Video: Watching, listening, and learning at ‘Celebrate Lincoln Park,’ part 1

April 24, 2013 at 4:10 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle parks | 2 Comments

(UPDATED WEDNESDAY NIGHT with full list of Saturday activities added to end of story)

Seattle Parks and Rec Superintendent Christopher Williams returned last night to West Seattle – where he grew up – for the second time in four days, to join in on the first of two Fauntleroy Community Association-presented “Celebrate Lincoln Park” events. In case you weren’t able to be there – it included an hour of presentations about the park’s history, wildlife, and more, and we recorded it all on video. Here’s who you will see/hear:

*FCA president David Haggerty begins with a welcome
*At 3 minutes in, a history presentation from Judy Pickens
*Just after 13 minutes in, volunteer forest steward Sharon Baker from Friends of Lincoln Park
*Just after 22 minutes in, Trileigh Tucker with stories and photos of park wildlife
*39 minutes in, Superintendent Williams
*Then at about the 56-minute mark, Q/A:

As Haggerty noted at the start of his speech, FCA board members now have uniforms of sorts – green aprons, so you’ll spot them during public events such as the popular Fauntleroy Fall Festival – here are Kim Petram and Kathleen Dellplain sporting theirs:

The second “Celebrate Lincoln Park” event happens this Saturday (April 27) at the park – 10:30 am-2:30 pm, with beach naturalists on hand to help you explore a -2.6 low tide, nature tours of other parts of the park, and more, all detailed on the FCA home page.

P.S. You can also help out with the next Fauntleroy Fall Festival by dining at Endolyne Joe’s (WSB sponsor) on Tuesday, May 7th – 5 pm till close, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the festival.

ADDED WEDNESDAY NIGHT: FCA is out with the full schedule for Saturday’s event – click ahead!

10:30-2:30 ~ Beach:
Seal Sitters
• http://www.sealsitters.org
Whale Trail
• http://thewhaletrail.org
Seattle Aquarium
• http://www.seattleaquarium.org/beach-naturalist

11:00 ~ Shelter 2:
Plant walk: Sharon Baker
• Friends of Lincoln Park: http://friendsoflincolnpark.blogspot.com/
Bird walk: Mark Ahlness
Art in Nature: Denise Dahn
• Dahn Design: http://www.dahndesign.com/denises-blog/
Park maintenance: Robert Stowers and Carol Baker
Children’s activities: Seattle University Environmental Education students (leaf bingo, meet a tree, beach mosaics)
• http://www.seattleu.edu/artsci/environ/

Noon ~ Shelter 2:
Plant walk: Mark Mead
• Senior Urban Forester, Seattle Parks and Recreation
Bird walk: Mark Ahlness
Art in Nature: Cass Nevada
• http://cassnevada.com/
Photographing, Sketching and Journaling in Nature: Judy Lane, author, Keiko & the Crow
• Crooked Feather Girl Studio: http://www.crookedfeathergirlstudio.com/
Park maintenance: Robert Stowers and Carol Baker
Children’s activities: Seattle University Environmental Education students (leaf bingo, meet a tree, beach mosaics)
• http://www.seattleu.edu/artsci/environ/

1:00 ~ Shelter 2:
Plant walk: Sharon Baker
Friends of Lincoln Park
Bird walk: Trileigh Tucker
• http://naturalpresence.wordpress.com
Writing in Nature: Lyanda Haupt , author, Crow Planet
• http://thetanglednest.com
Photographing, Sketching and Journaling in Nature: Judy Lane
• Crooked Feather Girl Studio: http://www.crookedfeathergirlstudio.com/
Park maintenance: Robert Stowers and Carol Baker
Children’s activities: Seattle University Environmental Education students (leaf bingo, meet a tree, beach mosaics)
• http://www.seattleu.edu/artsci/environ/

2 Comments

  1. Thank you WSB for filming the event. It was a great turn-out of community members interested in learning more about Lincoln Park. As we move forward from the high ropes issue and into a terrific partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation the FCA looks forward to a huge community gathering on Saturday.

    Comment by kim petram — 6:59 pm April 24, 2013 #

  2. Nice presentation; I enjoyed the bird photography. I would have to differ somewhat with the idea of what is authentic vegetation and wildlife. Neither coyotoes or barred owls are indigenous, for example. And most of the trees are not old growth. But overall, good stuff.

    Comment by G — 10:51 pm April 24, 2013 #

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