The Environmental Science Center is in Seahurst Park, on the ancestral land of the Duwamish Tribe. We treasure this natural place and the people that have stewarded it since time immemorial. We aim to incorporate more Native values, teachings and language into our programs and lifestyles, and celebrate generations of strength and caring all around us on Indigenous People's Day! Learn about the Duwamish Tribe here: www.duwamishtribe.org/
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 email@example.com for an email with more details about the day. We are excited to see you all!
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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 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.
Good news but how is all the clearing going on on the hill below Navos and above the stream going to effect it? They are mowing down all the trees with no protections in place for the stream. It's terrible what they are doing.
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.
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