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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

South Waterfront makes salmon feel right at home

The Oregonian

The South Waterfront area, with condos and apartments rising 30 stories, is perhaps the last place one might think of protecting salmon. After all, 90 percent of the new neighborhood is covered in pavement or buildings. But the developers and city planners included water-treating ponds, green roofs and other elements that would slow and clean storm water that might otherwise poison salmon and pollute the Willamette River...


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

South Waterfront deemed salmon friendly

Daily Journal of Commerce

Portland's South Waterfront is known for its proximity to nature and its LEED certified buildings. Now the South Waterfront area has become the first urban neighborhood in the United States to achieve Salmon-Safe certification... Read the article.


Monday, September 8, 2008

South Waterfront earns "Salmon-Safe" status

Portland Business Journal

An ecology group has dubbed the fledgling South Waterfront area as the city's first "salmon-safe" neighborhood. Salmon-Safe, which aims to help salmon spawn and thrive in restored watersheds, bestowed the designation on the neighborhood because developers have vowed to protect the nearby Willamette River and its tributaries....


Thursday, July 24, 2008

Salmon in Sneakers? Salmon-Safe is the Latest Green Emblem

The Oregonian

It's a scary summer for salmon off the Oregon coast, part of a long decline for the region's favorite fish. But in the city, salmon get safer every day. They're safe at college (Portland State University), safe at a trade show (at the Oregon Convention Center) and safe in the nation's first salmon-safe neighborhood (to be revealed later this summer). So many urban institutions in Oregon and Washington are lining up for Salmon-Safe certification from the nonprofit that bestows it...

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Salmon-Safe Puget Sound starts with Parks, Campuses: University of Washington Bothell and other sites achieve certification

Salmon-Safe and its Seattle-based outreach partner The Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability (NBIS) will announce today that the Washington State Department of Ecology headquarters campus, Port of Seattle Parks, and the co-located campus of University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia Community College have become the first urban Washington sites t


Monday, September 24, 2007

Salmon-Safe Goes Urban: The Pacific Northwest's favorite eco-label has its sights on corporations, colleges and homes.

A Fresh Squeeze: Seattle Edition

It's hard to miss the Salmon-Safe label if you live in Seattle. The eco-stamp of approval adorns a cornucopia of foodstuffs, including apples, wine, vegetables, herbs, berries, dairy and eggs... Today Salmon-Safe is one of the most recognized eco-labels in our region, falling close behind national heavyweights like USDA Organic and Fair Trade Certified.

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Thursday, August 24, 2006

PSU first 'salmon safe' university: Portland-based nonprofit group Salmon Safe aims to help salmon thrive

Daily Vanguard, August 2006
PaquetPoliticians and environmental advocates mingled outside Epler Hall last Friday as Portland State celebrated its status as the nation's first "salmon safe" college campus. The certification, bestowed by Portland nonprofit Salmon Safe, represents PSU's efforts to help salmon "spawn and thrive" by contributing clean water to the urban watershed. "As salmon migrate through the Willamette system, the activities that Portland State is taking on will provide protection for those fish," said Peter Paquet, a professor in the urban studies department and board member at Salmon Safe....


Monday, July 24, 2006

Toyota earns environmentally friendly designation: The vehicle distribution center is the first in the nation to earn designatio

Portland Business Journal, July 2006


Wednesday, May 24, 2006

ll-organic landscape a goal for Kettle Foods: Salem company also is state's second to be Salmon-Safe

Salem Statesman Journal, May 2006


Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Nike Campus Nets Salmon-Safe Label

Sustainable Industries Journal, September 2005