ecology Section

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]

Volunteers still needed for three upcoming Miller Creek cleanups

Volunteers still needed for three upcoming Miller Creek cleanups

Volunteers are needed to help cleanup Miller Creek at S. 144th Street on three upcoming dates:  Friday, Aug. 21 Friday, Sept. 18 Friday, Oct. 23 …plus fall events at Walker Preserve! Join your... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Large Algae Blooms spotted off shores of Burien Tuesday afternoon

PHOTOS: Large Algae Blooms spotted off shores of Burien Tuesday afternoon

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was updated on Aug. 5, 2015: Resident Elston Hill photographed some impressively large algae blooms floating off the shores of Burien Tuesday (Aug. 4). “Much bigger... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help improve Miller Creek this Friday

Volunteers needed to help improve Miller Creek this Friday

Please join your neighbors and improve Miller Creek this Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.! Join your Miller-Walker Basin Steward, Elissa Ostergaard, and other outdoor enthusiasts as we restore the... [Read more]

Four Burien businesses named ‘Best’ for Waste Prevention & Recycling

Four Burien businesses named ‘Best’ for Waste Prevention & Recycling

Businesses small and large across King County – including four in Burien – are being honored for their commitment to recycling and waste prevention – diverting tons of recyclable materials from... [Read more]

REMINDER: Volunteers still needed for Friday work party at Miller Creek

REMINDER: Volunteers still needed for Friday work party at Miller Creek

Volunteers are still needed to sign up to join neighbors to help improve Miller Creek this Friday, June 26, for the first of three summer work parties! “Join your Miller-Walker Basin Steward, Elissa... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help ‘re-green’ Miller Creek this summer

Volunteers needed to help ‘re-green’ Miller Creek this summer

Volunteers are needed to join Miller-Walker Basin Steward Elissa Ostergaard and other outdoor enthusiasts to help restore the forest around Miller Creek this summer. “We will continue work that... [Read more]

May may almost be over, but it’s still ‘Car Wash Awareness Month’

May may almost be over, but it’s still ‘Car Wash Awareness Month’

May may almost be over, but it’s still ‘Car Awash Awareness Month, according to the Puget Sound Car Wash Association. Here’s more info on why you should always get your car washed at... [Read more]

UPDATE: Here’s the latest news on Burien’s endangered, historic Cherry Tree

UPDATE: Here’s the latest news on Burien’s endangered, historic Cherry Tree

Over the past few weeks, a group that has been trying to save an historic Akebono Cherry Tree located at the corner of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 144th Street has met with three Burien City Councilmembers. The... [Read more]

Cleanup plan revised for Sea-Tac Airport sites in Burien and SeaTac

Cleanup plan revised for Sea-Tac Airport sites in Burien and SeaTac

The Port of Seattle announced on Wednesday (April 29) that it would remove or contain contaminated soil and sediment on its property at the former Lora Lake Apartments in Burien and nearby at Sea-Tac... [Read more]

Recycling Event & Rain/Worm/Compost Barrel Sale will be Saturday, May 16

Recycling Event & Rain/Worm/Compost Barrel Sale will be Saturday, May 16

A Recycling Collection Event will be held on Saturday, May 16 at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Residents can bring…see details here (PDF file): Tires... [Read more]

REMINDER: Help beautify Burien during the annual ‘Clean Sweep’ this Saturday

REMINDER: Help beautify Burien during the annual ‘Clean Sweep’ this Saturday

REMINDER: It’s time again to roll up those sleeves to tackle trash and beautify Burien during the city’s annual Clean Sweep, starting at 8 a.m. this Saturday, April 25, and sponsored by Recology CleanScapes. From... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Celebrate a ‘Waste-Free Earth Day’ at The Recology Store on Saturday, April 18

Celebrate a ‘Waste-Free Earth Day’ at The Recology Store on Saturday, April 18

Advertiser Recology will be holding a ‘Waste-Free Earth Day’ event on Saturday, April 18, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at The Recology Store located at Five Corners Plaza. You can learn more... [Read more]

Help beautify Burien at the annual Clean Sweep on Saturday, April 25

Help beautify Burien at the annual Clean Sweep on Saturday, April 25

It’s time again to roll up those sleeves to tackle trash and beautify Burien during the city’s annual Clean Sweep, starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, and sponsored by Recology CleanScapes. From... [Read more]