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Help Burien go green tomorrow!
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Help Burien go green tomorrow!
https://forterra.org/event/the-first-ever-green-burien-day

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Before you join the planting Saturday, join us in learning more about the importance plants have on our health from event organizer Ali Lakehart's presentation: Why Urban Forests?

10/10 6:00 pm at the Burien Community Center

envsciencecenter.org/events/protecting-our-watershed-series/Join us for the FIRST Green Burien Day this Saturday at 9am at the Community Center! We will be planting lots of native plants, removing ivy, grooving to tunes, making nature art, and having FUN!

Volunteers will be provided with gloves, tools, snacks, and water. Please bring a water bottle, closed-toed shoes and dress for the weather. Please email us at greencities@forterra.org for an email with more details about the day. We are excited to see you all!

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Before you join the planting Saturday, join us in learning more about the importance plants have on our health from event organizer Ali Lakeharts presentation: Why Urban Forests?  

10/10     6:00 pm at the Burien Community Center

https://envsciencecenter.org/events/protecting-our-watershed-series/

Tonight learn how to help Seahurst Park, your neighborhood forests AND help yourself! New research is uncovering the public health benefits of urban trees and natural areas and Forterra Senior Project Manager Ali Lakehart will present some of the findings from Forterra NW's 20-year Urban Forest Stewardship Plan and Burien's new Green City Partnership.

10/10 6:00-7:30 pm at the Burien Community Center.

envsciencecenter.org/events/protecting-our-watershed-series/
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Tonight learn how to help Seahurst Park, your neighborhood forests AND help yourself! New research is uncovering the public health benefits of urban trees and natural areas and Forterra Senior Project Manager Ali Lakehart will present some of the findings from Forterra NWs 20-year Urban Forest Stewardship Plan and Buriens new Green City Partnership.

10/10   6:00-7:30 pm at the Burien Community Center.

https://envsciencecenter.org/events/protecting-our-watershed-series/

7 days ago

Environmental Science Center at Seahurst Park

How's Seahurst doing after the seawall restoration? Find out Thursday at 6 pm at the Burien Community Center! University of Washington researchers will share studies on the impacts of its removal. envsciencecenter.org/events/protecting-our-watershed-series/ ... See MoreSee Less

Hows Seahurst doing after the seawall restoration? Find out Thursday at 6 pm at the Burien Community Center! University of Washington researchers will share studies on the impacts of its removal. https://envsciencecenter.org/events/protecting-our-watershed-series/

2 weeks ago

Environmental Science Center at Seahurst Park

More than 100 pounds of trash were removed during the International Coastal Cleanup by 66 folks who were happy to spend their Saturday afternoon picking up after others! Each fall the City of Burien sponsors ESC to coordinate the event, which is the largest worldwide volunteer project in service to our ocean and is organized by the Ocean Conservancy.

Friends and neighbors removed heavy tires and treated wood on Sept 21st, but the small items really added up, including varieties of plastic particles and cigarette butts, which also contain plastic and chemicals. Cleanup crews tracked what they collected and most used the Ocean Conservancy’s mobile app, Ocean Swell, which can be used daily to report the removal of marine debris. Puget Soundkeeper is the regional coordinator for cleanups that occur within the Puget Sound basin and will develop another annual report on what litter was found.

The beach at Seahurst is known for its low-tide treasure trove of invertebrates, such as sea stars, sea anemones, moon snails and sand dollars. The removal of wrappers and plastics helps reduce the negative impacts on these creatures in their plankton or adult forms. The phrase “trash is the only thing you can take from the beach” is a common saying in the park to ensure that shells, rocks and animals stay put to become homes for barnacles, crabs and their comrades.

Many thanks to everyone who helped out and to those who cleanup wherever they go!
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Tomorrow take part in part 2 of our new lecture series! ... See MoreSee Less

Tomorrow take part in part 2 of our new lecture series!
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