ecology Section

Volunteers needed to help restore Miller & Walker Creeks on May 14 & June 4

Volunteers needed to help restore Miller & Walker Creeks on May 14 & June 4

Volunteers are needed to help restore Miller and Walker Creeks on both Saturday, May 14 and June 4: Walker Preserve Restoration The next volunteer forest restoration event will be held Saturday, May... [Read more]

Big Picture High School student to be honored as King County ‘Earth Hero’

Big Picture High School student to be honored as King County ‘Earth Hero’

Big Picture High School student Shaileen Johnson (pictured above) will be honored for her environmental stewardship at the King County Earth Heroes at School awards ceremony on May 5. Shai proposed, planned,... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help clean Burien at ‘Clean Sweep’ on Saturday, April 30

Volunteers needed to help clean Burien at ‘Clean Sweep’ on Saturday, April 30

Volunteers are needed to roll up their sleeves to tackle trash and beautify Burien during the city’s annual ‘Clean Sweep,’ starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, and sponsored by Recology... [Read more]

Find out why the Port of Seattle wants to remove tall trees near airport April 11

Find out why the Port of Seattle wants to remove tall trees near airport April 11

The Port of Seattle will be holding a Public Information Session on the Flight Corridor Safety Program on Monday, April 11, from 5-7 p.m. at the Highline Public Schools ERAC Center, located at 15675 Ambaum... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Discover Burien’s annual ‘Clean Sweep’ will be Sat., April 30

SAVE THE DATE: Discover Burien’s annual ‘Clean Sweep’ will be Sat., April 30

Discover Burien’s annual ‘Clean Sweep’ will be held from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, starting at its new home base – the brand new Burien Fire Station #2, located at 900... [Read more]

Give Back for Earth Month and Volunteer at Duwamish Alive April 16

Give Back for Earth Month and Volunteer at Duwamish Alive April 16

Give Back for Earth Month and Volunteer at Duwamish Alive, coming April 16: WHAT: Come join Forterra for our annual spring Duwamish Alive event! Be one of hundreds of volunteers who come out to the Green-Duwamish... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help restore Miller & Walker Creeks on Saturday, April 2

Volunteers needed to help restore Miller & Walker Creeks on Saturday, April 2

Volunteers are needed to help restore Miller & Walker Creeks this Saturday, April 2 at Walker Preserve. “Please join me and your neighbors to continue the work that has been done by previous... [Read more]

REMINDER: Community Salmon Investigation findings presented Thursday

REMINDER: Community Salmon Investigation findings presented Thursday

REMINDER: The Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) findings will be presented on Thursday, March 10, at the Burien Community Center, from 6 – 7:45 p.m. WHAT: Investigations for the fall 2015 salmon runs... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help at Duwamish Hill Preserve Saturday, March 19

Volunteers needed to help at Duwamish Hill Preserve Saturday, March 19

Volunteers are needed on Saturday, March 19 to come join Forterra at the Duwamish Hill Preserve and help tackle some invasive weeds, as well as spread mulch in hopes of keeping this habitat happy and healthy. “This... [Read more]

Volunteers needed this Saturday to help restore Miller & Walker Creeks

Volunteers needed this Saturday to help restore Miller & Walker Creeks

Volunteers are needed this Saturday, Feb. 6, from 9:30 a.m. – Noon, to help restore Miller and Walker Creeks. “We need at least 8 people to sign up for this event, or it will be cancelled,”... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help restore Walker Preserve this Saturday, Jan. 9

Volunteers needed to help restore Walker Preserve this Saturday, Jan. 9

Please volunteer at Walker Preserve to restore the forest this Saturday, Jan. 9, at 9:30 a.m. And please sign up – a few more volunteers are needed, or the event will be CANCELLED. WHEN:  Saturday,... [Read more]

Dept. of Ecology seeking public comment on Burien’s Shoreline Master Program

Dept. of Ecology seeking public comment on Burien’s Shoreline Master Program

The Washington Department of Ecology is seeking public comment on an amendment proposed by Burien to the city’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP). The change would incorporate Burien’s updated critical... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help restore Miller Creek & Walker Preserve Dec. 11

Volunteers needed to help restore Miller Creek & Walker Preserve Dec. 11

Help restore our local creeks on Friday, Dec. 11 and Saturday, Jan. 9 with your neighbors in this perfect cool fall weather! Join your Miller-Walker Basin Steward and other outdoor enthusiasts as we... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help restore Miller Creek on Friday, Dec. 11

Volunteers needed to help restore Miller Creek on Friday, Dec. 11

Volunteers are needed to help restore Miller Creek by planting natives on Friday, Dec. 11. “Join your neighbors as we restore the forest around Miller and Walker Creeks – we will plant over... [Read more]

CSI: Highline says ‘Road Runoff a No-No for Coho’

CSI: Highline says ‘Road Runoff a No-No for Coho’

The 2015 Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) season started as scheduled on Oct. 8. “It has been pretty slow so far – volunteer surveyors have only seen about 20 live coho so far this season,... [Read more]

Restore Miller-Walker Creeks by planting natives on Nov. 6 and Nov. 14

Restore Miller-Walker Creeks by planting natives on Nov. 6 and Nov. 14

Volunteers are needed to help restore Miller-Walker Creeks by planting native plants on Friday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 14. “Join your neighbors as we restore the forest around Miller and Walker... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Miller and Walker Creeks restoration events this weekend

Volunteers needed for Miller and Walker Creeks restoration events this weekend

Volunteers are needed to help at Miller and Walker Creeks restoration events this weekend. There are two upcoming opportunities: Friday, Oct. 23, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 9:30 a.m.... [Read more]

Still a few spots open for Volunteers to count salmon for CSI: Highline

Still a few spots open for Volunteers to count salmon for CSI: Highline

Volunteers are still needed to help count salmon– which will be coming to Miller and Walker Creeks soon – and the CSI:Highline program is set to start Oct. 8. “We only have a few spots left for... [Read more]

REMINDER: Volunteers needed to help clean Miller/Walker Creek Fri./Sat.

REMINDER: Volunteers needed to help clean Miller/Walker Creek Fri./Sat.

Volunteers are needed this Friday, Sept. 18, and Saturday, Sept. 19 to help neighbors (in this perfect cool fall weather) to restore forest around Miller and Walker Creeks. Join your Miller-Walker... [Read more]

Household hazardous waste collection event will be in Burien Sept. 25-27

Household hazardous waste collection event will be in Burien Sept. 25-27

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

Volunteers needed for ‘International Coastal Cleanup’ at Seahurst Sept. 12

Volunteers needed for ‘International Coastal Cleanup’ at Seahurst Sept. 12

Volunteers are needed to join Environmental Science Center staff & friends at Seahurst Beach in Burien on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. – Noon for the 2015 International Coastal Cleanup. “Turn... [Read more]

Recycling Event will be held at Criminal Justice Center Saturday, Sept. 19

Recycling Event will be held at Criminal Justice Center Saturday, Sept. 19

A Recycling Collection Event will be held from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center. In addition, a Rain Barrel, Compost, and Worm Bin Sale will... [Read more]

REMINDER: Volunteers needed to pull blackberries along Miller Creek Friday

REMINDER: Volunteers needed to pull blackberries along Miller Creek Friday

REMINDER: Volunteers are still needed to help pull blackberries along Miller Creek this Friday, Aug. 21. Here is what people said about last month’s work party: Removing those invasive plants was very... [Read more]