“We Connect Kids to Nature”
We’re Advocates for a Healthy Environment. It’s Important. It’s Possible. It’s Essential to Ensure the Well-Being of Our Planet for Future Generations.

Announcing our New Program - "Making Burien Awesome" in 2018 with more Get Your Earth On! events

Get Your Earth On!  Inspires Burien Residents to Plant Trees
and Establish Backyard Wildlife Habitats
to Address Climate Change

Join us at the Burien Community Center for a series of workshops

April Events

Announcing our New Program for 2018, "Making Burien (More) Awesome"

Get Your Earth On!  Inspires Burien Residents to Plant Trees
and Establish Backyard Wildlife Habitats
to Address Climate Change

“Get Your Earth On! ” Join us at the Burien Community Center for a series of workshops

We invite you to participate in the education workshops, habitat restoration work parties that  provide information on the local impacts of climate change.  March events take place in the Burien Community Center, Shorewood Room. 14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166

March 17, 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, 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, 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, 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.

April 16- 22 - April   Wildlife Week in Burien - Events and Activities around Burien - To Be Announced

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

May 3rd and May 10th, 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.

We'll host host restoration and tree planting events in Burien during Spring and Fall 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.

Keeping you up to date – As we set the time-table and schedule the activities for the program, we’ll make updates to the program page.

Now accepting Applications for Garden Plots. We invite you to Garden with us!

New Start Garden Application 2018 
SO FAR IN 2018, WE HAVE 31 OF THE 50 PLOTS ASSIGNED.  There's still room!
Print the application and send it in or take it to the school, or pick up an application at New Start High School.  Address is also on the form.

New Start Community Garden
If you live in the Burien area, community garden plots are available.
Garden Address:  614 SW 120th St., Burien, WA 98146
Call 206-948-3710 for more information.

There are lots of reasons to keep a garden---keep the kids busy, save money on groceries, know where your food comes from, and be a part of a community!

Secure your 100 square foot plot for only $25 (financial assistance available). Garden rental includes water access and use of limited tools from the community tool shed.
Return your completed application with $25 to New Start High School.

Thanks to the generosity of some of the gardeners, a portion of the produce raised goes to local food banks. 
In 2017 the Garden donated over 2,000 pounds of  produce!
Thanks so much to  the awesome gardeners that make this possible.

News release February 2018 by Omie Drawhorn of the SeaTac Blog

Here's the Shark Garden Annual Report 2016

Climate Change. Global Warming. Let's Talk about It.

Youth Sue Government for A livable Future.
They want updated regulations using current science to secure Clean Air and Clean Water.
It's the most talked about case of the century!

Watch a Video by Our Children's Trust - Features the Plaintiffs and  their cause.  #YouthvGov

Today's Youths Take Action to Secure a Livable Future.

Juliana v. United States was brought by 21 young plaintiffs, and Earth Guardians, who argue that their constitutional and public trust rights are being violated by the government’s creation of climate danger. The case is one of many related legal actions brought by youth in several states and countries, all supported by Our Children’s Trust, seeking science-based action by governments to stabilize the climate system.

#youthvgov plaintiffs make their way into the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals! Their attorney is ready to argue that their lawsuit be allowed to proceed to trial against the Trump administration. #JulianavUS #riseup.......#climatechange #climaterights #climatejustice #riseup #youthrise #civilrights #speakout #resist #resistance

Posted by Our Children's Trust on Monday, December 11, 2017


Win in the 9th Circuit Court.

The #youthvgov trial date was set for February 5, 2018! The case will be rescheduled, before it goes to to trial.  U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken in Eugene, Oregon.
Since the trial has been postponed the kids have a #IdRatherBeInCourt campaign.

While President Trump continues to reject science, these young people are fighting for the future of the planet.

Tool Kit for sharing info about the Youth v. U.S. Gov Case.

Native GoldenRod Plants - Worth their Weight in Gold

Belying a bad reputation, goldenrods do not trigger allergies—but do benefit pollinators


Attract Bird, Bees and Butterflies

Native Trees, Bushes, and Shrubs, including Strawberry, Huckleberry, Thimble Berry support native pollinators, birds and butterflies, as well as the migratory species that are passing through. We encourage you to include these plants in your landscaping or in pots on your apartment balcony. 

New Start Community Garden News Release


Watch the King 5 report on the the Garden. News Release 

Delicious Fruit Trees Now Producing!

Fruit Trees Donated by the Nature Stewards Program and Furney's Nursery a couple years ago are now producing delicious fruit!

We're Excited to Share our New Banner with You. Look for this at Outdoor Community Events.

We partner with the King County Employee Giving Program.
If you are a King County employee, please talk to your supervisor or payroll department and give them our four digit number 9841.
They will set up a payroll deduction for a donation amount of your choice.  It's that easy!