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Monday, August 1, 2011

Saving Mill Creek

The Columbian

Gurgling softly for only about 10 miles, Mill Creek is not among Clark County’s most popular tributaries, but it’s becoming somewhat of a local showcase for environmental advancements. First, a brief geography lesson: Mill Creek’s almost indistinguishable headwaters are in the western portion of Battle Ground proper, with drainage extending west to Dollars Corner, thence south near Northeast 50th Avenue for a couple of miles and through Washington State University Vancouver before Mill Creek’s confluence with Salmon Creek... Last year, the campus received &


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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Art Meets Habitat: The Olympic Sculpture Park

The Metropolitan Field Guide

The Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle is a beautiful place. The 8.5 acre park sits alongside Elliott Bay, overlooking the Puget Sound, islands and the Olympic Mountains to the west, downtown Seattle to the south and the Space Needle to the east. The site is divided by a major street, railroad tracks and a bike path and yet appears seamlessly connected. The nearly nine acres brilliantly blend art, landscaping, views and native plant gardens by connecting a variety of landscapes...The park has also been certified as Salmon friendly through Salmon-Safe, they practice pesticide-free maintenance, partner with the Seattle Aquarium to host beach naturalists and have programs and tours highlighting the habitat of the park.


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Monday, February 28, 2011

UW achieves Salmon-Safe certification

UW Today

The University of Washington's Seattle campus has just become the largest institution in the state to be certified as Salmon-Safe. The certification, which was coordinated by the Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability (NBIS), recognizes the UW’s efforts to protect water quality and salmon habitat.


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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Expanding to urban Seattle: announcing UW, REI, Seattle Art Museum, PCC Natural Markets certifications

Multiple high profile Seattle-area institutions were honored by Salmon-Safe and its Seattle-based outreach partner, The Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability (NBIS), for their commitment to protecting wildlife habitats and improving water quality in


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Friday, February 18, 2011

New Salmon-Safe video: Save Wild Salmon

This new Stewardship Partners video by filmmaker Donovan Greene beautifully captures the Salmon-Safe program. The video features leading Salmon-Safe Washington operations Oxbow Center & Organic Farm and Novelty Hill-Januik Winery.


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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Seattle's KING5 TV features Salmon-Safe and PCC Natural Markets

KING5 TV

 Salmon-Safe's Ellen Southard and PCC Natural Markets' Chef Lynne Vea celebrated the Salmon-Safe certification of PCC's new store in Edmonds, Washington, with a morning appearance and cooking demonstration on KING5 TV's New Day Northwest.


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Thursday, February 17, 2011

PCC Natural Markets’ Edmonds, Wash. store earns both LEED Platinum and Salmon-Safe Certifications

89The newest location of PCC Natural Markets (PCC), the nation’s largest natural foods retail cooperative, has earned two of the most prestigious certifications awarded to buildings for features and operations that support human and environmental health. The Edmonds PCC is now LEED Platinum and Salmon-Safe certified, and the only grocery store in the nation to have earned both honors. 


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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Join us at "Salmon in the City 2010" on Oct. 27 in Portland

UO Portland Center, White Stag Block in Old Town

Please join us for a free public event highlighting recent innovations in ecologically
sustainable design as well as the latest research on urban stormwater runoff and
the fate of salmon.


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Monday, October 4, 2010

WSU Vancouver campus earns Salmon-Safe certification

The Columbian

89Don’t expect to see a salmon on the university campus in Salmon Creek. Located on a former cattle pasture on an eastward-facing slope, most of Washington State University Vancouver’s 351-acre campus is situated well above the meandering course of Salmon Creek and its tributary of Mill Creek. Yet, the campus recently earned distinction as a bona fide salmon-safe environment...  


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Thursday, September 16, 2010

WSU Vancouver earns Salmon-Safe certification: Restoring Salmon Creek tributary

WSU Vancouver has become the first urban campus in southwestern Washington to earn Salmon-Safe certification, a designation that means the university is proactively and significantly improving the environmental health of its 351-acre property. WSU Vancouver is an environmental innovator with initiatives ranging from LEED buildings to rain gardens and constructed wetlands to restoration of forests on the property. Salmon-Safe certification represented a powerful next step because aptly named Salmon Creek, in their own backyard, is home to coho salmon, steelhead and cutthroat trout.


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