Help us Plant — Two Saturdays

Hello Neighbors,

Do come down and work with us:

WHEN? Saturdays March 1 and March 8 10AM-1PM we’ll be working on planting trees and shrubs, and placing wood chips around our plantings to control weeds and hold moisture for the coming dry summer.

WHY?  We have about 100 potted plants and trees that need to go in the ground this Spring. They will grow for tens to hundreds of years creating a new native forest for us and the wildlife.

HOW?  We have all the tools, and we know where the trees and shrubs should be planted.  You come with your energy, no experience needed.

WHERE?  1100 NE 130th Street, 2 blocks off 15th Avenue NE. The trail entrance is at the bottom of the hill on NE 130th Street, 1 block from the top-of-hill parking.   Maps here.

PRE-REGISTER — Not required, we just want your participation.  For Saturday March 1 register here.  For Saturday March 8 register here.

I look forward to working with you.

 Dass Adams     Chair, Friends of Licorice Fern Natural Area on Thornton Creek

206-227-3864   LFNA entrance in June


Saturday Workparty at Licorice Fern

Please join us anytime 10AM – 1PM Saturday February 23 at 1100 NE 130th Street (via 15th Avenue NE) for our twice-monthly workparty.
You aren’t required to “work”, but we would like to show off our hundreds of newly planted trees and shrubs (marked with yellow flagging tape).
Do bring waterproof footwear, as most of the trails are muddy.
We’ll have hot chocolate and snacks.  Gloves and tools provided.
See you Saturday,

Fern5-green rotated

Dass Adams for Friends of Licorice Fern Natural Area

Licorice Fern Neighborhood Party Report

Saturday October 15th —  No rain, spotty sun and friendly faces all around, as neighbors from all sides of Licorice Fern Natural Area converged at the trailhead for hot dogs, neighborhood chitchat and a walk through the woods. Kelly had his gas grill (on his driveway area) pumping out dogs ‘n’ brats, people brought snacks and drinks to share. Dogs sniffed, children played, and boys threw things, while Dass, Linda and Bob from “Friends” provided hand-outs and info about restoration plans for the ravine. 
Someone said — “it feels like a new neighborhood gathering spot was born.”

Site Tour Saturday 10AM-Noon

Join us for a short tour of the Park May 21, based from the South side.   Friends of Thornton Creek Park #1 Steering Committee members will point out natural features and discuss stewardship ideas.

When: May 21st, 10 a.m. – noon
Where: Park entrance at 1100 NE 130th Street
Wear: Clothing and boots suitable for wet, \muddy conditions

Meet at 1100 NE 130th Street,  approach via 15th Avenue NE.  Parking is allowed along the sides of the streets where there is room.