Saturday, October 28, 2017

Green Seattle Day!

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, our big annual planting day and celebration is coming up! Odd as it may seem, we'll be planting mostly ferns this year in three different areas of the park. These are areas we have been working in for a few years, and they are ready to be "finished" by filling in plantings. In addition to lots of satisfying hard work, we'll have treats and swag. 
  • Sat. Nov 4, 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St)
  • Looks as if the mid week rain might let up by then, but don't be fooled. Dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry with sturdy shoes or boots. 
We got a head start on our fall planting yesterday. 50+ fifth graders from Gatewood Elementary school came to the park and planted an area they cleared last year as fourth graders. These kids have a tremendous work ethic and they're smart and pay attention. We really appreciate their involvement in our work. In the spring, the current fourth graders will do invasive removal again. The Gatewood teachers and students (and parents) are fabulous and are making a real contribution to their community, as they learn to care for our planet.

See you Saturday! Sharon
Young ferns and seedlings under the leaves
Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Sunday work party 10/15/17

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we've got a work party coming up. It's our last chance to get ready for our big fall planting for Green Seattle Day on Nov 4. We really need your help!
  • Sunday, Oct 15th 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St)
  • Dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry, with sturdy shoes or boots
Spider in the Park, 9/28/17
To sign up for our big planting event on Saturday, Nov 4th, go to http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/10533/


Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Saturday Work Party 10/7/17, and more...

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park! We're busy getting ready for Green Seattle Day at Lincoln Park. Come and help us prepare our planting sites.
  • Saturday, Oct 7, 9am to noon
  • Meet near north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St)
  • Long sleeves and pants, with sturdy, closed toe shoes or boots suggested for protection. And bring your rain gear, who knows.
After we finish up in Lincoln Park, head to Magnuson Park. The Central Puget Sound Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society is having their big fall native plant sale. They'll have natives you won't find anywhere else, great prices, and lots of expertise to help you plan your native plantings:  http://www.wnps.org/chapter_info/chapter_sales.html

Celebrate our year of hard work removing invasive plants at Lincoln by signing up for our Green Seattle Day planting event on Saturday, Nov 4th:
http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/10533/

See you Saturday! Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell