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Cool Down By Whackin’ Weeds At Local Parks This Weekend

Cool Down By Whackin’ Weeds At Local Parks This Weekend

Summer’s finally here, and what better way to embrace it than by whackin’ weeds at local parks? Volunteers are needed at two local parks, to help remove invasive plants like ivy, blackberry... [Read more]

Spring Into Spring By Whacking Ivy At Walker Preserve Saturday

Spring Into Spring By Whacking Ivy At Walker Preserve Saturday

The first day of Spring is this Saturday, March 20th (at precisely 10:32am PDT), and what better way to spring into this bloomin’ season than by whacking some invasive ivy at Walker Preserve? King... [Read more]

Whack Some Invasive Plants At Salmon Creek This Saturday

Whack Some Invasive Plants At Salmon Creek This Saturday

A “work party” is scheduled for this Saturday, March 13th at the Salmon Creek Ravine in Burien beginning at 10am. The goal of this two-hour “party” is to save this park from invasive... [Read more]

PHOTOS: 14 Volunteers Work To Clean Up Salmon Creek Ravine Park

PHOTOS: 14 Volunteers Work To Clean Up Salmon Creek Ravine Park

Story & Photos by Michael Brunk Perched on the hillside overlooking the Shorewood area is the Salmon Creek Ravine Park. This unimproved wilderness area spreads across 88 acres of mature forest. A network... [Read more]

Whack Some Ivy To Help Salmon Creek Ravine This Saturday

Whack Some Ivy To Help Salmon Creek Ravine This Saturday

Volunteers are needed to help the effort to remove invasive plants from Burien’s historic Salmon Creek Ravine this Saturday, Jan. 16th from 10am to Noon. According to Burien Parks: Salmon Creek Ravine... [Read more]

Whack Some Ivy At Eagle Landing Park This Sunday

Whack Some Ivy At Eagle Landing Park This Sunday

Like to be helpful by whacking invasive ivy? This Sunday (Jan. 10th), from 10am to 1pm, YOU can help restore Burien’s Eagle Landing Park to health by joining in a “whacky” ivy removal... [Read more]

Walker Preserve Stewardship Party Is Saturday Morning

Walker Preserve Stewardship Party Is Saturday Morning

In August, a portion of Walker Creek in Normandy Park was reconstructed to make it a better fish habitat, and this Saturday (Oct. 3rd) from 9am to Noon, volunteers will be the first members of the public... [Read more]

Help Rid Seahurst Park Of Invasive Ivy Saturday 10am-Noon

Help Rid Seahurst Park Of Invasive Ivy Saturday 10am-Noon

This Saturday (Sept. 26th) there will be an “Adopt-A-Park Work Party,” supported by both the Burien Parks Department and the Environmental Science Center at Seahurst Park’s South Shelter... [Read more]

Fox Creek Litter Removal & Ivy Control Is Sat. May 16th

Fox Creek Litter Removal & Ivy Control Is Sat. May 16th

Last fall, a hardy band of volunteers ventured down into the ravine beneath the Sylvester Road bridge in Normandy Park, where they worked to clear hundreds of pounds of garbage around Fox Creek, a tributary stream to Miller Creek. While these folks removed most of the trash, some remains, and more hardy souls are requested to help haul the rest of this garbage out this Saturday, May 16th between 9am and 11am.

There is also an abundance of invasive English ivy that has grown up many of the trees. If left unchecked, this invasive weed will kill the trees and deprive the stream of the benefits they provide. Volunteers will girdle the ivy at the base of the trees, greatly extending their lives.

So, once again the call goes out to watershed citizens who will brave the steep slopes of Fox Creek ravine to care for this ecological resource and improve water quality downstream…

“Get The Ivy Out” This Saturday At Shorewood Park

“Get The Ivy Out” This Saturday At Shorewood Park


A big pile of Ivy pulled by Pat Haugen and Ted Daley.

As Spring springs into our midst, a young man’s (and woman’s) fancy turns of course to…gardening.

Weeding.

Pruning.

And epecially, as the kids say, “getting the ivy out!”

So what better way to sate your newly-sprouted spring desires than to attend a Shorewood Park Work Party this Saturday, March 21st, from 10an to Noon?

Volunteers Needed To Clean Up Walker Creek Saturday From 9am-Noon

Volunteers Needed To Clean Up Walker Creek Saturday From 9am-Noon

NORMANDY PARK – This Saturday, March 22, from 9am – Noon, volunteers are needed to help eradicate ivy from the Walker Preserve along Walker Creek in Normandy Park. Here’s a Q&A... [Read more]