Environment Section

Adam Smith reintroduces Protecting Airport Communities from Particle Emissions Act

Adam Smith reintroduces Protecting Airport Communities from Particle Emissions Act

On Monday, April 22, Congressman Adam Smith reintroduced the Protecting Airport Communities from Particle Emissions Act, legislation to establish a national study on the sources, characteristics, dispersion,... [Read more]

City of Burien seeking Volunteers for Earth Day Community Events

City of Burien seeking Volunteers for Earth Day Community Events

The City of Burien is seeking Volunteers for Community Events to Celebrate Earth Day: People across the country will celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 2019. With Earth Day just around the corner, there... [Read more]

Rep. Mike Pellicciotti to speak at League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

Rep. Mike Pellicciotti to speak at League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

The League of Quiet Skies Voters has announced that 30th District Washington State Rep. Mike Pellicciotti, D-Federal Way, will address new Washington laws regarding aviation expansion at the League’s... [Read more]

Burien & Normandy Park Recycling Collection Event will be Sat., April 27

Burien & Normandy Park Recycling Collection Event will be Sat., April 27

A Burien & Normandy Park Recycling Collection Event will be held on Saturday, April 27 at the Criminal Justice Training Center. Bring your household items to be recycled at this annual recycling collection... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Burien is in bloom!

PHOTOS: Burien is in bloom!

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos showing that Burien is in bloom – proof that spring has spring! “This is my favorite time of year in Burien. “The city is all abloom. “These... [Read more]

Rep. Adam Smith will keynote League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

Rep. Adam Smith will keynote League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

The League of Quiet Skies Voters has announced that Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), will keynote its April 25, 2019, Town Hall. This free, open event will run from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 at the Highline... [Read more]

Burien Clean Sweep returns April 27! #MakingBurienAwesome starts with us all

Burien Clean Sweep returns April 27! #MakingBurienAwesome starts with us all

It’s time again to tackle the trash and beautify B-Town during Discover Burien’s annual Clean Sweep, which starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, and is generously sponsored by Recology Cleanscapes... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch Steve Edmiston’s finalé ‘<i>The Briefing #19: Fini</i>‘

VIDEO: Watch Steve Edmiston’s finalé ‘The Briefing #19: Fini

Local lawyer/filmmaker/activist Steve Edmiston released his finalé ‘The Briefing: Episode 19 – Fini,’ where he wraps up his ongoing documentary project that takes on the Port of Seattle,... [Read more]

League of Quiet Skies Voters April 25 Town Hall will feature Airnoise.io creator

League of Quiet Skies Voters April 25 Town Hall will feature Airnoise.io creator

The League of Quiet Skies Voters announced that software developer Chris McCann – best known for his innovative Airnoise.io service that automatically reports users’ aircraft noise complaints –... [Read more]

Help beautify B-Town at Discover Burien’s annual ‘Clean Sweep’ April 27

Help beautify B-Town at Discover Burien’s annual ‘Clean Sweep’ April 27

It’s time again to roll up those sleeves to tackle trash and beautify Burien during the Discover Burien’s annual Clean Sweep, starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 27. From 8 a.m. – Noon, Volunteers... [Read more]

King County Master Gardener Plant Sale & Garden Market will be April 26-27

King County Master Gardener Plant Sale & Garden Market will be April 26-27

The 2019 King County Master Gardener Plant Sale & Garden Market will be held on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27. Find plants from Master Gardeners and specialty growers, quick tips about... [Read more]

Beach Cleanup will be Sunday, April 21 at Seahurst Park Beach

Beach Cleanup will be Sunday, April 21 at Seahurst Park Beach

A Beach Cleanup event will be held on Sunday, April 21, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Environmental Science Center at Seahurst Park Beach: Pitch in to cleanup the beach & trails of Seahurst Park! There... [Read more]

CSI Highline: What is the status of salmon in Miller and Walker Creeks?

CSI Highline: What is the status of salmon in Miller and Walker Creeks?

Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline results are in, and all are invited to a fun-filled evening – on Thursday, Mar. 14 or Wednesday, Mar. 27 – to learn about the status of salmon and... [Read more]

Local boy (and Governor) Jay Inslee announces that he’s running for President

Local boy (and Governor) Jay Inslee announces that he’s running for President

Then-gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee talks with then-Mayor Joan McGilton at Burien City Hall in 2011 before a walking tour through the city. Photo by Scott Schaefer. On Friday, Mar. 1, 2019, Gov. Jay... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Work Party at Miller Creek Trail this Saturday, Mar. 2

Volunteers needed for Work Party at Miller Creek Trail this Saturday, Mar. 2

Volunteers are needed to get outside and enjoy the sunshine for a few hours at Miller Creek Trail this Saturday, Mar. 2 while helping to improve your watershed. The Miller Creek Trail in Burien provides... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to serve as Beach Naturalists this summer

Volunteers needed to serve as Beach Naturalists this summer

Why do barnacles stand on their heads?   What do sea stars like to eat? How do moon snails lay their eggs?  Learn to answer these and other fun questions by volunteering as a Seattle Aquarium Beach... [Read more]

Citizen activists launch airport-related ‘League of Quiet Skies Voters’ group

Citizen activists launch airport-related ‘League of Quiet Skies Voters’ group

Citizen groups and activists from communities neighboring Sea-Tac Airport, including Quiet Skies Puget Sound, Burien’s Quiet Skies Coalition, the Federal Way Air Noise Alliance, and The Briefing Project,... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Miller Creek Trail Work Party on Saturday, Mar. 2

Volunteers needed for Miller Creek Trail Work Party on Saturday, Mar. 2

Volunteers are needed for a Work Party on the Miller Creek Trail in Burien on Saturday, Mar. 2. The Miller Creek Trail in Burien provides important recreational opportunity and valuable fish and wildlife... [Read more]

National Weather Service issues Flood Advisory

National Weather Service issues Flood Advisory

The National Weather Service issued a Flood Advisory on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, warning of urban and small stream floods due to snowmelt. “Excessive runoff from rain and melting snow will cause some... [Read more]