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

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sword Fern Die-Off

For the past several years concerned people have been attempting to understand a fern die off in Seward Park. It might also be happening on Mercer Island. So far, no evidence of a die off in Lincoln, but we're watching closely. To learn more about the die off, please read this paper written by Paul Shannon, a steward at Seward:
Healthy sword ferns in Lincoln Park
The more eyes we have watching for this the better! Sharon

Photos, background, action items, and more from the Seattle Nature Alliance:

Sunday Work Party 5/21/17

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we have a work party coming up. Looks as if it might be a beautiful sunny day in our wonderful park--enjoy and bring the kids! 
  • Sunday, May 21 9am to noon
  • Meet at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St)
  • Long sleeves and pants, and sturdy shoes or boots suggested for protection 
For the past several years concerned people have been attempting to understand a fern die off in Seward Park. It might also be happening on Mercer Island. So far, no evidence of a die off in Lincoln, but we're watching closely. If you would like to learn more about the die off, check out our blog (friendsoflincolnpark.blogspot.com). We will be posting a write up from Paul Shannon, a steward at Seward, soon. The more eyes we have watching for this the better! Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Monday, May 1, 2017

Saturday work party 5/6/17

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park. Celebrate our emerging spring in Lincoln Park! We've got a work party coming up. 
  • Saturday, May 6th 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Dress to stay warm and dry, with NW layers. Sturdy shoes or boots
Trillium in the park, April 4
And here's another Lincoln Park event. On Friday, May 5th there will be a celebration of the signing of the Seattle Urban Bird Treaty. Should be a fun event. Go to this website for details. https://www.timeout.com/seattle/things-to-do/urban-bird-treaty-ceremony

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell