by Kate Galer on September 9, 2017

Happy Early Fall Everyone! Back to School, Back to Work, Back to Fun at the Park!

A big THANK YOU to our many park partners this summer including Carousel Connections, Hummingbird Yoga, Human Zoom Bikes and Boards, Pam Edmonds and Dave Chianese for donating new lights, LMT Parks and Recreation, Gabi Cipollone, The Johnson Family, The White/Murphy family, Barb Chotiner, Kim and Connie’s Boot Camp, Mandy Brindle and Couch to 5K, and, as always, Six:EIght Church. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped weed and plant and maintain and to the FoLP Board members who keep the show going.


SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH FROM 10-2 – CHALK MOB!!! – The theme this year is LOVE AND UNITY so come out and help us create a giant collaborative community chalk masterpiece. How would you express LOVE and UNITY in visual art? Are you a local artist that can volunteer? Let us know! But we are all artists and ALL are welcome. We provide the awesome sidewalk chalk and liquid sidewalk chalk. Wear your play clothes, this can get messy! FREE. Thanks to Six:EIght (www.sixeight.org ) for helping with this event every year!

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH AT 10 AM – SEED SAVING WITH ELLA BRADEN! – Join us for an informative, hands-on seed saving workshop with neighbor volunteer Ella Braden, This was a popular workshop last year and some of us used the seeds we saved last year in our gardens this year with success!! Bring some seeds to share if you have or just come to learn and collect seeds from the park. Materials will be provided to save and label seeds. FREE.

Five years ago the Friends of Linwood Park teamed up with the Lower Merion Conservancy to conduct its first BioBlitz documenting the critters and plants that call Linwood Park home.

Join us for a look at what is happening five years later at Linwood park’s second BioBlitz! Three different experts will lead field walks and help document the park’s birds, bugs, and botanicals. We will supply field guides, butterfly nets, binoculars, and recording instruments.

Stick around for a celebration lunch at noon where we will compare results from 2012 and 2017!

BioBlitz Schedule:

9:00-10:00: Birds with Gregg Gorton
10:00-11:00: Butterflies with Mary Poste
11:00-12:00: Botanicals with Karen Snetselaar
12:00-1:00: Celebration Lunch

**Programs are free and you may join at any time**

Register here OR JUST STOP BY!


Thanks to the Ardmore Rotary for providing a grant to help fund this program and to the Lower Merion Conservancy for organizing and being the experts!

***SAVE THE DATES – Jack O’ Lantern Carve and Light wth 6:8 is 10/28 from 4-6, The Big Giant Leaf Clean Up is 11/18 from 9- noon ( VOLUNTEERS always needed!)****

The Friends of Linwood Park is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 run by you and your neighbors! Please consider volunteering time, knowledge, or funds! Thank you! We are all in this together!

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