Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sunday Work Party, Sept. 21



Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park! Excuse me, but what happened to summer!?  We did lots of good work in Lincoln this summer, but it went so fast. But fall rains are welcome and will prepare the way for some planting later this fall (Nov 1--mark your calendar). But first we need to prepare a couple of areas by removing invasive plants. Join us!

  • Sunday, Sept 21 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Sturdy shoes or boots, longs sleeves and pants and maybe rain gear 

Check the previous post here about the beautiful signs Denise Dahn of the Seattle Nature Alliance made for Schmitz Park. The signs remind visitors to keep dogs on leash and not trample the forest floor "The forest floor is alive".  I'm inquiring about getting some for Lincoln. Sharon 
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Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068
cell

New Signs in Schmitz Park

(cross-posted on the Seattle Nature Alliance)
There are a couple of new additions to Schmitz Park, signs encouraging appropriate use:

Located at the SW Hines and the Admiral/Stevens entrances to the park, they are a reminder to visitors to treat the park gently and with respect, as “The Forest Floor is Alive”. Schmitz Park, at 53 acres, includes some beautiful riparian habitat created by Schmitz Park Creek, and it is home to one last stands of old growth forest left in Seattle.

The interpretive signs were designed and donated to Schmitz Park by artist/writer/designer Denise Dahn. She is a Co-founder and Director of Seattle Nature Alliance and owner of Dahn Design, LLC. The signs were installed by Seattle Parks and Recreation, with guidance from Friends of Schmitz Preserve.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Saturday work party, September 6

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park! We have a work party coming up. 
  • Saturday, Sept 6th 9am to noon   
  • Meet at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)  
  • Sturdy shoes or boots and long sleeves and pants suggested 
We will be preparing a couple of areas for planting on Green Seattle Day (Nov 1st). Sue Brimhall (killybee@msn.com) will be leading the work party. Sue recently completed a training for GSP forest stewards and is an experienced volunteer. 

Sue is also a great fungus spotter! She found what is probably a Phaeolus schwintzii (velvet topped fungus) in a wooded area of Lincoln.  It's near the base of a Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) and is quite large, about 20cm across. See the Wikipedia entry below for information. See Richard Droker's Flickr site (wanderflechten) for some outstanding photos of the fungus. Note how different it looked 8 days ago compared to today. 
Eight days difference, left to right

https://www.flickr.com/photos/29750062@N06/15002718472/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/29750062@N06/14816445440/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/29750062@N06/15000000911/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/29750062@N06/14816385429/

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Registration is Open - GSP Shareholders Meeting Sept 24th



Hey Friends of Lincoln Park, you are all invited to attend the Green Seattle Partnership Shareholders Meeting on Sept 24th. Great way to get the big picture of this 20 year project. We are 10 years in and I would estimate we've got nearly half of forested Lincoln Park into restoration--on target. Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

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From: Yadrick, Michael <Michael.Yadrick@seattle.gov>
Date: Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 1:10 PM
Subject: Registration is Open - GSP Shareholders Meeting Sept 24th

Registration Open Now!

4th Annual Green Seattle Partnership Shareholders Meeting
Are We There Yet? GSP Turns 10
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
South Seattle College – Brockey Center
Join us for the Fourth Annual Green Seattle Partnership Shareholders Meeting!
Event highlights includes:
A walking tour of the West Duwamish Greenbelt
Social hour –Reunite with Green Seattle Partners and Volunteers during the wine tasting from Northwest Wine Academy or no-host bar
Buffet dinner catered by the South Seattle College, and a series of presentations to inspire, inform, and capture your feedback. Find more information about this year’s event and previous Shareholders Meetings at www.greenseattle.org/shareholders.
Tentative Program:
3:00 – 4:30 pm    West Duwamish Restoration Walking Tour
4:30 – 5:30 pm    Social Hour: Registration, Partner Outreach Event
                          including Wine Tasting / No-Host Bar
6:00 – 8:00 pm    Dinner and Program

No cost to attend. Registration is required.
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