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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 Name Location Information and sign up
(sponsors vary)
Saturday, September 20, 2014
9:30 a.m.- noon
Walker Preserve Ivy Removal
Remove ivy 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 big patches of ivy remain.
Park entrance: 2nd Ave. S. and S. 168th St., Normandy Park

Elissa Ostergaard, Miller-Walker Basin Steward

Saturday, October 18, 2014
9:30 a.m.- noon
Walker Preserve Ivy Removal
Remove ivy and other invasive plants to allow native plants to grow and thrive along Walker Creek, which provides habitat for salmon. Fall is also planting time! 
Park entrance: 2nd Ave. S. and S. 168th St., Normandy Park Elissa Ostergaard, Miller-Walker Basin Steward
Saturday, November 8, 2014
9:30 a.m.- noon
Walker Preserve Ivy Removal
Remove ivy to allow native plants to grow and thrive along Walker Creek. This forested area provides habitat for salmon. We will plant native plants if we have any left over.
Park entrance: 2nd Ave. S. and S. 168th St., Normandy Park Elissa Ostergaard, Miller-Walker Basin Steward

Saturday, December 6, 2014
9:30 a.m.- noon

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 big patches of ivy remain.

Normandy Park

Elissa Ostergaard, Miller-Walker Basin Steward

January 10, 2015
9:30 a.m. - noon

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 big patches of ivy remain.

Normandy Park Elissa Ostergaard, Miller-Walker Basin Steward  

February 2015 - Date TBD
9:30 a.m. - noon 

Walker Preserve Ivy Removal
Remove ivy and other invasive plants to allow native plants to grow and thrive along Walker Creek. **Cancelled due to freezing weather - soft ground is necessary to remove ivy roots**

Normandy Park

 Elissa Ostergaard, Miller-Walker Basin Steward

Saturday, March 2015 - Date TBD
9:30 a.m. - noon 

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.

Normandy Park Elissa Ostergaard, Miller-Walker Basin Steward       
April 2015 - Date TBD
9:30 a.m. - noon
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.
Normandy Park     Elissa Ostergaard, Miller-Walker Basin Steward
Second Saturdays starting March 8, 2014, 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 in 2013:

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.

Miller and Walker Basin Stewardship Sponsoring Jurisdictions

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