Environment 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]

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]

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]

Port of Seattle completes environmental analysis for Part 150 Study

Port of Seattle completes environmental analysis for Part 150 Study

The Port of Seattle has completed an environmental analysis and prepared a State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Checklist for Sea-Tac Airport’s draft Part 150 Noise and Land-Use Compatibility Study,... [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]

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]

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]

Volunteers Needed for Walker Preserve Invasive Plant Removal Party April 12

Volunteers Needed for Walker Preserve Invasive Plant Removal Party April 12

Volunteers are needed for an invasive plant removal work party at Walker Preserve from 2 – 5 p.m. on Friday, April 12. “Since 2008, volunteers in Walker Preserve have removed large amounts of invasive... [Read more]

Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste FREE at Wastemobile Event March 22–24

Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste FREE at Wastemobile Event March 22–24

All King County and city residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to Burien the weekend of March... [Read more]

Environmental Science Center’s ‘Don’t Feed the Monster’ Workshop is March 10

Environmental Science Center’s ‘Don’t Feed the Monster’ Workshop is March 10

The Environmental Science Center, Sustainable Burien, and Sustainable West Seattle, with support from the City of Burien, King County, and The Russell Family Foundation are sponsoring ‘Don’t... [Read more]

Put Those Matches Down, Buddy – Stage 1 Burn Ban Re-Issued for King County

Put Those Matches Down, Buddy – Stage 1 Burn Ban Re-Issued for King County

Due to continuing cold weather and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has re-issued a Stage 1 burn ban for King County, effective at 4 p.m. today – Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. A Stage... [Read more]

Stage 2 Burn Ban Issued, in Effect ‘Until Further Notice’

Stage 2 Burn Ban Issued, in Effect ‘Until Further Notice’

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has issued a Stage 2 burn ban for King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties, “to protect residents from worsening air quality,” according to a statement. The ban... [Read more]

Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Coming to Burien Sept. 14–16

Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Coming to Burien Sept. 14–16

All King County and area residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint and other common household hazardous waste free of charge when the Wastemobile rolls into Burien for a collection... [Read more]

Learn About Wildlife Habitats at Next Sustainable Burien Meeting Sept. 9

Learn About Wildlife Habitats at Next Sustainable Burien Meeting Sept. 9

Sustainable Burien’s next meeting will be from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, and will focus on wildlife habitats at home or in the community. This next gathering will take place at a new... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Free Recycling Event Coming to Burien Saturday, Sept. 15

SAVE THE DATE: Free Recycling Event Coming to Burien Saturday, Sept. 15

A free recycling event will be held for Burien and Normandy Park residents on Saturday Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center, 19010 1st Ave South. Compost... [Read more]

Big Picture High School Student to be Honored as ‘Earth Hero’ by King County

Big Picture High School Student to be Honored as ‘Earth Hero’ by King County

A Big Picture High School student is one of 22 who will be honored by King County Executive Dow Constantine at the County’s annual “Earth Heroes at School” ceremony on April 26…

REMINDER: Learn about Sustainable Yards & More at Free Workshop Sunday

REMINDER: Learn about Sustainable Yards & More at Free Workshop Sunday

REMINDER: The Environmental Science Center is teaming up with Sustainable Burien to present a FREE Workshop called ‘Your Sustainable Yard: Rain Gardens, Native Plants and More,’ to be held... [Read more]

Burien Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon One Of Three Behind New Yellow Pages ‘Opt-Out’ Bill

Burien Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon One Of Three Behind New Yellow Pages ‘Opt-Out’ Bill

Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon. Photo by Mark Neuman. Democratic Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon of Burien is one of three state lawmakers who are making it easier for people to opt out of receiving yellow pages and phone books. Along... [Read more]

Did You Know That You Can Recycle Cooking Grease For Free In Burien?

Did You Know That You Can Recycle Cooking Grease For Free In Burien?

Wondering what to do with all that icky, oftentimes gooey fryer oil and kitchen grease that’s leftover after your big holiday feast? Don’t pour it down the drain – recycle it for FREE at Burien’s Municipal Parking Lot…