Saturday, January 17, 2015

Work Party Cancelled - Jan 18

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we need to CANCEL THE WORK PARTY, scheduled for 9am to noon on Sunday, 1-18-15 (tomorrow). NOAA has issued a wind advisory for winds 25-35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph and it's not really safe to be in the woods with that much wind. Our next work party is scheduled for Saturday, Feb 7th. See you then. Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Monday, January 12, 2015

Sunday work party, Jan. 18, 2015

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park. What fabulous work we've been doing! I just learned that out of 68 active green space restoration areas in Seattle, in 2014 we were #7 in terms of number of volunteers who signed in for work parties (670) and number of volunteer hours (2068 hours). We are truly making a difference, this is a major effort for the health of our city and our citizens. It all adds up! And here's your next opportunity to contribute to the effort.

  • Sunday, Jan 18, 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry with sturdy shoes or boots
We will be doing maintenance, going back to areas previously placed in restoration to remove recent and missed invasive plants. We don't want to lose ground! Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Saturday work party, Jan 3, 2015

Warm winter greetings Friends of Lincoln Park. I'm hoping your new years resolutions include a little something for the Earth in 2015, like putting more time into restoring the remarkable forests of Lincoln Park! Here's your first opportunity.
  • Saturday, January 3rd, 9am to noon
  • Meet at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry with sturdy shoes or boots
And just in case your resolutions include improving your personal health, being in nature is demonstrated to improve both mental and physical health. See you next Saturday! Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Monday, December 15, 2014

Sunday work party, Dec 21



Holiday greetings Friends of Lincoln Park! Escape from the rush in the peaceful forest at Lincoln Park. We have a work party coming up. 'Tis the season to pull holly and ivy! 

  • Sunday, Dec 21, 9am to noon
  • Meet at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry, with sturdy shoes or boots

The current forecast is rain, but that never stops us! However, high wind warnings do. Check the forecasts, if the winds are over 20 mph, we'll cancel. Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Saturday work party, Dec 6

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, sure hope it warms up before next Saturday, we've got a work party scheduled. We'll be doing invasive plant removal in several different areas, and will welcome the involvement of some West Seattle High School students.
  • Saturday, Dec 6th 9am to noon
  • Meet at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry, with sturdy shoes or boots
Rain never stops us, but at this time of the year we need to watch for high wind warnings. It's not safe being in the woods if the winds are over 20 mph, so check the forecasts. If it looks as if we need to cancel, I'll send out a notice the morning of or night before.

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sunday Work Party, Nov. 16

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park! We had a very successful planting last weekend with 13 hard working people putting about 225 plants in the ground. Thanks to Green Seattle Partnership for 200 beautiful plants and to Eric for another 25 gems. It's a slow process, but we are reclaiming our native forest. Join us next Sunday as we maintain areas we previously placed in restoration. That is a vital part of the work too!
  • Sunday, Nov 16th 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry, with sturdy boots or shoes
And here are some suggestions for working with nature in our yards. Dennis Paulson, a well known NW naturalist and the retired director of the Slater Museum in Tacoma has posted a brief, but compelling piece on supporting nature in our urban yards. He notes the importance of having a variety of native plants, the importance of seeds and insects as food for birds, invertebrates, etc and the value of brush and leaf piles. You will find his posting from Tuesday, September 23rd at http://slatermuseum.blogspot.com/

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Supporting Nature in our urban yards


Dennis Paulson, a well known NW naturalist and the retired director of the Slater Museum in Tacoma has posted a brief, but compelling piece on supporting nature in our urban yards:

URBAN YARDS CAN BE WILDLIFE FRIENDLY 

He notes the importance of having a variety of native plants, the importance of seeds and insects as food for birds, invertebrates, etc and the value of brush piles. Other great pieces can be found there as well: http://slatermuseum.blogspot.com/
Thanks, Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell