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Volunteers needed to serve as Beach Naturalists this summer

Volunteers needed to serve as Beach Naturalists this summer

Why do barnacles stand on their heads?   What do sea stars like to eat? How do moon snails lay their eggs?  Learn to answer these and other fun questions by volunteering as a Seattle Aquarium Beach... [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]

ALERT: Beaches closed to shellfish harvesting from Burien to Pierce County

ALERT: Beaches closed to shellfish harvesting from Burien to Pierce County

Puget Sound Beaches from Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood south to the Pierce County line have been closed for shellfish harvesting, the Washington State Department of Health announced Friday,... [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]

Learn about whales, beaches at upcoming Environmental Science Center events

Learn about whales, beaches at upcoming Environmental Science Center events

Burien’s Environmental Science Center has the following events coming up:Wednesday, Nov 5th (6:30-8:00 PM) — Talk: “Endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales: 10 Years of Research... [Read more]

Beaches from Three Tree Point to Pierce County closed to shellfish harvesting

Beaches from Three Tree Point to Pierce County closed to shellfish harvesting

The Washington State Department of Health and Public Health – Seattle & King County High announced Wednesday (Oct. 1) that due to high levels of a marine biotoxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning – also known as “red tide”…

Sponsored PostCheck out the Highs and Lows (tides that is), courtesy Kenner Dental Group

Check out the Highs and Lows (tides that is), courtesy Kenner Dental Group

We are proud to announce a new “Tide Table Widget” on your favorite local news source The B-Town Blog! Fisherman, boaters, weather watchers or beachcombers of all kinds will love this convenient... [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]

The Lowest Tide of 2012 will be Tomorrow (Tuesday, June 5) at Noon

The Lowest Tide of 2012 will be Tomorrow (Tuesday, June 5) at Noon

Illustration of Seahurst Park Beach by David Branson. If you’re into nature and science (and who isn’t?), be sure to carve out some free time tomorrow around Noon – Tuesday, June 5 – as... [Read more]

‘Paralytic Shellfish Poison’ Closes Area Beaches To Butter Clam Harvesting

‘Paralytic Shellfish Poison’ Closes Area Beaches To Butter Clam Harvesting

On Wednesday, Nov. 24th, the Washington Sate Department of Health announced that they have closed area South King County and Quartermaster Harbor to butter clam harvesting due to Paralytic Shellfish Poison. “Paralytic... [Read more]

Beaches Closed To Shellfish Harvesting Due To Paralytic Shellfish Poison

Beaches Closed To Shellfish Harvesting Due To Paralytic Shellfish Poison

Public Health – Seattle & King County announced Wednesday (Sept. 1st) that Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP) has been detected at “levels of concern” in shellfish samples collected along... [Read more]

Large Buffers Likely Not Needed For Developed Burien Shorelines

Large Buffers Likely Not Needed For Developed Burien Shorelines

by Ralph Nichols Burien residents on the Puget Sound waterfront – concerned about impacts revised shoreline regulations, if adopted, would have on their property – heard encouraging words... [Read more]

Burien City Council Dives Into Shoreline Master Program Review

Burien City Council Dives Into Shoreline Master Program Review

by Ralph Nichols Against a backdrop of requests for civility and respect – and new expressions of public unease – city council members took a preliminary step on May 3 toward a summer-long... [Read more]

LETTER: Response To Councimember Brian Bennett’s Lake Burien Stance

LETTER: Response To Councimember Brian Bennett’s Lake Burien Stance

This letter is in response to the article posted about Brian Bennett and the Shoreline Advisory Committee that he served on (read the original story here). In this article, Brian claims that he has his... [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]