Nadaka Nature Park, Gresham OR
Spring Clean-Up Event
When: Sun, May 6, 2012 9:30AM-1PM
|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!|
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.
No pre-registration required. Volunteers younger than 18 will need a signed waiver (available at the event).
For more information about Nadaka Nature Park cleanups or to get involved with Friends of Nadaka contact Lee Dayfield by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. See our website calendar for more Nadaka Nature Park events and activities.
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Nadaka Nature Park is a designated 10-acre open space "natural area" acquired by the City of Gresham from the Camp Fire organization in 1995 that includes a walking trail loop, tall trees, native plants, and a beautiful grassy meadow. Formerly the Camp Fire Girl organization's Nature Day Camp (Na-Da-Ka). Nadaka is located in the Wilkes East Neighborhood just north of 176th & NE Glisan St. There two public entrances to the nature park. The south entrance is at 176th & NE Glisan (park in St Aidans Church east lot) and the north entrance at 176h & NE Pacific Ave (park curbside). Get Map!
About the Nelson Property
The Nelson Property is a 2.0-acre parcel located adjacent to and south of the City-owned Nadaka Nature Park, fronting NE Glisan Street at NE 176th.
In 2009 Wilkes East Neighborhood Association and Friends of Nadaka successfully obtained a Metro Nature in Neighborhoods Capital Grant, a grant from the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District and a donation from the Nelson Family Trust to purchase the 2.0 arce site for use as a neighborhood park. The Trust For Public Lands negotiated the purchase.
The Master Plan includes approximately 1/3 of the property to be community gardens and orchard. There will also be picnic tables, a nature-based play area, and public restrooms. A walking loop will connect the Nelson Neighborhood Park with Nadaka Nature Park. You can view the master plan drawing here. The Nelson Property Summary Report and Community Forum Summary Reports (located here, and here) are available on the City's website.
Nadaka Nature Park is supported in part through the generous efforts of these organizations: (Hover supporter's logo for additional information)