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Volunteers needed to help restore  Walker Preserve this Saturday, April 19

Volunteers needed to help restore Walker Preserve this Saturday, April 19

Volunteers are needed to help restore Walker Preserve this Saturday, April 19, from 9 a.m. – Noon. “No experience is required!” reads an announcement. “We will remove invasive plants... [Read more]

Landslide in Seahurst Park has City of Burien concerned

Landslide in Seahurst Park has City of Burien concerned

A landslide in Seahurst Park has the City of Burien concerned enough to pay at least $24,000 to hire a geotechnical engineering firm to evaluate it for repair. While nowhere near as bad as the recent,... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch the ‘real Octo-Mom’ – a Giant Pacific Octopus at Three Tree Point

VIDEO: Watch the ‘real Octo-Mom’ – a Giant Pacific Octopus at Three Tree Point

YouTuber/Diver/Photographer Drew Collins made a fantastic video underwater off Burien’s Three Tree Point recently, showing a mother Octopus – the “real Octo-Mom” – off the north beach,... [Read more]

Suspicious package found at Normandy Park Market Friday afternoon

Suspicious package found at Normandy Park Market Friday afternoon

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: Photos courtesy Normandy Park Police Department A suspicious package caused Normandy Park Police to call in the Port of Seattle bomb squad Friday afternoon... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help clean up Shorewood Park & downtown Burien

Volunteers needed to help clean up Shorewood Park & downtown Burien

The City of Burien will be holding some Arbor Month-related events where YOU can help clean your city up: Hello wonderful volunteers! Mark your calendars for April opportunities to get involved around... [Read more]

PHOTOS: A tree is planted at Arbor Lake Park to celebrate Arbor Day

PHOTOS: A tree is planted at Arbor Lake Park to celebrate Arbor Day

On Tuesday (April 8), the City of Burien celebrated Arbor Day at Arbor Lake Park by planting a paper birch tree. The city also commemorated being named ‘Tree City USA’ for the 13th year. Local... [Read more]

Another case of measles in person visiting Seattle, Sea-Tac airport

Another case of measles in person visiting Seattle, Sea-Tac airport

Local public health officials have confirmed a measles infection in a traveler who was at Sea-Tac airport and two locations in Seattle during his contagious period. The traveler is a resident of California... [Read more]

Discover Burien’s annual Clean Sweep & Shred Day will be Saturday, April 26

Discover Burien’s annual Clean Sweep & Shred Day will be Saturday, April 26

[EDITOR'S NOTE: BTB Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer is on the Board of Discover Burien, a local business non-profit.] It’s time again to roll up those sleeves to tackle trash and beautify Burien during... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help restore Walker Preserve on Saturday, April 19

Volunteers needed to help restore Walker Preserve on Saturday, April 19

Volunteers are needed to help restore Walker Preserve on Saturday, April 19, from 9 a.m. – Noon “No experience is required!” reads an announcement. “We will remove invasive plants to restore the... [Read more]

City of Burien will celebrate Arbor Day at Arbor Lake Park Tuesday, April 8

City of Burien will celebrate Arbor Day at Arbor Lake Park Tuesday, April 8

The City of Burien will celebrate Arbor Day at Arbor Lake Park on Tuesday, April 8 starting at 11 a.m., and all are invited. “The city is celebrating the 142nd anniversary of Arbor Day and 13 years... [Read more]

Results of Community Salmon Investigation to be presented April 8

Results of Community Salmon Investigation to be presented April 8

If you missed the Community Salmon Investigation 2013 results presentation on March 20 – don’t worry, you can catch it on Tuesday, April 8 at the Burien Community Center from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. “Bring... [Read more]

Fire near Hilltop Elementary School causes kids to be called inside Wednesday

Fire near Hilltop Elementary School causes kids to be called inside Wednesday

A teacher at Burien’s Hilltop Elementary School told us that a fire near the school – in the 12000 block of 24th Ave South – was bad enough that children had to be called inside from recess due... [Read more]

Highline ‘Relay for Life’ will be June 7–8 to benefit local cancer research

Highline ‘Relay for Life’ will be June 7–8 to benefit local cancer research

With 10 weeks until the Relay For Life of Highline – coming up on June 7–8 at Highline Memorial Stadium – organizers wanted to get the word out on some of the things that the dollars raised through... [Read more]

City of Burien wins award for salmon restoration work at Seahurst Park

City of Burien wins award for salmon restoration work at Seahurst Park

The City of Burien is a 2014 recipient of the Futurewise Livable Community Awards for its work on salmon restoration at Seahurst Park. In addition to the city, Green/Duwamish and Central Puget Sound Watershed... [Read more]

Burien Council approves $450,000 to complete Seahurst Park Restoration

Burien Council approves $450,000 to complete Seahurst Park Restoration

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members unanimously approved at their March 17 meeting an additional $450,000 to fund completion of phase two of the Seahurst Park Shoreline Ecosystem Restoration Project. Only... [Read more]

SEATAC BLOG: Sea-Tac Airport unveils new electrification project

SEATAC BLOG: Sea-Tac Airport unveils new electrification project

On Tuesday (March 18), Sea-Tac Airport unveiled a new electrification project, meant to convert vehicles on the airfield from fossil fuels to electric power, in hopes of saving millions of dollars and... [Read more]

Southwest Suburban Sewer District holding Blood Drive Thursday, March 20

Southwest Suburban Sewer District holding Blood Drive Thursday, March 20

The Southwest Suburban Sewer District will be holding a Blood Drive in their parking lot from 9 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. this Thursday, March 20, and donors are needed. This is in support of the Puget Sound... [Read more]

Findings from ‘Community Salmon Investigation’ to be presented March 20

Findings from ‘Community Salmon Investigation’ to be presented March 20

Findings from ‘Community Salmon Investigation’ (CSI) for Highline will be presented on Thursday, March 20 at the Normandy Park Community Club (“The Cove) from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. There... [Read more]

UPDATE: Here’s the latest on the Seahurst Park Restoration Project

UPDATE: Here’s the latest on the Seahurst Park Restoration Project

On Thursday, March 13, the City of Burien released the following update on the Seahurst Park Beach Restoration Project, which is now expected to be completed on July 11: As of March 12, all utility relocations... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Why are we sometimes so blind?’

LETTER: ‘Why are we sometimes so blind?’

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Why are we sometimes so blind? Last night I... [Read more]

Become a Washington Native Plant Society Native Plant Steward

Become a Washington Native Plant Society Native Plant Steward

Become a Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) Native Plant Steward and help restore King County’s forests! The Washington Native Plant Society and the cities of Kenmore, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Sammamish,... [Read more]

Be sure to ‘spring forward’ & check your smoke detector batteries this weekend

Be sure to ‘spring forward’ & check your smoke detector batteries this weekend

As the time change approaches on Sunday, March 9, the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds residents that one easy step can help save their lives – changing the batteries in their smoke alarms. When... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for two work parties in Burien on Saturday, March 15

Volunteers needed for two work parties in Burien on Saturday, March 15

Our friends at Burien Parks are seeking Volunteers to help with two work parties set for Saturday, March 15: 9 a.m. – Noon: Arbor Lake Park, 12380 2nd Ave South; removing invasive plants and spreading... [Read more]

City of Burien to receive award for Seahurst Park project

City of Burien to receive award for Seahurst Park project

According to an announcement on the city’s website, the City of Burien and its partners in the Seahurst Park Shoreline Restoration Project have been chosen to receive the “Overall Excellence... [Read more]

Public Health – Seattle & King County closes La Canasta Deli Tuesday

Public Health – Seattle & King County closes La Canasta Deli Tuesday

Public Health – Seattle & King County announced on its website that the Deli at La Canasta (13602 Ambaum Blvd SW) was closed by authorities at 1 p.m. on Monday (March 4) for six health code violations: Potentially... [Read more]

Burien’s Environmental Science Center holding free workshop March 29

Burien’s Environmental Science Center holding free workshop March 29

Burien’s Environmental Science Center (ESC), along with SvR Design Company and Sustainable Burien, with support from the City of Burien and King County are sponsoring a FREE workshop on low-impact... [Read more]