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Volunteer Calendar
Miller and Walker Creeks Stewardship

Photo of three people planting a tree (Miller Creek Renewal at S. 144th Way in Burien October 2007)Ready to get dirty for a good cause? This page lists opportunities to help:

  • Plant native trees and shrubs
  • Pull out invasive non-native plants
  • Clean up litter

The volunteer projects listed below welcome people of all ages. Younger people may need to be accompanied by an adult -- check with the event organizers.

Unless otherwise noted, no experience is necessary -- you'll learn on the job!

By volunteering, you will be helping to make the Miller and Walker Creek basins better for the people, fish, and wildlife that share it.

What to Bring
Bring a filled water bottle. Please wear sturdy clothes that will protect you from the weather and thorny plants, and that you don't mind getting dirty!  Gloves, tools, and light refreshments are provided.

Date and Time Description Location Information

Saturday, September 17,  9:30am-noon  

Walker Preserve Ivy Removal
Remove ivy and other invasive plants to allow native plants to grow and thrive along Walker Creek.
Normandy Park, Walker Preserve (click for map) (S 168th St & 2nd Ave S) - Meet at this intersection at the Walker Preserve sign, then walk through the gate, cross the creek, and go left down the trail. Elissa Ostergaard, Miller-Walker Basin Steward
Saturday, September 24, 2016
9:00 a.m. - noon
Knotweed control at Miller Creek at S 144th Street in Burien, near Des Moines Memorial Drive. We'll inject Japanese knotweed stems with herbicide with King County's Noxious Weeds Control Program staff. Training provided, no experience necessary! Burien - along the Miller Creek trail- from the intersection of S. 144th St. and S 144th Way , walk south along S 144th Way, and turn right onto the trail. We'll be on the right. Elissa Ostergaard, Miller-Walker Basin Steward 
Second Saturdays starting March 12, 2016, 9:00a.m. to noon Stewards of the Cove
Work to improve Miller and Walker Creeks where they meet the Sound at the Normandy Park Community Club. Work varies from month to month and includes control of invasive plants and planting of native trees and shrubs. The 2nd Saturday of the month, March through October.
Normandy Park Community Club in Normandy Park Merry Ann Peterson, Stewards of the Cove
More fall events on these Saturdays in 2016, 9:30a.m.-noon: 

October 15
November 5
December 3
 

Walker Preserve Forest Restoration
Remove ivy and other invasive plants, and plant native plants to restore habitat along Miller and Walker creeks.
Normandy Park, Walker Preserve (click for map) (S 168th St & 2nd Ave S) - Meet at this intersection at the Walker Preserve sign, then walk through the gate, cross the creek, and go left down the trail. Elissa Ostergaard, Miller-Walker Basin Steward 

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Greater Highline Area Stewardship Opportunities

Want to volunteer to improve the environment elsewhere in Highline? Here are other great opportunities to help out in Burien and Normandy Park:

Stewardship of the Miller/Walker Creeks basin is jointly funded by the City of Burien, City of Normandy Park, City of SeaTac, King County, and the Port of Seattle. On behalf of the partners, this page is proudly hosted by King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks - Water and Land Resources Division.

Other volunteer opportunities:

Volunteer Calendar, Green/Duwamish and Central Puget Sound Watershed 

Miller and Walker Basin Stewardship Sponsoring Jurisdictions

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Miller-Walker Creek Questions

  • Contact Elissa Ostergaard with questions about Miller and Walker Creeks, (206) 477-4792

Lake Burien Questions

  • Direct questions about Lake Burien, including toxic algae testing, to Chris Knutson