Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sunday work party 9/18/16

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we have a work party coming up this coming Sunday. We will have a lot of work to do over the next few work parties as we get ready for our big fall planting on Sat, Nov 5th (put that on your calendar now).
  • Sunday, Sept 18, 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Long sleeves and pants with sturdy shoes or boots strongly suggested
And there is a chance of showers on Sunday, so be prepared! Sharon
Barred Owl in the park, Sept. 11
Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Saturday work party 9/3/16

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we have a work party coming up.
  • Saturday, Sept 3, 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Chance of showers, so be prepared. (wouldn't that be wonderful!)
  • Long sleeves and pants with sturdy shoes or boot suggested, for protection
The Park Department, at the request of the City Council, has been working to develop a "People, Dogs and Parks" policy. They have completed a draft and are seeking feedback. One of the most important points is that Parks opposes unfenced off leash areas, something that the Committee for Off Leash Areas (COLA) had been advocating. I imagine the COLA folks will be advocating strongly for that at the feedback session on Sept 22. Links and meeting details are below. Hope to see you there! Sharon

Draft Plan - pdf, 166 pages

September 22, 2016
Miller Community Center
6:30 p.m.
Lincoln Park
Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Work party heads up

BRING WATER AND A HAT to our work party on Sunday, August 21. Note the high heat weather warnings! It's supposed to cool off a bit by Sunday and the forest is a good place to be when it's hot, but do take precautions! Sharon
Part of the 7-2-16 Work Party


Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Sunday work party 8/21/16

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we have a maintenance work party coming up. We will be going back to areas previously placed in restoration to remove any new or previously missed invasive plants. This is a vital part of the restoration process!
  • Sunday, Aug 21, 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • As usual, long sleeves and pants with sturdy shoes or boots suggested
And here's a heads up. Mark Jordan, a biology professor from Seattle University is doing a study of urban wildlife in Seattle Parks with a group of his students. They have placed motion triggered cameras and "hair snares" in Lincoln Park. Please do not disturb this important research! I'll share results with you as they are available. Thanks! Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Friday, July 29, 2016

Saturday Work Party 8/6/16

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we've got a work party coming up.
  • Saturday, Aug 6th 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Long sleeves and pants with sturdy shoes or boots highly recommended for protection.
On a hot day, the forest of Lincoln Park is one of the coolest places in the city, that's one of many reasons we're doing this work to restore our hard working forest. Join us! Sharon 
There are rabbits in the park right now - and babies, of course.

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Sunday work party, 7/17/16

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we have a maintenance work party coming up.
  • Sunday, July 17th 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Long sleeves and pants with sturdy shoes or boots highly recommended


And check out our blog for photos and a story about our guests from Texas who worked with us July 2nd. Great hard working crew!


Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Hard Working Volunteers - from Texas!

Today Friends of Lincoln Park welcomed five young adults from the Deaf Youth Ministry of Texas, located in Austin, Texas. What a hard working group!

In addition to touring Lincoln Park and learning more about our northwest environment, they put in a couple of heavy duty hours of weeding, clearing brush, and pulling some very tough viburnum, in a well established stand near the north parking lot.





Several more pictures here


We send them off with many thanks for their help in restoring Lincoln Park, and with best wishes for safe travels on the rest of their trip!