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Volunteer Calendar for Miller and Walker Creeks Stewardship

Volunteer Calendar for Miller and Walker Creeks Stewardship

Photo of three people planting a tree (Miller Creek Renewal at S. 144th Way in Burien October 2007)

Ready to get dirty for a good cause? This page lists opportunities to help:

  • Plant trees and shrubs to restore healthy forests
  • Remove plants that harm forests
  • Clean up litter

The volunteer projects listed below welcome people of all ages. Younger people may need to be accompanied by an adult -- check with the event organizers. Unless otherwise noted, no experience is necessary. You'll learn on the job!

By volunteering, you help make the Miller and Walker Creek basins better for people, fish, and wildlife.

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2024 events: March 23, April 27, May 4, & November 16

Walker Preserve Forest Restoration

Remove ivy and plant trees, shrubs, and groundcover to restore habitat along Miller and Walker creeks. No experience needed, tools provided.

Walker Preserve Park in Normandy Park (click for map) (Southwest 168th St & 2nd Ave Southwest) - Meet at this intersection at the Walker Preserve sign, then walk through the gate, cross the creek, and go left down the trail.

Iris Kemp, Miller-Walker Basin Steward


2024 events: March 16, April 20 (Earth Day!), May 18, & November 9


Miller Creek Forest Restoration

Remove weeds and plant trees, shrubs, and groundcover to make Miller Creek and its fish healthier! No experience needed, tools provided.


Burien - along the Miller Creek trail - from the intersection of South 144th St. and South 144th Way, walk south along South 144th Way, and turn right onto the trail. We'll be on the right.

Iris Kemp, Miller-Walker Basin Steward

1st Fridays   10am-1pm 


Normandy Park Community Foresters

Community Foresters volunteers receive training in restoration ecology while restoring the upper forested section of Marine View Park.

 Marine View Park, 20945 Marine View Dr SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 


 2nd Saturdays 10am-1pm

Normandy Park Family Foresters

Family-friendly restoration event at Marine View Park.


 Marine View Park, 20945 Marine View Dr SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166

2nd Saturdays

2023 Dates: Mar. - Oct.

Stewards of the Cove

Work to preserve and Protect Miller and Walker Creeks where they meet the Sound. Work varies month to month and includes control of invasive plants and planting of native trees and shrubs. 


Normandy Park Community Club, 1500 Southwest Shorebrook Dr, Normandy Park, WA Merry Ann Peterson, Stewards of the Cove


COVID-19 Considerations & Protocols:

  • We want to keep everyone safe. Please do not attend the event if you have been experiencing any of the following symptoms:
    • Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of smell or taste, or if anyone in your household is suspected to have or diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • We ask volunteers to bring their own gardening/work gloves if possible.
  • We will have a hand sanitizing station on site.


What to Bring:

  • Gardening gloves/work gloves
  • Closed-toe shoes are required! (ex: sturdy sneakers, rain boots, hiking boots. No sandals, heels, or flats)
  • Layers of clothing that can get dirty
  • Long sleeves and thick leg coverings to protect against thorny plants (shorts or capris are not recommended)
  • Rain gear -OR- sunblock and a sun hat (be sure to check the weather)
  • Full water bottle
  • Snacks



Stewardship of the Miller/Walker Creeks basin is jointly funded by the City of Burien, City of Normandy Park, City of SeaTac, King County, and the Port of Seattle. On behalf of the partners, this page is proudly hosted by King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks - Water and Land Resources Division.

Other volunteer opportunities:

Volunteer Calendar, Green/Duwamish and Central Puget Sound Watershed 

Miller and Walker Basin Stewardship Sponsoring Jurisdictions

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