Environment Section

REMINDER: ‘Engaging Trees’ series continues this Sunday at Burien Library

REMINDER: ‘Engaging Trees’ series continues this Sunday at Burien Library

REMINDER: SoCoCulture’s FREE ‘Engaging Trees’ series will continue this Sunday, Nov. 18, with Seattle Times environmental reporter and author of “Witness Tree,” Lynda Mapes, who... [Read more]

REMINDER: Volunteers needed for Walker Preserve Work Party on Nov. 17

REMINDER: Volunteers needed for Walker Preserve Work Party on Nov. 17

Volunteers are needed to join friends and neighbors on Saturday, Nov. 17, to help protect and restore Walker Preserve. This will be the final volunteer event of the year at this location. “Join us... [Read more]

City of Burien seeking feedback from local businesses regarding use of plastics

City of Burien seeking feedback from local businesses regarding use of plastics

The City of Burien is conducting a comprehensive business survey to “better serve our businesses and ensure their success,” and they’re asking local business owners to take a survey.... [Read more]

REMINDER: Volunteers needed for Tree Planting Party this Saturday, Oct. 27

REMINDER: Volunteers needed for Tree Planting Party this Saturday, Oct. 27

REMINDER: Volunteers are needed for a few hours this Saturday, Oct. 27 to help improve your local park and enhance fish and wildlife habitat at a Tree Planting Party in Miller Creek. The plan is to plant... [Read more]

Open Houses about Green City Partnerships coming up Oct. 29 & Nov. 7

Open Houses about Green City Partnerships coming up Oct. 29 & Nov. 7

Burien, SeaTac and Des Moines are joining the ranks of nine other Green City Partnerships around Puget Sound — collaborations between Forterra, the Port of Seattle, city governments, community organizations,... [Read more]

‘Engaging Trees’ Speaker Series continues Sunday, Nov. 18 at Burien Library

‘Engaging Trees’ Speaker Series continues Sunday, Nov. 18 at Burien Library

SoCoCulture’s FREE ‘Engaging Trees’ series will continue on Sunday, Nov. 18 with Seattle Times environmental reporter and author of “Witness Tree,” Lynda Mapes, who will give a talk... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Miller Creek Tree Planting event on Saturday, Oct. 27

Volunteers needed for Miller Creek Tree Planting event on Saturday, Oct. 27

Volunteers are needed for a Miller Creek Tree Planting event on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The Miller Creek Trail in Burien provides important recreational opportunity and valuable... [Read more]

‘Our Land Our Water’ workshop will be Saturday, Oct. 20 at Community Center

‘Our Land Our Water’ workshop will be Saturday, Oct. 20 at Community Center

Curious about what it takes to return your stream, lake or wetland property to its more natural state? Want to learn ways you can support wildlife, enhance your property’s aesthetic, and reduce maintenance... [Read more]

Burien helps Puget Sound during worldwide cleanup at Seahurst Beach

Burien helps Puget Sound during worldwide cleanup at Seahurst Beach

Friends and neighbors of Seahurst Park helped turn the tide on trash with a cleanup event on Sept. 15, so that 178 pounds would not enter Puget Sound. The City of Burien sponsors the Environmental Science... [Read more]

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection coming to Burien Sept. 21-23

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection coming to Burien Sept. 21-23

The Wastemobile, a roving household hazardous waste collection service, continues its 2018 season with a collection event in Burien this coming weekend – Friday, Sept. 21, Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday,... [Read more]

Volunteers collect 178 pounds of trash at Seahurst Park Beach Saturday

Volunteers collect 178 pounds of trash at Seahurst Park Beach Saturday

Volunteers collected 178 pounds of trash at Seahurst Park Beach during Saturday’s International Coastal Cleanup. This was part of what organizers at the Environmental Science Center called the largest... [Read more]

‘Engaging Trees’ Speaker Series will hold programs on Sept. 19 & Oct. 13

‘Engaging Trees’ Speaker Series will hold programs on Sept. 19 & Oct. 13

The story behind this historic tree in downtown Des Moines can be found on SoCoCulture.org’s crowd-sourced story-map – and the tree is just steps away from the Des Moines Oddfellows Hall, venue for... [Read more]

Brownies from Troop #42632 earning ‘Wonders of Water Journey’ Badges

Brownies from Troop #42632 earning ‘Wonders of Water Journey’ Badges

A group of Girl Scout Brownies from Troop # 42632 – located right here in Burien – have been spending the summer earning their ‘Wonders of Water Journey’ Badges. The girls are learning... [Read more]

King Conservation District holding two FREE upcoming workshop events

King Conservation District holding two FREE upcoming workshop events

The King Conservation District will be holding two FREE upcoming events relevant to Burien: Where the Water Begins WHO: Landowners living on the marine shoreline WHEN: Saturday, July 14, 9:00 AM –... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Work Party at Miller Creek this Saturday, May 19

Volunteers needed for Work Party at Miller Creek this Saturday, May 19

Volunteers are needed to join Burien and King County residents in a learning and restoration event along Miller Creek this Saturday, May 19. “We will kick off the day learning how to identify a few... [Read more]

REMINDER: Discover Burien’s Clean Sweep is this Saturday, April 28!

REMINDER: Discover Burien’s Clean Sweep is this Saturday, April 28!

REMINDER: Discover Burien’s annual Clean Sweep is a citywide clean-up event which will take place this Saturday, April 28, from 8 a.m. – Noon. Volunteers are asked to gather at 8 a.m. at the Burien... [Read more]

City edges up to 70% recycle rate; plastic grocery bag ban considered by Council

City edges up to 70% recycle rate; plastic grocery bag ban considered by Council

By Jack Mayne The recycling rate is up in Burien while the Council mulls the possibility of banning plastic grocery bags. The issues were long discussions at the Monday (April 23) meeting of the Council... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I am in favor of a ban on plastic bags and other single use plastics’

LETTER: ‘I am in favor of a ban on plastic bags and other single use plastics’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Burien and B-Town Blog: I attended... [Read more]

Local students, teachers & others honored as King County Earth Heroes at School

Local students, teachers & others honored as King County Earth Heroes at School

Local students – as well as educators and other school employees – will be honored for their environmental stewardship at the King County Earth Heroes at School awards ceremony, to be held May 3 at... [Read more]