Thursday, April 18, 2013

Celebrate Earth Day (and More) at Lincoln Park

Looking for a weekend activity to celebrate Earth Day? We have a forest restoration and maintenance work party coming up. Time to try to get ahead of all the nasty little invasives that are springing up at this time of year!
What: Forest Restoration and Maintenance with Friends of Lincoln Park
When: Sunday, April 21st, 9am to noon (Day before Earth Day!!)

Where: 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 is 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.

And don't forget the Fauntleroy Community Association's Celebration of Lincoln Park!  There are two wonderful events: 

Tuesday, April 23rd (the day after Earth Day!) at the Hall at Fauntleroy we will celebrate the past, present and future of Lincoln. Doors open at 6:30pm. See the West Seattle Blog or our blog for more details. 

Saturday, April 27th (the day after James Audubon's birthday!) will be a day of exploration of nature and art in Lincoln Park, beginning at 11am. We will have activities for all ages!

Thank you FCA! Sharon
 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Celebrate Earth Month in Lincoln Park!

Our forest just gets more beautiful every day as the plants wake up. Found: 2 wonderful patches of trillium (and we'll show you one if you come work with us Saturday!). Lots of bird activity too. We'll have to be careful of the ground-nesters as we work. Here are the details of the work party. But read on, other interesting things going on.* 

When: Saturday, April 6th, 9am to noon

Where: 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 is 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.

 *There are two new websites in the Resourse section of our blog:
-UW College of the Environment on "Human Dimensions of Urban Forestry and Urban Greening" 
-"Pollinator Friendly Parks".

And... The Fauntleroy Community Association is organizing a "Celebration of Lincoln Park". We've got lots to celebrate! There will be an evening meeting on April 23rd at 6:30pm at the Hall at Fauntleroy.  Speakers will address the past, present and future of the park.
Get your green workout and 'eco credits' with us! Sharon