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

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Sunday work party 6/18/17

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park! We've got a work party coming up.
  • Sunday, June 18th, 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St)
  • Long sleeves and pants, with sturdy closed toe shoes or boots strongly suggested for protection 
You all know that the work we are doing is of benefit to our community and the planet. You might not know that being out in nature is also good for your personal health. Here's a recent article from The Seattle Weekly describing the benefits. Sharon


Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Saturday work party 6/3/17

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we've got a work party coming up. This a great opportunity to get the kids in your life out in the woods, working with you. Prevent "nature deprivation syndrome"!
  • Saturday, June 3rd 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Forecast is rain, but who knows--long sleeves and pant, with sturdy shoes or boots suggested for your protection. 
Female Cooper's Hawk, nesting in Lincoln Park
We'll continue our 2017 emphasis on doing maintenance on all the wooded areas we've put into restoration over the last 12 years of work. We've accomplished a lot! Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell