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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

What Salmon-Safe in Seattle Means for Construction

ENR Northwest

As stormwater runs aplenty in Seattle, the act of treating that stormwater before it reaches the streams, rivers and lakes that surround the Pacific Northwest city can help create an official Salmon-Safe designation.


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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Join us for Salmon in City Portland on Jan. 25

Returning to Portland on January 25 is Salmon in the City, our free public event highlighting innovations in ecologically sustainable urban design and development that protect water quality and our urban watershed. NOAA Fisheries will present groundbreaking research regarding the impacts of urban stormwater on salmon and watersheds. The event will feature pioneering studio collaborations bridging architecture and ecology with leading ecologists and designers. 


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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Portland Becomes First Salmon-Safe City

Mayor & Council issue Salmon-Safe challenge to other West Coast cites

Mayor Charlie Hales today announced that the City of Portland has taken action across city operations to earn Salmon-Safe certification, making it the first city in the world to achieve the third-party designation for its systematic approach to improving water quality and restoring salmon habitat.


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Monday, June 27, 2016

Sea-Tac Airport is first in the U.S. to achieve Salmon-Safe Certification

Salmon Safe recognizes Port of Seattle’s work to protect Puget Sound water quality and salmon habitat

In a year where the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is projected to have a record number of passengers, the Port of Seattle is taking care of the environment too, becoming the first U.S. airport to achieve Salmon-Safe certification, earned for its environmental practices that protect Puget Sound water quality and salmon habitat.


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Monday, March 14, 2016

Northwest craft brewers lead movement to Salmon-Safe hops

By sourcing Salmon-Safe hops, leading craft brewers are helping to transform agriculture in the Willamette and Yakima valleys, two key wild salmon watersheds that are the source of 90 percent of US hops.

Craft Breweries Leading a Movement

Acclaimed Northwest and national brewers are building the market for hops grown in an ecologically sustainable manner by sourcing Salmon-Safe certified Yakima and Willamette Valley hops.


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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Join us in Seattle on Jan 28 for Salmon in the City

Returning to Seattle on January 28 is Salmon in the City, our free event highlighting innovations in ecologically sustainable urban design and development that protect water quality and Puget Sound. NOAA Fisheries will present groundbreaking research regarding the impacts of urban stormwater on salmon and watersheds. The event will feature pioneering studio collaborations bridging architecture and ecology with leading ecologists and designers. 


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Friday, October 23, 2015

MEC headquarters is Canada’s first Salmon-Safe campus

The distinctive buildings and grounds that comprise the head office campus of Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) on the eastern end of False Creek Flats in Vancouver have been certified as the first Salmon-Safe urban site in British Columbia.


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Monday, October 19, 2015

Salmon-Safe certification helps propel UW to NCAA Division 1 sustainability award

Congratulations to University of Washington regarding the NACDA sustainability award for the environmentally innovative retrofit of Husky Stadium.


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Friday, October 2, 2015

Smithsonian Magazine features certification of Hopworks brewing campus

Smithsonian Magazine

An Oregon Brewery Is the First Ever to Go “Salmon-Safe”

Hopsworks Urban Brewery is the first in the United States to be certified Salmon-Safe


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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Vulcan angles to be nation's first 'Salmon-Safe' real estate developer

Portland Business Journal

During the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative conference in Denver, Seattle-based Vulcan Inc., announced its commitment to Salmon-Safe's developer accreditation initiative. It's the nation's first such program, and Vulcan plans to be the first Salmon-Safe-accredited real estate developer.


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