Saturday, September 15, 2018

Volunteer for Green Seattle Day (11/3/18) - in Lincoln Park!

Please join us, and be part of a huge city-wide event restoring Seattle's forested parklands. - right in beautiful Lincoln Park! 

We will be planting about 300 plants (!), most of them trees, so we really hope you can lend a hand!
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 9 am
Click on the picture above to register at Lincoln Park
Here's the official announcement:
Have a hand in restoring Seattle's forests during our biggest party of the year, Green Seattle Day! We want you to dig in, and to get out into your local neighborhood to help us kick off our planting season. Join the fun at 15 parks across the city, and be one of hundreds of volunteers planting thousands of plants in parks throughout the Emerald City! All community members are welcome, and no experience is necessary! The event is family friendly and open to all ages. Volunteers will plant trees and other plants that will become the future forests of Seattle. We hope you will all lend a hand in the neighborhoods you live in, and volunteer at the closest park near you!
Click on the picture above for city-wide event information
Spots do fill up quickly, so please sign up in advance to help us plan a great event. Information and registration links can be found at: https://www.greenseattle.org/get-involved/green-seattle-day/
We hope to see you in Lincoln Park @9 am on November 3! Feel free to contact me for more information or questions - Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Join Us! 9/16/18

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we've got more blackberries to get out! We made solid progress on the 1st in a nasty nest of blackberries, and we hope to vanquish them this next Sunday. 
  • Sunday, Sept 16, 9am to noon 
  • Meet near north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St) 
  • You'll need protection, long sleeves and pants suggested. Boot are great for doing shovel work.
The Horseshoe Pit
If you miss us at 9am, check the kiosk map to see where we are or call me at 206 464 1068. Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Join us Saturday 9/1/18

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we have a forest restoration work party coming up, We will be removing ivy, blackberry, holly---the usual suspects. Join us for a morning of satisfying and useful work! Kids are welcome.
  • Sat. Sept 1, 9am to noon 
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St) 
  • We suggest long sleeves and pants for protection, with sturdy shoes or boots. 
Juvenile Cooper's Hawk, 8/12/18
One of the FIVE that fledged in the park this year.

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, August 16, 2018

Upcoming restoration event 8/19/18

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we have a work party coming up. 
  • Sunday, Aug 19, 9am to noon 
  • Meet near north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St) 
  • Long sleeves and pants suggested for protection. Sturdy shoes or boots. 
We'll be continuing maintenance work. That means going back to places we've previously placed in restoration and cleaning them up. Lots of ivy, blackberry, etc. Good work out, good karma! Kids are welcome!
Sandhill Skipper in the park 8/7/18
If you miss us at 9am, check the kiosk map to see where we're working or call me at 206 464 1068. Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

It's August!

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we've got a first Saturday work Party coming up. How did it get to be August so fast? 
  • Saturday, August 4, 9am to noon 
  • Meet near north parking kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St) 
  • Long sleeves and pants suggested for protection, with sturdy shoes or boots. 
In case you missed it, here's some great news. Five years ago the most wonderful forest steward in the world, Lisa McGinty, moved to Detroit with her family. They've seen the light and moved back to Seattle. We are so pleased to have Lisa working with us again! Come say hello!

We'll likely be going back into the forested (cool) area we worked in last work party to continue our maintenance. 
Up about 25' in the western grove of Redwoods, 7/26/18
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 Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Sunday work party 7/15/18

Summer greetings Friends of Lincoln Park! We've got a work party coming up. It's a great chance to enjoy the green summer beauty of Lincoln while doing good for neighborhood and the earth. Kids are welcome!
  • Sunday, July 15th 9am to noon
  • Meet near north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St)
  • Long sleeves and pants suggested for protection! 
We'll be moving into an area we planted a few years ago (you may remember the rainiest Green Seattle Day planting in history) and clearing out any invading non natives. It's really important to maintain our gains! 
A rare (for here) California Tortoiseshell Butterfly, in the park, 7/7/18.
Topsides of the wings are bright orange - you can't miss them in flight!
If you miss us at 9am, check the map on the kiosk to see where we're working or call me at 206 464 1068. Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Saturday work party 7/7/18

Good day Friends of Lincoln Park! We've got a work party coming up! The forest is beautiful these days, come out and enjoy it. Kids are always welcome! 
  • -Sat July 7th 9am to noon 
  • -Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose St) 
  • -Currently, there is a slight chance of rain on Saturday am. Bring a rain jacket and hat! Long sleeves and pants always suggested for protection. Wear sturdy shoes or boot.
We're nearing the end of the ground nesting bird season, so we'll be able to go deeper into the woods. But still some pesky small weed to get out, as well. We've done a great job of getting them before they go to seed this year; that means less work next year.

Wilson's Warbler in the park 6/22/18. They nest there.
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