ecology Section

Burien Lions & Environmental Science Center holding beach clean-up April 22

Burien Lions & Environmental Science Center holding beach clean-up April 22

Join the Burien Lions Club and Environmental Science Center for some spring cleaning on the beach and on the trails of Seahurst Park on Earth Day – Saturday, April 22. This Open House & Clean-Up... [Read more]

‘Clean Up Burien’ volunteers collect 500-600 pounds of trash Saturday morning

‘Clean Up Burien’ volunteers collect 500-600 pounds of trash Saturday morning

Some 25 (or so) volunteers gathered in the seemingly relentless rain Saturday morning (March 18) as part of a new grassroots effort called ‘Clean Up Burien,’ and collected 500-600 pounds... [Read more]

REMINDER: Volunteers needed to help Clean Up Burien this Saturday, March 18!

REMINDER: Volunteers needed to help Clean Up Burien this Saturday, March 18!

REMINDER: Volunteers are bing asked to show up and help ‘Clean Up Burien’ this Saturday, March 18, from 9 – 11 a.m. Volunteers are needed to help clean up the city, and are asked to meet... [Read more]

JOBS: Now hiring – Summer jobs available for Northwest Washington teens

JOBS: Now hiring – Summer jobs available for Northwest Washington teens

The Washington Department of Ecology plans to hire 66 teenagers in northwestern Washington this summer as part of the Ecology Youth Corps. In 2016, youth corps crews picked up 1.2 million pounds of litter... [Read more]

Citizens asked to volunteer to help ‘Clean Up Burien’ on Saturday, March 18

Citizens asked to volunteer to help ‘Clean Up Burien’ on Saturday, March 18

A group of citizens is asking for Volunteers to help ‘Clean Up Burien’ on Saturday, March 18, from 9 – 11 a.m. Volunteers are needed to help clean up the city, and are asked to meet at 9... [Read more]

Volunteers needed this Saturday, March 4 for Work Party at Walker Preserve

Volunteers needed this Saturday, March 4 for Work Party at Walker Preserve

Volunteers are needed this coming Saturday, March 4 for a Work Party at Walker Preserve: Join your Miller-Walker Basin Steward and your neighbors to restore the forest to improve the health of Miller... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Work Party on Saturday, March 4 at Walker Preserve

Volunteers needed for Work Party on Saturday, March 4 at Walker Preserve

Volunteers are needed for a Work Party on Saturday, March 4 at Walker Preserve. Join your Miller-Walker Basin Steward and your neighbors to restore the forest to improve the health of Miller and Walker... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Work Party this Saturday at Walker Preserve

Volunteers needed for Work Party this Saturday at Walker Preserve

Volunteers are needed for a Work Party this Saturday, Jan. 21 at Walker Preserve: Join your Miller-Walker Basin Steward and your neighbors to restore the forest to improve the health of Miller and Walker... [Read more]

City of Burien’s Stormwater Outreach department says ‘Don’t Drip and Drive’

City of Burien’s Stormwater Outreach department says ‘Don’t Drip and Drive’

The City of Burien’s Stormwater Outreach department says “Motorists should fix leaks so they ‘Don’t Drip and Drive'”: Vehicle leaks can cause havoc for drivers and the environment. Motorists... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help restore Walker Preserve this Saturday, Dec. 3

Volunteers needed to help restore Walker Preserve this Saturday, Dec. 3

Get outside with your neighbors and restore the forest this Saturday, Dec. 3 – Volunteers are needed to help restore Walker Preserve! “Come join us this Saturday at Walker Preserve as we continue... [Read more]

More than 40 student volunteers from Waskowitz replant along Cedar River

More than 40 student volunteers from Waskowitz replant along Cedar River

Equipped with shovels, gloves, and 350 plants, more than 40 students from the Waskowitz Environmental Leaders School (WELS) in Burien spent Nov. 21 replanting one mile of the bank of the Cedar River... [Read more]

UPDATE: Here’s what over 30 Volunteers have discovered for CSI:Highline

UPDATE: Here’s what over 30 Volunteers have discovered for CSI:Highline

The Community Salmon Investigation for Highline is well underway, and over 30 volunteers have been out every day (except during very windy or rainy conditions) counting fish. With surveys tallied from... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Shorewood Park Work Party this Saturday, Nov. 5

Volunteers needed for Shorewood Park Work Party this Saturday, Nov. 5

Please join Shorewood neighbors this Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 at our own Shorewood Park for a Work Party starting at 10 a.m. The park entrance is on 28th Ave SW, just down the street from Shorewood Elementary... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help restore Walker Preserve this Saturday, Nov. 5

Volunteers needed to help restore Walker Preserve this Saturday, Nov. 5

Rain getting you down? The best remedy is to get outside! Come join other volunteers this Saturday, Nov. 5 at Walker Preserve, to help restore our native forest.  Fall is the best time to do this... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to plant native trees at North Shorewood Park Saturday

Volunteers needed to plant native trees at North Shorewood Park Saturday

Join King County Parks and Friends of North Shorewood to plant native trees and shrubs to make a healthier forest this Saturday, Oct. 29, starting at 10 a.m. No experience needed – King County Parks... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help restore Miller Creek this Saturday, Oct. 29

Volunteers needed to help restore Miller Creek this Saturday, Oct. 29

Volunteers are needed to help restore Miller Creek this Saturday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. You’ll help plant Natives at Miller Creek, which is located at S. 144th Street in Burien. Volunteers have been... [Read more]

UPDATE: All outdoor volunteer events this weekend have been cancelled

UPDATE: All outdoor volunteer events this weekend have been cancelled

From Elissa Ostergaard, Miller-Walker Basin Steward: All outdoor volunteer events this weekend are CANCELLED due to the forecasted storm and high winds.  Here are a couple links showing details – first,... [Read more]

Recycling Event will be Saturday at John Knox Presbyterian Church

Recycling Event will be Saturday at John Knox Presbyterian Church

A Normandy Park & Burien Recycling Collection Event will be held this Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at John Knox Presbyterian Church. In addition, there will also be a Rain Barrel, Compost,... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to plant native plants at Miller Creek this Saturday, Oct. 8

Volunteers needed to plant native plants at Miller Creek this Saturday, Oct. 8

Volunteers are needed to help plant native plants this Saturday, Oct. 8, at Miller Creek at S. 144th Street in Burien: WHEN: Saturday, October 8, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to Noon WHERE: Park at the trail parking... [Read more]

Wastemobile coming to Burien Fred Meyer the weekend of Sept. 23-25

Wastemobile coming to Burien Fred Meyer the weekend of Sept. 23-25

King County residents can safely and conveniently dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile makes its only visit of the... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help restore Miller and Walker Creeks on Sept. 17 & 24

Volunteers needed to help restore Miller and Walker Creeks on Sept. 17 & 24

Volunteers are needed to help restore Miller and Walker Creeks at work parties this Saturday, Sept. 17, as well as on Saturday, Sept. 24. Here are the details: WHEN:  Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, 9:30... [Read more]

Free Workshop for Homeowners along urban creeks, lakes & wetlands Sept. 17

Free Workshop for Homeowners along urban creeks, lakes & wetlands Sept. 17

Free Workshop for Homeowners Along Urban Creeks, Lakes and Wetlands September 17, 9:00 AM-12:30 PM, Burien Community Center Homeowners with properties along streams, ponds, lakes, and wetlands are invited... [Read more]

Teen cleanup crew member finds WWI-era rifle on SR 509 in Burien

Teen cleanup crew member finds WWI-era rifle on SR 509 in Burien

A teen member of a Department of Ecology cleanup crew made a very interesting discovery while working on the SR 509 freeway in Burien Monday morning, Aug. 15. They found a World War I-era rifle! But don’t... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for restoration event at Miller Creek Trail on Saturday, Aug. 27

Volunteers needed for restoration event at Miller Creek Trail on Saturday, Aug. 27

Volunteers are needed for a restoration event at Miller Creek’s S 144th Street Trail in Burien on Saturday, Aug. 27. The Miller-Walker Basin has two new Habitat Stewards – Ashley and Sheila –... [Read more]