Monday, March 2, 2015

Saturday work party, March 7, 2015

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park. We've just finished 2 sections (H2 and H5) which total about 4 acres. Time to start a new area. Actually, we'll be moving into an area we've done some work on and Earth Corp has also worked on, so I bet we can finish another acre and a half on Saturday. What will we do when we get the whole forest in restoration (80 acres)? MAINTENANCE! Don't worry, we'll never run out of work in Lincoln. 
  • Saturday, March 7th 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 shoes or boots.

Keep watch on the West Seattle Blog. Our UW intern, Sam Timpe, did an interview recently with Tracy, the blog editor, on the effects of dogs on natural areas. Sam just did a review of the scientific literature on that topic. Our goal is to encourage everyone to protect the forests by keeping their dogs on leash. 
Sharon 

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sunday work party, Feb 15, 2015

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, didn't we just have a work party (2-7-15) and now it's time for another. At our Saturday work party we accomplished our goal and finished two sections of forest (H2 and H5, for the map inclined), thanks to help from 8 UW Environmental Studies students. Sunday will be a maintenance work party. We'll go back to areas we've placed in restoration to catch the missed and new invasive plants.
  • Sunday, Feb 15th 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 boots or shoes
Rain never stops us, but watch for high wind warnings. We cancel if winds are predicted to be over 20 mph. Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Saturday work party, Feb 7


Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park. We've got a work party coming up, maybe we can finish up first time invasive removal in the two areas we've been working in.
























  • Saturday, Feb 7, 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 shoes or boots
Also wanted to let you know about other FLiP activities:

-We have a wonderful UW senior from the Program on the Environment working with us this quarter, Sam Timpe. In addition to doing invasive removal and planting, he's compiling an annotated bibliography on the effects of dogs on natural areas. This comes out of concern that some areas we have placed in restoration are being trampled by too much traffic. Parks is also working with us to find ways to protect these areas.


-Denise Dahn, of the Seattle Nature Alliance has designed a beautiful sign for Lincoln informing people of the importance of protecting the forest floor ("the forest floor is alive"). You may have seen Denise's work at Schmitz Park. SNA is raising funds to produce and place two signs in Lincoln. If you want to donate, go to the SNA web site. SNA is a wonderful advocate and partner for us!



And, finally, a book you might enjoy: "Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife" by UW professor John M. Marzluff.




Rain never stops us, but watch for high wind warnings, we cancel if the winds are over 20 mph. Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell



Saturday, January 17, 2015

Work Party Cancelled - Jan 18

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we need to CANCEL THE WORK PARTY, scheduled for 9am to noon on Sunday, 1-18-15 (tomorrow). NOAA has issued a wind advisory for winds 25-35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph and it's not really safe to be in the woods with that much wind. Our next work party is scheduled for Saturday, Feb 7th. See you then. Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Monday, January 12, 2015

Sunday work party, Jan. 18, 2015

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park. What fabulous work we've been doing! I just learned that out of 68 active green space restoration areas in Seattle, in 2014 we were #7 in terms of number of volunteers who signed in for work parties (670) and number of volunteer hours (2068 hours). We are truly making a difference, this is a major effort for the health of our city and our citizens. It all adds up! And here's your next opportunity to contribute to the effort.

  • Sunday, Jan 18, 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 shoes or boots
We will be doing maintenance, going back to areas previously placed in restoration to remove recent and missed invasive plants. We don't want to lose ground! Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Saturday work party, Jan 3, 2015

Warm winter greetings Friends of Lincoln Park. I'm hoping your new years resolutions include a little something for the Earth in 2015, like putting more time into restoring the remarkable forests of Lincoln Park! Here's your first opportunity.
  • Saturday, January 3rd, 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
And just in case your resolutions include improving your personal health, being in nature is demonstrated to improve both mental and physical health. See you next Saturday! Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

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