National Invasive Species Awareness Week

Two Events Raise Awareness About Native Plants and Invasive Species
Posted on 02/21/2020
Young man holds invasive plant.

In conjunction with National Invasive Species Awareness Week, Governor Jay Inslee proclaimed February 24 to February 28, 2020 as National Invasive Species Awareness Week to raise awareness and find preventative solutions for invasive species.

The City of Burien is taking action to help prevent and stop invasive species by:

  • Providing volunteer work parties in the parks through the Adopt-a-Park program. Work parties include restoration, invasive plant removal and composting.
  • Educational workshops for all ages.
  • Partnering with nonprofit agencies through grant funding, such as EarthCorps, Forterra, and Nature Stewards/Weed Warriors, to bring educational programming and work crews for restoration and invasive plant removal.
  • Park Stewards Program connects volunteer stewards to a park om order to lead ongoing restoration and invasive removal parties.

Get Involved and Get Your Hands Dirty!

The City of Burien hosting is two events to raise awareness about the importance of native plants and invasive plant removal. Contact the Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services department by email or at (206) 988-3700 to learn more.

Attracting Bird, Butterflies, and Wildlife with David Mizejewski

February 27, 2020, 7 – 9 p.m., Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave SW, Burien

Discover the four components of habitat for your garden – food, water, shelter, and places to raise young, how to observe and enjoy wildlife and avoid critter-conflicts, the vital role of native plants in the garden, and tips sustainable gardening practices. Special guest David Mizejewski will be sharing information about creating wildlife-friendly gardens.

Dig in at Seahurst Park!

February 29, 2020 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Seahurst Park, Burien

Help us continue to celebrate National Invasive Species Awareness Week by helping remove invasive plants, such as English ivy and Himalayan blackberry, at Seahurst Park. All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary. Restoration is a fun way to interact with your park and community members while improving local environment.