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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]

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]

PHOTOS: Major progress being made at Seahurst Park Beach Restoration Project

PHOTOS: Major progress being made at Seahurst Park Beach Restoration Project

On Thursday afternoon (Dec. 5), members of the media were given a tour of the restoration project at Burien’s Seahurst Park, so BTB Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer donned a hard hat and took some... [Read more]

VIDEOS: Ground broken for Seahurst Park Shoreline Restoration Project Monday

VIDEOS: Ground broken for Seahurst Park Shoreline Restoration Project Monday

Ground was broken for Burien’s Seahurst Park Shoreline Restoration Project Monday, Sept. 16, and here’s a quick time lapse video showing the shoveling: The ceremony, which included local dignitaries... [Read more]

Groundbreaking for Seahurst Beach Restoration Project will be Sept. 16

Groundbreaking for Seahurst Beach Restoration Project will be Sept. 16

The Burien Parks and Recreation Department has announced that a groundbreaking event for the Seahurst Beach Restoration Project has been set for Monday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. State and local elected officials,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Dock Washed Up on Burien Beach Most Likely NOT Tsunami Debris

PHOTOS: Dock Washed Up on Burien Beach Most Likely NOT Tsunami Debris

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer We knew it’d be unlikely – since it’d have to have drifted all the way from Japan, through the Strait of Juan de Fuca, down through Puget Sound and to... [Read more]

Dock Washes Up on Burien Beach; Photog Asks ‘Could it be Tsunami Debris?’

Dock Washes Up on Burien Beach; Photog Asks ‘Could it be Tsunami Debris?’

UPDATE 1/8/13: We inspected the dock and took more pics – read our updated post here! BTB Reader Terry Haigh sent us this photo of a dock that washed up on the waterfront on SW 172nd in Burien’s... [Read more]

Environmental Science Center Holding After Hours Beach Walk Friday, Dec. 14

Environmental Science Center Holding After Hours Beach Walk Friday, Dec. 14

Scene from a previous nighttime beach walk. Click image to see larger version. Photo by Michael Brunk. Burien’s Environmental Science Center (ESC) will be holding a free After Hours Beach Walk on... [Read more]

King County Health Closes Beaches to Shellfish Harvesting Due to ‘Red Tide’

King County Health Closes Beaches to Shellfish Harvesting Due to ‘Red Tide’

Public Health – Seattle & King County announced Friday (July 20) that Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP), also known as “Red Tide” has been detected, and all county beaches have been closed... [Read more]

PHOTOS: -3.4 Tide on a Windy Burien Beach Tuesday Morning

PHOTOS: -3.4 Tide on a Windy Burien Beach Tuesday Morning

BTB Contributor Gregory Rehmke ventured out Tuesday (July 3) to photograph a -3.4 tide just after 11 a.m. on Burien’s beautiful coast. “Very windy!” he said. “Most pics are looking... [Read more]

VIDEO: Burien Time Lapse Shows Clouds Moving Like The Tides

VIDEO: Burien Time Lapse Shows Clouds Moving Like The Tides

Friend of the blog Susan Plecko (who was one of our first Advertisers) sent us this great time lapse video shot from her Burien home on Dec. 2nd, showing the interesting weather patterns we get in the... [Read more]

Seahurst Park Beach Re-Opened For Swimming After Sewage Spill

Seahurst Park Beach Re-Opened For Swimming After Sewage Spill

According to the State Department of Ecology, Seahurst Park Beach has been re-opened after being closed to swimming Friday (Sept. 16th) due to a sewage spill. According to the state: “Sample results... [Read more]

VIDEO: 4th Of July Time Lapse Of Burien’s Three Tree Point Neighborhood

VIDEO: 4th Of July Time Lapse Of Burien’s Three Tree Point Neighborhood

Here’s a time lapse video of 2011′s entire 4th of July day, from morning to night, shot at the intersection of Maplewild SW and SW 172nd in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood. Using... [Read more]

Fire Breaks Out On Boat Off Three Tree Point On First Day Of Summer

Fire Breaks Out On Boat Off Three Tree Point On First Day Of Summer

On a lovely, sunny and clear first day of summer 2011 (Tuesday, June 21), a local Three Tree Point resident decided to take his boat out on the sound. Sounds good, huh? Well, all was well and good until... [Read more]

VIDEO: Wild Winds Whip Walloping Waves Up At Burien’s Three Tree Point

VIDEO: Wild Winds Whip Walloping Waves Up At Burien’s Three Tree Point

Courtesy our friend and neighbor Fred Feiertag comes this video shot around 4:15pm Thursday of the walloping windstorm and its effect on the waves at Burien’s Three Tree Point beach: A “High... [Read more]

PHOTOS: A Night-Time Stroll On Seahurst Beach

PHOTOS: A Night-Time Stroll On Seahurst Beach

Photos and story by Michael Brunk This past Saturday (Jan 1) the Environmental Science Center sponsored a free “Moonlight Beach Walk” at Seahurst Park. This event brings the public together... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Moon Over Lake Burien, Osprey & Airplane, Scuba Diver Sunset

PHOTOS: Moon Over Lake Burien, Osprey & Airplane, Scuba Diver Sunset

It’s feeling like the height of summer this week, with hot, humid temps and skies painted orange by the haze of nearby forest fires, a perfect time to get out the camera and capture some one-of-a-kind... [Read more]

PHOTO FRIDAY: Seahurst Silhouettes

PHOTO FRIDAY: Seahurst Silhouettes

Photos by Michael Brunk I was recently at Seahurst Park for one of our beautiful summer sunsets. I was just setting up my tripod and camera when I noticed a woman and small child on a paddle board silhouetted... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Lowest Tide Of The Summer At Local Beaches

PHOTOS: Lowest Tide Of The Summer At Local Beaches

The lowest tide of the summer occurred at our local beaches today, almost three and a half feet lower than average. When these low tides happen, you’ll find volunteer naturalists at Seahurst Beach... [Read more]

Seahurst Park Beach Named One of America’s “Best Restored Beaches”

Seahurst Park Beach Named One of America’s “Best Restored Beaches”

Burien’s Seahurst Park Beach was recognized Monday (May 24) by the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) as a winner of its 2010 Best Restored Beach Award. The Best Restored... [Read more]

UPDATE: Questions Remain About Body Found On Normandy Park Beach

UPDATE: Questions Remain About Body Found On Normandy Park Beach

UPDATE 3/31/10: As we first reported last week, on March 22nd, the body of a man was found on a Normandy Park beach. According to NP Chief of Police Rick Kieffer, the man had no ID on his person. However,... [Read more]

(2/22/10) “Tsunami Advisory” Issued For Washington; Will It Hit Puget Sound?

(2/22/10) “Tsunami Advisory” Issued For Washington; Will It Hit Puget Sound?

NOTE: This story is from Feb., 2010 and is related to a tsunami warning issued after the Chilean earthquake. We’re pretty sure that the last time a tsunami hit the northwest coast of the U.S. was... [Read more]

Burien Residents Air Concerns At Packed Shoreline Program Meeting

Burien Residents Air Concerns At Packed Shoreline Program Meeting

by Ralph Nichols Burien residents had their final opportunity on Tuesday night (Feb. 23rd) to voice to the Burien Planning Commission their opinions and concerns about proposed rule revisions in the draft... [Read more]

Councilmember Brian Bennett: Open “Limited Secure Access” To Lake Burien

Councilmember Brian Bennett: Open “Limited Secure Access” To Lake Burien

by Ralph Nichols Burien’s “highest priority” in updating its Shoreline Master Program should be assessing “reaches of shoreline where there is no public access,” City Councilman... [Read more]

B-Town Artist: Dave Branson Sketches Seahurst Park Beach

B-Town Artist: Dave Branson Sketches Seahurst Park Beach

Longtime Burien resident and local artist Dave Branson was out and about this last weekend, spending time sketching at Seahurst Park Beach, which played a significant role in his life growing up here since... [Read more]

Burien Gets $750,000 To Restore Seahurst Shoreline To Help Salmon

Burien Gets $750,000 To Restore Seahurst Shoreline To Help Salmon

The City of Burien has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the state Salmon Recovery Funding Board to return the northern shoreline of Seahurst Park to a restored, more accessible, and more natural condition,... [Read more]