Thursday, September 21, 2017

Native Plant Sale Oct 7th

The Central Puget Sound Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society is holding their fall native plant sale at Magnuson Park on Saturday, October 7th from 10 am to 4pm. The variety of native plants for sale is astounding, an even greater variety than you will find in Lincoln Park. And there are experts available to help you figure out how to best integrate native plants into your landscaping. No yard? Not to worry, they will also have ideas for native plant container plantings. Members of WNPS ($35/year, lots of benefits) will have a chance to shop ahead of the crowds at 9am. For more information go to http://www.wnps.org/cps/plantsale
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Green Seattle Day at Lincoln Park - November 4, 2017

Get your boots and your rain gear ready, Saturday, November 4th is Green Seattle Day and we will be doing a major planting event in Lincoln Park. In this part of the country, native plant planting season starts after the rains begin. Our relatively mild climate allows us to give plants a head start on getting their roots settled in before the spring and summer growing season. If you’ve been able to join our twice monthly work parties, you know we’ve spent the past year primarily doing maintenance in areas we’ve previously put into restoration. This work is critical if we want to maintain our gains over the past 12 years. Now we want to solidify our gains by planting 300 ferns, along with some trees and shrubs in areas in restoration.

To join in these efforts, sign up for the work party at  http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/10533/  

On Saturday, November 4th meet us at 9am near the kiosk in the north parking lot (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). This is a great opportunity to teach your kids about the value of community and environmental stewardship. It will be a fun, festive event, with coffee/tea and treats. And who knows, the sun might shine! Contact Sharon at sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068 if you have questions.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Sunday work party 9/17/17

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park. We've got a work party coming up. As we have been doing all year, we'll be doing maintenance in areas we've previously placed in restoration. Don't want to lose all the ground we've gained over the years! 
  • Sunday, Sept 17 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • No matter the weather, dress in long sleeves and pants for protection, with sturdy, closed toe shoes. 
FYI...

Seattle Parks Department has published their final policy on dogs in parks. For a summary, check out the Executive Summary at the site below. Looks as if they will not pursue any unfenced off leash areas and will not change their policy of not allowing dogs on beaches. We appreciate the Park's decision to protect the natural areas we are working to restore!

https://wwwqa.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/policies-and-plans/people-dogs-and-parks-strategic-plan

Highbush Cranberry

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Saturday work party 9/2/17

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, begin your Labor Day weekend with some honest, useful work! We will be doing invasive plant removal this coming Saturday. 
  • Saturday, Sept 2, 9am to noon
  • Meet near north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St)
  • Even if it's warm, long sleeves and pants suggested for protection. Also, sturdy, closed toe shoes or boots. 

Lincoln Park will be a featured site again for this year's Green Seattle Day on Nov 4. We will have a load of plants to put in! Come and help us get ready! Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sunday work party 8/20/17

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, the park is dry, but the weeds persist! We've got lots of maintenance work to do. 
  • Sunday, Aug 20, 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St) 
  • Even is it's warm, we suggest long sleeves and pants to protect yourself from scratches, etc. Also, sturdy closed toe shoes or boots.
Sue will be leading the work party (killybee@msn.com). If you're late, check the map on the kiosk to see where we are working. Sharon
Young Steller's Jay, July 28

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Two work parties - 7/16 and 8/5

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park. This is a heads up for 2 upcoming work parties.
  • Sunday, July 16th 9am to noon
  • Saturday, August 5th 9am to noon
  • For both, meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St). 
  • Long sleeves and pants with sturdy, closed toe shoes suggested for protection.
Sue Brimhall (killybee@msn.com), Co-steward for Lincoln Park, will be leading both work parties.

This is a wonderful time of the year to be out in the cool woods--that's one of many reasons we do this work, forests counteract city heat islands. Sharon
Phantom Orchid, along the bluff trail, 6/19/17
Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Saturday work party, 7/1/16

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, start your Fourth of July weekend off by doing something for our local environment! We have a work party coming up. Our work parties are a great way to help your kids connect to and learn to understand and appreciate the natural world. 
  • Saturday, July 1 9am to noon
  • Meet at north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Even if it's warm, it's a good idea to wear long sleeves and pants with sturdy, closed toe shoes or boot to protect yourself. 
As we celebrate our nation's founding, let's also think about our future and why we are doing our forest restoration work. Sometimes, when you're over your head in blackberries, it's easy to lose sight of the big picture. Michael Yadrick is the Park Department Plant Ecologist who provides vital guidance and support to our work. Michael has written a very thoughtful piece on Seattle urban trees and natural areas. He clearly makes the case for the ecological benefits of healthy urban forests. Check out the link below. Sharon


Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell