Earth Week Celebrations

Activities and Education for a Sustainable Planet
Birds, Butterflies and Bees for Burien

Past Events in 2019:

April 13, 2019 Sat

  • Butterflies & Native Pollinators: Garden Habitat & Restoration. Class by Julie O’Donald at 9:00 am, followed by Birdhouse Construction workshop at 1:00PM

    April 13, 2019 Sat @ 9:00 am4:00 pm
    Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166, USA

April 19, 2019 Fri

April 20, 2019 Sat

  • NWF volunteers for Pollinator Planting in Mathison Park. All volunteers welcome. Many hands make light work. Gloves, tools, and light lunch provided.

    April 20, 2019 Sat @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

April 27, 2019 Sat

  • Pollinator Planting with NWF Habitat Stewards at Hazel Valley Community Garden. Community volunteers welcome. Gloves, tools and light lunch provided.

    April 27, 2019 Sat @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

April 28, 2019 Sun

  • Volunteer Work Party with Tilth and Stone Soup at Hazel Valley Garden

    April 28, 2019 Sun @ 10:00 am2:00 pm
    Highline United Methodist Church, 13015 1st Ave S, Burien, WA 98168

Past Events in 2018

Earth Week 2018 Inspires Residents to Plant Trees and Establish Backyard Wildlife Habitats to Address Climate Change


April 14, Saturday
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Native plants in a changing climate. Natural Yard Care.  Incorporating Drought Tolerant Plants in Your Garden and Landscaping.
Native plants are beautiful, foster wildlife, attract local pollinators, and are easy to maintain because they are adapted to our climate. However, as our summers grow longer, our days warmer, and as winter showers become more intense, our native plants need some extra TLC. Join us as we discuss how to select hardy native plants for your yard, as well as gardening practices to help our natives thrive.
This event takes place in the Burien Community Center, Shorewood Room. 14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166

April – Wildlife Month in Burien with the National Wildlife Federation      
It’s Garden for Wildlife Month! Win a birdbath, nesting box, how-to book and more from @NWF.

Tree Planting!
April 20, Friday

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Join the City of Burien for the Annual, Celebratory Earth Day Tree Planting in Mathison Park
Park location: 533 S 146th St, Burien, WA 98168

Past events in 2017

 Wed. & Thurs. April 19 & 20, 2017  “Spruce up Newcastle Parks”  3:30pm – 5:30pm Wed. at Donegal Park; Thurs. at Highlands Park

FREE pizza for volunteers plus other giveaways.  (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)


Sat. April  22, 2017  “Earth Day Essentials” 10:00am – 4:00pm Saturday – 7405 125th Place, Newcastle, WA 98056 MAP

Celebrate Earth Day!  Available :  Native Plants for your Wildlife Habitat Yard and Lots and Lots of Organic Veggie Bedding Plants – Already to go into your garden!
This is a yard party hosted by the Nature Stewards Program at the VonRanker’s Native Wildlife Habitat in Newcastle, WA

Meet the Fabulous Frog Lady and her Van of Frogs and Toads.  Take a selfie with Ranger Rick. Native Trees Galore and More!

This is a yard party hosted by the Nature Stewards Program at the VonRanker’s Native Wildlife Habitat in Newcastle, WA.  It’s a full day of celebration with workshops and networking opportunities with neighbors and Earth-Minded Friends.

This event is very kid friendly with the Frog Lady and her Fabulous Frog Van,  and Ranger Rick from the National Wildlife Federation.

Native Plants and Trees Galore!  Organic Veggie bedding plants ready to go into your garden, started by Tammy and her “Green Thumb.”

Coleen answers questions and helps you certify your yard with the Wildlife Habitat Program and the City of Newcastle.

Coleen Certifies Your Yard with the National Wildlife Federation as a Wildlife Habitat.
Mary’s Yard has a nice combination of Flowers, trees, veggies, herbs and fruits.
Lemon Balm Plants draw essential pollinators to your garden.
Tammy’s Peel ‘N Pop Garden Veggie plants make starting your garden a breeze!
Get your Native Plants and Veggie Garden Starts at Earth Day Essentials event on April 22nd at Mary VonRankers.