Monday, December 15, 2014

Sunday work party, Dec 21



Holiday greetings Friends of Lincoln Park! Escape from the rush in the peaceful forest at Lincoln Park. We have a work party coming up. 'Tis the season to pull holly and ivy! 

  • Sunday, Dec 21, 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 shoes or boots

The current forecast is rain, but that never stops us! However, high wind warnings do. Check the forecasts, if the winds are over 20 mph, we'll cancel. Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Saturday work party, Dec 6

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, sure hope it warms up before next Saturday, we've got a work party scheduled. We'll be doing invasive plant removal in several different areas, and will welcome the involvement of some West Seattle High School students.
  • Saturday, Dec 6th 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 shoes or boots
Rain never stops us, but at this time of the year we need to watch for high wind warnings. It's not safe being in the woods if the winds are over 20 mph, so check the forecasts. If it looks as if we need to cancel, I'll send out a notice the morning of or night before.

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sunday Work Party, Nov. 16

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park! We had a very successful planting last weekend with 13 hard working people putting about 225 plants in the ground. Thanks to Green Seattle Partnership for 200 beautiful plants and to Eric for another 25 gems. It's a slow process, but we are reclaiming our native forest. Join us next Sunday as we maintain areas we previously placed in restoration. That is a vital part of the work too!
  • Sunday, Nov 16th 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 boots or shoes
And here are some suggestions for working with nature in our yards. Dennis Paulson, a well known NW naturalist and the retired director of the Slater Museum in Tacoma has posted a brief, but compelling piece on supporting nature in our urban yards. He notes the importance of having a variety of native plants, the importance of seeds and insects as food for birds, invertebrates, etc and the value of brush and leaf piles. You will find his posting from Tuesday, September 23rd at http://slatermuseum.blogspot.com/

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Supporting Nature in our urban yards


Dennis Paulson, a well known NW naturalist and the retired director of the Slater Museum in Tacoma has posted a brief, but compelling piece on supporting nature in our urban yards:

URBAN YARDS CAN BE WILDLIFE FRIENDLY 

He notes the importance of having a variety of native plants, the importance of seeds and insects as food for birds, invertebrates, etc and the value of brush piles. Other great pieces can be found there as well: http://slatermuseum.blogspot.com/
Thanks, Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Nov 1 Work Party!



We had a great work party today (Nov 1)!  We had 13 volunteers who contributed 46 hours of work. 

For the last couple of months we've focused on doing maintenance in 4 areas we've previously placed in restoration, all to prepare them for planting today.  

 We planted about 225 trees, shrubs and ferns (200 from Green Seattle and 25 from Eric).
We were powered in our efforts by donated coffee from Starbucks, cookies from Kim and Sue and grapes from Sharon. Thank you to all the workers and thanks to Starbucks.  

Future Conservationsts?


Tuesday, Oct. 28th, 21 kindergarteners from Nancy Dirks class, along with parent volunteers, come to Lincoln Park to learn more about trees and to plant fringe cup, yarrow and cinquefoil. They shook hands with Doug fir and learned to recognize its cones and they learned how Native Americans used western red cedar bark to make rain hats and shawls. They were a curious, high energy crew of future conservationist/restorationists. We really appreciate their efforts!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sat Nov 1 Big Day!

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park. Over the last several months we've worked hard to prepare 4 areas for planting. We've got 200 beautiful plants to put in (with the exception of the rather scraggly yew). Eric will be bringing about 25 more plants. We'll have a big pile of mulch to spread. In other words, we've got a lot of work to do! Join us as we continue to restore Lincoln Park to its native glory!
  • Saturday, Nov 1 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St)
  • Who knows on the weather, dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry with sturdy shoes or boots.
This is a great event for kids, good for your health, good for West Seattle, good for the Planet! Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell