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VIDEO: Resident gives comments at Port of Seattle SAMP Scoping meeting

VIDEO: Resident gives comments at Port of Seattle SAMP Scoping meeting

Des Moines resident and lawyer/filmmaker/activist Steve Edmiston attended the Port of Seattle SAMP Scoping Project meeting at Highline College on Monday night, Sept. 10. Edmiston is filming a documentary... [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]

Farmbots and Raspberry Pi help a local garden grow

Farmbots and Raspberry Pi help a local garden grow

ACE Grantee’s launch party – the groundbreaking event for the Midway Community Garden located in Des Moines. Participants planting veggie and flower starts to kickstart the Port-funded community garden. By... [Read more]

Air quality alert issued by Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

Air quality alert issued by Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

An air quality alert was issued by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency on Monday afternoon, Aug. 13, for the local health jurisdictions of King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. “Air pollution... [Read more]

Interactive ‘StormFest’ is coming to Des Moines Beach Park Oct. 10-11

Interactive ‘StormFest’ is coming to Des Moines Beach Park Oct. 10-11

‘StormFest’ is an interactive stormwater science focused educational festival for 6th grade students in the Highline School District, and it’s coming to Des Moines Beach Park on Oct.... [Read more]

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Des Moines Farmers Market Aug. 18

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Des Moines Farmers Market Aug. 18

SUMMER DONORS ARE URGENTLY NEEDED!!! Due to summer vacations and schools being out, donations have been drastically impacted. We need YOUR help! Please help fill one of the available appointment times,... [Read more]

City seeking public input for Des Moines Shoreline Master Program review

City seeking public input for Des Moines Shoreline Master Program review

The City will be holding two Open Houses to solicit feedback on the ongoing Shoreline Master Program Periodic Review, on Aug. 14 and Nov. 13. Also, an Information Booth will be at the Waterfront Farmers... [Read more]

Pollinator Meadow Seeding at Sonju Orchard will be Saturday, Aug. 11

Pollinator Meadow Seeding at Sonju Orchard will be Saturday, Aug. 11

All are invited to come to the Sonju Orchard and Community Garden in Des Moines to learn more about native pollinators and the habitat that supports them on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. – Noon. During... [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]

Des Moines City Council approves small cellular antenna ordinance

Des Moines City Council approves small cellular antenna ordinance

By Jack Mayne The Council approved by a 5 – 1 vote a draft ordinance that would allow the expansion of new low-powered cellular networks to provide cellular and data coverage to smaller geographic areas... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing #9’ Port of Seattle public comment episode released

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing #9’ Port of Seattle public comment episode released

‘The Briefing Episode #9: By the Numbers’ – Steve Edmiston’s ongoing attempt to “take on the Port of Seattle, one public comment at a time” – has been released: This... [Read more]

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

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

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]

UW landscape architecture students design new reef for Redondo Beach

UW landscape architecture students design new reef for Redondo Beach

The following story is courtesy UW News: A UW landscape architecture student’s illustration of part of an artificial reef to be built at Washington’s Redondo Beach dive area. UW students are working... [Read more]

Burien’s Quiet Skies Coalition vows to continue fight against airplane noise

Burien’s Quiet Skies Coalition vows to continue fight against airplane noise

A crowd of around 120 concerned residents gathered in the multipurpose room of Gregory Heights Elementary School in Burien on Tuesday night, April 24, to hear updates from the Quiet Skies Coalition…

Earth Day Celebration will be at Saltwater State Park on Sunday, April 22

Earth Day Celebration will be at Saltwater State Park on Sunday, April 22

An Earth Day Celebration will be held on Sunday, April 22 at Saltwater State Park in Des Moines. Earth Day is a time to enjoy the wonders of nature, and Saltwater State Park is providing a “Free... [Read more]

VIDEO: Local Activist Steve Edmiston’s third ‘Briefing’ to Port of Seattle

VIDEO: Local Activist Steve Edmiston’s third ‘Briefing’ to Port of Seattle

Des Moines resident Steve Edmiston last week provided the third two-minute public-comment segment of his ‘Briefing’ to the Port of Seattle Commissioners. Edmiston is responding to an FAA and... [Read more]

Community Salmon Investigation results are in! Come learn March 7 or 14

Community Salmon Investigation results are in! Come learn March 7 or 14

Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline results are in, and they’ll be presented at two community meetings – on Wednesday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 14. All are invited to come to... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to feed Coho Salmon in fish pen at Des Moines Marina

Volunteers needed to feed Coho Salmon in fish pen at Des Moines Marina

Volunteers are needed to help feed 30,000 Coho Salmon in the fish pen at the Des Moines Marina. Volunteers will need to commit to feeding the fish once a day for seven days in a row, from Saturday to Friday,... [Read more]

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]

Train derailment results in urgent plea for Blood Donors – here’s how to help

Train derailment results in urgent plea for Blood Donors – here’s how to help

Bloodworks Northwest issued an urgent appeal for donors on Monday (Dec. 18), following the derailment of an Amtrak passenger train between Tacoma and Olympia that is making major demands on the community... [Read more]