Local Treasure showcases the environmental benefits of the unique eco-project at Seahurst Park, Burien that took over ten years in the making. The 20 minute documentary highlights how this collaborative project helped to restore the natural processes of the shoreline, creating a healthier ecosystem for Puget Sound salmon. Local Treasure demonstrates how restoring a shoreline to a more natural state has the dual benefit of also enhancing community space along a shoreline for future generations to enjoy.
The film features interviews by local experts in the field such as Coastal Geologist Hugh Shipman, the Seattle Aquarium’s Nicole Killebrew, and former Mayor of Burien, Joan McGilton as well as time lapse photos of the construction project and footage of the re-opened park. Local Treasure is produced by Christy X of Guerrilla Films Production and William Pierce of William Pierce Films. The documentary was made possible by support from the City of Burien, the Puget Sound Marine and Nearshore Grant Program, WRIA 9, King County, and Puget Sound Partnership.