Saturday, August 8, 2015

Sunday work party, August 16, 2015

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we've got a maintenance work party coming up.
  • Sunday, Aug 16th 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Long sleeves and pants and sturdy shoes or boot suggested for protection
My fellow steward, Shea Scribner (scribns@gmail.com), will be leading the work party.

And check out our blog to get the story on our stunning new signs "The forest floor is alive" at the north and south parking lots. Thank you to Denise Dahn for her design and artistry and to Seattle Nature Alliance for raising the funds and producing the signs.
Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.935.1769 home 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Have You Seen the New Signs?

Hi Friends of Lincoln Park,

A couple of weeks ago there was a dedication of two beautiful new interpretive signs in Lincoln Park. They are an attempt to get at respect for our park and its flora/fauna in a different, perhaps softer way - not the traditional "No .... allowed!" kind of thing. If you point your phone at the QR code on the sign, it takes you here, to our blog!
We worked with Seattle Nature Alliance, which raised money to purchase the signs, and with Seattle Parks, which did the installation. Here we all are at our "dedication", with thanks to Patrick Robinson, from the West Seattle Herald, for taking the picture:
L-R: Carol Baker and Sandra DeMeritt (Parks), Sharon Baker (Friends of Lincoln Park), Denise Dahn, Mark Ahlness, Rebecca Watson (Seattle Nature Alliance), and Michael Yadrick (Parks/Green Seattle Partnership)
There are two of these signs - one at the north parking lot, and one at the NW corner of the south parking lot:
There was some media coverage, too, from the West Seattle Herald, and from the West Seattle Blog. There was also a post from the Seattle Nature Alliance.

Saturday work party, August 1, 2015

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park! We have a forest restoration work party coming up soon.
  • Saturday, Aug 1 9-noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Long sleeves and pants suggested for protection. Wear sturdy boots or shoes
I will be out of town on Saturday, so my fellow steward, Sue Brimhall, will be running the work party. You can reach Sue at killybee@msn.com.

Last Saturday a group from Earthcorp worked in the park doing invasive removal. Putting Lincoln Park in restoration is a big job, 80 acres of forest! We really value and appreciate the work of our colleagues. Go to our blog for photos. http://friendsoflincolnpark.blogspot.com/2015/07/thanks-to-earthcorps.html. To learn more about Earthcorp go to their home page www.earthcorps.org/. Not only do they do lots of good restoration work in Seattle, they also train environmental professionals from around the US and the world. Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Thanks to EarthCorps!

On July 25, a group of 15 hardworking EarthCorps volunteers did some very nice restoration and maintenance on areas they had previously restored in Lincoln Park:

Many thanks for all your hard work, EarthCorps Volunteers!



Saturday, July 18, 2015

Sunday Work Party, July 19, 2015

Hey Friends of Lincoln Park, so sorry I neglected to send out a message about our work party tomorrow! Here are the details:
  • Sunday, July 19 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Long sleeves and pants suggested, in spite of the heat, with sturdy shoes or boots
We'll be doing maintenance in a shady forest. Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Saturday Work Party, July 4, 2015

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park! Celebrate our Independence by freeing up some native plants from the tyranny of invasive plants, some of them might even be British. We'll be working in the woods on the morning of the 4th of July.
  • Saturday, July 4th 9am to noon
  • Meet at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Long sleeves and pants suggested to protect your skin. Sturdy shoes or boots
It's likely going to be hot, so bring water and a sun hat!! I'll pick the coolest, shadiest spot I can find. Sharon


Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Sunday work party, June 21, 2015

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, spend a Sunday morning, the first day of summer, in the cool beautiful forests of Lincoln Park. A real boast for your physical and mental health and you are contributing to the health of your community and planet.
  • Sunday, June 21, 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Long sleeves and pants suggested for protection. Sturdy shoes or boots
Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell