Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Saturday Work Party, July 4, 2015

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park! Celebrate our Independence by freeing up some native plants from the tyranny of invasive plants, some of them might even be British. We'll be working in the woods on the morning of the 4th of July.
  • Saturday, July 4th 9am to noon
  • Meet at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Long sleeves and pants suggested to protect your skin. Sturdy shoes or boots
It's likely going to be hot, so bring water and a sun hat!! I'll pick the coolest, shadiest spot I can find. Sharon


Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Sunday work party, June 21, 2015

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, spend a Sunday morning, the first day of summer, in the cool beautiful forests of Lincoln Park. A real boast for your physical and mental health and you are contributing to the health of your community and planet.
  • Sunday, June 21, 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Long sleeves and pants suggested for protection. Sturdy shoes or boots
Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Monday, May 25, 2015

Saturday Work Party June 9, 2015


Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park. We've got a work party coming up next Saturday. Here are details.
  • Saturday, June 6th 9am to noon
  • Meet at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Wear long sleeves and pants to prevent scratches. Sturdy shoes or boots
  • Bring water and snacks, if desired
We will be removing blackberry, ivy, stinky bob, etc--something for everyone. This is a great activity for families with kids. Prevent "Nature Deprivation Syndrome", get your kids out in the woods! Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sunday Work Party, May 17, 2015

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, and Happy Mother's Day to the Moms! We have a maintenance work party coming up.

*Sunday, May 17th from 9am to noon
*Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
*Long sleeves/pants suggested to protect from scratches. Maybe rain gear, who knows! Sturdy shoes or boots.

We will be pulling little weedy things (stinky bob, nipplewort, etc) and likely some regrown blackberries. This is a beautiful time time of the year to be in the forest and we promise you a good work out! Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

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