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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

Most volunteer projects 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 stream basins better for the people, fish, and wildlife that share it.

Date and Time Description Location Information and sign up
(sponsors vary)

Friday, November 6, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Restore Miller Creek at S 144th Street in Burien, near Des Moines Memorial Drive. We'll be planting native trees, shrubs and groundcovers. Bring a filled water bottle and wear long sleeves and pants. Come prepared to get dirty. No experience needed, training, tools and light refreshments are provided!

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 

Friday, December 11, 9:30-12:30

Restore Miller Creek at S 144th Street in Burien, near Des Moines Memorial Drive. We'll be removing blackberry and taking care of our new native plants. Lots of volunteers needed!  Burien - along Miller Creek at the intersection of S. 144th St. and S 144th Way Elissa Ostergaard, Miller-Walker Basin Steward 

Saturday, November 14, 2015, 9:30am-noon 


Saturday, January 9, 2016

Walker Preserve Ivy Removal
Remove ivy and other invasive plants to allow native plants to grow and thrive along Walker Creek. This forested area provides habitat for salmon. Much work has already been done, but some patches of ivy remain.

Bring a filled water bottle - hot coffee and snacks provided. Wear clothes that can get dirty and that will keep you warm!

Normandy Park, Walker Preserve (street view - 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
Second Saturdays starting March 14, 2015, 9 a.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 Merry Ann Peterson, Stewards of the Cove

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 Sally Abella, (206) 477-4605