July 2, 2015

City of Burien reminds residents of fireworks ban.

The City of Burien wants to remind all that – as the 4th of July rapidly approaches – residents are asked to comply with Burien’s ban on fireworks within City limits.
“Hot, dry temperatures over the past month and going into the weekend create especially dangerous fire conditions and call for extreme caution in handling flammables of any type,” the city said in a statement.
The Burien Police Department has scheduled extra officers who will specifically be assigned to enforce violations of the fireworks ordinance. Residents who possess or discharge fireworks may receive a ticket, be fined $257.00, and have their fireworks confiscated. Residents are encouraged to attend a public fireworks display in lieu of purchasing and discharging their own.

Burien Police Dispatch: (206) 296-331

A fire/safety burn ban is in effect for King County.  The Phase I Burn Ban applies to all outdoor burning except for small recreational fires. 

Recreational fires must: 
Be built in a metal or concrete fire pit, such as those typically found in designated campgrounds; and not be used as debris disposal;
Grow no larger than three feet in diameter;
Be located in a clear spot free from any vegetation for at least 10 feet in a horizontal direction, including at least 25 feet away from any structure and allow 20-foot vertical clearance from overhanging branches;
Be attended at all times by an alert individual and equipment capable of extinguishing the fire.
Please note - the use of gas and propane self-contained stoves and barbeques would continue to be allowed under the ban.

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency:
Air Quality Burn Ban is OFF

June 12, 2015

Streets of Garage Sales on Saturday, June 13th!

Be sure to join us for this annual event! 
Many deals to be had! 
9AM to 4PM

May 19, 2015

June 13th Book Signing by Shorewood Author

Twenty-three year Shorewood resident who spends her days with the kids in the library at Shorewood Elementary is celebrating the debut of her first children's novel! Come to the Burien Library on June 13th to eat an owl cookie and listen to the story of the 15-year journey toward publication that began as a debate on the Shorewood playground when her daughter was in kindergarten!
Sophie's Quest is the story of an owl and a mouse who become friends while on a quest to the Holy Land. Sonja's hope is that kids in our very diverse community will increase their understanding of one another and learn, not only about the power of friendship, but that of a mysterious Presence the animal characters call SkyPainter. On their journey, they face two important questions: Can they trust this Presence who seems to keep leading them straight into trouble, and just how far can a friendship between an owl and a mouse go? Can Sophie really risk everything for the sake of something she always considered just a "tasty snack"?

May 15, 2015

Theft Alert

"Wanted to let neighbors know to be watchful of their cars parked on the street.  Our Suburban, parked on Marine View Dr. SW had 20 gallons of gas siphoned out of it this Wed. night/Thurs. morning, May 13/14.  Police have been notified."  

April 16, 2015

Car Break-In on 25th

SOTS Neighbor reports...

"I just wanted to let the neighborhood know that we had a car broken into on 25th on 4/12/2015, Sunday night or Monday morning.  They used a tool to pop the lock on the passenger side and stole a computer and a camera. There has been a lot of extra activity on the street because of the multiple houses for sale, but we think this was an experienced group who were watching the house and specifically looking for electronics."

April 13, 2015

Work Parties Planned

Greetings Shorewood Neighbors,
In celebration of Earth Day, two work parties are planned for our community.  Parties are planned from 10:00 AM until Noon  at Shorewood Park and from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at Shorewood Beach.  If you are available , please consider one or both of these service opportunity for our neighborhood parks.  
For Shorewood Park meet at the Shorewood Park entrance on  28th Place SW, just west of Shorewood School on April 25th at 10:00 AM.
For the beach we will meet down by the picnic tables  at 2:00 PM. 
In both parks the jobs will be to remove English ivy and Himalayan blackberry vines as well as clean up debris.  Native plants get choked by these invasive plants and the Spring is a great time to get these invasive plants out of our forested areas.  And the beach property has Scots Broom, a very invasive coastal plant.
These work parties are great educational opportunities for all and children 8 and older have worked with us many times.  Thanks to donations from our SOTS community, we have a supply of gloves and light hand tools as well as leather gloves and loppers for the Blackberries. 
Please remember that there are no restroom facilities or water fountains at either site.
Please email me if you have questions.
Jean Spohn
Volunteer Steward of Shorewood Park and Shorewood Beach
Work parties are sponsored by Shorewood on the Sound Community Club and the City of Burien.
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March 14, 2015

SOTS Student Looking for Car

I am wanting to buy a used car for my daughter to travel back and forth to college.  She needs to travel on the freeway and needs reliable transportation.  Does anyone have a car for sale that is not too expensive?  

March 11, 2015

Moving Sale 3/28

"After 6years in this fabulous community… a hidden gem really, my family has decided to relocate to West Seattle which is  closer to our kids schools, activities and friends. I am heartbroken to leave, but it’s par for the course with children and their manic-paced schedules relentlessly, breathlessly increasing. It's alarming!

We will be having a yard SALE on:
 March 28th from 9am-4pm at 12216 Shorewood Dr SW --
offering a variety of toys, furniture, TV/computer equipment, clothes and tools.

We will dearly miss such wonderful neighbors and the generous community spirit here, but will always return to visit."


January 27, 2015

Work Party 1/31 Help Needed at Shorewood Park

You might have noticed the work party signs announcing the first work party of the year for Shorewood Park.   I hope you will consider this service opportunity for our neighborhood park.  
Meet at the Shorewood Park entrance on  28th Place SW, just west of Shorewood School on January 31st at 10:00 AM.
The job is to remove English ivy shoots and Himalayan blackberry vines.  Also, we have had lots of branches fall – great mulch except those that are covering the  native plantings and blocking the pathway.
Please call or email me if you have questions.
FYI, These work parties are sponsored by Shorewood on the Sound Community Club and the City of Burien.
Jean Spohn
Volunteer Steward of Shorewood Park and Salmon Creek Ravine

January 1, 2015

Dog Found in Shorewood

There has been a black lab/mix male dog found in Shorewood. He has a blue collar. Check out SOTS Facebook page for pictures. He is very friendly and has a rabies tag, but no other ID on him.

December 8, 2014

Presentation on Mason Bees 12/13

Next Saturday, Dec 13th (10:00 - 11:30am), The Environmental Science Center at Seahurst Park will have Missy Anderson (aka Queen Bee) here to share her knowledge and passion about the mason bee. Interest in the topic of bees has been increasing steadily lately, so if you are interested, please take advantage of this opportunity!

November 22, 2014

Dog Walker


My name is Madeline Graham. I live in the Shorewood area and I would love to walk your dog when you're at work or anytime. I'm not afraid of the weather and I am sure your dog will have fun with me no matter if its raining or snowing!
I love all animals, especially taking care of them. I consider them to be a part of the family, not just your pet. So I will treat them like my own. I donate monthly to the ASPCA, and I do rescue missions all the time around the area with lost dogs to taking feral cats to get spayed and neutered, and then to finding them homes. I also know Caesar Millian ( the dog whisperer) so I have learned a few tricks from him too!
So give me an email! I would love to walk your dog!


November 14, 2014

Salmon Creek Ravine Work Party Saturday

Hello Friends,
Please join us for the last work party of 2014, to be along the trail by Salmon Creek.   
Please meet us at 10:00 AM on November 9th at the entrance next to the Salmon Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.
12550 Shorewood Drive Southwest
Burien, WA 98146-2428
As always, no need to sign up. Just join the party at 10 AM. I will provide tools and robust leather gloves.  
Please call or email me if you have questions.
Jean Spohn
Volunteer Steward of Shorewood Park and Salmon Creek Ravine

October 20, 2014

Another Daytime Coyote Sighting

"I just saw another coyote on 28th SW near 114th SW, about 1:10 PM today.
This one was more bold as it just moved to the far side of the road at the beginning of a driveway, as I drove by.
I don't recall seeing one in the middle of the day before."

October 3, 2014

Coyote Sighting

"This morning about 6:15 AM, two coyotes were seen running on the road heading south up the hill near the sewage treatment plant."