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

All volunteer events are cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns. We will reassess future volunteer events in response to relevant state and local government guidance as it evolves. 

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

  • Plant native trees and shrubs
  • Pull out invasive non-native plants
  • 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 will be helping to make the Miller and Walker Creek basins better for the people, fish, and wildlife that share it.

What to Bring
Bring a filled water bottle. Please wear sturdy clothes that will protect you from the weather and thorny plants, and that you don't mind getting dirty!  Gloves, tools, and light refreshments are provided.

Date and Time Description Location Sign Up

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

2020 Dates:  May 15 (cancelled); Sept. 19; Nov. 14

Walker Preserve Forest Restoration
Remove ivy and other invasive plants, and plant native plants to restore habitat along Miller and Walker creeks. No experience needed, tools provided.

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

Matt Goehring, Miller-Walker Basin Steward 

(206) 263-6826

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

2020 Dates:  Apr. 25​ (cancelled); Jun. 20; Oct. 24

Miller Creek Forest Restoration
Rip out invasive weeds and plant native plants to make Miller Creek and its fish healthier! No experience needed, tools provided.


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

Matt Goehring, Miller-Walker Basin Steward 

(206) 263-6826

2nd Saturdays
9 am - Noon

2020 Dates: Mar. - Oct.

Normandy Park Community Club - 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 SW Shorebrook Dr, Normandy Park, WA Merry Ann Peterson, Stewards of the Cove


Greater Highline Area Stewardship Opportunities

Want to volunteer to improve the environment elsewhere in Highline? Here are other great opportunities to help out in Burien and Normandy Park:

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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Miller-Walker Creek Questions

  • Contact Matt Goehring with questions about Miller and Walker Creeks

Lake Burien Questions

  • Direct questions about Lake Burien, including toxic algae testing, to Chris Knutson