Two-part ‘Celebrate Lincoln Park’ begins Tuesday night

April 21, 2013 at 10:32 pm | In Fauntleroy, West Seattle news, West Seattle parks | 9 Comments

(Young female Cooper’s Hawk photographed in Lincoln Park recently by Trileigh Tucker)
Think you know everything there is to know about West Seattle’s treasured Lincoln Park? We’ll be so bold as to guarantee you’ll learn something new Tuesday night, during the Fauntleroy Community Association‘s first event in the two-part “Celebrate Lincoln Park” series. Come to The Hall at Fauntleroy (9131 California SW) to learn about its past, its future, its wildlife, and its ecological importance, via informational tables and speakers. Tables will be set up at 6:30 pm; 7-8 pm, you’ll hear from Seattle Parks Superintendent Christopher Williams, local historian Judy Pickens, Seattle University Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Trileigh Tucker, and Friends of Lincoln Park President Sharon Baker.

Then next Saturday (April 27), it’s part two – and there are new details since we first published the announcement:

Celebrate Lincoln Park, Part II on Saturday, April 27, will take advantage of a minus 2.6-foot tide to help park visitors see and learn about sea life along the beach, in the water, and in the forest. Volunteer beach naturalists and Seal Sitters, plus staff from the Seattle Aquarium, will be on hand. Local experts in birds, marine life, plants, ecology, nature photography, and art will lead nature walks and creative activities in the forested upper part of the park. Bring your binoculars, sketchbooks, pencils, etc. Special activities will be available for children. The four-hour window for participating will be 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, with walks and workshops beginning at 11:00, noon, and 1:00. All activities will start in the south part of the park. Signs and volunteers will direct visitors to activities.

For both parts of Celebrate Lincoln Park, everything is free.

9 Comments

  1. Another awesome picture Trileigh. One of these days I’m going to have to join you on a walk through the park with cameras.

    Comment by Jordan — 6:43 am April 22, 2013 #

  2. Well, thank you, Jordan! Come along next Saturday and bring your camera!

    Comment by Trileigh — 8:14 am April 22, 2013 #

  3. Agreed! Love your pics. Hope to make it to the gathering.

    Comment by wakeflood — 12:34 pm April 22, 2013 #

  4. Great photo! Not to be too much of a stickler, but you can’t tell the sexes apart in immature Cooper’s and I know you like to get your bird facts straight, Trileigh!

    Comment by AE — 6:46 am April 24, 2013 #

  5. Thanks for your comment, AE. I think this is a female because (ahem…trying to be discreet in a family publication) I saw her on a date with an adult Coop. So the designation was on the basis of behavior, not markings. Could always be wrong, of course. :-)

    Comment by Trileigh — 8:18 am April 24, 2013 #

  6. OMG, I love it! As long as she was on the bottom, I’m sure you’re right! :)

    Comment by AE — 10:14 am April 24, 2013 #

  7. I guess I should have noted that the photo was one of a group of images Trileigh sent us that she related to “romance in the park.” By the way, we did cover last night’s event, including recording on video the full hour-plus of presentations (including Trileigh’s), and that report will be published later today, barring major breaking news (you can find the video on our YouTube channel right now if interested – http://youtube.com/westseattleblog ) – TR

    Comment by WSB — 10:20 am April 24, 2013 #

  8. Schedule (PDF):

    http://fauntleroy.net/docs/CelebrationofLincolnPark-Detailedschedule.pdf

    Comment by Bikejuju — 12:09 pm April 26, 2013 #

  9. We also published that in our first report – http://westseattleblog.com/2013/04/video-watching-listening-and-learning-at-celebrate-lincoln-park-part-1

    Comment by WSB — 12:11 pm April 26, 2013 #

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