Environment Section

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]

Tilth Alliance accepting applications for Soil & Water Stewardship Training

Tilth Alliance accepting applications for Soil & Water Stewardship Training

Are you concerned about threats to our land and water? Do you feel that more needs to be done to prevent climate change? You are not alone! Many people are wondering what they can do locally to make the... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Port of Seattle now accepting applications for second round of ecology grants

Port of Seattle now accepting applications for second round of ecology grants

Airport Community Ecology Fund Kick Off at Highligh Botanical Garden, 20 June 2017. By Omie Drawhorn The board of Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden had a vision to create a Neighborhood Heritage Garden... [Read more]

Show B-Town some love at Valentine’s Clean Up work party on Sun., Feb. 18

Show B-Town some love at Valentine’s Clean Up work party on Sun., Feb. 18

A local group called ‘Clean Up Burien’ is seeking Volunteers to show their love for B-Town at a Valentine’s Clean Up work party on Sunday, Feb. 18, from Noon – 3 p.m. “Come show... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Miller-Walker Community Stewardship Event Dec. 9

Volunteers needed for Miller-Walker Community Stewardship Event Dec. 9

Volunteers are needed for a Miller-Walker Community Stewardship Event on Saturday, Dec. 9: WHEN: Saturday, 9:30 am – Noon, Dec. 9, 2017. Check the web site for updates! Web search the term Miller Walker... [Read more]

Port of Seattle awards more than $85,000 to local environmental projects

Port of Seattle awards more than $85,000 to local environmental projects

Port of Seattle Commissioners John Creighton and Fred Felleman recognized the initial recipients of the Airport Community Ecology (ACE) Fund Small Matching Grants program at the Environmental Science Center... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Take home a FREE rain garden plant at Rain Garden Project event this Saturday

Take home a FREE rain garden plant at Rain Garden Project event this Saturday

Join the City of Burien and DIRT Corps for the final phase of the Burien Rain Garden Project to build 10 rain gardens in low income neighborhoods in Burien while educating the community along the way,... [Read more]

Seahurst Park sets record for worldwide International Coastal Cleanup

Seahurst Park sets record for worldwide International Coastal Cleanup

On the last Saturday of summer (Sept. 16), Seahurst Park was overflowing with beach combers and record breakers. Luckily, friends and neighbors abided by the rule that the only thing you take... [Read more]

Recycling Event coming to John Knox Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Oct. 7

Recycling Event coming to John Knox Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Oct. 7

A Recycling Event is coming to John Knox Presbyterian Church in Normandy Park on Saturday, Oct. 7. WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: John Knox Presbyterian Church, 109 SW Normandy Road... [Read more]

Sierra Club Forum on fracking in South King County will be Wednesday night

Sierra Club Forum on fracking in South King County will be Wednesday night

The Sierra Club will be holding a community forum to discuss fracking in South King County tonight – Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Valley View Library. Here’s more info: Did... [Read more]

Environmental Science Center needs help cleaning Seahurst Park Beach Sept. 16

Environmental Science Center needs help cleaning Seahurst Park Beach Sept. 16

Marine debris is a serious problem, but you can help – Burien’s Environmental Science Center needs Volunteers to help clean up Seahurst Park Beach on  Saturday, Sept. 16. This open event will... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Work Party to clean up Miller Creek this Saturday, July 8

Volunteers needed for Work Party to clean up Miller Creek this Saturday, July 8

Volunteers are needed for a Work Party this Saturday, July 8, to help clean up Miller Creek: Help remove invasive plant species and plant native species along Miller Creek. You will learn the importance... [Read more]

City of Burien holding Rain Garden Workshop this Saturday, June 17

City of Burien holding Rain Garden Workshop this Saturday, June 17

Duwamish Infrastructure Restoration Training – aka DIRT Corps – is building ten residential rain gardens in partnership with the City of Burien Government, and will be holding a Workshop on June 17. Participants... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Work Party at Miller Creek on Saturday, May 27

Volunteers needed for Work Party at Miller Creek on Saturday, May 27

Volunteers are needed to help restore the forest near Miller and Walker Creeks tomorrow – Saturday, May 27, from 9:30 a.m. – Noon! Here’s more info: Join us to continue our efforts to remove... [Read more]

City of Burien celebrates Arbor Day at Environmental Science Center Saturday

City of Burien celebrates Arbor Day at Environmental Science Center Saturday

Photos courtesy City of Burien The City of Burien’s Parks & Recreation Department celebrated Arbor Day on Saturday, April 22, with the Environmental Science Center staff, Burien Lions members... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Normandy Park Work Party this Sunday, April 30

Volunteers needed for Normandy Park Work Party this Sunday, April 30

Volunteers are needed to get outside and join neighbors to beautify Walker Creek and the Normandy Park Swim Club this coming Sunday, April 30. Join your Miller-Walker Basin Steward and members of the Normandy... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Discover Burien’s ‘Clean Sweep’ on Saturday, April 29

Volunteers needed for Discover Burien’s ‘Clean Sweep’ on Saturday, April 29

It’s time again to roll up those sleeves to tackle trash and beautify Burien during Discover Burien’s annual Clean Sweep Event, starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, and sponsored by Recology... [Read more]

With a little help, Sylvester Middle School students build new rain garden

With a little help, Sylvester Middle School students build new rain garden

With a little help from the Sounders FC and volunteers, on Wednesday (April 19), Sylvester Middle School students got to see their new rain garden in action. The City of Burien, Washington Green Schools,... [Read more]

Arbor Day/Earth Day celebration & clean-up event at Seahurst Park Sat., April 22

Arbor Day/Earth Day celebration & clean-up event at Seahurst Park Sat., April 22

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 22 for an Arbor Day/Earth Day celebration and clean-up event at Seahurst Park from 9 a.m. – Noon. “Join us for a park clean-up and a tree planting in... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Work Party this Saturday, April 1 at Walker Preserve

Volunteers needed for Work Party this Saturday, April 1 at Walker Preserve

Join your Miller-Walker Basin Steward and your neighbors to restore the forest to improve the health of Miller and Walker Creeks this Saturday, April 1. No experience is necessary, and gloves, refreshments,... [Read more]