"Birds, Butterflies & Bees for Burien in 2019"
Create Wildlife Habitats to Help Pollinators Thrive
Here's the calendar of events that support this program.
We're partners with the City of Burien, the National Wildlife Federation, New Start Academy in the Highline School District, carpenters from the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters, the New Start Community Garden and other local non-profits. We're installing native plants that provide important habitat for pollinators and native birds in a Burien Park, providing classes and a workshop in the Spring on birdhouse making which will be open to the community, removing invasive noxious weeds in a Burien park, hosting information kiosks at the Burien Farmers Market in the summer, and working with New Start Academy for a unit on birds and pollinators.
Building Birdhouses at the Burien Community Center
Girl Scouts helping at the New Start Community Garden
Your Backyard or Balcony can become a Wildlife Habitat. It's Easy!
Follow this link to the National Wildlife Federation website and learn how.
Attract Birds, Butterflies and Bees to Your Yard or Balcony
Native Trees, Bushes, and Shrubs, like Huckleberry and Thimble Berry, support native pollinators, birds and butterflies, as well as the migratory species that are passing through. Include these plants in your landscaping.
Here's the Calendar of events for our new program: Birds, Butterflies and Bees for Burien.
Hazel Valley Community Garden - Breaking Ground in 2019
We're excited to announce that a new community garden is coming to the Hazel Valley area of Burien!
Here's the event schedule for this project. Volunteers are Welcome.
We're partners with the Highline Untied Methodist Church, the National Wildlife Federation, the City of Burien, and members of the Hazel Valley Community.
Support for the Hazel Valley Community Garden was provided by the Puget Sound Stewardship and Mitigation Fund, a grant-making fund created by the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance and administered by the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment, and the City of Burien Neighborhood Grant Program.
How the 2 Rain Gardens Function at the Hazel Valley Community Garden
One collects storm-water from the nearby roof, and the other captures and filters street run-off water, slowly filtering and removing toxins before water enters the under-ground water supply.
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!
If you're a State or Government Employee, support our programs via the Combined Fund Drive.
Thank you for giving! We appreciate you!
We'd like to acknowledge our donors during this year's campaign: Ann Petrich Sloper, Sego Jackson, Harriet Huber, Monica Rosman LaFever, and several anonymous donors. Thank you for your support and belief in our important mission. We're grateful to have partners like you!
We received a $500.00 Community Challenge donation from Sound Credit Union in Burien, just in time for GiveBIG. Let's do this together! Thank you for giving.