Unusual Park: Sat Apr 25, 2015 9AM-11:30AM. Info here!

10-acre Nature Preserve

When: Sat Apr 25, 2015 9AM-11:30AM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17600 NE Pacific St
Gresham OR
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Get to know Nadaka Nature Park! This 10-acre forest in northwest Gresham was saved from development for many decades because it served as a day camp for the Camp Fire Organization. Today Nadaka is a city park that provides an island of native habitat and a place for the community to access and learn about nature. Learn the park’s story, restoration challenges and successes, how to identify common native plants and spot spring time invaders, and the top 10 scary weeds to watch out for.

This event is free and suitable for all ages. Read more about the City's Natural Resources program.

Free! Salmonids and Macroinvertebrates Class at Jenne Butte Park: Sat Apr 25, 2015 9AM-11:30AM

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Free! Salmonids and Macroinvertebrates Class at Jenne Butte Park: Sat Apr 25, 2015 9AM-11:30AM. Info here!

Little fish, Little critters

When: Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:00-11:30AM
Where: Jenne Butte Park
2358 SW Border Way
Gresham, OR
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Join us at Jenne Butte Park and learn about our native salmonids, their life cycle, natural history, habitat requirements and the restoration efforts employed along Johnson Creek that are helping bring back these keystone species. We'll also be discovering those little critters that share the stream with the salmon and are a major part of the aquatic food web.

This event is free and suitable for all ages. Read more about the City's Natural Resources program.

Gresham Saturday Market: Sat Apr 25, 2015 9AM-3PM

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Gresham Saturday Market: Saturday's thru Sep 26th 9AM-3PM. A vibrant marketplace offering a rich mix of regional produce, handcrafts, art, unique gifts, fresh food and live music. Info here!

Rain or Shine Event

When: Sat thru Sep 26, 9AM-3PM
Where: 440 NW Burnside Rd
Gresham, OR
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The Gresham Saturday Market offers a rich mix of regional, farm-grown goods, handcrafted products, fine art, unique gifts, fresh food and live music.

Located in the NE corner of the Gresham KMart parking lot bordered by Eastman Pky and NW Burnside Rd

Albertina Kerr Project Phase II; Louise Renovation Update, April 2015

Albertina Kerr Project Phase II; Louise Building $2.7M Update & Addition, March 2015. Info here!
Artist's concept: Louise Building New Addition, Gresham OR. Click to enlarge.

Phase II; Louise Renovation Update, April 2015
A message to our neighbors from Pam Krecklow, Real Estate & Construction Manager, Albertina Kerr:

Greetings,

Well, all I can say is that the campus is not gracefully moving into the 21st century but the good news is, it is happening rather it likes it or not.

So far we have been through a flood, a major power outage, and are at four and counting "surprise" water pipe mishaps; we have found three buried tanks (one a 5,000 gallon oil tank,) an oil pit, and a fire pit; cut one alarm phone line, discovered and investigated no less than 5 "mysterious" buried pipes of different varieties, had a fire meter removed instead of a domestic water meter, decommissioned an 800' well, and wrestled with numerous HUGE boulders; freed three spirits, found two fairies, and a couple of interesting artifacts since we began construction first of last year.

But in spite of it all, we keep moving forward. On Monday (Apr 20, 2015) we will be taking one more visible stride toward progress as we begin paving the new Tucker parking lot. Plus if you haven't checked out the Louise Building lately take a quick look, the addition is framed in and we are starting work on the new green roof. We are currently dry walling the inside of the historic building and will be pouring the new front entry here next week. The windows have started to be returned and with the nice weather here we will be painting the exterior in earnest.

A heads up, once the Tucker lot gets paved we will be moving ALL front of campus parking to that lot so that we can get the Chapel and School lot completed. Then we will be moving our attention to the big lot at the back of the Chapel.

I also have to apologize for the length of the power outage to the red shed. PGE is expected end of next week to get our new power run to the new transformer and then we can get power back to the Louise and the shed. A huge thanks for everyone's patience on that one.

I know everybody is anxious to know when we are going to be done and I wish I had a confident answer but I don't. The best I can say is at this point, everyone is dedicated to getting done as quickly as is humanly possible and with all the progress we are making I do expect us to be done early July. The surest sign I have of this is that I am actually starting to turn my attention toward furnishing the new building and in my world that is as good as sign as any that we are headed toward the finish line.

Still have a ways to go and not sure what the site will throw at us next but we should be down to a few months and the majority of the mess and my throbbing headaches will be over. Everyone keep your fingers crossed.

If you have any questions, concerns, issues, or etc. please don't hesitate to give me a call.

Pam Krecklow
Albertina Kerr

WENA Board Meeting: Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:30PM-8PM

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Board Meeting, fourth Monday monthly. Wilkes East Neighborhood, PO Box 536, Fairview OR 97024. Diversity, Harmony, Community -- Together we can make a difference

Neighborhood Assn Board Meeting

When: Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:30PM-8PM
Where: Simmons' Foster Care
17104 NE Oregon St
Portland, OR
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Board meetings are scheduled for the 4th Monday each month 6:30PM
For more information please contact: info@wilkeseastna.org

Upcoming Meetings

  • May 25, 2015
  • Jun 22, 2015
  • Jul 27, 2015

Are you motivated, passionate, creative?
Help shape our neighborhood. Join the Board. Become a Member-at-Large. No experience required -- just the desire to make our neighborhood a better place. Click here for details!  "Together WE can make a difference!"

Wilkes East Neighborhood
PO Box 536
Fairview, OR 97024

Senior Healthy Hikers: Irvington Neighborhood Walk: Tue Apr 28, 2015 9AM-3PM

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Senior Healthy Hikers: Irvington Neighborhood Walk: Tue Apr 28, 2015 9AM-3PM. Info here!

Beautiful Historic Irvington

When: Tue Apr 28, 2015 9AM-3PM
Where: Irvington Neighborhood
Meet at: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pwy
Gresham, OR
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Suggested donation per hiker: Adult ticket $5; Honored Citizen (65+) $2
This 3.5-mile loop tours one of Portland's most beautiful historic neighborhoods. More than 75 homes have been designated as historically significant, ranging from Mediterranean mansions to English cottages to Prairie Craftsman homes. We plan to tour two of the three most popular historic bed and breakfast homes in the area–the Queen Anne-style "Lion and the Rose" and the Greek Revival-style "White House." Lunch will be at the Cadillac Café on Broadway.

  • Round-trip travel: By MAX
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Elevation gain: 300 feet
  • Suggested donation per hiker: Adult ticket $5; Honored Citizen (65+) $2

This easy walk is along city sidewalks that, in some places, are cracked and uneven, requiring that we all watch our step.

Get your Garden On and meet new friends! Neighborhood Plant Swap: Sat May 02, 2015 9-10AM

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Neighborhood Plant Swap! Sat May 02, 2015 9-10AM Eastrose Fellowship, 1133 NE 181st Ave Gresham OR. Bring plants, seeds, books, decor and tools and swap for great things you'll find.

When: Sat May 02, 2015 9-10AM
Where: Eastrose Fellowship
1133 NE 181st Av
Gresham OR
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Come Join The Fun, Saturday May 2nd!
In an effort to connect with our community and encourage camaraderie amongst us gardeners, Eastrose Fellowship is hosting a plant swap on Saturday, May 2nd at 9 - 10 am.

Here’s how it works: pot up the extra plants in your yard and bring them over. Be sure to label plants with their name and best growing conditions. Pick up some cool new treasures for your garden. This is a fun way to introduce more diversity into your garden.

Feel free to bring these to swap: plants, seeds, tools, books, decor, mason bee houses, etc. No invasive plants please.

Join us for this fun, community affirming event!

Garden plots available at Nadaka Nature Park & Gardens. Reserve yours today!

Garden plots available at Nadaka Nature Park & Gardens. Reserve yours now!. Info here!

Like to garden, but no place to grow?

Reserve Your Spot

Nadaka Nature Park community gardens will be open in time for the 2015 gardening season!

Hurry before they're gone!
The City of Gresham's community garden program is pleased to announce that the new Nadaka Nature Park & Garden will be open in time for the 2015 gardening season! Located at NE 175th & Glisan (Next to St Aidans Church), there will be a Grand Opening Celebration on April 4th. People who live or work within Gresham city limits (even if the mailing address says Portland) may register for a 200 sq ft plot for only $25/ season (limit 1 per household). Six ADA-Accessible raised beds are also available to gardeners with disabilities.

Details are available at: http://greshamoregon.gov/gardens. To register, go online to: https://apm.activecommunities.com/greshamoregon/Home or go in person to Gresham City Hall, 1333 NW Eastman Pky (Get Map!), first floor utilities desk.

Nadaka Happenings, Completion of the Park

Nadaka Happenings, Completion of the Park. Grand Opening Celebration, Sat Apr 04, 2015 10AM-12PM. Find out what we're been up to, upcoming events and activities, and how to volunteer! Info here!

By Monica McAllister, Nadaka Nature Park Coordinator

What We Have Been Up To!
The year 2015 is off to a great start at Nadaka Nature Park and Garden. The final stages of the park’s natural play area and community garden are progressing beautifully. As of February, Verde has finished seeding the eco-lawn and planting of hundreds of native plants. In addition, ADA ramps into the play area, wooden benches, and berry trellises around the community garden have been completed. The parking lot of St. Aidan’s has recently received some much need TLC and has been partially paved with gravel to make it more accessible to the nature play area.

A big thanks to Alpha High School students who planted over 400 hundred plants in the rain gardens along NE Pacific Street February 23rd. The projected was funded by Federal CDBG funds and will be a great tool for teaching the community about how rain gardens work to improve the health of our watershed. Alpha High School will also be visiting Nadaka every other Tuesday to do stewardship and educational activities starting March 3rd. If you are in the area come and let them know they are doing a great job.

More below this break including a photo gallery!

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