Environment Section

King County warns of harmful Algal Bloom in Lake Burien

King County warns of harmful Algal Bloom in Lake Burien

King County announced Monday (Oct. 22) that a water sample collected on Friday, Oct. 19 from Lake Burien had concentrations of the algal toxin microcystin that were above the State Department of Health... [Read more]

Open Houses about Green City Partnerships coming up Oct. 29 & Nov. 7

Open Houses about Green City Partnerships coming up Oct. 29 & Nov. 7

Burien, SeaTac and Des Moines are joining the ranks of nine other Green City Partnerships around Puget Sound — collaborations between Forterra, the Port of Seattle, city governments, community organizations,... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Miller Creek Tree Planting event on Saturday, Oct. 27

Volunteers needed for Miller Creek Tree Planting event on Saturday, Oct. 27

Volunteers are needed for a Miller Creek Tree Planting event on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The Miller Creek Trail in Burien provides important recreational opportunity and valuable... [Read more]

Trees will be given away FREE at this Thursday’s Burien Farmers Market

Trees will be given away FREE at this Thursday’s Burien Farmers Market

Weed Warriors and the “Making Burien Awesome” program have more trees to give away to Burien residents for FREE this Thursday only, Oct. 18, at the Burien Farmer’s Market. The FREE tree giveaway... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Elston Hill proves that ‘October can be amazing’

PHOTOS: Elston Hill proves that ‘October can be amazing’

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these stunning photos of a foggy morning at sunrise on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, along with Thursday night’s sunset and plants turning colors. “October can be amazing,”... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing Episode #11: PROOF’ against Port of Seattle released

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing Episode #11: PROOF’ against Port of Seattle released

‘The Briefing Episode #11: PROOF’ – area resident/activist Steve Edmiston’s ongoing attempt to “take on the Port of Seattle, one public comment at a time” – has been released: And because... [Read more]

Gas pipeline rupture may affect Puget Sound Energy customers

Gas pipeline rupture may affect Puget Sound Energy customers

Puget Sound Energy is warning customers that a pipeline rupture Tuesday evening (Oct. 9) in British Columbia, Canada, could affect their ability to supply natural gas to customers’ homes and businesses. “We... [Read more]

Take a Natural and Cultural History Hike Through Trees this Saturday, Oct. 13

Take a Natural and Cultural History Hike Through Trees this Saturday, Oct. 13

Take a FREE Natural and Cultural History Hike Through Trees led by Jim Demetre, local writer and tree enthusiast, along Des Moines Creek to the shore of Puget Sound this Saturday, Oct. 13. This free,... [Read more]

‘Our Land Our Water’ workshop will be Saturday, Oct. 20 at Community Center

‘Our Land Our Water’ workshop will be Saturday, Oct. 20 at Community Center

Curious about what it takes to return your stream, lake or wetland property to its more natural state? Want to learn ways you can support wildlife, enhance your property’s aesthetic, and reduce maintenance... [Read more]

Area beaches have been closed for shellfish harvesting

Area beaches have been closed for shellfish harvesting

The Washington State Department of Health announced this week that – due to Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP) being detected in shellfish along beaches from Alki south to the Pierce County line – recreational... [Read more]

Block Grant, Human Services & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

Block Grant, Human Services & more on agenda for Monday’s Council meeting

On the agenda for Monday night’s regular Burien City Council meeting is the Community Development Block Grant, Human Services Funds, Sea-Tac International Airport Advisory Committee, the city budget... [Read more]

Community Salmon Investigation training begins Thursday, Oct. 4

Community Salmon Investigation training begins Thursday, Oct. 4

Community Salmon Investigation training will be held on Thursday, Oct. 4: SIGN-UP to participate in the annual Community Salmon Investigation to track spawning salmon in Miller and Walker Creeks! Salmon... [Read more]

VIDEO: Time lapse of recent Sunset as seen from Burien

VIDEO: Time lapse of recent Sunset as seen from Burien

Courtesy Elston Hill comes this great time lapse video of a recent Sunset, as seen from Burien. “Have never used my iPhone to take pictures, but just got a new one and decided to test the time lapse... [Read more]

REMINDER: Deadline to comment on Port’s Airport Master Plan is this FRIDAY!

REMINDER: Deadline to comment on Port’s Airport Master Plan is this FRIDAY!

The deadline to comment on the Port of Seattle’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) is this Friday, Sept. 28 at midnight. The SAMP identifies Near-Term Projects (NTP) that are needed to serve... [Read more]

Join ‘Mira’s Walk for AIR’ on International Good Neighbor Day Friday

Join ‘Mira’s Walk for AIR’ on International Good Neighbor Day Friday

This Friday, Sept. 28 – on International Good Neighbor Day – community members, youth and public officials will walk side-by-side in an open and honest dialogue from the Highline SeaTac Botanical... [Read more]

VIDEOS: Airport Committee discusses FAA & SAMP

VIDEOS: Airport Committee discusses FAA & SAMP

The Burien Airport Committee (BAC) met on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 at the Burien Community Center to discuss the city’s Petition for Review of FAA’s categorical exclusion on the 250 degree heading,... [Read more]

Burien helps Puget Sound during worldwide cleanup at Seahurst Beach

Burien helps Puget Sound during worldwide cleanup at Seahurst Beach

Friends and neighbors of Seahurst Park helped turn the tide on trash with a cleanup event on Sept. 15, so that 178 pounds would not enter Puget Sound. The City of Burien sponsors the Environmental Science... [Read more]

Next Highline Forum will include updates on SAMP & more at The Cove Sept. 26

Next Highline Forum will include updates on SAMP & more at The Cove Sept. 26

The next Highline Forum will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Normandy Park Community Club, also known as The Cove. At the Forum, members will receive updates on the Sustainable... [Read more]

SoCo Culture’s ‘Engaging Trees’ Speaker Series kicks off tonight in Des Moines

SoCo Culture’s ‘Engaging Trees’ Speaker Series kicks off tonight in Des Moines

SoCo Culture’s Engaging Trees Speaker Series, which explores the vital role of trees in our lives begins TONIGHT – Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 – in Des Moines. This free event will include a panel... [Read more]

Burien businesses invited to weigh in on potential ban of plastic bags Sept. 28

Burien businesses invited to weigh in on potential ban of plastic bags Sept. 28

The Burien City Council is discussing a potential ban on single use plastics in the city because of concerns about the damaging effects of plastics in the natural environment. A roundtable discussion will... [Read more]

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection coming to Burien Sept. 21-23

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection coming to Burien Sept. 21-23

The Wastemobile, a roving household hazardous waste collection service, continues its 2018 season with a collection event in Burien this coming weekend – Friday, Sept. 21, Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday,... [Read more]