ecology Section

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]

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]