The Salmon-Safe Soapbox
Monday, August 1, 2011
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 &
Monday, July 18, 2011
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.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
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.
Friday, July 8, 2011
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.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
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.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The first time we saw one of those billboard-sized Willamette Valley Vineyards Salmon-Safe truck wraps on I-5 near Portland, we knew that we were reaching a new audience with a message about how wine growers our helping restore our salmon watersheds.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Some species of wildlife aren't appreciated at Eastmoreland Golf Course — and some are. The Canadian Geese that foul the greens are considered pests; workers with dogs chase them off. The beavers can also be pesky; left alone, they would turn the golf course into a wetland. Their dams, constructed in the dark of night, are removed by groundskeepers during the day. But native fish are enthusiastically welcomed. “We’re a ‘Salmon-Safe’ golf course,” smiles Eastmoreland Golf Course Superintendent Kathy Hauff.
Monday, February 28, 2011
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.
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