b'ENVIRONMENT| COMMUNITREESCLEAN SWEEPIts time again to help beautify Burien during Discover Buriens annual Clean Sweep. The event starts at the Burien Fire Station, located at 900 SW 146th St., beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2020. Volunteers will pick up litter, eliminate graffiti, and sweep sidewalks throughout the Burien community.Volunteers will enjoy a complimentary breakfast and a hot dog lunch,and each will receive a ticket for a chance to win prizes and giveaways. Winners will be announced at the end of the event! The top prize this yearis a bicycle!Please come out this year and help make Burien a cleaner, brighter, and more sustainable community. Learn more at discoverburien.org.CommuniTrees Boosts Buriens Urban ForestBY ALI LOCKHART, FORTERRAHEALTHY FORESTED PARKSRESIDENTS MUST: COMMUNITREESAND GREEN SPACES HAVEBe a resident of Burien, SeaTac, orPARTICIPANTS RECEIVE:THE POWER TO STRENGTHENDes Moines and agree to plant their treeHelp selecting the right tree.NEIGHBORHOODS, provide safein their yard (not in a right of way or atA free tree.access to nature, and benefit theanother location). A watering bag and mulch for your tree.environment. Without a coordinatedTake the online quiz to determineTraining on proper planting and care.effort to restore and care for our forests,which of the sixavailable treesare rightOngoing care reminders.for your yard.Forterra will contact you once youve we are at risk of losing many benefitsRegister online before March 15, 2020. registered and let you know with which these forests and natural areas provide. Pick up your tree on March 28 from tree youve been matched. Details about 10 a.m.2 p.m.the pickup will be available toregistered INCREASING TREE COVERAgree to plant, water, and care for yourparticipantsand will be sent via email.STARTS AT HOME! tree and take on all future maintenance Did you know 50 percent of the treeof the tree. Learn more at burienwa.gov/communitrees.cover in SeaTac, Des Moines, and BurienRenters must have agreement from grows in yards and on private land?their landlord.CommuniTrees is a program of the Green Protecting and helping increase tree coverDes Moines, Green SeaTac, and Green starts at home. In support of this, residentsBurien Partnerships. It is funded by the Port in Burien, SeaTac, and Des Moines areof Seattle through the Airporteligible to receive one free tree (perCommunity Ecology Fund.household) to plant in their yard.The first pick-up event will be on Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. in Burien.* *There will be another roundof trees available in fall 2020. The pick-up location willbe in the southern partof SeaTac or inDes Moines.16 |BURIEN MAGAZINE'