Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Sunday work party 6/17/18

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park. Join us next Sunday to continue our weed blitz! We're gaining ground on all the annoying (and distructive) small weeds that come up in spring, but we need to wipe them out before they go to seed. We might do some ivy and blackberry too. 
  • Sunday, June 17th 9am to noon 
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St) 
  • Long sleeves and pants suggested for protection. Wear sturdy shoes or boots. 
If you miss us at 9am, check the map on the kiosk to see where we are working or call me at 206 464 1068. Sharon
Lunchtime in the park, 6/2/18

Sharon Baker

Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Monday, May 28, 2018

Saturday work party 6/2/18

Hello Friends of Lincoln Park, we are hard at work getting ahead of all the small weeds (stinky bob, nipple wort, etc.) that come up this time of the year. If we get them before they go to seed, we'll have less work next spring. Of course, we've always got ivy and blackberry to get out too! Join us for a lovely and productive morning in the woods!
  • Saturday, June 2, 9am to noon 
  • Meet by the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose) 
  • Even if it's warm, we suggest long sleeves and pants for protection. 
  • Wear sturdy shoes or boots. 
Song Sparrow, 5/20/18
If you miss us at 9am, check the map on the kiosk to see where we are working, or call me at 206 464 1068. Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Sunday work party 5/20/18

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we've got a work party coming up. 
  • Sunday, May 20th 9am to noon 
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St) 
  • Be ready for anything on weather! But even if it's warm, we suggest long sleeves and pants for protection. Also, sturdy shoes or boots. 
We'll be doing maintenance in areas we previously put in restoration, every thing from stinking bob to blackberries!

If you miss us at 9am, check the kiosk map to see where we are working or call me at 206 464 1068. Sharon
Lincoln Park, May 12, 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018

Saturday work party 5/5/18

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, it's been sunny and warm and the little weedy invasives (bedstraw, stinky bob, nipple wort, etc) are rapidly gaining ground. A great group of young people from Fauntleroy Community Church pulled a big pile of weeds today, but we need more work to get ahead of them before they go to seed. Be ready to work on the ground, you might want to bring a kneeling pad and a hand trowel. 
  • Saturday, May 5, 9am to noon, 
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St) 
  • The current forecast is for "slight chance of showers", I predict a beautiful, sunny day, but bring your rain jacket just in case. Sturdy shoes or boots are good. 
False Lily of the Valley - April 23
If you miss us at 9am, check the map on the kiosk to see where we are working. Or you can call me at 206 464 1068 - Sharon
Phantom Orchids sending up shoots - April 27
Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Sun. work party/new tech

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we have a work party coming up. 
  • Sunday, April 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 
(from the email notice)
New tech info:
As you may see by the new e mail address, I've set up a gmail account just for Friends of Lincoln Park. When I tried to send e mails to the FLiP group in my own account two days in a row (Fri. warning of wind, Sat. cancellation of work party) Google must have decided I was spamming and bounced messages to all 330 of you! Hope that won't happen with a dedicated address.

If you don't want to be on my mailing list, please let me know! 

Thanks, Sharon

Monday, April 2, 2018

Saturday work party 4/7/18

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we've got a work party coming up.
  • Sat. April 7th 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 boots or shoes. Hiking boots are great for shovel work. 
We'll be doing ivy and blackberry removal in the area near the bluff. We've almost finished that area! This is the time of the year when ground nesting birds are active, so we'll have to be very careful to not disturb them! 
Trillium in the Park

Keep your dogs on leash and out of the woods! Sharon

Off leash and in the woods...

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Westside School Helps Out

On 3-15-18 eight 8th grade students and two teachers joined me to pull ivy, dig blackberries, and weed wrench holly. They were a knowledgeable, skilled crew and were amazingly focused, given it was the last day of their semester. We really appreciate their hard work! - Sharon
Westside students at Lincoln Park.
Photo: Sharon Baker
Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Sunday work party 3/18/18

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, today is the day to walk in the park--gorgeous! But If you don't make it today, you'll have another chance. We have a work party next Sunday. 
  • Sunday, March 18 9am to noon 
  • Meet near north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St) 
  • Dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry, with sturdy boots or shoes (hiking boots are good for shovel work) 
We'll continue our work on the tree island out above the bluff. The location is flexible this time of the year, because we need to be sure the ground nesting birds are not active in that site. We don't want to disturb them! So far, that site has been clear of birds. I'm looking forward to another gorgeous spring day in the forest at Lincoln Park! - Sharon 
deep in the woods...
Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Monday, February 26, 2018

Saturday work party 3/3/18

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we've got a work party coming up. 
  • Saturday, March 3, 9am to noon 
  • Meet near north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St) 
  • Dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry with sturdy boots or shoes. Hiking boots are great for shovel work. 
If you miss us at 9am, check the map on the kiosk to see where we are working or call me at 206 464 1068.

For the last 2 months we've been removing ivy, blackberry, holly, etc from a lovely little tree island out near the bluff. I'm hoping that we can finish that area on Saturday! This is a great time of the year to be in the forest! Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Sunday work party 2/18/18

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park!

I wanted to give you a weather heads up. WINDS over 20 mph make it unsafe to be in the forest, The forecast I'm looking at right now suggests 25 mph Sunday morning. If that manifests, we'll cancel the work party. I'll send out an e mail by 7:30am Sunday to let you know if we're working or not. I'll also be at the park at 9am in any case. 

If we are able to work, here are details: 
  • Sunday, 2-18-18, 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 for shoes 
If you miss us at 9am, check the map on the kiosk to see where we are working or call me at 206 464 1068. Hope to see you on Sunday! Sharon 
In the park - Feb 12, 2018

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Saturday work party 2/3/18

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we've got a work party coming up. Get out in the forest at Lincoln and watch the slow unfolding of spring.
  • Sat. Feb 3 9am to noon
  • Meet near north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • The current prediction is rain, so be prepared, with NW layers to stay warm and dry. A water proof layer will make you much more comfortable. Wear sturdy shoes or boots! 
If you miss us at 9am, check the marked map on the kiosk to find us or call me at 206 464 1068
Varied Thrush, January 10
We'll continue clearing invasive plants from the tree island where we removed the blackberries last work party. Going to be gorgeous! Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Sunday work party 1/21/18

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park! We have a winter work party coming up. This is the season of the year to attack blackberries, before ground nesting birds begin to be active in March. We've got lots to do! It's a great outing for kids too! 
  • Sunday, January 21, 9am to noon
  • Meet near north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St)
  • We've got about a 50% chance of rain Sunday morning, so be prepared. Dress in NW layers to stay warm and dry. Wear sturdy, waterproof shoes or boots.
Be of good cheer, spring is beginning in our forest. We might see the early flowers of Indian Plum. Sharon
Indian Plum in the park
Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell