Science Section

Seahurst Park Beach Restoration Project in final stages; should open end of July

Seahurst Park Beach Restoration Project in final stages; should open end of July

The City of Burien said this week that the Seahust Shoreline Restoration Project is in its final stages – and is expected to re-open at the end of July or early August – as construction of storm drainage... [Read more]

Safety improvements planned at intersections throughout Burien

Safety improvements planned at intersections throughout Burien

Burien has received a Citywide Safety Improvements Grant from the state Department of Transportation for safety enhancements to several signalized and non-signalized intersections throughout the City. Project... [Read more]

Town Square Park Fountain, hampered by plumbing problems, restarts

Town Square Park Fountain, hampered by plumbing problems, restarts

UPDATE Monday, June 2, 2014: The City of Burien announced Monday that the Town Square Park Fountain has restarted “on a limited basis,”according to a note on the city’s website. “The... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Swarm of bees buzz into Seahurst yard

PHOTOS: Swarm of bees buzz into Seahurst yard

Seahurst resident Sherry Neunherz reports that as her 8-year old son was sitting down to do his homework one day last week, he looked out a window and discovered a “huge clump of bees hanging from... [Read more]

Environmental Science Center’s Water Education Workshop will be July 10

Environmental Science Center’s Water Education Workshop will be July 10

Burien’s Environmental Science Center (ESC) is inviting teachers of 3rd – 8th grade classes to register for the Water Education Workshop, being held Thursday, July 10,  from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.... [Read more]

Public meetings about Miller-Walker Creeks basin will be May 28 & May 29

Public meetings about Miller-Walker Creeks basin will be May 28 & May 29

A public meeting about potential stormwater retrofit projects in the Miller-Walker Creeks basin will be held Wednesday, May 28 at City Hall Park in Normandy Park, and Thursday, May 29 at the Burien Community... [Read more]

City holding Spring Recycling Collection Event this Saturday, May 17

City holding Spring Recycling Collection Event this Saturday, May 17

The annual spring Recycling Collection Event will be held this Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Criminal Justice Training Center, located at 19010 1st Ave. South. Burien residents can... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help Eagle Scout project at Salmon Creek Saturday

Volunteers needed to help Eagle Scout project at Salmon Creek Saturday

Eagle Scout candidate Henk Ufkes – from Burien Troop #375 – is coordinating a stream survey and clean up of Burien’s Salmon Creek, and he’s seeking Volunteers to help him this Saturday,... [Read more]

Here’s the Master Gardener Clinic schedule for June

Here’s the Master Gardener Clinic schedule for June

Here’s the Master Gardening Schedule for the FREE June Clinics, held Wednesdays and Saturdays: Wednesdays, June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25 Burien Master Gardener Clinic: 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at Burien... [Read more]

11th grade local girls excel in STEM classes

11th grade local girls excel in STEM classes

High Achievers in STEM classes, from left to right; back row: Danasia Whidden-Herron, Maxine Burgos, Kirsten Noble, Anna Tegelberg, Jordan Cossette, Melissa Villa, Maria Pena-Aguilar, Jessianne Blake,... [Read more]

Got blood? Blood Drive this Friday at Highline Medical Center

Got blood? Blood Drive this Friday at Highline Medical Center

As you probably know by now, our community’s need for precious blood products, to save lives and improve the quality of life for patients, never goes away – and that’s why Highline Medical Center... [Read more]

Dirt Alert! Learn about soil contamination from Asarco Smelter this Saturday

Dirt Alert! Learn about soil contamination from Asarco Smelter this Saturday

DIRT ALERT! Learn about soil contamination from the Asarco Smelter this Saturday, May 10 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Burien Library. Representatives from the Department of Ecology’s Tacoma... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Wet May, and another storm

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Wet May, and another storm

by Chris Scragg Press PLAY for live streaming video by the Puget Sound Weather Geek! Last weekend’s storm started May off surprisingly wet. Some areas in Western Washington were dumped on for hours... [Read more]

Tree knocks out power to over 2,900 in Burien Saturday night

Tree knocks out power to over 2,900 in Burien Saturday night

UPDATE: Jonica Combs is reporting that power was restored in Olde Burien just before 10 p.m. PREVIOUSLY: Seattle City Light is reporting of two power outages – one caused by a downed tree in an area... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Spring storms are a’comin…

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Spring storms are a’comin…

by Chris Scragg Press PLAY for live streaming video by the Puget Sound Weather Geek! Temperatures spiked into the low and mid 80s on Friday and broke several historical records in Western Washington.... [Read more]

UPDATE: Here’s the latest – with photos – on the Seahurst Restoration Project

UPDATE: Here’s the latest – with photos – on the Seahurst Restoration Project

Construction at the Seahurst Park Beach Restoration Project has been focused on grading and storm drain work along the main park trail, wetland and south to the future picnic and new playground area,... [Read more]

Welcome our latest innovation: our own 24/7 ‘Puget Sound Weather Geek’!

Welcome our latest innovation: our own 24/7 ‘Puget Sound Weather Geek’!

Press PLAY for live streaming video by the Puget Sound Weather Geek! We’re proud to introduce our latest innovation – our own hyperlocal weatherperson, the Puget Sound Weather Geek (aka Chris... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Priceless Pet Clinic wants to remind you about fleas and pets

Advertiser Priceless Pet Clinic wants to remind you about fleas and pets

Advertiser Priceless Pet Clinic wants to remind our Readers about fleas and pets: Based on data from The Texas A&M University System, people spend approximately $9 billion dollars a year controlling... [Read more]

Here’s the schedule for the FREE Master Gardener clinics in May

Here’s the schedule for the FREE Master Gardener clinics in May

Trained volunteer Master Gardeners are back with their regular free clinics, and here’s where you can find them during the month of May: Wednesdays: May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28 Burien Master Gardener... [Read more]

Highline High Teacher to spend next two years researching for malaria vaccine

Highline High Teacher to spend next two years researching for malaria vaccine

Highline High School biology and science teacher Dawn Tessandore (pictured above with two students) will spend the next two summers in research to support development of a malaria vaccine, the school... [Read more]

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]