Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Registration is Open - GSP Shareholders Meeting Sept 24th



Hey Friends of Lincoln Park, you are all invited to attend the Green Seattle Partnership Shareholders Meeting on Sept 24th. Great way to get the big picture of this 20 year project. We are 10 years in and I would estimate we've got nearly half of forested Lincoln Park into restoration--on target. Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

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From: Yadrick, Michael <Michael.Yadrick@seattle.gov>
Date: Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 1:10 PM
Subject: Registration is Open - GSP Shareholders Meeting Sept 24th

Registration Open Now!

4th Annual Green Seattle Partnership Shareholders Meeting
Are We There Yet? GSP Turns 10
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
South Seattle College – Brockey Center
Join us for the Fourth Annual Green Seattle Partnership Shareholders Meeting!
Event highlights includes:
A walking tour of the West Duwamish Greenbelt
Social hour –Reunite with Green Seattle Partners and Volunteers during the wine tasting from Northwest Wine Academy or no-host bar
Buffet dinner catered by the South Seattle College, and a series of presentations to inspire, inform, and capture your feedback. Find more information about this year’s event and previous Shareholders Meetings at www.greenseattle.org/shareholders.
Tentative Program:
3:00 – 4:30 pm    West Duwamish Restoration Walking Tour
4:30 – 5:30 pm    Social Hour: Registration, Partner Outreach Event
                          including Wine Tasting / No-Host Bar
6:00 – 8:00 pm    Dinner and Program

No cost to attend. Registration is required.
© Green Seattle Partnership
greenseattle.org
Green Cities Blog
 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sunday work party, August 17

(Updated 8-17, with pics, scroll down)

Warm (maybe 92 degrees!) greetings Friends of Lincoln Park! We've got a work party coming up. On a hot day, the forest is one of the coolest places you can be! As an added inducement, a FLiP member, Bruce of Harry's Chicken Joint will be treating volunteers to his wonderful smoked, skillet fried chicken! Can't pass that up! 
  • Sunday, Aug 17th 9am to noon
  • Meet at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St)
  • For your protection, long sleeves and pants suggested w sturdy shoes or boots

I wanted to share some resources with you from SeattleNature Alliance, a group of our neighbors formed to advocate for Seattle parks after the zip line affair.

1) A PAT (Project Advisory Team) is being formed because of the controversy surrounding the mountain bike park proposal for Cheasty Greenspace: http://parkways.seattle.gov/2014/08/07/parks-to-form-project-advisory-team-for-cheasty-pilot-bikepedestrian-trail-2/#sthash.JWGelm58.dpbs


3) Thoughtful essay from SNA on passive use of natural areas http://seattlenaturealliance.org/2014/08/08/passive-use-a-thin-green-line/
Work break, 8-17
Back to work! 8-17










Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068
cell

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Work Party in Action, August 2

Just a few minutes after a surprise early morning thunderstorm, Friends of Lincoln Park volunteers were hard at work removing invasives.They had cleared this area some time ago, but regular maintenance is necessary to keep things like blackberries and ivy from returning.

It is slow, hard work, and lots of patience is required, along with gloves, sturdy shoes, and some protective clothing! But their persistence has paid off. There are very few, if any, places in the forests of Lincoln Park where ivy and blackberries have never been removed.


But it's not just ivy and blackberries. There are many non-native invasive plants that need constant monitoring. One of the nastiest: Stinky Bob! (Geranium robertianum) Many, many thanks to all the hardworking volunteers who have put in countless hours to restore and maintain a healthy forest in Lincoln Park!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Saturday work party, August 2



Hey Friends of Lincoln Park, here's a last minute reminder of our upcoming scheduled work party:

  • Saturday, Aug 2, 9am to noon
  • Meet at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St)
  • Long pants and shirt suggested with sturdy shoes or boots

It's going to be hot, but the forest is one of the coolest places you can be on a hot day. And the forest needs our love! 

Go to our blog  to see the follow up to the incident involving the Magnuson Park volunteer.
- Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068
cell