Saturday, March 18, 2017

Sunday work party, 3/19/17

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we have a work party coming up.
  • Sunday March 19, 9am to noon
  • Meet at north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St)
  • Dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry, with sturdy shoes or boots, it's wet out there!
If you miss us at 9am, check the kiosk map to see where we are working or call me at 206 464 1068.

We will continue to do maintenance and plant a few last trees and ferns as the winter planting season ends.

Here's a HUGE thank you to Paradigm Builders and Plants for the Planet, two groups that worked with us Saturday, March 11th to put in 130 trees and shrubs in the area called "H2". Three of them are here, here, and here.

That brings that area into phase 4, the final phase in the restoration process, now we just need to maintain it. They were undeterred by the steady rain and did an outstanding job of planting!

H2 is the green area in the middle, click to see larger:


Sharon Baker

Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Saturday work party, 3/4/17

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, come and enjoy the slow onset of spring with us in Lincoln Park. We will continue to do maintenance, removing invasive plants in areas we've previously placed in restoration. That's our focus this year, to catch up on the backlog of maintenance. 
Salmonberry, Feb 21
  • Sat, March 4th 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose)
  • Who knows on weather! Dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry
  • If you miss us at 9am, check the map on the kiosk for our work location or call me at 206 464 1068
I wanted to share some sad news. One of our beautiful signs "The Forest Floor is Alive", designed and placed by the Seattle Nature Alliance, was recently defaced. Someone tried to scratch out the suggestion that dogs be kept on leash---wonder who did that! Let's keep the social pressure up for people to keep their dogs on leash in the park in order to protect the forest. 

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Defacing of donated art in Lincoln Park

Forest floor plants grow by the inch and die by the foot! Especially the clawed feet of dogs running illegally off leash in Lincoln Park. But I suspect some dog walkers do not understand that and, in fact, are defiant about their perceived right to let their dogs run off leash through the forests of Lincoln Park. That was made apparent by the recent defacing of a beautiful educational sign, explaining the delicacy of the forest floor plants.

The sign was designed and placed by volunteers from Seattle Nature Alliance and funded by community donations. As volunteer forest steward at Lincoln Park, leading efforts to restore our forest, I’ve seen firsthand the damage done by dogs running loose in the forest. I’d like to appeal to the majority of dog walkers in the park, who obey the leash laws, to use your influence to encourage off leash scofflaws to behave in a more responsible way.

Thank you! 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sunday work party 2/19/17

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we've got a maintenance work party coming up. We'll be working in areas previously placed in restoration to get what we missed and any new invaders.
  • Sunday, Feb 19th 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • NW layers to stay warm and dry with sturdy shoes or boots. 
If you miss us at 9am, check the map on the kiosk for our location or call me at 206 464 1068. Sharon
Getting out stubborn, invasive roots sometimes requires special equipment!
11/20/16 work party.
Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Saturday work party 2/4/17

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we have a work party coming up. It's your chance to get an early taste of spring, the Indian plum is just getting ready to bloom and the hazelnut has it's catkins out.
  • Saturday, Feb 4th 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • The usual NW layers, be ready for rain, sturdy shoes or boots.
If you miss us at 9am, check the map on the kiosk to see where we are working or call me at 206-464-1068
Indian Plum in Lincoln Park - March 5, 2016
We've accomplished a lot in the last 11+years, enough that we plan to spend 2017 maintaining our progress by revisiting areas previously placed in restoration and removing new or missed invasives. Should be very rewarding and satisfying work! See you Saturday! Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Sunday work party 1/15/17


Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we have a work party coming up.
  • Sunday, Jan 15, 9am to noon
  • Meet at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St)
  • Looks as if it's likely to be warmer than last weekend, but dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry, with sturdy shoes or boots.
And here's another reminder of an extraordinary opportunity. The Central Puget Sound Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society is re-activating it's highly respected native plant steward training. The training will be held in Shoreline and involves 100 hours of class time, plus field trips and is free. Participants will be expected to complete 100 hours of volunteer work in Shoreline following training.

For more information, go to:  http://wnps.org/npsp/cps/stewardship/index.html

If you miss us at 9am, check the map on the kiosk to find us or call Sharon at 206 464 1968.

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Saturday work party 1/7/17

Greeting Friends of Lincoln Park, our first work party of 2017 is coming up. It's your first chance to enact you 2017 resolution to do more for your planet, your community and your health. We likely will be completing the invasive removal launched by 50 fabulous fourth graders from Gatewood Elementary School a few weeks ago. What an amazing, wonderful group of kids, parents and teachers! Some photos and a thank you note here:
  • Saturday, Jan 7 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St)
  • Dress in NW Layers to stay warm and DRY, with sturdy boots or shoes
And here is an extraordinary opportunity! The Central Puget Sound Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society is re-establishing their very highly regarded Native Plant Steward training, with a 100 hour class beginning in Feb. in Shoreline. There is not charge for the class, but participants make a 100 hour volunteer commitment to the City of Shoreline and to the native plant society. Expressions of interest are due by Jan 17th. For more information, go to:

http://wnps.org/npsp/cps/stewardship/index.html

Note: If you can't get to the park by 9am, check the map on the kiosk for our work location or call me at 206 464 1068. Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell