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

Monday, April 10, 2017

Sunday work party 4/16/17

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park. We have a work party coming up right in the middle of Easter and Passover. It would be great if you could get away for a few hours to join us.
  • Sunday, April 16th 9am to noon
  • Meet at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Dress in NW layers to stay warm/cool and dry (Expect anything this time of the year! It's wet in the park, so sturdy shoes or boots vital.)
We will be continuing our 2017 maintenance project, getting the early weeds and going back to previously worked areas to keep them beautiful. Sharon
From 4/1/17 by the north lot - weeding is hard work - but rewarding!
Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Saturday work party 4/1/17

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park! We have a work party coming up. This is a wonderful time of the year to hang out in our splendid forest. Get the kids out too!

We will continue our 2017 focus on maintaining all the areas we've already placed in restoration.
  • Saturday, April 1, 9am* to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Current forecast is slight chance of rain, so be prepared. Good footwear that will handle wet and using a shovel recommended. 
Plant Natives for Birds
The most recent issue of Audubon has an article by Mark Jannot on the value of planting natives, even if it's just containers on your patio or deck, for helping birds survive in the urban environment. Native birds have a clear preference for native plants. Audubon has a website to guide you in plant selection: audubon.org/plantsforbirds They apparently lumped eastern and western Washington, so ignore the sagebrush and rabbitbush, but otherwise good suggestions for your yard.

Buy Natives at the Central Puget Sound Chapter/WNPS sale
The Central Puget Sound chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society is holding its annual native plant sale at Mercerdale Park on Mercer Island on Saturday, April 29th. Go to wnps.org to learn more. It's a fabulous sale!

*If you miss us at 9am, check the map on the kiosk for our work location or call me at 206 464 1068 Sharon
Sharon talking with Mayor Murray at the Fauntleroy Food Fest, 3/21/17
Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell