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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Final hours to take pledge: win a years supply of wine + wild salmon

 For a chance at King Estate wine and a year’s supply of wild Bristol Bay salmon, pledge to sip Salmon-Safe wine and choose wild instead of farmed fish. Want to know more?


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Monday, November 14, 2011

Join us at "Salmon in the City Seattle" on Nov. 28

 

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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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Salmon-Safe Launches in B.C.

Vancouver Sun

A new eco-certification program that ensures B.C. ranchers, farmers and winemakers adopt practices that protect salmon and salmon habitat will officially launch Wednesday. A non-profit foundation based in Portland, Salmon Safe has already certified 22 ranches and farms in British Columbia during a one-year pilot and training program, according to Michelle Tung, manager of Salmon Safe BC. 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Whitaker Way is First Industrial Park to Earn Salmon-Safe Certification

In an industrial neighborhood on Portland's Columbia Slough contaminated by PCBs and pesticides, Redside Development’s Whitaker Way Industrial Office Park is on track to be the first Salmon-Safe Certified property of its type nationally. Located near Portland International Airport,  the Slough provides critical rearing habitat for migrating salmon, particularly lower Columbia coho.


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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Join us for Trout Unlimited's "Feast from Field to Stream": August 21 in the Okanogan Valley

How about a summer road trip to the Okanogan Valley? Please join us for Washington Water Project of Trout Unlimited's fabulous Feast of Field and Stream on Sunday, August 21st, at Bluebird Grain Farm! The dinner will showcase farms participating in TU's rapidly expanding Inland Northwest Salmon-Safe project, including Bluebird Grain Farm, Hard Row to Hoe Vineyard, and the Okanogan Producers Marketing Association.


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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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Monday, July 18, 2011

Pesticides by the pound: Experts differ on health risks from chemical-laden produce

Portland Tribune

One fine day in early summer, the Southeast Portland Fred Meyer was selling Braeburn apples for 89 cents a pound, while organic Braeburns were more than double that price, at $1.99 a pound.


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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

OSU Farmscaping Tour July 20 to Goschie Farms, first Salmon-Safe hop grower

Longtime Salmon-Safe collaborators at Oregon State University's Integrated Plant Protection Center will lead a farmscaping for beneficial insect walk  on July 20, from 1-5PM, at Goshie Farms, near Silverton, Oregon. It's a free public event and an opportunity to visit a flagship Salmon-Safe farm near Portland with leading researchers and extension educators.


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Friday, July 8, 2011

Updated Salmon-Safe farm standards released

Salmon-Safe today released a mid-stream update to our all-new farm standards that primarily incorporates a revised list of "High Risk" pesticides that are restricted for use on certified farms. A more substantial revision 2.0 will be out by late summer that includes extensive scientific and environmental community review comments.


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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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