Environment Section

SAVE THE DATE: Spring Recycling Event will be Saturday, April 6

SAVE THE DATE: Spring Recycling Event will be Saturday, April 6

The spring 2019 Recycling Event will be held on Saturday, April 6, at Tyee High School, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year – FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER – the City will be accepting LATEX PAINT and... [Read more]

South County Area Transportation Board recommends siting of 2nd regional airport

South County Area Transportation Board recommends siting of 2nd regional airport

By Scott Schaefer Founder/Publisher/Editor The South (King) County Area Transportation Board (SCATBd) on Tuesday (Jan. 15) released a ‘Legislative Request for Support’ that recommends siting... [Read more]

Deadline to RSVP to Port’s Jan. 12 ‘Noise 101 Symposium’ is Tuesday, Jan. 8

Deadline to RSVP to Port’s Jan. 12 ‘Noise 101 Symposium’ is Tuesday, Jan. 8

NOISE 101 SYMPOSIUM The City of SeaTac and Port of Seattle invite all to attend a ‘Noise 101 Symposium’ on Saturday, Jan. 12, led by Steve Alverson, National Director of ESA Airports, a national... [Read more]

Learn about aviation noise at ‘Noise 101 Symposium’ on Saturday, Jan. 12

Learn about aviation noise at ‘Noise 101 Symposium’ on Saturday, Jan. 12

All are invited to a ‘Noise 101 Symposium’ on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, from 9 a.m. – Noon at the Tyee High School Cafeteria in SeaTac. Topics covered in this symposium will be: The Principles... [Read more]

Port of Seattle passes new budget, will invest in local airport communities

Port of Seattle passes new budget, will invest in local airport communities

The Port of Seattle passed one of its most significant budgets in the last decade this week, continuing its major investments in infrastructure and facilities, and charting a new course for community and... [Read more]

SeaTac Public Works Department wants YOU to help prevent localized flooding

SeaTac Public Works Department wants YOU to help prevent localized flooding

Your SeaTac Public Works Department wants to share the following message: Leaves and debris can cause localized flooding when they cover storm drains in the street or block pipes located in open ditches. Blowing... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing Episode #12: What to Believe’ against Port of Seattle released

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing Episode #12: What to Believe’ against Port of Seattle released

‘The Briefing Episode #12: What to Believe’ – area resident/activist Steve Edmiston’s ongoing attempt to “take on the Port of Seattle, one public comment at a time” – has been released: “The... [Read more]

Green Cities Open House will be this Saturday, Oct. 20 at Tyee

Green Cities Open House will be this Saturday, Oct. 20 at Tyee

Do you live in SeaTac? Are you interested in making your neighborhood a greener, healthier, more beautiful place to live? Join the Green Cities team at a community Open House this Saturday, Oct. 20, to... [Read more]

City of SeaTac hosting litter cleanup event this Friday, Oct. 12

City of SeaTac hosting litter cleanup event this Friday, Oct. 12

City of SeaTac staff, in conjunction with Partners In Employment and Recology CleanScapes, will be hosting a litter cleanup event this Friday, Oct. 12, in front of businesses on Military Road South. Volunteers... [Read more]

Take a Natural and Cultural History Hike Through Trees this Saturday, Oct. 13

Take a Natural and Cultural History Hike Through Trees this Saturday, Oct. 13

Take a FREE Natural and Cultural History Hike Through Trees led by Jim Demetre, local writer and tree enthusiast, along Des Moines Creek to the shore of Puget Sound this Saturday, Oct. 13. This free,... [Read more]

Joint Comments on SAMP from SeaTac, 3 other cities submitted to Port

Joint Comments on SAMP from SeaTac, 3 other cities submitted to Port

On Friday, Sept. 28, a joint letter was submitted to the Port of Seattle on behalf of four cities – Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park and SeaTac – as official comment for the Sustainable Airport Master... [Read more]

REMINDER: Deadline to comment on Port’s Airport Master Plan is this Friday

REMINDER: Deadline to comment on Port’s Airport Master Plan is this Friday

The deadline to comment on the Port of Seattle’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) is this Friday, Sept. 28 at midnight. The SAMP identifies Near-Term Projects (NTP) that are needed to serve... [Read more]

Join ‘Mira’s Walk for AIR’ on International Good Neighbor Day Friday

Join ‘Mira’s Walk for AIR’ on International Good Neighbor Day Friday

This Friday, Sept. 28 – on International Good Neighbor Day – community members, youth and public officials will walk side-by-side in an open and honest dialogue from the Highline SeaTac Botanical... [Read more]

VIDEO: Edmiston to Port: ‘What Did You Know and When Did You Know It?’

VIDEO: Edmiston to Port: ‘What Did You Know and When Did You Know It?’

Here’s episode #10 of local activist/filmmaker Steve Edmiston’s ‘The Briefing’ project, where he takes on the Port of Seattle, one Public Comment at a time. Episode #10 is entitled... [Read more]

Fall Special Recycling Collection Event will be Saturday, Sept. 22 at Tyee

Fall Special Recycling Collection Event will be Saturday, Sept. 22 at Tyee

The City of SeaTac’s Fall Special Recycling Collection Event will be Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Tyee Educational Complex Parking Lot. This event will run from 9 a.m. – 3 pm., and is open to all... [Read more]

REMINDER: Port’s SAMP meeting will be at Highline College Monday, Sept. 10

REMINDER: Port’s SAMP meeting will be at Highline College Monday, Sept. 10

REMINDER: The Port of Seattle will be holding a Public Meeting on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’ (SAMP) at Highline College this coming MONDAY, SEPT. 10, and all area residents who... [Read more]

UPDATE: Air quality now considered ‘Unhealthy for everyone’ in region

UPDATE: Air quality now considered ‘Unhealthy for everyone’ in region

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency issued an updated air quality alert on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 – declaring that the current air is ‘Unhealthy for everyone’ for the entire Puget Sound... [Read more]

Port of Seattle now accepting comments on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’

Port of Seattle now accepting comments on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’

The Port of Seattle began the environmental review process of the Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) Near-Term Projects for Sea-Tac Airport on Monday, July 30, by asking for public comment on environmental... [Read more]

Tree owners in South King County invited to share fruit for ‘Harvest for All’

Tree owners in South King County invited to share fruit for ‘Harvest for All’

Non-profit City Fruit is seeking tree owners in South King County to join its growing fruit sharing community as the organization prepares for its first major Harvest outside Seattle. Earlier this year... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch Public Comments from Port of Seattle’s first SAMP meeting

VIDEO: Watch Public Comments from Port of Seattle’s first SAMP meeting

On May 30, 2018, the Port of Seattle gave a presentation on its Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) to nearly 150 residents at the Burien Community Center. This was the Port’s first open house... [Read more]