Environment Section

City of Burien seeking feedback on its Storm Drainage Master Plan

City of Burien seeking feedback on its Storm Drainage Master Plan

The City of Burien is updating its Storm Drainage Master Plan – which was last published in 2012 – and is seeking the public’s feedback: The plan will guide where the City focuses its efforts... [Read more]

Learn about electric vehicles at ‘ACES Community Sounding Board’ June 27

Learn about electric vehicles at ‘ACES Community Sounding Board’ June 27

The Seattle Southside Chamber is partnering with ACES Northwest Network to put on an exciting, new event on Thursday, June 27 – the ‘ACES for All: Community Sounding Board.’ ACES is a unique... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Walker Preserve Work Party this Saturday, June 15

Volunteers needed for Walker Preserve Work Party this Saturday, June 15

Help improve your watershed! Volunteers are needed for a Walker Preserve Work Party this Saturday, June 15: Join your friends and neighbors in helping protect and restore this community treasure. Join... [Read more]

Ground broken on new segment of Lake to Sound Trail

Ground broken on new segment of Lake to Sound Trail

Executive Dow Constantine recently led the groundbreaking ceremony for a new segment of King County’s Lake to Sound Trail, an emerging 16-mile paved path that will extend from Lake Washington to Puget... [Read more]

Algal Toxin found in Lake Burien water sample

Algal Toxin found in Lake Burien water sample

A water quality sample collected from Lake Burien exceeded the Washington State Recreational Guidance threshold for microcystins, an algal toxin, the city announced on Tuesday, June 4. King County-Seattle... [Read more]

Talk with a Master Gardener at Burien Library & Des Moines Farmers Market

Talk with a Master Gardener at Burien Library & Des Moines Farmers Market

Master Gardeners are available locally twice a week: Wednesdays at the Burien Library, from 5 – 8 p.m. Saturdays at the Des Moines Farmers Market, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. They can answer questions... [Read more]

UPDATE: Saturday’s Zero Waste clean-up event has been postponed

UPDATE: Saturday’s Zero Waste clean-up event has been postponed

UPDATE May 29, 2019: Organizers of this clean-up event have postponed it due to a conflict with Burien Pride. “As it turns out, Burien Pride Festival is the same day as our event (litter clean-up).... [Read more]

POSTPONED: Zero Waste Washington litter clean-up postponed

POSTPONED: Zero Waste Washington litter clean-up postponed

UPDATE May 29, 2019: Organizers of this clean-up event have postponed it due to a conflict with Burien Pride. “As it turns out, Burien Pride Festival is the same day as our event (litter clean-up).... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Community Garden & Hügelkultur Workshop June 1

Volunteers needed for Community Garden & Hügelkultur Workshop June 1

Volunteers are needed to join the King Conservation District at Highline United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a volunteer event and workshop: Ever heard of the ancient... [Read more]

VIDEO: SR 509 Project video shows what key areas will look like when completed

VIDEO: SR 509 Project video shows what key areas will look like when completed

The SR 509 Completion Project team announced that they are gearing up for a busy summer, and some of the key highlights include: Glimpse the future of SR 509. We made a video that describes the benefits... [Read more]

Rep. Adam Smith testimony highlights effects of aviation noise and emissions

Rep. Adam Smith testimony highlights effects of aviation noise and emissions

Congressman Adam Smith (D-9th District) recently submitted written testimony to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, highlighting the effects of aviation noise and emissions for residents... [Read more]

PHOTOS: ‘I love the rain!’

PHOTOS: ‘I love the rain!’

Elston Hill LOVES THE RAIN: This morning we took a 20 minute walk around the neighborhood. Spring is exceptional in Burien. And the hard drizzle was lovely making the flowers look so fresh and beautiful. The... [Read more]

Keiser legislation to create additional airport capacity signed by Gov. Inslee

Keiser legislation to create additional airport capacity signed by Gov. Inslee

Legislation (Senate Bill 5370) establishing an airport commission tasked with identifying up to six possible sites for future commercial aviation was signed by Governor Inslee this week. “The time... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Miller Creek Work Party this Saturday, May 18

Volunteers needed for Miller Creek Work Party this Saturday, May 18

Volunteers are needed to help with Miller Creek Community Stewardship Event this coming Saturday, May 18: Get involved in improving YOUR watershed!! Join your friends and neighbors for a few hours to help... [Read more]

Nature Stewards giving out free seeds at Burien Farmers Market Thursday

Nature Stewards giving out free seeds at Burien Farmers Market Thursday

Stop by the Nature Stewards booth at the Burien Farmer’s Market on Thursday to receive a free packet of native wildflower seeds! These native wildflower seeds are for Northwest gardens, and provide... [Read more]

VIDEO: Hundreds turn out for League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall in Burien

VIDEO: Hundreds turn out for League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall in Burien

On Thursday night, April 25, over 250 people filled the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien to hear a 2+ hour Town Hall on airport noise, health effects from increasing airplane traffic and more... [Read more]

Sylvester Middle School seeking Volunteers to help at Clean Sweep Sat.

Sylvester Middle School seeking Volunteers to help at Clean Sweep Sat.

Sylvester Middle School is seeking Volunteers to participate in Discover Burien’s annual ‘Clean Sweep’ this Saturday, April 27, from 8:30 – 10 a.m.: Come beautify our school. Volunteers... [Read more]

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]