Tuesday, July 31, 2018

It's August!

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we've got a first Saturday work Party coming up. How did it get to be August so fast? 
  • Saturday, August 4, 9am to noon 
  • Meet near north parking kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St) 
  • Long sleeves and pants suggested for protection, with sturdy shoes or boots. 
In case you missed it, here's some great news. Five years ago the most wonderful forest steward in the world, Lisa McGinty, moved to Detroit with her family. They've seen the light and moved back to Seattle. We are so pleased to have Lisa working with us again! Come say hello!

We'll likely be going back into the forested (cool) area we worked in last work party to continue our maintenance. 
Up about 25' in the western grove of Redwoods, 7/26/18
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.

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Sunday work party 7/15/18

Summer greetings Friends of Lincoln Park! We've got a work party coming up. It's a great chance to enjoy the green summer beauty of Lincoln while doing good for neighborhood and the earth. Kids are welcome!
  • Sunday, July 15th 9am to noon
  • Meet near north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St)
  • Long sleeves and pants suggested for protection! 
We'll be moving into an area we planted a few years ago (you may remember the rainiest Green Seattle Day planting in history) and clearing out any invading non natives. It's really important to maintain our gains! 
A rare (for here) California Tortoiseshell Butterfly, in the park, 7/7/18.
Topsides of the wings are bright orange - you can't miss them in flight!
If you miss us at 9am, check the map on the kiosk to see where we're working or call me at 206 464 1068. Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Saturday work party 7/7/18

Good day Friends of Lincoln Park! We've got a work party coming up! The forest is beautiful these days, come out and enjoy it. Kids are always welcome! 
  • -Sat July 7th 9am to noon 
  • -Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St) 
  • -Currently, there is a slight chance of rain on Saturday am. Bring a rain jacket and hat! Long sleeves and pants always suggested for protection. Wear sturdy shoes or boot.
We're nearing the end of the ground nesting bird season, so we'll be able to go deeper into the woods. But still some pesky small weed to get out, as well. We've done a great job of getting them before they go to seed this year; that means less work next year.

Wilson's Warbler in the park 6/22/18. They nest there.
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. Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Sunday work party 6/17/18

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park. Join us next Sunday to continue our weed blitz! We're gaining ground on all the annoying (and distructive) small weeds that come up in spring, but we need to wipe them out before they go to seed. We might do some ivy and blackberry too. 
  • Sunday, June 17th 9am to noon 
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St) 
  • Long sleeves and pants suggested for protection. Wear 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. Sharon
Lunchtime in the park, 6/2/18

Sharon Baker

Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Monday, May 28, 2018

Saturday work party 6/2/18

Hello Friends of Lincoln Park, we are hard at work getting ahead of all the small weeds (stinky bob, nipple wort, etc.) that come up this time of the year. If we get them before they go to seed, we'll have less work next spring. Of course, we've always got ivy and blackberry to get out too! Join us for a lovely and productive morning in the woods!
  • Saturday, June 2, 9am to noon 
  • Meet by the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose) 
  • Even if it's warm, we suggest long sleeves and pants for protection. 
  • Wear sturdy shoes or boots. 
Song Sparrow, 5/20/18
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. Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Sunday work party 5/20/18

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we've got a work party coming up. 
  • Sunday, May 20th 9am to noon 
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St) 
  • Be ready for anything on weather! But even if it's warm, we suggest long sleeves and pants for protection. Also, sturdy shoes or boots. 
We'll be doing maintenance in areas we previously put in restoration, every thing from stinking bob to blackberries!

If you miss us at 9am, check the kiosk map to see where we are working or call me at 206 464 1068. Sharon
Lincoln Park, May 12, 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018

Saturday work party 5/5/18

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, it's been sunny and warm and the little weedy invasives (bedstraw, stinky bob, nipple wort, etc) are rapidly gaining ground. A great group of young people from Fauntleroy Community Church pulled a big pile of weeds today, but we need more work to get ahead of them before they go to seed. Be ready to work on the ground, you might want to bring a kneeling pad and a hand trowel. 
  • Saturday, May 5, 9am to noon, 
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St) 
  • The current forecast is for "slight chance of showers", I predict a beautiful, sunny day, but bring your rain jacket just in case. Sturdy shoes or boots are good. 
False Lily of the Valley - April 23
If you miss us at 9am, check the map on the kiosk to see where we are working. Or you can call me at 206 464 1068 - Sharon
Phantom Orchids sending up shoots - April 27
Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell