Environmental Partners

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King County. As part of the Miller-Walker Creek Basin, The City of Burien joins King County, Normandy Park, Seatac, and the Port of Seattle in supporting a 10 year restoration plan.

Puget Sound Starts HerePuget Sound Starts Here.
Puget Sound Starts Here partners include federal, state and local governments, tribes and non-governmental organizations dedicated to protecting Puget Sound. Over 750 organizations across the Puget Sound region’s 12 counties are working to connect each of us with what we can do to help save the Sound. Every action counts! From the snowcapped mountain peaks to the white capped waves and all that lives beneath, the Puget Sound Starts Here campaign focuses on our connections to the Puget Sound. The goal of Puget Sound Starts Here is to raise awareness of how our everyday actions impact this place where we live, work and play.

STORMStormwater Outreach for Regional Municipalities (STORM). A coalition of 83 Western Washington cities and counties that have worked together since 2007 to help achieve our NPDES Stormwater Permit obligations. Engaging the public to address stormwater pollution that affects our lakes, streams, and Puget Sound is a huge task. It requires broad, regionally consistent and recognizable messaging across the Sound, as well as focused personal engagement with citizens at a local level.

Environmental Science CenterEnvironmental Science Center. Founded in 2000, the Burien-based Environmental Science Center is a not-for-profit organization offering quality, experiential environmental education programs at our local beaches, streams, forests, and classrooms in South King County.

Zero WasteZero Waste Washington. Zero Waste Washington protects people and our natural world by advocating for products designed and produced to be healthy, safe, and continually recycled and reused.  The City of Burien and Zero Waste Washington are working together to design a new litter tracking tool to better understand the types of litter in our creeks, as well as to reduce the amount of litter that ends up there.

KCDKing County Conservation District. The King Conservation District’s Urban Shoreline program helps urban homeowners protect and improve the health of streams, rivers, wetlands, lakes, ponds and marine shorelines by removing invasive plant species and installing native trees and shrubs. All waterfront landowners within the city limits of Burien are eligible for the Urban Shoreline program.