Volunteers needed this Saturday, March 4 for Work Party at Walker Preserve

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Volunteers are needed this coming Saturday, March 4 for a Work Party at Walker Preserve:

Join your Miller-Walker Basin Steward and your neighbors to restore the forest to improve the health of Miller and Walker Creeks! No experience is necessary, and gloves, refreshments, tools and training are provided.

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to Noon, Saturday March 4, 2017

WHERE: Walker Preserve Park, SW. 168th St. and 2nd Ave. SW. in Normandy Park, up the road from Normandy Park City Hall. Parking options include 3 spaces in the small lot at SW 171st St. and Second Ave. S.W, or on the street along SW 168th St. From the gate behind the Walker Preserve sign, walk down the trail towards the creek.

Ivy pullers at Walker Preserve with a pile of weeds

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Please plan ahead – this park does not have a restroom.

WHAT:  We will remove invasive weeds, pulling English ivy by hand to make room for native plants.


  • Rain gear, dress in layers, and wear sturdy shoes.
  • Filled water bottle and gloves if you have them.

Sign up: Email or call Elissa Ostergaard at [email protected]gov  (206) 477-4792 to sign up or ask questions.

Mark your calendar for these upcoming volunteer work parties at Walker Preserve:  April 1May 27Sept 16Oct 14Nov 11 and Dec 9, 2017:

Volunteer March 11 on Miller Creek

Miller Creek Trail at S 144th St

Pitch in to restore Miller Creek in Burien! Volunteers are making great progress restoring the streamside trees, and more work is happening this year to remove invasive weeds, spread mulch, and plant more native trees and shrubs. No experience necessary!

WHEN: March 11, 9:00 am-noon

WHERE: Burien – along the Miller Creek trail- park at the parking lot on Des Moines Memorial Drive S, south of S 144th St. From there, walk west on the trail and cross S 144th Way. We’ll be on the right next to the trail.

BRING: Tools, gloves and training are provided. Please bring a filled water bottle and dress for the weather – wear long sleeves and pants, and sturdy shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty.

RSVP: Contact Elissa Ostergaard at [email protected]gov or (206) 477-4792 to sign up or find out more.

More events are coming up April 29May 20July 22August 12Sept 9Sept 30Oct 28 and Nov 18Bookmark the Miller-Walker Volunteer calendar page to check back for Miller-Walker volunteer updates!

Community Salmon Investigation for Highline – Season Finale

Volunteer measuring a dead fish by the stream

The Season Finale for CSI: Highline is coming up!

Please join us for one of these events to hear the status of the salmon in Miller and Walker creeks and find out how you can be a part of the solution to polluted stormwater runoff:

Monday, March 66:00-7:30 p.m. at Normandy Park Community Club, 1500 SW Shorebrook Dr, Normandy Park


Thursday, April 66:00-7:30 p.m. at Burien Community Center, 14700 – 6th Ave SW, Burien

A big thank you to all of this years’ volunteers, and the researchers at University of Washington and NOAA who are trying to find out what is killing our coho!

 At this evening presentation, you will hear the results from last fall’s CSI surveys about the health of the creek. Also, Mary Eidmann from City of Burien will go over what Burien is doing to improve stormwater runoff, and how you can get involved!

These projects are a joint effort of the City of Normandy Park, the City of Burien, the City of SeaTacKing County, the Port of Seattle, and the Miller and Walker Creeks Stewardship program.

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One Response to “Volunteers needed this Saturday, March 4 for Work Party at Walker Preserve”
  1. concerned says:

    Not a good time for clean-up of woods. The ducks are nesting right now. The ivy removal has already destroyed most of their nesting territory.

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