Making Burien Awesome in 2018

“Get Your Earth On!”  Actions to Mitigate the Impacts of Climate Change.

We’ve invited the public to participate in the “Get Your Earth On!” education workshops, and habitat restoration work parties that provided information and mitigation opportunities for residents to address local impacts of climate change. This program wrapped up in October, 2018.  Below is the 2018 schedule.

Here are the results of the program.  “Thank you,” to all who participated.

March events took place in the Burien Community Center, Shorewood Room. 14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166

March 17, 2018 Saturday
1:00 – 3:00 PM       Climate Change, Carbon Pollution – Where we are Globally and What We Can Do About It Locally –  Yes, Planting Trees Really Does Make a Difference!  Co-Host TBA from Together for Climate and Plant for the Planet

Learn about carbon sequestration happening in your own backyard, how to use a carbon calculator, and determine what native trees work best for your yard.  The event also includes a snapshot of where we are now and what’s happening globally and locally to reduce carbon pollution.

March 24, 2018 Saturday
1:00 – 3:00 PM       How to Establish a Backyard Wildlife Habitat using Native Trees and Plants –  A Focus on Plants that Support and Attract Birds and Pollinators  Co-Host is National Wildlife Federation Habitat Educator,  Anna Lindstrom

Learn about the 4 elements that attract wildlife to your yard and why urban wildlife habitats are important. Help Burien become a Wildlife Habitat Community.

March 31, 2018 Saturday
1:00 – 3:00 PM       Backyard Wildlife Habitats Combined with Sustainable Garden Practices to Live in Harmony with Nature  Co-Host is Taryn Koerker, A Founder of the New Start Community Garden in Burien

Learn about Sustainable Gardening Practices help your garden to thrive and attract necessary pollinators.
3 Peas in a Pod. People, Plants, Practices, Perfectly in Harmony with Nature.
Great tips on edible native plants for your yard or wildlife habitat.

April 14, 2018 Saturday  
10:00 – 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.

April 16- 22, 2018 – April     Wildlife Week in Burien – Events and Activities around Burien

April 20, 2018 Friday 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Join the City of Burien in Planting a the Annual, Celebratory Earth Day Tree in Mathison Park.  Afterward, volunteers invited to help plant smaller trees and take a Wildlife Walk on the 2 trails in Mathison Park.

May 3rd and May 10th, 2018 Thursdays
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM  –  “Tree Give-a-Way” event at the Thursday Burien Farmer’s Market.  Look for our booth at the Market. Native trees attract birds and pollinators and help prevent storm water run-off.  We’ll host another Native Tree Giveaway in the Fall.

June 9th, 2018 Saturday  Connecting Wildlife and Native Plants – Establishing Wildlife Corridors and Backyard Wildlife Habitats
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Burien Community Center, Shorewood Room.  This is for Habitat Stewards and those interested in becoming a Habitat Steward with either the Native Plant Society or the National Wildlife Federation.  Please contact us if you are interested in signing up for this free class, since space is limited.

We’ll host host weed removal and restoration tree planting events in Burien during Spring and Fall of 2018 as weather allows.

This program is funded by the Port of Seattle’s Airport Community Ecology small grants fund, “ACE,” in partnership with the City of Burien and the National Wildlife Federation.