Environment Section

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

WEATHER GEEK: Washington wildfires smoking up the Puget Sound Air

WEATHER GEEK: Washington wildfires smoking up the Puget Sound Air

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek As fire season has raged on in Eastern Washington this summer, it’s become... [Read more]

PHOTO: Smoke from Washington forest fires nearly obscures the sun

PHOTO: Smoke from Washington forest fires nearly obscures the sun

Reader Elston Hill is sharing another great photo of a near-sunset taken from Burien, of which he says: On Saturday, UW Meteorologist Cliff Mass wrote that the air in Portland, OR was more polluted than... [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]

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]

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]

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]

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]