Sunday, March 26, 2017

Saturday work party 4/1/17

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park! We have a work party coming up. This is a wonderful time of the year to hang out in our splendid forest. Get the kids out too!

We will continue our 2017 focus on maintaining all the areas we've already placed in restoration.
  • Saturday, April 1, 9am* to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Current forecast is slight chance of rain, so be prepared. Good footwear that will handle wet and using a shovel recommended. 
Plant Natives for Birds
The most recent issue of Audubon has an article by Mark Jannot on the value of planting natives, even if it's just containers on your patio or deck, for helping birds survive in the urban environment. Native birds have a clear preference for native plants. Audubon has a website to guide you in plant selection: audubon.org/plantsforbirds They apparently lumped eastern and western Washington, so ignore the sagebrush and rabbitbush, but otherwise good suggestions for your yard.

Buy Natives at the Central Puget Sound Chapter/WNPS sale
The Central Puget Sound chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society is holding its annual native plant sale at Mercerdale Park on Mercer Island on Saturday, April 29th. Go to wnps.org to learn more. It's a fabulous sale!

*If you miss us at 9am, check the map on the kiosk for our work location or call me at 206 464 1068 Sharon
Sharon talking with Mayor Murray at the Fauntleroy Food Fest, 3/21/17
Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Sunday work party, 3/19/17

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we have a work party coming up.
  • Sunday March 19, 9am to noon
  • Meet at north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St)
  • Dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry, with sturdy shoes or boots, it's wet out there!
If you miss us at 9am, check the kiosk map to see where we are working or call me at 206 464 1068.

We will continue to do maintenance and plant a few last trees and ferns as the winter planting season ends.

Here's a HUGE thank you to Paradigm Builders and Plants for the Planet, two groups that worked with us Saturday, March 11th to put in 130 trees and shrubs in the area called "H2". Three of them are here, here, and here.

That brings that area into phase 4, the final phase in the restoration process, now we just need to maintain it. They were undeterred by the steady rain and did an outstanding job of planting!

H2 is the green area in the middle, click to see larger:


Sharon Baker

Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell