Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Saturday work party, 10/3/15 - and more!

Greetings Friends of Lincoln Park, we've got a work party coming up. We will be working in the area just west of the north ball field, finishing up invasive removal in preparation for our BIG GREEN SEATTLE DAY planting on Nov 7th. On this coming Saturday, we'll also have some plants to put in the ground in that area, left over from our U Mich Alum event last Sunday---Thanks UM grads!
  • Sat, Oct 3, 2015 9am to noon
  • Meet near the north parking lot kiosk (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • As always, dress in NW layers to stay warm/cool and dry. Long sleeves and pants suggested for sticker protection. And sturdy shoes or boots. 
And I'd also like to let you know about two great Central Puget Sound Washington Native Plant Society events, a fabulous speaker on Oct 1 and an equally fabulous plant sale on Oct 3:

   Life Above the Treeline: Plant Adaptations to the Alpine.
With Andy MacKinnon.

Western North America is blessed with abundant areas of alpine. The plants that make their home above tree line are a distinctive and spectacular bunch. It's a difficult place to live, but our alpine plants have evolved ingenious ways of coping with this challenging environment.  Andy will show us adaptations to alpine life, illustrated with British Columbia examples. Andy will be available for book signing after the meeting.
Andy is a Research Ecologist in the Coast Forest Region Research Section of the British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. To almost everyone interested in our native plants, Andy MacKinnon is a well-known name. Andy is co-author of Plants of the Pacific Northwest and more recently, Alpine Plants of the Northwest with Jim Pojar.
 Thursday, October 1st, 2015, 7:30pm,
UW Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle
(Doors Open at 6:30 PM for the Native Plant Identification Workshop; Program begins at 7:30 PM.)

If you are unable to attend the Oct 1st presentation, Dr MacKinnon will also be presenting at Evergreen College on Sept 30 for the South Sound Chapter of WNPS. For details, see wnps.org

Refreshments, Public Invited, Admission is free.

Native Plant Sale
Saturday Oct 3, 10am to 4pm

Bellevue Botantical Gardens   12001 Main St., Bellevue

Huge native plant selection with guidance from native plant experts

For map, plant list, etc go to

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sunday work party - Sept 20, 2015

Fall greetings Friends of Lincoln Park! We've got a maintenance work party coming up. We'll most likely be removing the new blackberry sprout from an area that is wet in the winter, so we need to get it now. Here are the details.
  • Sunday, Sept 20, 9am to noon
  • Meet near the kiosk in the north parking lot (Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Rose St)
  • Dress in NW layers to stay warm/cool and dry with long sleeves and pants and sturdy shoes or boots. 
Last Sunday a great all ages group from Peace Lutheran joined Sue, Cathy and I to pull ivy along the bluff trail. They did a great job, thank you so much to the group. Hope they can join us again! Sharon

Sharon Baker
Volunteer Forest Steward
Friends of Lincoln Park
206.464.1068 cell