Patrick Robison
From left are Carol Baker, Sandra DeMeritt, Sharon Baker, Denise Dahn, Mark Alness, Rebecca Watson, and Michael Yadrick. This group

Signs in Lincoln and Schmitz Park ask that you preserve the forest floor

Preserving the forest floor and the entire ecosystem in public parks is a big job not always possible for the Parks Dept. alone to keep up with. Volunteers can make the difference.

Recently signs, concieved and created by artist Denise Dahn, that call attention to visitors that the forest floor needs protection have gone up in both Schmitz and Lincoln Parks. The signs, costing about $400 eachl, ask that people keep pets on a leash and stay on the trail. The money was raised through donations to Seattle Nature Alliance, a nonprofit organization - but the two signs in Schmitz Park were paid for by Dahn herself.

A QR code on the sign links to the Friends of Lincoln Park Blog

The signs are part of a larger effort to help preserve the parks, for generations to come by removing non native plants, planting new native plants and raising awareness of the need to preserve public park lands.

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