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REMINDER: Community Salmon Investigation Training starts Thursday

REMINDER: Community Salmon Investigation Training starts Thursday

REMINDER: Community Salmon Investigation Training starts this Thursday, Oct. 5! Come learn how to participate in the annual Community Salmon Investigation to track spawning salmon in Miller and Walker... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: 33 ‘CSI:Highline’ Volunteers report latest salmon findings

FOLLOWUP: 33 ‘CSI:Highline’ Volunteers report latest salmon findings

A coho in spawning colors in the stream. Photo by Erik McDonald. Volunteers searching for spawning salmon in Miller Creek. Photo by Elissa Ostergaard. A volunteer measures a dead salmon as part of Community... [Read more]

Volunteers needed: Community Salmon Investigation for Highline; starts Oct. 1

Volunteers needed: Community Salmon Investigation for Highline; starts Oct. 1

Volunteers are needed to help with the annual Community Salmon Investigation for Highline (aka “CSI: Highline”), which starts Oct. 1. “We are looking for adventurous volunteers to... [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]

Environmental Science Center holding After-Hours Beach Walk Friday night

Environmental Science Center holding After-Hours Beach Walk Friday night

Burien’s Environmental Science Center will be holding an After-Hours Beach Walk this Friday night, Nov. 21, from 8 – 10 p.m. at their campus at Seahurst Park Beach. Naturalists will be on hand... [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]

REMINDER: Community Salmon Investigation starts this week

REMINDER: Community Salmon Investigation starts this week

REMINDER:  Community Salmon Investigation for Highline (CSI:  Highline) starts next week, and volunteers are still needed. Here are the details: Orientation & Training:  Thursday, Oct. 2, 4:30-6:30... [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]

Adventurous Volunteers needed for Community Salmon Investigation

Adventurous Volunteers needed for Community Salmon Investigation

It’s already time to sign up for Community Salmon Investigation for Highline (aka ‘CSI: Highline’), with training set to begin Oct. 3. “We are hoping for even more volunteers than... [Read more]

PHOTOS: ‘FIN’ the giant Salmon swims into Burien Town Square Park

PHOTOS: ‘FIN’ the giant Salmon swims into Burien Town Square Park

While not quite as popular (or stinky) as a beached fin whale, ‘FIN’ the giant Salmon ‘swam’ into Burien Town Square Park Wednesday, April 17, and Photographer Justin Bennett was... [Read more]

‘FIN’ the Giant Salmon will Swim into Burien Town Square Park April 17–18

‘FIN’ the Giant Salmon will Swim into Burien Town Square Park April 17–18

We’ve had some unusual invasions in Burien lately (UFOs, Men/Women in Black, Aliens, etc.), and we expect an invasion of another species that needs our help. ‘FIN,’ a giant salmon, will... [Read more]

Results of Citizens Salmon Investigation (<i>‘CSI Highline’</i>) Now Available Online

Results of Citizens Salmon Investigation (‘CSI Highline’) Now Available Online

The 2012 Citizens Salmon Investigation (CSI) survey results about Coho and Chum Salmon returns to Miller/Walker Creeks in Normandy Park are now available online here. Here’s an except from the CSI findings... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘CSI: Highline’ Season Finale Presentation will be Mon./Wed.

REMINDER: ‘CSI: Highline’ Season Finale Presentation will be Mon./Wed.

The “CSI: Highline” Season Finale public presentations on findings from the Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline will be held this coming Monday night, March 11, from 6 – 8 p.m. at... [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]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Please Help The Fish In Miller Creek & Puget Sound’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Please Help The Fish In Miller Creek & Puget Sound’

A recent article in the Highline Times illustrates how little we as humans really understand of nature and salmon recovery: http://www.highlinetimes.com/2012/01/09/news/csi-highline-investigation-uncovers-more-salmon-s.... [Read more]

Salmon Returning To Miller & Walker Creeks; Count ‘Far Exceeds’ Last Year

Salmon Returning To Miller & Walker Creeks; Count ‘Far Exceeds’ Last Year

The City of Normandy Park is reporting that salmon have been returning to Miller and Walker Creeks, with a count that “far exceeds last year’s total.” “To date, the volunteers of... [Read more]

Volunteers Needed To Count Local Salmon For ‘CSI:Highline’ This Fall

Volunteers Needed To Count Local Salmon For ‘CSI:Highline’ This Fall

New King County Miller/Walker Creek Basin Steward Elissa Ostergaard wants our Readers to know that volunteers are needed for ‘CSI:Highline,’ also known as ‘Community Salmon Investigation... [Read more]

Here’s A Unique Holiday Volunteer Opportunity: ‘Pluck’ Coho Salmon Eggs!

Here’s A Unique Holiday Volunteer Opportunity: ‘Pluck’ Coho Salmon Eggs!

Miller/Walker Creek Steward Dennis Clark alerts us to a very unique holiday volunteer opportunity: “pluck” coho salmon eggs at Miller Creek in Normandy Park on Dec. 17th! “Volunteers... [Read more]

“CSI:Highline” (Community Salmon Investigation) Training Starts Oct. 7th

“CSI:Highline” (Community Salmon Investigation) Training Starts Oct. 7th

Dennis Clark, Miller/Walker Creek Basin Steward, tells us that the Community Salmon Investigation for Highline – aka “CSI: Highline” – has garnered great interest from the Burien, Normandy Park,... [Read more]