Science Section

Sylvester students will plant trees at Burien’s Arbor Day Celebration April 3

Sylvester students will plant trees at Burien’s Arbor Day Celebration April 3

All are invited to Lakeview Park at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 3 to celebrate the 143rd anniversary of Arbor Day and also acknowledge the City of Burien’s 14th year as a member of Tree City USA. A... [Read more]

Residents trying to raise money to save Cherry Tree near City Light substation

Residents trying to raise money to save Cherry Tree near City Light substation

An historic cherry tree that has stood for over 40 years near a former Seattle City Light substation at the corner of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 144th in Burien is at the center of a grassroots fundraising... [Read more]

Firefighters will burn house at 10635 4th Ave SW on Thursday

Firefighters will burn house at 10635 4th Ave SW on Thursday

On Thursday, March 19, the South King County Fire Training Consortium will be conducting live fire training at a house located 10635 4th Ave SW in unincorporated White Center between the hours of 7 a.m.... [Read more]

Concerned about airport growth? Opportunity to comment will be March 24

Concerned about airport growth? Opportunity to comment will be March 24

On Tuesday, March 24, the public will be allowed to comment on the long-term plan for airport growth that will increase take-offs and landings by more than 50 percent over the next 20 years. Forecasts... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Sunday’s day-long downpour; what happened?!

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Sunday’s day-long downpour; what happened?!

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek This last weekend I took a mini-vacation to Vancouver BC, and was unable to... [Read more]

Over 200 pounds of trash picked up during Seahurst Park cleanup last month

Over 200 pounds of trash picked up during Seahurst Park cleanup last month

Over 200 pounds of trash was collected throughout Seahurst Park on Friday, Feb. 20, with help from folks at the Environmental Science Center (ESC), the City of Burien, AVID students from Highline High... [Read more]

Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline meeting is TONIGHT

Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline meeting is TONIGHT

The final Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline will be TONIGHT – Wednesday, March 11, from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. – at the Burien Community Center, Shorewood Room, located at 14700 6th Avenue... [Read more]

PHOTO: Travel to the top of Mt. Rainier through photo from Burien Town Square

PHOTO: Travel to the top of Mt. Rainier through photo from Burien Town Square

BTB Contributor Guy Harper sent us this great photo of Mt. Rainier, taken during sunset Saturday night, March 7, of which he said: “I’ve never been to the top of Mt Rainier, but now I feel as... [Read more]

Seahurst Elementary School to host District Math Competition May 8

Seahurst Elementary School to host District Math Competition May 8

Burien’s Seahurst Elementary School will be hosting its 2015 Elementary Math Bonanza on Friday, May 8, a math contest for students in grades four through eight. This will be their sixth year hosting... [Read more]

Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline meeting is TONIGHT

Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline meeting is TONIGHT

The Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline will be TONIGHT – Thursday, March 5, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Normandy Park Community Club (The Cove), located at 1500 SW Shorebrook Drive,... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Welcome the return of…Winter?!

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Welcome the return of…Winter?!

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek In this article, I’m going to briefly describe the forecast for the next few... [Read more]

Here’s what’s going on at the Environmental Science Center in March

Here’s what’s going on at the Environmental Science Center in March

Here’s what’s going on at the Environmental Science Center in March: Environmental Talk Marine Mammal Mania! with Jamie Woodward MaST Center Marine Mammal Stranding Coordinator Sunday, March... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Bald Eagle devours its prey at Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Bald Eagle devours its prey at Burien’s Three Tree Point

Burien councilmember Nancy Tosta sent us these great photos, showing a Bald Eagle devouring its prey at Burien’s Three Tree Point (click images to see larger versions): “I watched an eagle... [Read more]

Intersection improvement project to begin on SW 148th soon

Intersection improvement project to begin on SW 148th soon

The City of Burien announced last week that it will be implementing a new intersection improvement project on SW 148th Street. Work will be done to the intersections of 4th Ave SW and SW 148th Street,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Normandy Park Senior Living welcomes Dr. James Buttitta as Medical Director

Normandy Park Senior Living welcomes Dr. James Buttitta as Medical Director

Normandy Park Senior Living and Memory Village announced that Dr. James Buttitta will be its new Medical Director of Memory Village. Dr. Buttitta graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for beach clean-up at Seahurst Park this Friday, Feb. 20

Volunteers needed for beach clean-up at Seahurst Park this Friday, Feb. 20

Volunteers are needed to join the Environmental Science Center (ESC) and Puget Soundkeeper Alliance (PSKA) for a beach clean-up at Seahurst Park this Friday, Feb. 20, from Noon-3 p.m. Meet at the Coral... [Read more]

Meet ‘Valentino,’ a Beaver rescued at Three Tree Point on Valentine’s Day

Meet ‘Valentino,’ a Beaver rescued at Three Tree Point on Valentine’s Day

Story & Photos by Maureen Hoffmann Meet “Valentino” the Beaver… One local resident quipped, “It takes a village to heal a beaver.” For several hours on Valentine’s Day afternoon, nearby... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Winter? What Winter?

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Winter? What Winter?

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek There seems to be nothing Winter-like about this Winter! I suppose we’ve... [Read more]

Several students at Southern Heights Elementary School may have norovirus

Several students at Southern Heights Elementary School may have norovirus

Up to 50 students at Southern Heights Elementary School (located at 11249 14th Ave S.) may have been infected with norovirus, a flu-like illness most frequently associated with cruise ships and enclosed,... [Read more]

Lineup announced for ‘Burien Birdfest’ at Page 2 Books this Saturday, Feb. 14

Lineup announced for ‘Burien Birdfest’ at Page 2 Books this Saturday, Feb. 14

The ‘Burien Birdfest’ – set for this Saturday, Feb. 14 at Page 2 Books – will have 3 writers, artists and presenters this year: 11am to 12pm: Judy Lane, local artist and photographer.... [Read more]

‘CSI Highline’ salmon count results will be presented March 5 & March 11

‘CSI Highline’ salmon count results will be presented March 5 & March 11

Results from the 2014 ‘CSI Highline’ salmon count and survey will be presented on Thursday, March 5, and again on Wednesday, March 11. Please mark your calendars for: Highlights from 2014 CSI: ... [Read more]

Volunteers needed as ‘Beach Naturalists’ to help at local beaches this summer

Volunteers needed as ‘Beach Naturalists’ to help at local beaches this summer

Beach Volunteers are needed to help out at local beaches for the Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalist this summer, and training begins March 10. Why do barnacles stand on their heads? What do sea stars like... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Boulevard Park Place holding ‘Life Line Screening’ on Friday, Feb. 27

Advertiser Boulevard Park Place holding ‘Life Line Screening’ on Friday, Feb. 27

Advertiser Boulevard Park Place Retirement Community is offering ‘Life Line Screening’ on Friday, Feb. 27: FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL HEART MONTH! Do you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure? Have... [Read more]

Blood Drive will be at St. Francis of Assisi on Monday, Feb. 9

Blood Drive will be at St. Francis of Assisi on Monday, Feb. 9

A Blood Drive will be held at St. Francis of Assisi on Monday, Feb. 9, from 12:30 – 6:30 p.m., and donors are needed. Walk-in donors are welcome around scheduled appointments. WHAT: Blood Drive! WHERE: St.... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Walker Preserve Restoration Work Party on Feb. 7

Volunteers needed for Walker Preserve Restoration Work Party on Feb. 7

Volunteers are needed for a Walker Preserve Restoration Work Party on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 9:30 a.m. – Noon. “Please join me and your neighbors to continue the work that has been done at Walker... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Super Bowl Weekend and Beyond

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Super Bowl Weekend and Beyond

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Happy Friday evening everyone! Thick fog is blanketing the region right now,... [Read more]

QUIZ: Do you really know what a Sea Hawk is?

QUIZ: Do you really know what a Sea Hawk is?

The 18th annual ‘Great Backyard Bird Count’ will be from Feb. 13-16 – with a ‘Burien Birdfest’ on Feb. 14 – and all are invited to join in by counting birds. To get you in... [Read more]

Some upset about Cherry Tree removal due to City Light substation cleanup

Some upset about Cherry Tree removal due to City Light substation cleanup

  Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Some Burien residents are upset that an ornamental Cherry Tree located at the corner of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 144th Street will be removed soon, due... [Read more]