Saturday, December 26, 2015

Saturday work party Jan 2, 2016

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park! My new years resolution this year is to maintain my fitness and do something good for my community by continuing to work to restore the beautiful forests of Lincoln Park. I hope you'll join me! We are 10 years into the project and making good progress.
  • Saturday, January 2nd 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry with sturdy shoes or boots
If you plan to attend, please register at http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/map/
Find "Lincoln Park" under "Filter by Park", and go to "Join this Event"

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Monday, December 7, 2015

Lincoln Park field trip 12-12-15

(Update, as of 12/7/15, 3:00 pm: Sharon says the group is now full)
Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park! I wanted to let you know about a field trip Richard Droker and I will be leading in Lincoln Park on Saturday, Dec 12th at 9am. The field trip is organized by the Washington Native Plant Society. I will be showing off and talking about all the wonderful restoration work we've done in the park in the last 10 years.
Richard will be introducing you to the subtle beauty and functionality of the lichens in Lincoln, including lichens found on driftwood. It's a world most people never notice. Lichens look their best in the cool, wet of winter. Hopefully, you will gain another depth of understanding of the beauty and complexity of our hard working forest in Lincoln Park.
Meet at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St) at 9am on Saturday, Dec 12th. We will walk on mostly level trails, with the exception of the trail down to the beach, for about 2-3 miles. Be prepared for rain and cold! Group size will be limited to 12 people. To sign up, contact Sharon Baker, sabaker41@gmail.com or 206 464 1068.

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Saturday work party Dec 5, 2015

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we've got work to do! Lots of holly, ivy, laurel, etc to remove.
  • Saturday, Dec 5th 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry with sturdy shoes or boots
If you plan to come, please register at http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/map/
Find "Lincoln Park" under "Filter by Park", and go to "Join this Event"

And if you'd like to open up your opportunities for employment in restoration,
EarthCorps is hiring for 2016 Corps Members. This year-long AmeriCorps training program provides an opportunity to grow personally and professionally through hands-on service. Corps members are an inclusive group of emerging environmental leaders committed to cross-cultural teamwork, service, and personal growth. EarthCorps corps members learn leadership skills through working collaboratively, leading community volunteers, and executing technical restoration projects along shorelines, trails and in forests. Every day our corps is hard at work, improving the health of the Puget Sound region.
Candidates are reviewed on a rolling basis. For full consideration complete your application by our final deadline of November 30th, 2015. The program is year February - December 2016. Read the full position description and start your application online.
In their recent notice to me, Earthcorp noted they may need to extend the deadline.

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Nov 15, 2015 Work Party Pictures

After three days of steady rain, the Friends of Lincoln Park Volunteers were blessed with a dry, and at times sunny, day. Some worked on the area bordering the north parking lot:

Another crew worked nearby, clearing brush and removing invasives:

Kyle shows off an enormous blackberry root they dug out!

Many thanks!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Sunday work party Nov. 15, 2015

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park! Our Green Seattle Planting last Saturday was an amazing event. 34 hardy souls planting and mulching 300 plants in the rain. Thanks so much to everyone! Check out our blog for photos and a description of the event. The West Seattle Blog also picked up the event and wrote a wonderful post here.

Now back to the grind of maintaining the areas we've previously placed in restoration. That's what we'll be doing next Sunday.
  • Sunday, Nov 15th 9am to noon
  • Meet at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Northwest layers for sure to stay dry and warm. Sturdy shoes or boots, be ready for working in wet areas. 
  • Bring garden gloves and clippers, if you have them, or we'll have extras
If you plan to come, please register at http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/map/

Find "Lincoln Park" under "Filter by Park", and go to "Join this Event"

Here's an important heads up about dogs in Seattle parks

Most people in Seattle are not aware that the Parks Department is currently reviewing policies for Off Leash Areas and will release a draft of proposed changes and new strategy in early January. The new policy has the potential to affect all parks users: picnickers, hikers, runners, bicyclists, bird watchers, swimmers and natural area stewards as well as dog owners, both those who keep their dogs on leash and those who don’t.

Parks is maintaining a web page (just updated 11/9/15) with some information on the process at http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/offleash/ If you care about our parks, check it out — get informed and encourage others to do so.

A group of stewards are also tracking the issue. Contact me if you want more info on our activities.

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Green and Grubby in Lincoln Park - Green Seattle Day, 2015!

Most gardeners are animated by spring. That's the time to plant seeds and annuals in your garden. But when you're working with native plants, the rainy season is the best time for planting. Our mild, wet winters give the plants a chance to get their roots established in preparation for growth during our dry summer. That's why 34 intrepid volunteers spent Saturday morning (Nov 7th) out in the rainy forest at Lincoln Park planting 300 shrubs and ferns.
Part of the Group - Green and Grubby!
Our planting was in celebration of the 10th annual Green Seattle Day organized by the Green Seattle Partnership. We were one of many parks around Seattle celebrating and planting.
We worked in an area of tree islands just west and south of the north ball field. We began clearing the invasive plants from the area in the spring of 2015 with a group of high school students. The Friends of Lincoln Park continued the work over the summer clearing ivy, blackberries, clematis, holly, eastern ash, laurel, and a host of other villains. 
We planted sword ferns, hazel nut, red flowering current, nootka rose and salal. We didn't plant trees because the area is well treed and there are lots of seedlings coming up on their own, now that the ivy and all is out of their way.
Sword ferns
After planting, we ring mulched the plants to help them hold water over the summer and to keep the weeds down.
Loading mulch
Go by the area and take a look. It's a work in progress, but we think it looks splendid! 
And continue to watch the area, we never know what wonderful native plants have been waiting patiently to come to life once we get the invasive plants out of their way. And of course, we'll continue to monitor the area for any returning invasive plants. Urban forest restoration is a long term project!

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Saturday, October 31, 2015

GREEN SEATTLE DAY!

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, Saturday, Nov 7th will be a very important work party for us. It is Green Seattle Day, AND we will be planting 300 native plants in the area just west and a bit south of the ball field at the north end of the park. WE WILL NEED YOUR HELP! This is a great event for kids, a chance to contribute both to their community and to the future of the planet.
  • Saturday, Nov 7th 9am to noon
  • Meet at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry. Lots of shovel work, wear sturdy boots or shoes. 
We will have tools and treats!

If you plan to come, please register at http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/map/

Find "Lincoln Park" under "Filter by Park", and go to "Join this Event"

IMPORTANT SURVEY!


IMPORTANT SURVEY! The Green Seattle Partnership, of which we are a part, is 10 years old and is charting its course for the next 10 years. Your input is very important to that process. Please take a minute to go to:

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Nov 7, 2015 - Green Seattle Day!

Mark your calendar! Saturday, Nov 7th is Green Seattle Dayand Lincoln Park will be a part of it! We've been preparing an area for planting for several months. We're ready! We will have 300 beautiful native plants to put in the ground on the 7th. This is a great event for kids, a chance to make real contribution to their community and planet. More details to follow.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Sunday Work Party, Oct 18, 2015

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park! We have a maintenance work party coming up.
  • Sunday, Oct 18, 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry (chance of showers) with sturdy shoes or boots
We will finish up our preparation of the site west of the north ball field in preparation for our BIG FALL PLANTING DAY. That's the annual Green Seattle Day on Nov 7th. We'll have about 300 plants to go in the ground, should be fabulous!

Here's a new wrinkle. Not required, but if you plan to come, please register at http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/map/. Just find Lincoln Park under "Filter by Park", click on the work party, and then "Join this Event". Thanks! Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Saturday work party, 10/3/15 - and more!

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we've got a work party coming up. We will be working in the area just west of the north ball field, finishing up invasive removal in preparation for our BIG GREEN SEATTLE DAY planting on Nov 7th. On this coming Saturday, we'll also have some plants to put in the ground in that area, left over from our U Mich Alum event last Sunday---Thanks UM grads!
  • Sat, Oct 3, 2015 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • As always, dress in NW layers to stay warm/cool and dry. Long sleeves and pants suggested for sticker protection. And sturdy shoes or boots. 
And I'd also like to let you know about two great Central Puget Sound Washington Native Plant Society events, a fabulous speaker on Oct 1 and an equally fabulous plant sale on Oct 3:

   Life Above the Treeline: Plant Adaptations to the Alpine.
With Andy MacKinnon.

Western North America is blessed with abundant areas of alpine. The plants that make their home above tree line are a distinctive and spectacular bunch. It's a difficult place to live, but our alpine plants have evolved ingenious ways of coping with this challenging environment.  Andy will show us adaptations to alpine life, illustrated with British Columbia examples. Andy will be available for book signing after the meeting.
Andy is a Research Ecologist in the Coast Forest Region Research Section of the British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. To almost everyone interested in our native plants, Andy MacKinnon is a well-known name. Andy is co-author of Plants of the Pacific Northwest and more recently, Alpine Plants of the Northwest with Jim Pojar.
 Thursday, October 1st, 2015, 7:30pm,
UW Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle
(Doors Open at 6:30 PM for the Native Plant Identification Workshop; Program begins at 7:30 PM.)

If you are unable to attend the Oct 1st presentation, Dr MacKinnon will also be presenting at Evergreen College on Sept 30 for the South Sound Chapter of WNPS. For details, see wnps.org

Refreshments, Public Invited, Admission is free.


Native Plant Sale
Saturday Oct 3, 10am to 4pm

Bellevue Botantical Gardens   12001 Main St., Bellevue

Huge native plant selection with guidance from native plant experts

For map, plant list, etc go to
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Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sunday work party - Sept 20, 2015

Fall greetings Friends of Lincoln Park! We've got a maintenance work party coming up. We'll most likely be removing the new blackberry sprout from an area that is wet in the winter, so we need to get it now. Here are the details.
  • Sunday, Sept 20, 9am to noon
  • Meet near the kiosk in the north parking lot (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Dress in NW layers to stay warm/cool and dry with long sleeves and pants and sturdy shoes or boots. 
Last Sunday a great all ages group from Peace Lutheran joined Sue, Cathy and I to pull ivy along the bluff trail. They did a great job, thank you so much to the group. Hope they can join us again! Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Saturday Work Party, Sept. 5, 2015

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, I hope you all made it safely through the storm. The rain is so welcome! The ferns and all in Lincoln Park were looking a bit sad after our long dry spell. The rain means we're moving toward the native plant planting season. As you likely know, native plants do best when planted in the fall and winter so they have a chance to get established before our dry summers. Lincoln Park will be one of the major sites for Green Seattle Day again this fall (November 7th), so we need to finish up getting sites ready for planting in November by removing the last of the invasive plants in selected areas.
  • Saturday, September 5th 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Dress in NW layers to stay warm/cool and dry. Long sleeves and pants suggested with sturdy boots or shoes.
Celebrate Labor Day with some good, hard, green work! Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Sunday work party, August 16, 2015

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we've got a maintenance work party coming up.
  • Sunday, Aug 16th 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Long sleeves and pants and sturdy shoes or boot suggested for protection
My fellow steward, Shea Scribner (scribns@gmail.com), will be leading the work party.

And check out our blog to get the story on our stunning new signs "The forest floor is alive" at the north and south parking lots. Thank you to Denise Dahn for her design and artistry and to Seattle Nature Alliance for raising the funds and producing the signs.
Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.935.1769 home 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Have You Seen the New Signs?

Hi Friends of Lincoln Park,

A couple of weeks ago there was a dedication of two beautiful new interpretive signs in Lincoln Park. They are an attempt to get at respect for our park and its flora/fauna in a different, perhaps softer way - not the traditional "No .... allowed!" kind of thing. If you point your phone at the QR code on the sign, it takes you here, to our blog!
We worked with Seattle Nature Alliance, which raised money to purchase the signs, and with Seattle Parks, which did the installation. Here we all are at our "dedication", with thanks to Patrick Robinson, from the West Seattle Herald, for taking the picture:
L-R: Carol Baker and Sandra DeMeritt (Parks), Sharon Baker (Friends of Lincoln Park), Denise Dahn, Mark Ahlness, Rebecca Watson (Seattle Nature Alliance), and Michael Yadrick (Parks/Green Seattle Partnership)
There are two of these signs - one at the north parking lot, and one at the NW corner of the south parking lot:
There was some media coverage, too, from the West Seattle Herald, and from the West Seattle Blog. There was also a post from the Seattle Nature Alliance.

Saturday work party, August 1, 2015

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park! We have a forest restoration work party coming up soon.
  • Saturday, Aug 1 9-noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Long sleeves and pants suggested for protection. Wear sturdy boots or shoes
I will be out of town on Saturday, so my fellow steward, Sue Brimhall, will be running the work party. You can reach Sue at killybee@msn.com.

Last Saturday a group from Earthcorp worked in the park doing invasive removal. Putting Lincoln Park in restoration is a big job, 80 acres of forest! We really value and appreciate the work of our colleagues. Go to our blog for photos. http://friendsoflincolnpark.blogspot.com/2015/07/thanks-to-earthcorps.html. To learn more about Earthcorp go to their home page www.earthcorps.org/. Not only do they do lots of good restoration work in Seattle, they also train environmental professionals from around the US and the world. Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Thanks to EarthCorps!

On July 25, a group of 15 hardworking EarthCorps volunteers did some very nice restoration and maintenance on areas they had previously restored in Lincoln Park:

Many thanks for all your hard work, EarthCorps Volunteers!



Saturday, July 18, 2015

Sunday Work Party, July 19, 2015

Hey Friends of Lincoln Park, so sorry I neglected to send out a message about our work party tomorrow! Here are the details:
  • Sunday, July 19 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Long sleeves and pants suggested, in spite of the heat, with sturdy shoes or boots
We'll be doing maintenance in a shady forest. Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Saturday Work Party, July 4, 2015

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park! Celebrate our Independence by freeing up some native plants from the tyranny of invasive plants, some of them might even be British. We'll be working in the woods on the morning of the 4th of July.
  • Saturday, July 4th 9am to noon
  • Meet at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Long sleeves and pants suggested to protect your skin. Sturdy shoes or boots
It's likely going to be hot, so bring water and a sun hat!! I'll pick the coolest, shadiest spot I can find. Sharon


Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Sunday work party, June 21, 2015

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, spend a Sunday morning, the first day of summer, in the cool beautiful forests of Lincoln Park. A real boast for your physical and mental health and you are contributing to the health of your community and planet.
  • Sunday, June 21, 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Long sleeves and pants suggested for protection. Sturdy shoes or boots
Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Monday, May 25, 2015

Saturday Work Party June 9, 2015


Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park. We've got a work party coming up next Saturday. Here are details.
  • Saturday, June 6th 9am to noon
  • Meet at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Wear long sleeves and pants to prevent scratches. Sturdy shoes or boots
  • Bring water and snacks, if desired
We will be removing blackberry, ivy, stinky bob, etc--something for everyone. This is a great activity for families with kids. Prevent "Nature Deprivation Syndrome", get your kids out in the woods! Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sunday Work Party, May 17, 2015

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, and Happy Mother's Day to the Moms! We have a maintenance work party coming up.

*Sunday, May 17th from 9am to noon
*Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
*Long sleeves/pants suggested to protect from scratches. Maybe rain gear, who knows! Sturdy shoes or boots.

We will be pulling little weedy things (stinky bob, nipplewort, etc) and likely some regrown blackberries. This is a beautiful time time of the year to be in the forest and we promise you a good work out! Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Saturday Work Party, May 2, 2015



Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park. We've got a work party coming up.
  • Saturday, May 2, 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry. Long sleeves and pants suggested for protection. Wear sturdy shoes or boots. 
We've got lots to do, ranging from pulling small weedy things through ivy and on to blackberry and holly. Pick your favorite!

UPDATE: Park visitors may have noticed that many social trails into the woods just west of the north parking lot have been blocked with logs and root wads. We are doing this because the forest just west of the parking lot is suffering from way too much traffic. You may have noticed lots of bare dirt and trampled plants. Hopefully, over the summer, with reduced traffic many of the plants will come back. Next fall, when it's time for planting, we'll fill in the holes and arrange the trails in a more workable way. Thanks much to the Parks Natural Area Crew for their careful, effective work! Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sunday Work Party, April 19, 2015


Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park. We have a work party coming up. We will be joined by workers from US Bank, who will join us in celebrating April as Earth Month. There are rumors of pizza! Huge thanks to Carter and Branden, experienced forest restorationists, who will join us to help support a larger than usual work group.
  • Sunday, April 19th, 9am to noon
  • Meet at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry. Sturdy boots or shoes. 
As a reminder, the birds of Lincoln Park are busy starting their families at this time of the year, so we will be extra careful working in the woods to avoid any disturbance! Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saturday work party, April 4


Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park! We have a work party coming up.
  • Saturday, April 4th, 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Planning on being drier than our last work party (!!), but dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry. Long sleeves and pants recommended. Sturdy shoes or boots.
The Central Puget Sound Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society has a very interesting program coming up on Thurs, April 2 at 7pm, Gardening for Butterflies. The monthly meetings are held at the Center for Urban Horticulture at UW. The link below will give you more info. Also check out the plant of the month, enchanter's nightshade (Circaea alpina). Just coming up in Lincoln, lovely little plant, but I didn't know it is reputed to be used to turn people into pigs! 
Sharon

Gardening for Butterflies
http://www.wnps.org/include/pages/files/Botany_WA/NPP_Apr_2015_Final_1_Hard_Copy.pdf


Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Sunday work party March 15

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we've got a work party coming up.
  • Sunday, March 15th, 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Who knows on the weather, we've dodged the rain all winter. But be ready for it at any time with NW layers to stay dry and warm and sturdy shoes or boots
We're moving into bird nesting season--I saw a raven (amazing in city) carrying nesting material the other day. And we need to be very careful of the ground nesting birds, so we'll be working the edges, doing maintenance. Blackberries to dig, little weedy things to pull, something for everyone! Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Monday, March 2, 2015

Saturday work party, March 7, 2015

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park. We've just finished 2 sections (H2 and H5) which total about 4 acres. Time to start a new area. Actually, we'll be moving into an area we've done some work on and Earth Corp has also worked on, so I bet we can finish another acre and a half on Saturday. What will we do when we get the whole forest in restoration (80 acres)? MAINTENANCE! Don't worry, we'll never run out of work in Lincoln. 
  • Saturday, March 7th 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry, with sturdy shoes or boots.

Keep watch on the West Seattle Blog. Our UW intern, Sam Timpe, did an interview recently with Tracy, the blog editor, on the effects of dogs on natural areas. Sam just did a review of the scientific literature on that topic. Our goal is to encourage everyone to protect the forests by keeping their dogs on leash. 
Sharon 

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sunday work party, Feb 15, 2015

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, didn't we just have a work party (2-7-15) and now it's time for another. At our Saturday work party we accomplished our goal and finished two sections of forest (H2 and H5, for the map inclined), thanks to help from 8 UW Environmental Studies students. Sunday will be a maintenance work party. We'll go back to areas we've placed in restoration to catch the missed and new invasive plants.
  • Sunday, Feb 15th 9am to noon
  • Meet at the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry with sturdy boots or shoes
Rain never stops us, but watch for high wind warnings. We cancel if winds are predicted to be over 20 mph. Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Saturday work party, Feb 7


Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park. We've got a work party coming up, maybe we can finish up first time invasive removal in the two areas we've been working in.
























  • Saturday, Feb 7, 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry, with sturdy shoes or boots
Also wanted to let you know about other FLiP activities:

-We have a wonderful UW senior from the Program on the Environment working with us this quarter, Sam Timpe. In addition to doing invasive removal and planting, he's compiling an annotated bibliography on the effects of dogs on natural areas. This comes out of concern that some areas we have placed in restoration are being trampled by too much traffic. Parks is also working with us to find ways to protect these areas.


-Denise Dahn, of the Seattle Nature Alliance has designed a beautiful sign for Lincoln informing people of the importance of protecting the forest floor ("the forest floor is alive"). You may have seen Denise's work at Schmitz Park. SNA is raising funds to produce and place two signs in Lincoln. If you want to donate, go to the SNA web site. SNA is a wonderful advocate and partner for us!



And, finally, a book you might enjoy: "Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife" by UW professor John M. Marzluff.




Rain never stops us, but watch for high wind warnings, we cancel if the winds are over 20 mph. Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell



Saturday, January 17, 2015

Work Party Cancelled - Jan 18

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we need to CANCEL THE WORK PARTY, scheduled for 9am to noon on Sunday, 1-18-15 (tomorrow). NOAA has issued a wind advisory for winds 25-35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph and it's not really safe to be in the woods with that much wind. Our next work party is scheduled for Saturday, Feb 7th. See you then. Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Monday, January 12, 2015

Sunday work party, Jan. 18, 2015

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park. What fabulous work we've been doing! I just learned that out of 68 active green space restoration areas in Seattle, in 2014 we were #7 in terms of number of volunteers who signed in for work parties (670) and number of volunteer hours (2068 hours). We are truly making a difference, this is a major effort for the health of our city and our citizens. It all adds up! And here's your next opportunity to contribute to the effort.

  • Sunday, Jan 18, 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry with sturdy shoes or boots
We will be doing maintenance, going back to areas previously placed in restoration to remove recent and missed invasive plants. We don't want to lose ground! Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell