Environment Section

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]

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]