Miller Creek Section

Public meetings on Miller/Walker Creek Stormwater will be Oct. 27 & Nov. 4

Public meetings on Miller/Walker Creek Stormwater will be Oct. 27 & Nov. 4

Public meetings to discuss Miller and Walker Creek Stormwater will be held Monday, Oct. 27 and Tuesday, Nov. 4. “When it rains in the Miller and Walker Creeks basin, streams flow high and fast, and... [Read more]

REMINDER: Community Salmon Investigation starts this week

REMINDER: Community Salmon Investigation starts this week

REMINDER:  Community Salmon Investigation for Highline (CSI:  Highline) starts next week, and volunteers are still needed. Here are the details: Orientation & Training:  Thursday, Oct. 2, 4:30-6:30... [Read more]

Public meetings about Miller-Walker Creeks basin will be May 28 & May 29

Public meetings about Miller-Walker Creeks basin will be May 28 & May 29

A public meeting about potential stormwater retrofit projects in the Miller-Walker Creeks basin will be held Wednesday, May 28 at City Hall Park in Normandy Park, and Thursday, May 29 at the Burien Community... [Read more]

LETTER: Normandy Park Councilmember’s note to Ecology about Miller Creek

LETTER: Normandy Park Councilmember’s note to Ecology about Miller Creek

[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 David South, Thank you for your help... [Read more]

Work begins to ID projects that cut pollution in Miller and Walker Creeks

Work begins to ID projects that cut pollution in Miller and Walker Creeks

King County announced Thursday (Nov. 7) that new projects will be planned to improve water quality in two small southwest King County creek basins, thanks to state and federal grant funding earmarked for... [Read more]

Adventurous Volunteers needed for Community Salmon Investigation

Adventurous Volunteers needed for Community Salmon Investigation

It’s already time to sign up for Community Salmon Investigation for Highline (aka ‘CSI: Highline’), with training set to begin Oct. 3. “We are hoping for even more volunteers than... [Read more]

Results of Citizens Salmon Investigation (<i>‘CSI Highline’</i>) Now Available Online

Results of Citizens Salmon Investigation (‘CSI Highline’) Now Available Online

The 2012 Citizens Salmon Investigation (CSI) survey results about Coho and Chum Salmon returns to Miller/Walker Creeks in Normandy Park are now available online here. Here’s an except from the CSI findings... [Read more]

New Year Will Bring New Opportunities to Volunteer for Local Work Parties

New Year Will Bring New Opportunities to Volunteer for Local Work Parties

The new year will bring many new opportunities for folks to volunteer to help make the Miller/Walker Basin a better place for all in 2013, and here are the details: “Monthly ivy and blackberry pulls... [Read more]

LETTER: Photos Show Potentially-Damaging Large Suds in Miller Creek

LETTER: Photos Show Potentially-Damaging Large Suds in Miller Creek

Attached is a photo composite of several large suds piles in Miller Creek recorded November 26th, 2012. One is 12-15 feet long, 2+ feet tall, 2-4 feet wide. The suds begin to accumulate early every morning... [Read more]

Volunteers Needed for 2 Upcoming Work Parties: Walker Preserve & Miller Creek

Volunteers Needed for 2 Upcoming Work Parties: Walker Preserve & Miller Creek

Volunteers are needed for two upcoming work parties – in both Walker Preserve and Miller Creek – coming up Saturday, Oct. 20 (Walker Preserve) and Wednesday, Oct. 24 (Miller Creek). “Since 2008,... [Read more]

Volunteers Needed for ‘CSI:Highline’ & Invasive Plant Removal Work Parties

Volunteers Needed for ‘CSI:Highline’ & Invasive Plant Removal Work Parties

Elissa Ostergaard, Miller/Walker Creek Basin Steward, is seeking Volunteers to help with some salmon-related and invasive plant removing projects coming up – Community Salmon Investigation for Highline... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Please Help The Fish In Miller Creek & Puget Sound’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Please Help The Fish In Miller Creek & Puget Sound’

A recent article in the Highline Times illustrates how little we as humans really understand of nature and salmon recovery: http://www.highlinetimes.com/2012/01/09/news/csi-highline-investigation-uncovers-more-salmon-s.... [Read more]

Salmon Returning To Miller & Walker Creeks; Count ‘Far Exceeds’ Last Year

Salmon Returning To Miller & Walker Creeks; Count ‘Far Exceeds’ Last Year

The City of Normandy Park is reporting that salmon have been returning to Miller and Walker Creeks, with a count that “far exceeds last year’s total.” “To date, the volunteers of... [Read more]

Meet Your New Miller/Walker Creek Basin Steward – Elissa Ostergaard

Meet Your New Miller/Walker Creek Basin Steward – Elissa Ostergaard

Meet Elissa Ostergaard, the new Miller/Walker Creek Basin Steward who has taken over duties previously completed by Dennis Clark, who moved on to greener pastures in a new gig with the Washington Department... [Read more]

Public Input Sought On Miller/Walker Creek Basin Draft Document

Public Input Sought On Miller/Walker Creek Basin Draft Document

Our friend Dennis Clark, Miller/Walker Creek Basin Steward for King County, is asking our Readers to help review a draft document he and Dean Wilson have completed on the aquatic resources of the Miller... [Read more]

Results Of Adult Salmon Survey Presented At Burien City Hall

Results Of Adult Salmon Survey Presented At Burien City Hall

Last week the results of a scientific survey of adult salmon in the Miller and Walker Creeks were presented to the public by Dennis Clark at the Burien City Hall. The data represents the outcome of an... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Over 100,000 Coho Salmon Fry Introduced Into Local Streams

PHOTOS: Over 100,000 Coho Salmon Fry Introduced Into Local Streams

This past Saturday (Jan 22) volunteers gathered at the Miller Creek plant of the Southwest Suburban Sewer District. Equipped with coolers of all shapes and sizes, their mission was to transport the more... [Read more]

Here’s A Unique Holiday Volunteer Opportunity: ‘Pluck’ Coho Salmon Eggs!

Here’s A Unique Holiday Volunteer Opportunity: ‘Pluck’ Coho Salmon Eggs!

Miller/Walker Creek Steward Dennis Clark alerts us to a very unique holiday volunteer opportunity: “pluck” coho salmon eggs at Miller Creek in Normandy Park on Dec. 17th! “Volunteers... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes From The Weekend Deluge And Subsequent Flooding

PHOTOS: Scenes From The Weekend Deluge And Subsequent Flooding

The much-anticipated “Pineapple Express” torrential “river” of rain hit the Burien area hard over the weekend, causing local flooding of creeks, a landslide, newly-formed ponds... [Read more]

CSI:Highline On The Case In Burien & Normandy Park

CSI:Highline On The Case In Burien & Normandy Park

BTB Photographer Michael Brunk recently had the opportunity to shadow a CSI team working in Normandy Park. Crime scene investigation? Nope, Community salmon investigation! Seven volunteer teams —... [Read more]

“CSI:Highline” (Community Salmon Investigation) Training Starts Oct. 7th

“CSI:Highline” (Community Salmon Investigation) Training Starts Oct. 7th

Dennis Clark, Miller/Walker Creek Basin Steward, tells us that the Community Salmon Investigation for Highline – aka “CSI: Highline” – has garnered great interest from the Burien, Normandy Park,... [Read more]

Community Salmon Investigators Needed To Be Part Of “CSI: Highline”

Community Salmon Investigators Needed To Be Part Of “CSI: Highline”

Dennis Clark, Miller/Walker Creek Basin Steward, asks: How many adult salmon return to Miller and Walker Creeks in Burien, Normandy Park, and SeaTac each year? The fact is we have only a general idea.* In... [Read more]

Miller Creek Restoration Party Is Saturday, May 15th from 9am – 11am

Miller Creek Restoration Party Is Saturday, May 15th from 9am – 11am

Looking for a great way to celebrate the weather and do good for Mother Nature in your neighborhood? The answer is simple: go to the Miller Creek Restoration Party on Saturday, May 15th from 9am –... [Read more]

Over 36 Salmon Spotted In Miller & Walker Creeks, But Many Are Dying, Possibly From “Pre-Spawn Mortality”

Over 36 Salmon Spotted In Miller & Walker Creeks, But Many Are Dying, Possibly From “Pre-Spawn Mortality”

Our friend Dennis Clark, Miller/Walker Creek Basin Steward for King County, alerts us that over 36 salmon have been spotted in Miller and Walker Creeks. Here’s his report: With the rains of fall... [Read more]

Volunteers Needed For Miller Creek Stream Restoration This Saturday, Oct. 17th

Volunteers Needed For Miller Creek Stream Restoration This Saturday, Oct. 17th

The first salmon of the season on Miller Creek was sighted last Saturday at the Cove in Normandy Park, and stream steward Dennis Clark is putting the call out for volunteers this Saturday (Oct. 17th) to... [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]

Grown Men Play In Woods, Remove Debris For Salmon

Grown Men Play In Woods, Remove Debris For Salmon

by Dennis Clark Miller/Walker Creek Basin Steward On Monday (Sept. 21st), a merry band of men who never lost their childhood sense of joy in playing in streams set off down Miller Creek in Burien and Normandy... [Read more]

What Should The City Of Burien Do With These Dam BEAVERS? Take Our Poll…

What Should The City Of Burien Do With These Dam BEAVERS? Take Our Poll…

We’ve covered this before, but since then our friend Dennis Clark sent us these photos so we just had to do an update – Burien has its own, functioning, dam (building) beaver family living... [Read more]