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Urban Forest Restoration at Lincoln Park

Providing opportunities for community to connect with nature, in a safe and welcoming space while we restore our urban forests.

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Project Description

Lincoln Park is a 135-acre green space, located alongside the shores of the Puget Sound, in West Seattle. The park and its urban forests are a much-valued resource to surrounding communities and are on the stolen land of the Coast Salish Peoples (Duwamish, Suquamish and Muckleshoot tribes).

Our hard-working urban forests are threatened by climate change, pollution, increased population/use and introduced plants that can out-compete native trees and plants that provide so many eco-benefits to all that inhabit the city. Friends of Lincoln Park (FliP) is committed to restoring and maintaining the health of these important urban forests while providing year-long volunteer opportunities at restoration events, led by volunteer forest stewards and supported by Green Seattle Partnership. During these events, volunteers have the opportunity to learn about and connect with nature in a safe, welcoming space. FLiP is part of the Green Seattle Partnership.

  • FLiP welcomes many youth and school groups to experience urban forest restoration and connect with nature.

  • The annual Green Seattle Day planting events are always a community favorite!

  • Each year, FLiP and our volunteer community give over 500 native trees and plants their forever homes.

  • Our trained forest stewards know lots about plants and restoration, but mostly they want everyone to have fun digging in the dirt!

  • Every winter, FLiP hosts capstone interns from UW Program on the Enviornment for hands-on restoration experience and research projects.

  • We love our volunteer community!

Highlights from a year of community restoration at Lincoln Park.

Project News

Green Seattle Day 2022 Planting Event

50 volunteers gave over 350 native trees and plants their forever homes as part of Green Seattle Day at Lincoln Park.

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Beach Cleanup at Lincoln Park

FLiP helped organize a beach cleanup after a large dock washed ashore, leaching thousands of styrofoam beads.

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Birds, Music and Volunteers Workshop

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