Sunday, April 26, 2015

Saturday Work Party, May 2, 2015



Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park. We've got a work party coming up.
  • Saturday, May 2, 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry. Long sleeves and pants suggested for protection. Wear sturdy shoes or boots. 
We've got lots to do, ranging from pulling small weedy things through ivy and on to blackberry and holly. Pick your favorite!

UPDATE: Park visitors may have noticed that many social trails into the woods just west of the north parking lot have been blocked with logs and root wads. We are doing this because the forest just west of the parking lot is suffering from way too much traffic. You may have noticed lots of bare dirt and trampled plants. Hopefully, over the summer, with reduced traffic many of the plants will come back. Next fall, when it's time for planting, we'll fill in the holes and arrange the trails in a more workable way. Thanks much to the Parks Natural Area Crew for their careful, effective work! Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sunday Work Party, April 19, 2015


Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park. We have a work party coming up. We will be joined by workers from US Bank, who will join us in celebrating April as Earth Month. There are rumors of pizza! Huge thanks to Carter and Branden, experienced forest restorationists, who will join us to help support a larger than usual work group.
  • Sunday, April 19th, 9am to noon
  • Meet at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry. Sturdy boots or shoes. 
As a reminder, the birds of Lincoln Park are busy starting their families at this time of the year, so we will be extra careful working in the woods to avoid any disturbance! Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saturday work party, April 4


Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park! We have a work party coming up.
  • Saturday, April 4th, 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Planning on being drier than our last work party (!!), but dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry. Long sleeves and pants recommended. Sturdy shoes or boots.
The Central Puget Sound Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society has a very interesting program coming up on Thurs, April 2 at 7pm, Gardening for Butterflies. The monthly meetings are held at the Center for Urban Horticulture at UW. The link below will give you more info. Also check out the plant of the month, enchanter's nightshade (Circaea alpina). Just coming up in Lincoln, lovely little plant, but I didn't know it is reputed to be used to turn people into pigs! 
Sharon

Gardening for Butterflies
http://www.wnps.org/include/pages/files/Botany_WA/NPP_Apr_2015_Final_1_Hard_Copy.pdf


Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Sunday work party March 15

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we've got a work party coming up.
  • Sunday, March 15th, 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Who knows on the weather, we've dodged the rain all winter. But be ready for it at any time with NW layers to stay dry and warm and sturdy shoes or boots
We're moving into bird nesting season--I saw a raven (amazing in city) carrying nesting material the other day. And we need to be very careful of the ground nesting birds, so we'll be working the edges, doing maintenance. Blackberries to dig, little weedy things to pull, something for everyone! Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Monday, March 2, 2015

Saturday work party, March 7, 2015

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park. We've just finished 2 sections (H2 and H5) which total about 4 acres. Time to start a new area. Actually, we'll be moving into an area we've done some work on and Earth Corp has also worked on, so I bet we can finish another acre and a half on Saturday. What will we do when we get the whole forest in restoration (80 acres)? MAINTENANCE! Don't worry, we'll never run out of work in Lincoln. 
  • Saturday, March 7th 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry, with sturdy shoes or boots.

Keep watch on the West Seattle Blog. Our UW intern, Sam Timpe, did an interview recently with Tracy, the blog editor, on the effects of dogs on natural areas. Sam just did a review of the scientific literature on that topic. Our goal is to encourage everyone to protect the forests by keeping their dogs on leash. 
Sharon 

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sunday work party, Feb 15, 2015

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, didn't we just have a work party (2-7-15) and now it's time for another. At our Saturday work party we accomplished our goal and finished two sections of forest (H2 and H5, for the map inclined), thanks to help from 8 UW Environmental Studies students. Sunday will be a maintenance work party. We'll go back to areas we've placed in restoration to catch the missed and new invasive plants.
  • Sunday, Feb 15th 9am to noon
  • Meet at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry with sturdy boots or shoes
Rain never stops us, but watch for high wind warnings. We cancel if winds are predicted to be over 20 mph. Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Saturday work party, Feb 7


Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park. We've got a work party coming up, maybe we can finish up first time invasive removal in the two areas we've been working in.
























  • Saturday, Feb 7, 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry, with sturdy shoes or boots
Also wanted to let you know about other FLiP activities:

-We have a wonderful UW senior from the Program on the Environment working with us this quarter, Sam Timpe. In addition to doing invasive removal and planting, he's compiling an annotated bibliography on the effects of dogs on natural areas. This comes out of concern that some areas we have placed in restoration are being trampled by too much traffic. Parks is also working with us to find ways to protect these areas.


-Denise Dahn, of the Seattle Nature Alliance has designed a beautiful sign for Lincoln informing people of the importance of protecting the forest floor ("the forest floor is alive"). You may have seen Denise's work at Schmitz Park. SNA is raising funds to produce and place two signs in Lincoln. If you want to donate, go to the SNA web site. SNA is a wonderful advocate and partner for us!



And, finally, a book you might enjoy: "Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife" by UW professor John M. Marzluff.




Rain never stops us, but watch for high wind warnings, we cancel if the winds are over 20 mph. Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell