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Cultural Artifacts found during Seahurst Park Beach restoration

Cultural Artifacts found during Seahurst Park Beach restoration

As workers were doing demolition during the Seahurst Park Beach restoration recently, they discovered cultural artifacts called “Shell Middens” along the shoreline…

Seahurst Park will close Monday, Oct. 28 to begin restoration project

Seahurst Park will close Monday, Oct. 28 to begin restoration project

It is official – according to a Tweet sent out by Burien Parks Tuesday (Oct. 15) – “Seahurst Park in #Burien to close Mon, Oct 28 to begin seawall removal & beach restoration project.” “This... [Read more]

PHOTOS: ‘Last Low Tide’ before Seahurst Park Beach undergoes restoration

PHOTOS: ‘Last Low Tide’ before Seahurst Park Beach undergoes restoration

BTB Contributor Maureen Hoffmann sent us the following note and photos, regarding Seahurst Park Beach, which will close in late September or early October for a restoration project: An elder Burien resident... [Read more]

County warning that shellfish infections running ‘double summer average’

County warning that shellfish infections running ‘double summer average’

Public Health – Seattle & King County announced Tuesday (Aug. 13) that “a saltwater bacteria has sickened more than twice the number of people in the county this summer than typically is... [Read more]

Burien’s Environmental Science Center ‘Seahurst Saturdays’ start May 18

Burien’s Environmental Science Center ‘Seahurst Saturdays’ start May 18

Burien’s Environmental Science Center (ESC) at Seahurst Park will be holding ‘Seahurst Saturday’ family programs this summer, on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – Noon (except for June 8), starting... [Read more]

Dead fin whale will be subject of ‘Science Seminar’ at Highline College Friday

Dead fin whale will be subject of ‘Science Seminar’ at Highline College Friday

The dead fin whale that washed on Burien’s Seahurst Park Beach April 13 will be the subject of a Science Seminar at Highline College Friday, April 26 at 2:20 p.m. (read our previous coverage here). “Did... [Read more]

UPDATE: Body of dead whale removed from Seahurst Park Beach Tuesday

UPDATE: Body of dead whale removed from Seahurst Park Beach Tuesday

At about 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon (April 16) workers from Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. pulled up to Seahurst Beach and began preparations to remove the body of the 65-foot fin whale…

FOLLOWUP/PHOTOS: Dead whale likely to be removed by end of week

FOLLOWUP/PHOTOS: Dead whale likely to be removed by end of week

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer The body of a fin whale that washed ashore on Burien’s Seahurst Park Beach will likely be removed by the end of this week, according to the city. As we first... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP/VIDEOS: Dead Fin Whale was ‘Apparent Victim of a Ship Strike’

FOLLOWUP/VIDEOS: Dead Fin Whale was ‘Apparent Victim of a Ship Strike’

The dead fin whale that washed ashore on Burien’s Seahurst Park Beach Saturday was the “apparent victim of a ship strike,” according to experts at the Seal Sitters Marine Mammal Stranding Network and Cascadia Research…

Seahurst Beach Closed Due To A Sewage Spill Tuesday; 2nd Time In 3 Months

Seahurst Beach Closed Due To A Sewage Spill Tuesday; 2nd Time In 3 Months

Not that anyone would be swimming in this chilly near-winter weather, but on Tuesday (Dec. 6) the state Department of Ecology’s King County Health District closed the swimming beach at Seahurst... [Read more]

Seahurst Park Beach Re-Opened For Swimming After Sewage Spill

Seahurst Park Beach Re-Opened For Swimming After Sewage Spill

According to the State Department of Ecology, Seahurst Park Beach has been re-opened after being closed to swimming Friday (Sept. 16th) due to a sewage spill. According to the state: “Sample results... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Gray Whale Spotted Off Burien’s Seahurst Park Beach Saturday

PHOTOS: Gray Whale Spotted Off Burien’s Seahurst Park Beach Saturday

BTB Reader Wayne Sykes sent us the following photos of a gray whale he spotted off Seahurst Park Beach on Saturday, April 16, 2011 (click on images to see larger version): Wayne says: Saw her rolling... [Read more]

PHOTO: Gray Whale Spotted Off Burien’s Seahurst Park Beach Tuesday Morning

PHOTO: Gray Whale Spotted Off Burien’s Seahurst Park Beach Tuesday Morning

Around 11:15am on Tuesday, March 1st, Burien Parks Director Michael LaFraniere sent out the following Tweet: Sources tell us a 40-ft long gray whale was spotted feeding about 10am this morning approx 100... [Read more]

Seahurst Park Beach Named One of America’s “Best Restored Beaches”

Seahurst Park Beach Named One of America’s “Best Restored Beaches”

Burien’s Seahurst Park Beach was recognized Monday (May 24) by the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) as a winner of its 2010 Best Restored Beach Award. The Best Restored... [Read more]

PHOTO FRIDAY: Preconscious’ Moody Pics From Seahurst Park Beach

PHOTO FRIDAY: Preconscious’ Moody Pics From Seahurst Park Beach

It’s Friday, which means it’s “Photo Friday” here at The B-Town Blog, and today we’re featuring Burien Photographer Rosemary Bannon Tyksinski, PhD, who goes by the Flickr... [Read more]

FREE, Low-Tide Nighttime Beach Walk At Seahurst Park Tonight

FREE, Low-Tide Nighttime Beach Walk At Seahurst Park Tonight

There will be a FREE, low-tide, nighttime beach walk tonight (Fri., Feb. 26th) at Seahurst Park Beach from 7:30pm to 9pm. These are always fun, adventurous family (or creative “date night”)... [Read more]

Burien Gets $750,000 To Restore Seahurst Shoreline To Help Salmon

Burien Gets $750,000 To Restore Seahurst Shoreline To Help Salmon

The City of Burien has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the state Salmon Recovery Funding Board to return the northern shoreline of Seahurst Park to a restored, more accessible, and more natural condition,... [Read more]