Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Gift of 'Grubbing'

This Saturday (March 2, 2013) we are pretty excited to clear and cut some large areas of blackberry canes in preparation for EarthCorps and student volunteers from Kennedy High School (Burien) to come back and remove the roots (Thank You EarthCorps!). But don't worry, if blackberries aren't your thing, we've got lots of ivy to pull and maybe even a few holly and laurel trees. Whether you're a fan of blackberries or not, here's an interesting link posted on KPLU's "I Wonder Why...?" series: Why did blackberry brambles become such a NW problem?

Saturday, March 2, 9am to noon
Meet at the kiosk in the NORTH parking lot (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St). If you miss us at 9am, check the kiosk map (in the North lot) to see where we are working. Rain and snow are not a problem, but we do cancel for high wind warnings.

What to Wear and bring: Dress in NW layers for warmth and dryness with sturdy shoes or boots. Long sleeves are recommended. Bring gloves and hand clippers if you have them, but we have extras. Bring a water bottle.



            

Monday, February 11, 2013

Work Hard for our Hard Working Forest!

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park! Spring continues to creep up on our hard working forest. One of the things we love in the NW is the way spring starts in January. But why call our forest "hard working"? Check out the report in the resources section of our Blog (Seattle Forest Ecosystem Values Report). The trees of Seattle (including our 80 acres of forest) remove 725 metric tons of pollutants from the air and sequester 141,000 tons of carbon every year. Not just a beautiful forest!  And our work, maintaining that forest, contributes to those ecosystem services. Way to go!!

AND we've got a work party coming up: 
          Sunday, February 17th from 9am to noon
          Meet at the kiosk in the north parking lot (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
          Dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry, with sturdy shoes or boots.
Rain or snow are not a problem, but we do cancel for high wind warnings. If you miss us at 9am, call Lisa at 248 506 7155 or check the map in the kiosk to see where we are working