ecology Section

Discover Burien’s annual Clean Sweep & Shred Day will be Saturday, April 26

Discover Burien’s annual Clean Sweep & Shred Day will be Saturday, April 26

[EDITOR'S NOTE: BTB Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer is on the Board of Discover Burien, a local business non-profit.] It’s time again to roll up those sleeves to tackle trash and beautify Burien during... [Read more]

City of Burien will celebrate Arbor Day at Arbor Lake Park Tuesday, April 8

City of Burien will celebrate Arbor Day at Arbor Lake Park Tuesday, April 8

The City of Burien will celebrate Arbor Day at Arbor Lake Park on Tuesday, April 8 starting at 11 a.m., and all are invited. “The city is celebrating the 142nd anniversary of Arbor Day and 13 years... [Read more]

SEATAC BLOG: Sea-Tac Airport unveils new electrification project

SEATAC BLOG: Sea-Tac Airport unveils new electrification project

On Tuesday (March 18), Sea-Tac Airport unveiled a new electrification project, meant to convert vehicles on the airfield from fossil fuels to electric power, in hopes of saving millions of dollars and... [Read more]

Neighborhood group appeals Burien’s Shoreline Master Program update

Neighborhood group appeals Burien’s Shoreline Master Program update

A Lake Burien neighborhood organization, along with individual petitioners, have filed an appeal challenging the Washington State Department of Ecology’s (DOE) approval and the City’s adoption of the... [Read more]

LETTER: Normandy Park Councilmember’s note to Ecology about Miller Creek

LETTER: Normandy Park Councilmember’s note to Ecology about Miller Creek

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear David South, Thank you for your help in... [Read more]

Boy Scout Troop #375 will recycle your Christmas Tree this weekend

Boy Scout Troop #375 will recycle your Christmas Tree this weekend

Boy Scout Troop #375 will be recycling Christmas Trees this Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 4–5, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the old Herr Backyard Garden Center (near SW 160th and 1st Ave South), to help... [Read more]

City will soon break ground on new stormwater & trail project in NERA

City will soon break ground on new stormwater & trail project in NERA

The City of Burien announced on its website that it will soon be breaking ground on a new stormwater and trail project in the Northeast Redevelopment Area (NERA), located north of SR 518.  NERA is a 135-acre... [Read more]

Dept. of Ecology seeking comment on proposed NERA Stormwater Facilities

Dept. of Ecology seeking comment on proposed NERA Stormwater Facilities

The Washington State Department of Ecology announced this week that it is seeking public comments on the City of Burien’s proposed NERA Regional Stormwater Facilities, to be located at S. 144th Street... [Read more]

Comment time extended another month for proposed cleanup at Lora Lake sites

Comment time extended another month for proposed cleanup at Lora Lake sites

The Washington State Department of Ecology announced Thursday (Dec. 12) that it is extending the period for public comments at the former Lora Lake Apartments for another month, accepting feedback until... [Read more]

Stage 1 Burn Ban issued for King County

Stage 1 Burn Ban issued for King County

A Stage 1 Burn Ban has been issued for King County, effective as of 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, “until further notice.” A Stage 2 burn ban remains in effect for Pierce County. Saturday night... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Saturday work party at Walker Preserve

Volunteers needed for Saturday work party at Walker Preserve

Volunteers are needed to help restore Walker Preserve this Saturday, Nov. 16. Here’s the full announcement: Please sign up!  This event will be cancelled if fewer than 8 people sign up by Thursday,... [Read more]

Work begins to ID projects that cut pollution in Miller and Walker Creeks

Work begins to ID projects that cut pollution in Miller and Walker Creeks

King County announced Thursday (Nov. 7) that new projects will be planned to improve water quality in two small southwest King County creek basins, thanks to state and federal grant funding earmarked for... [Read more]

State will start cleaning up Burien’s Lora Lake sites; Ecology seeking comment

State will start cleaning up Burien’s Lora Lake sites; Ecology seeking comment

Burien’s Lora Lake area will finally get cleaned up, according to the Washington State Department of Ecology. Ecology officials announced Monday (Oct. 21) that they will start removing some toxins... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for invasive plant removal at Walker Preserve Saturday

Volunteers needed for invasive plant removal at Walker Preserve Saturday

Volunteers are needed to help plant native plants and remove invasive ones from 9 a.m. – Noon this Saturday, Oct. 19; here’s the scoop: Since 2008, volunteers in Walker Preserve have removed large... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Salmon Creek has been mitigated into extinction’

LETTER: ‘Salmon Creek has been mitigated into extinction’

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] To David Johanson, City of Burien, Senior Planner 400... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Walker Preserve Invasive Plant Removal Saturday

Volunteers needed for Walker Preserve Invasive Plant Removal Saturday

Volunteers are needed for a Walker Preserve Invasive Plant Removal this Saturday, Sept. 28. “Since 2008, volunteers in Walker Preserve have removed large amounts of invasive plants and planted many... [Read more]

Business Recycling Collection Event coming to Criminal Justice Center Aug. 8

Business Recycling Collection Event coming to Criminal Justice Center Aug. 8

Burien businesses can recycle a wide variety of business-related items at a free recycling event on Thursday, Aug. 8, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Criminal Justice Training Center, located at 19010... [Read more]

Council makes Shoreline Plan changes; settlement with Ecology anticipated

Council makes Shoreline Plan changes; settlement with Ecology anticipated

by Ralph Nichols Carefully crafted changes to four key provisions of Burien’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP), approved by a 6-1 city council vote June 3, will now be reviewed by the state Department... [Read more]

Burien’s HomeTask shredded just under 2 tons of paper during Shred Day

Burien’s HomeTask shredded just under 2 tons of paper during Shred Day

On Saturday, April 20, HomeTask hosted “Shred Day” at its downtown office as its participation in Discover Burien’s Annual Clean Sweep, shredding just under two tons of paper! From financial... [Read more]

Burien’s Environmental Science Center ‘Seahurst Saturdays’ start May 18

Burien’s Environmental Science Center ‘Seahurst Saturdays’ start May 18

Burien’s Environmental Science Center (ESC) at Seahurst Park will be holding ‘Seahurst Saturday’ family programs this summer, on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – Noon (except for June 8), starting... [Read more]

Environmental Science Center’s FREE workshop on soil will be May 19

Environmental Science Center’s FREE workshop on soil will be May 19

Burien’s Environmental Science Center (ESC) will be holding a FREE workshop on soil on Sunday, May 19 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Burien Library. “A beautiful garden or yard depends on healthy... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from Discover Burien’s annual ‘Clean Sweep’ on Saturday

PHOTOS: Scenes from Discover Burien’s annual ‘Clean Sweep’ on Saturday

Dozens of volunteers got up bright and early Saturday morning to help brighten downtown Burien during Discover Burien’s annual ‘Clean Sweep,’ which started at 8 a.m. at the Fire Station. BTB... [Read more]

Spring Recycling Collection Event is this Saturday at Tyee Parking Lot in SeaTac

Spring Recycling Collection Event is this Saturday at Tyee Parking Lot in SeaTac

The City of SeaTac’s Spring Recycling Collection Event for King County Residents will be from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. this Saturday, April 13, at the Tyee Educational Complex Parking Lot (4424 South 188th... [Read more]

City of Burien Plants Arbor Day Tree in Honor of Fred Henzi Wednesday

City of Burien Plants Arbor Day Tree in Honor of Fred Henzi Wednesday

The City of Burien planted a tree in Shorewood Park for Arbor Day, as well as to honor longtime volunteer Fred Henzi on Wednesday, April 10…

Volunteers Wanted for West Duwamish Earth Day Habitat Help on April 20

Volunteers Wanted for West Duwamish Earth Day Habitat Help on April 20

Nature Consortium will bring together two live painters, over seven live musicians, and 500 shovel-wielding volunteers from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 for a unique Earth Day celebration in... [Read more]

Help Beautify Burien During Annual Clean Sweep Event Saturday, April 20

Help Beautify Burien During Annual Clean Sweep Event Saturday, April 20

Discover Burien (we’re members, and Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer serves on the board) will be holding its annual ‘Clean Sweep’ event on Saturday, April 20, where everyone is invited... [Read more]