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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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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A greener Christmas tree

Chilliwack Times, British Columbia

 Just when you thought the living green principles had permeated every aspect of daily life, along comes organically-grown Christmas trees. The Bees Knees Christmas Trees is a family-owned business growing on two farms in the Columbia Valley without the use of chemicals of any kind. "We're basically letting the trees do what they do best," said owner Michelle Lemieux.


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Friday, November 5, 2010

Sustainability development becomes salmon-friendly

Newcastle News

Trails at Newcastle, a sustainability-oriented development to be built east off Coal Creek Parkway between Southeast 79th Street and 135th Avenue Southeast, has become the first development in the state to earn Salmon-Safe Residential Development Certification. Seattle-based nonprofit Stewardship Partners — which works in conjunction with Oregon-based nonprofit Salmon-Safe — gives the distinction in Washington. Ben Kaufman, owner of GreenWorks Realty, which will construct the dev


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Thursday, November 4, 2010

The American Way

Fork Magazine

English wine writer Fiona Beckett packs her bags for an American adventure in tasting wines across Oregon and Washington. One discovery she makes is just how green the Northwest wine region has become. Fiona takes note of " ...the imaginative Salmon-Safe, a conservation programme in which the wine industry is involved to protect the native wild salmon."  Download the article.


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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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