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

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Thanks to Gatewood Elementary 4th Graders!

Hi Elsa, I wanted to say again how much the Friends of Lincoln Park appreciate the great work your fourth grade students did on Wednesday. You have done such a good job of teaching your students about the threats to urban forests from invasive plants and how to deal with those threats. I was very impressed with your students' knowledge. 
Photo by Amanda Randow (click to enlarge)
Photo by Sarah Morrison
The students did a great job of putting their knowledge to use, on the ground. They worked hard and accomplished a lot! And I think they had fun doing the work. 
Photo by Amanda Randow
I really enjoyed working with the students, parents and teachers from Gatewood Elementary! They are a great group of "Ecowarriors"! 
Photo by Meagan Kirby
I look forward to working with the Gatewood team again. - Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell


Monday, December 12, 2016

Sunday work party 12/18/16

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, by now you likely need a break from preholiday busyness. What better way than hanging out in the woods at Lincoln Park for 3 hours. We promise you a good work out and good karma.
  • Sunday, Dec 18 9am to noon 
  • Meet near north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St)
  • Rain gear and sturdy shoes or boots suggested (slight chance rain)
If you miss us at 9am, check the map at the kiosk to see where we are working. I'll mark the site. You can also call me at 206 464 1068.
Workin' in the woods, 12/3/16 at Lincoln Park
Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Saturday work party 12/3/16

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, hope you all had a satisfying Thanksgiving. And now it's time for a good workout! Did you know that a 3 hour work party can burn up to 1000 calories? Here's your chance
  • Sat Dec 3, 9am to noon
  • Meet by the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St)
  • There's a chance of rain, so bring your gear. Rain pants are great. 
And if you want even more exercise, join us on Wed and Friday mornings this next week (11/30 & 12/2). We have 25 4th graders from Gatewood Elementary working each morning from about 9:30 to noon. We'll be working on a tree island south of the Jobox, across from the brick building with bathrooms. Should be fun, and we can always use more experienced hands to help the kids. Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell