About Us

Thornton Creek with ancient cedar stump and homemade “bridge”

The Friends of Licorice Fern Natural Area are neighbors of this wild parkland in north Seattle.  The Park is a designated Seattle Parks Natural Area in a ravine between residential areas.  It has been little disturbed since the Seattle Parks Department purchased it in 1970.

We are intending that the Natural Area continue to be a wildlife sanctuary, with low-impact uses by respectful nature lovers.  With that intention, in 2010 we applied for and were awarded a $15,000 Neighborhood Matching Fund grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods to manage a professional planning process for the future of this Park. In late October 2010 we took bids from Landscape Architects and Park Planning firms to carry out the planning process.  GAYNOR, Inc. has now completed the final Plan document.

In spring of 2011 there were three public meetings for gathering all the ideas, comments and concerns of the neighboring community and beyond. Those contributions were incorporated into the  final Plan Document.

Currently we have open workparties Saturdays from 9:30-noon where you are invited to come and chat, walk the trails, or help with something.  You are welcome to visit the Natural Area any time — it’s near the end of NE 130th Street off 15th Avenue NE.  The birds are singing!

We welcome your suggestions and involvement. To contact us, send email to LFNAFriends @ gmail.com

This document has been funded in part by the Neighborhood Matching Fund Program of the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.  The information contained herein does not necessarily reflect the policies, plans, beliefs, conclusions, ideas, etc., of the City of Seattle.  The City does not warrant the accuracy of any of the information, ideas, conclusions, etc., contained in this document.



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