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King County Master Gardener Plant Sale & Garden Market will be April 26-27

King County Master Gardener Plant Sale & Garden Market will be April 26-27

The 2019 King County Master Gardener Plant Sale & Garden Market will be held on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27. Find plants from Master Gardeners and specialty growers, quick tips about... [Read more]

PHOTO: Did you see the ‘Super Sugar Moon’ on Wednesday? Elston Hill did

PHOTO: Did you see the ‘Super Sugar Moon’ on Wednesday? Elston Hill did

Did you see Wednesday’s amazing ‘Super Sugar Moon’? Elston Hill did, and he photographed it in the morning as it rose over the Olympic mountains. This full moon is called the ‘Super... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Are you ready for (yet) another supermoon?

PHOTOS: Are you ready for (yet) another supermoon?

Story & Photos by Elston Hill Are you ready for (yet) another supermoon? This Wednesday, March 20, a full moon will rise due east very close to the time of the spring equinox. The spring equinox simply... [Read more]

Beach Cleanup will be Sunday, April 21 at Seahurst Park Beach

Beach Cleanup will be Sunday, April 21 at Seahurst Park Beach

A Beach Cleanup event will be held on Sunday, April 21, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Environmental Science Center at Seahurst Park Beach:Pitch in to cleanup the beach & trails of Seahurst Park! There... [Read more]

Students hack homelessness at Innovation Challenge in Burien

Students hack homelessness at Innovation Challenge in Burien

Left to right, Brandon Carlisle – Teacher at [email protected] with 1st-place winning student team Step It Up, and Diem Ly, Comcast Community Impact Director. The $1000 check is a scholarship for each... [Read more]

CSI Highline: What is the status of salmon in Miller and Walker Creeks?

CSI Highline: What is the status of salmon in Miller and Walker Creeks?

Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline results are in, and all are invited to a fun-filled evening – on Thursday, Mar. 14 or Wednesday, Mar. 27 – to learn about the status of salmon and... [Read more]

UPDATE: Three Tree Point sea lion wasn’t shot; cause of death unknown

UPDATE: Three Tree Point sea lion wasn’t shot; cause of death unknown

UPDATE Feb. 28, 2019: Remember the body of the dead sea lion that washed up on the north beach of Burien’s Three Tree Point around Feb. 18? Experts at Highline’s MaST Center and NOAA Fisheries... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to serve as Beach Naturalists this summer

Volunteers needed to serve as Beach Naturalists this summer

Why do barnacles stand on their heads?   What do sea stars like to eat? How do moon snails lay their eggs?  Learn to answer these and other fun questions by volunteering as a Seattle Aquarium Beach... [Read more]

Dead marine mammal found on beach at Three Tree Point Monday

Dead marine mammal found on beach at Three Tree Point Monday

A dead marine mammal was found on the north beach of Burien’s Three Tree Point Monday morning, Feb. 18. It’s unknown yet what type of mammal this is, but it’s most likely a sea lion or... [Read more]

REMINDER: Help make birds count at Bird Fest this Saturday

REMINDER: Help make birds count at Bird Fest this Saturday

REMINDER: Do you want to learn what birds are in your backyard? Do you want to help scientists take a snapshot of their populations? You can do both, and more, this Saturday, Feb. 16 at Bird Fest. This... [Read more]

WEATHER: Some more snow, then it could be ‘Slushmageddon’

WEATHER: Some more snow, then it could be ‘Slushmageddon’

The National Weather Service says we should receive 1-3 more inches of snow before it warms up and most likely turns to rain later Monday afternoon, Feb. 11: “Snow expected. Total snow accumulations... [Read more]

Here’s the City of Burien’s snow route plan & map

Here’s the City of Burien’s snow route plan & map

With a major snowstorm (or 2) imminent, it might be helpful to know what the City of Burien’s plan is for snow removal. Here’s a map and more information from the city’s website:When... [Read more]

Electric Vehicle Charging Open House at Burien Community Center Wed., Feb. 20

Electric Vehicle Charging Open House at Burien Community Center Wed., Feb. 20

A Public Electric Vehicle Charging Open House will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Burien Community Center. Seattle City Light and the City of Burien invite community members... [Read more]

Environmental Science Center’s Seaside Soirée fundraiser will be Sat., March 2

Environmental Science Center’s Seaside Soirée fundraiser will be Sat., March 2

Dive in to support local students at the Environmental Science Center’s 10th annual Seaside Soirée fundraiser on Saturday, March 2! This event will be held at the Normandy Park Cove Community Club... [Read more]

‘Winter Storm Watch’ issued; snow will start Fri. afternoon & totals could be 5-8″

‘Winter Storm Watch’ issued; snow will start Fri. afternoon & totals could be 5-8″

The National Weather Service has issued a ‘Winter Storm Watch‘ for the region, warning that a snowstorm will likely start Friday afternoon, Feb. 8, dumping between 5 – 8 inches through Saturday... [Read more]