Monday, February 11, 2019

Sunday, Feb 17 Restoration Event **CANCELLED**

Beautiful photo courtesy of FLiP Forest Steward, Sharon Baker


Sadly, due to the recent snowfall, saturated soils and safety concerns, FLiP's Sunday, Feb 17 Restoration Event is cancelled.

But... the forest is resilient and so are we! We'll be back in the park March 2!

For the MARCH 2 Event, register here: https://seattle.greencitypartnerships.org/event/15131/

Date & Time: March 2, 2019 9am - 12pm

What to Bring: Dress in NW layers to stay warm/cool and dry. We suggest long sleeves and pants year around to protect from scratches. Wear closed toe, sturdy shoes or boots. Bring garden gloves and clippers (or your favorite tool) and we will have extra tools and gloves. 
 
Where to Meet: Lincoln Park is located just north of the Vashon Ferry dock in West Seattle. We meet near the kiosk in the north parking lot on Fauntleroy Way SW (and SW Rose St). If you’re running late, check the kiosk map to see where we’re working or call Lisa at 248.506.7155.
 
This is the time of the year when we need to pay close attention to weather forecasts. Temps are warming and rain never stops us, but if there are high wind warnings, it's not safe to be in the woods and we'll need to cancel.


Where to Park: North parking lot. The Rapid Ride C bus from downtown or Westwood Village runs about every 15 minutes and stops at SW Rose St by the parking lot. 

Contact: Lisa McGinty, lmcginty@gmail.com

Thank YOU to all of the amazing volunteers who have joined our efforts.
We couldn't do this without YOU! 





Monday, January 28, 2019

We LOVE Our Urban Forests! Join Us for our Feb 2 Restoration Event



February is the time to share the love! Join FLiP as we continue to restore another beautiful area of our urban forest. We promise you a great workout and lots of good 'eco-karma' to boot. Kids welcome. See you in the park!

Register Here: https://seattle.greencitypartnerships.org/event/15130/

What to Bring: Dress in NW layers to stay warm/cool and dry. We suggest long sleeves and pants year around to protect from scratches. Wear closed toe, sturdy shoes or boots. Bring garden gloves and clippers (or your favorite tool) and we will have extra tools and gloves. 
 
Where to Meet: Lincoln Park is located just north of the Vashon Ferry dock in West Seattle. We meet near the kiosk in the north parking lot on Fauntleroy Way SW (and SW Rose St). If you’re running late, check the kiosk map to see where we’re working or call Lisa at 248.506.7155.

Where to Park: North parking lot. The Rapid Ride C bus from downtown or Westwood Village runs about every 15 minutes and stops at SW Rose St by the parking lot. 

Date & Time: February 2, 2019 9am - 12pm

Contact: Lisa McGinty, lmcginty@gmail.com

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Meet Liz, FLiP's UW Capstone Intern



Liz Watt is a senior in the University of Washington's Environmental Studies Capstone Program. As part of her Capstone internship project, she is going to bring 1000sqft of Lincoln Park's forest into restoration. In addition, Liz will be conducting interesting and helpful research that includes an assessment of social trails throughout our urban forest landscape and the development of methods to mitigate this common issue. Friends of Lincoln Park is extremely lucky to have Liz on our team. If you see Liz in the park, please say hello and thank her for her efforts!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Healthy Weekend Option! Jan 20 Urban Forest Restoration Event



Ready for another eco-friendly workout? Join FLiP (Friends of Lincoln Park) as we continue to restore another beautiful area of our urban forest. We promise you a great workout and lots of good 'eco-karma' to boot. Kids welcome. See you in the park!

Register Here: https://seattle.greencitypartnerships.org/event/15151/

What to Bring: Dress in NW layers to stay warm/cool and dry. We suggest long sleeves and pants year around to protect from scratches. Wear closed toe, sturdy shoes or boots. Bring garden gloves and clippers (or your favorite tool) and we will have extra tools and gloves. 
 
Where to Meet: Lincoln Park is located just north of the Vashon Ferry dock in West Seattle. We meet near the kiosk in the north parking lot on Fauntleroy Way SW (and SW Rose St). If you’re running late, check the kiosk map to see where we’re working or call Lisa at 248.506.7155.

Where to Park: North parking lot. The Rapid Ride C bus from downtown or Westwood Village runs about every 15 minutes and stops at SW Rose St by the parking lot.
Date & Time: January 20, 2019 9am - 12pm

Contact: Lisa McGinty, lmcginty@gmail.com

Monday, December 31, 2018

Starting Out Green... 2019!




Grab your work gloves and make it a great, green new year with the Friends of Lincoln Park(FLiP)! We will continue to restore another beautiful forested area in the park. Kids welcome.

This is the time of the year when we need to pay close attention to weather forecasts. Rain never stops us, but if there are high wind warnings, it's not safe to be in the woods and we'll need to cancel.
Hope to see you in the forest!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Going out with purpose! Another 100 trees and plants in the ground on 2018's last restoration event.


A grateful thankYOU to the awesome volunteers who joined FLiP on Sunday! 100 more trees and shrubs planted and a large patch of invasive plants removed! What a great way to end the year.

If you get a chance to visit the park over the holidays, don't forget to take a deep breath and thank the forest for all the hard work it's done for us this year! See you in 2019 🌿✌️🌲

FLiP will continue to hold restoration events the first Saturday and third Sunday of each month, 9am-12pm. Please check back for details!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Looking forward to 2019... FLiP Leadership Transition





As of January 1, 2019, the leadership of the volunteer forest restoration team at Lincoln, a part of the Green Seattle Partnership, will be changing. Sharon Baker will be stepping down as lead, to be replaced by Lisa McGinty. Sharon and Lisa share their thoughts on this transition.

A note from Sharon
I’ve lived just north of Lincoln Park in West Seattle since 1986. This beautiful park, with a mature forest on the shores of Puget Sound, was a major factor in the decision to move to West Seattle. In 2005, I completed the Washington Native Plant Society’s native plant steward training. This training deepened my appreciation of the natural world and provided me with the knowledge to take on a forest restoration project, with support from the newly launched Green Seattle Partnership.  In the spring of 2005 I made flyers, announcing our first restoration work party at Lincoln, and distributed them through out the neighborhood. A few people responded and joined me, and Friends of Lincoln Park (FLiP) was launched. We began with monthly work parties and have been doing twice monthly work parties for the past 6-8 years. Hundreds of wonderful people have worked with FLiP to restore the forests of Lincoln Park. We’ve made good progress and have reached the point where we have enough acres in restoration, that we now spend more time maintaining our gains than in enrolling new acreage. With help from Earthcorp and professional crews on the steep slopes, we’ve put over half of the 80 acres of forest in Lincoln into restoration.

My dad taught me to appreciate the natural world, and my mother taught me the value of doing volunteer work in the community. I have a long history of community volunteer work, but my time working in Lincoln has been the most deeply satisfying of all. My plan is to continue to volunteer in Lincoln for as long as is possible. But it’s time for new leadership. I’m approaching 80 and don’t have the strength and endurance I once had. In addition, it’s time for new ideas! Lisa McGinty is also a master native plant steward and worked with us for several years before she and her family moved away in 2013. We worked very well together, so I was overjoyed when she and her family moved back to Seattle in 2018 and she agreed to take on the leadership of FLiP. She is smart, creative, modern (!!!), knowledgeable and a strong, capable leader. I truly look forward to supporting her in her new role!

A note from Lisa
I’m excited to be working in the Park again and so grateful to Sharon for her expert mentorship, leadership and guidance. From the first time I visited Lincoln Park, I knew it was a special place. I wish to be an advocate for not only our beautiful urban forest, but also for our amazing and supportive community. With Sharon’s continued dedication and Green Seattle Partnership’s steady support, we can continue to give back to a place that benefits us in so many ways. If you're in the park and see us working, please stop by... I love to hear the many stories of what the park means to those who visit and cherish it. See you in the Park!