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