ecology Section

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]

Color a Butterfly Garden with the Master Gardeners during Thurs. Art Walk

Color a Butterfly Garden with the Master Gardeners during Thurs. Art Walk

The Master Gardeners will be at the Burien Library for the first Thursday Art Walk – to be held this Thursday, Aug. 4 – with information on creating your own butterfly gardens. Experts will be on... [Read more]

REMINDER: Volunteers needed to help restore Miller Creek Trail Saturday

REMINDER: Volunteers needed to help restore Miller Creek Trail Saturday

REMINDER: Volunteers are needed to help restore the Miller Creek S. 144th Street Trail this Saturday, July 16, from 9 a.m. – Noon. Join your neighbors to restore the forest near Miller Creek, continuing... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help restore Miller Creek Trail on Sunday, June 26

Volunteers needed to help restore Miller Creek Trail on Sunday, June 26

The Miller-Walker Basin has two new Habitat Stewards – Ashley and Sheila – who will be hosting work parties along the Miller Creek trail this summer – and Volunteers are needed, starting this... [Read more]

REMINDER: Volunteers needed to help restore Miller Creek Trail this Saturday

REMINDER: Volunteers needed to help restore Miller Creek Trail this Saturday

REMINDER: Volunteers are needed to help restore Miller Creek Trail at S. 144th Street Forest Restoration this Saturday, June 4. The fun will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Miller Creek Trail at S. 144th... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Over 1,300 help at Highline High ‘Pirate Pride Cleanup Day’

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Over 1,300 help at Highline High ‘Pirate Pride Cleanup Day’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her second year with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 12-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage... [Read more]

Burien’s Shoreline Master Program approved – with changes – by state

Burien’s Shoreline Master Program approved – with changes – by state

On April 27, 2016, The Department of Ecology (Ecology) approved – with changes – the City of Burien’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP) limited amendment. The limited amendment proposes several changes... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help clean up Arbor Lake Park on Wednesday, May 11

Volunteers needed to help clean up Arbor Lake Park on Wednesday, May 11

Volunteers are needed to help clean up Arbor Lake Park on Wednesday, May 11, starting at 6 p.m. Lisa Aumann of Burien Parks will be hosting a work party, and wants Volunteers to meet her at the play... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Highline High ‘Campus Clean-up Day’ on Friday, May 20

Volunteers needed for Highline High ‘Campus Clean-up Day’ on Friday, May 20

Community members and families are invited to grab their work gloves and help Highline High School students spruce up their school at the ‘Pirate Pride Spring Clean-Up Event’ on Friday, May... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Hundreds help beautify Burien in annual ‘Clean Sweep’

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Hundreds help beautify Burien in annual ‘Clean Sweep’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Back with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has earned a Girl Scout badge in Journalism, and is also developing her skills for... [Read more]

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]