Miller Creek Section

REMINDER: Volunteers needed to pull blackberries along Miller Creek Friday

REMINDER: Volunteers needed to pull blackberries along Miller Creek Friday

REMINDER: Volunteers are still needed to help pull blackberries along Miller Creek this Friday, Aug. 21. Here is what people said about last month’s work party: Removing those invasive plants was very... [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: Community Salmon Investigation for Highline; starts Oct. 1

Volunteers needed: Community Salmon Investigation for Highline; starts Oct. 1

Volunteers are needed to help with the annual Community Salmon Investigation for Highline (aka “CSI: Highline”), which starts Oct. 1. “We are looking for adventurous volunteers to... [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]

SAVE THE DATE: Volunteers needed May 30 to help Miller and Walker Creeks

SAVE THE DATE: Volunteers needed May 30 to help Miller and Walker Creeks

SAVE THE DATE: Volunteers are needed to help beautify Miller and Walker Creeks on Saturday, May 30 from 9:30 a.m. – Noon. Walker Preserve is looking beautiful – the wildflowers are blooming, the trees... [Read more]

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]