Environment Section

Deadline to submit comments to FAA Aircraft Noise Complaint System is Jan. 2

Deadline to submit comments to FAA Aircraft Noise Complaint System is Jan. 2

The deadline to submit comments to the FAA Aircraft Noise Complaint and Inquiry System is Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Numerous residents have expressed concern over the recent increase in airplane noise from... [Read more]

OP-ED: ‘SeaTac ILA Thoughts and Insight’ by Councilmember Peter Kwon

OP-ED: ‘SeaTac ILA Thoughts and Insight’ by Councilmember Peter Kwon

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following guest Editorial was written by SeaTac City Councilmember Peter Kwon: SeaTac ILA Thoughts and Insight By Peter Kwon Many people have recently come to me with questions... [Read more]

Port of Seattle extends application period for Stakeholder Advisory Roundtable

Port of Seattle extends application period for Stakeholder Advisory Roundtable

In 2018, the Port of Seattle will launch a new way for the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Federal Way, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila to engage with Sea-Tac Airport staff, at meetings convened by... [Read more]

Here’s what Recology CleanScapes is offering for its Holiday Services

Here’s what Recology CleanScapes is offering for its Holiday Services

Info from Recology CleanScapes on their Holiday Services: Holiday Tree Recycling Recology CleanScapes will collect unflocked, undecorated, natural trees in lengths up to 4 feet. Customers who subscribe... [Read more]

Port Commission announces 10-year goal to transition to sustainable aviation fuels

Port Commission announces 10-year goal to transition to sustainable aviation fuels

The Port of Seattle Commission announced Thursday (Dec. 21) that it is the first United States airport operator to set a specific timetable and goals for reducing the use of fossil fuels and transitioning... [Read more]

You can recycle your Holiday Tree via Recology CleanScapes this month

You can recycle your Holiday Tree via Recology CleanScapes this month

Recology CleanScapes will collect unflocked, undecorated, natural holidays trees in lengths up to 4 feet this month. Customers who subscribe to food/yard waste collection service may place trees out for... [Read more]

Port of Seattle holding community Tree Planting event this Saturday, Dec. 2

Port of Seattle holding community Tree Planting event this Saturday, Dec. 2

The Port of Seattle invites members of the local community to join Port employees as they re-plant Douglas fir saplings as part of the Flight Corridor Safety Program this Saturday, Dec. 2. The event will... [Read more]

Port of Seattle & City reach proposed new 10-year ‘Interlocal’ agreement

Port of Seattle & City reach proposed new 10-year ‘Interlocal’ agreement

By Jack Mayne After weeks of discussion, haggling and worry over the continuing and growing effects of the increasing impacts of Sea-Tac Airport on the thousands of SeaTac city residents who live next... [Read more]

SeaTac Fall Special Recycling Collection Event will be Saturday, Sept. 30

SeaTac Fall Special Recycling Collection Event will be Saturday, Sept. 30

The 2017 Fall Special Recycling Collection Event will be held on Saturday, Sept 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tyee Educational Campus in SeaTac. NO commercial loads. NO yard debris. Free confidential... [Read more]

Hundreds gather to discuss fracking at Sierra Club community forum Wed.

Hundreds gather to discuss fracking at Sierra Club community forum Wed.

In order to spread the word about the many harmful climate and health effects of natural gas, Sierra Club welcomed policy director Eric de Place from the Sightline Institute – in tandem with 350 Seattle,... [Read more]

Sierra Club Forum on fracking in South King County will be Wednesday night

Sierra Club Forum on fracking in South King County will be Wednesday night

The Sierra Club will be holding a community forum to discuss fracking in South King County tonight – Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Valley View Library. Here’s more info: Did... [Read more]

Phoenix airport noise case may provide roadmap for challenging FAA at Sea-Tac

Phoenix airport noise case may provide roadmap for challenging FAA at Sea-Tac

By Jack Mayne A federal appeals court decision released on Aug 29 threw out changes the Federal Aviation Administration made to its landing and takeoff routes over and involving Sky Harbor International... [Read more]

Rabid bat found at Angle Lake Park Tuesday

Rabid bat found at Angle Lake Park Tuesday

A rabid bat was found in Angle Lake Park in the City of SeaTac near the lakeshore by the old lifeguard shack on Tuesday, Aug. 29. The bat was first noticed by a park visitor, who immediately notified... [Read more]

Weekend lane reductions on northbound I-5 in SeaTac and Tukwila to start June 2

Weekend lane reductions on northbound I-5 in SeaTac and Tukwila to start June 2

Drivers should be prepared for eight weekends of lane closures, which likely will cause backups and delays on northbound Interstate 5 in SeaTac and Tukwila, starting in June, the Washington State Department... [Read more]

Sea-Tac Airport food donation program enters 10th successful year

Sea-Tac Airport food donation program enters 10th successful year

Jenna Josephsen, with Host-Starbucks, moving donated food from Host-Starbucks to the Airport’s food donation room for pick up by local food bank, 19 March 2013. By Brian DeRoy Port of Seattle A bustling... [Read more]

SeaTac Spring Recycling Collection Event will be Saturday, April 22

SeaTac Spring Recycling Collection Event will be Saturday, April 22

The 2017 SeaTac Spring Special Recycling Collection Event will be on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Tyee Educational Campus. NO commercial loads. NO yard debris. Free confidential material... [Read more]

Neighbors Without Borders 10th annual Earth Day Park Clean-up is April 22

Neighbors Without Borders 10th annual Earth Day Park Clean-up is April 22

The Neighbors Without Borders Action Committee’s (NWOBAC) 10th Annual Earth Day North SeaTac Park Clean-up Day will be Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 9 a.m. to Noon, and Volunteers are needed. April... [Read more]

No high-speed boat training for Angle Lake says SeaTac City Council

No high-speed boat training for Angle Lake says SeaTac City Council

By Jack Mayne The idea of a fire department rescue boat training twice a month at higher than usual speeds on Angle Lake was rejected by the SeaTac City Council during a long meeting on Tuesday meeting. Training... [Read more]

SeaTac Council approves human service grants; alters Angle Lake boat practices

SeaTac Council approves human service grants; alters Angle Lake boat practices

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council on Tuesday (Jan. 24) reviewed four of 39 human services organizations that requested city funds for the year but only after the mayor said that the agencies not yet... [Read more]

Port of Seattle holding Flight Corridor Safety Program Open House on Feb. 1

Port of Seattle holding Flight Corridor Safety Program Open House on Feb. 1

The Port of Seattle will be holding their third Open House for Sea-Tac Airport’s Flight Corridor Safety Program on Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the SeaTac Community Center. The Port... [Read more]