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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Portland Becomes First Salmon-Safe City

Mayor & Council issue Salmon-Safe challenge to other West Coast cites

Mayor Charlie Hales today announced that the City of Portland has taken action across city operations to earn Salmon-Safe certification, making it the first city in the world to achieve the third-party designation for its systematic approach to improving water quality and restoring salmon habitat.


Monday, June 27, 2016

Sea-Tac Airport is first in the U.S. to achieve Salmon-Safe Certification

Salmon Safe recognizes Port of Seattle’s work to protect Puget Sound water quality and salmon habitat

In a year where the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is projected to have a record number of passengers, the Port of Seattle is taking care of the environment too, becoming the first U.S. airport to achieve Salmon-Safe certification, earned for its environmental practices that protect Puget Sound water quality and salmon habitat.


Monday, March 14, 2016

Northwest craft brewers lead movement to Salmon-Safe hops

By sourcing Salmon-Safe hops, leading craft brewers are helping to transform agriculture in the Willamette and Yakima valleys, two key wild salmon watersheds that are the source of 90 percent of US hops.

Craft Breweries Leading a Movement

Acclaimed Northwest and national brewers are building the market for hops grown in an ecologically sustainable manner by sourcing Salmon-Safe certified Yakima and Willamette Valley hops.


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Join us in Seattle on Jan 28 for Salmon in the City

Returning to Seattle on January 28 is Salmon in the City, our free event highlighting innovations in ecologically sustainable urban design and development that protect water quality and Puget Sound. NOAA Fisheries will present groundbreaking research regarding the impacts of urban stormwater on salmon and watersheds. The event will feature pioneering studio collaborations bridging architecture and ecology with leading ecologists and designers. 


Friday, October 23, 2015

MEC headquarters is Canada’s first Salmon-Safe campus

The distinctive buildings and grounds that comprise the head office campus of Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) on the eastern end of False Creek Flats in Vancouver have been certified as the first Salmon-Safe urban site in British Columbia.


Monday, October 19, 2015

Salmon-Safe certification helps propel UW to NCAA Division 1 sustainability award

Congratulations to University of Washington regarding the NACDA sustainability award for the environmentally innovative retrofit of Husky Stadium.


Friday, October 2, 2015

Smithsonian Magazine features certification of Hopworks brewing campus

Smithsonian Magazine

An Oregon Brewery Is the First Ever to Go “Salmon-Safe”

Hopsworks Urban Brewery is the first in the United States to be certified Salmon-Safe


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Vulcan angles to be nation's first 'Salmon-Safe' real estate developer

Portland Business Journal

During the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative conference in Denver, Seattle-based Vulcan Inc., announced its commitment to Salmon-Safe's developer accreditation initiative. It's the nation's first such program, and Vulcan plans to be the first Salmon-Safe-accredited real estate developer.


Friday, May 15, 2015

Deschutes Brewery & Columbia Distributing Join Forces to Raise More than $16,000 for Salmon-Safe

Salmon-Safe is thrilled to announce that today we received a $16,600 donation from the Deschutes Brewery and Columbia Distributing Beer Machines Party held in Portland last month. The party, which was held during the annual Craft Brewers Conference, featured steam-punk style beer machines built by local artists. The donation was comprised of artist sales of the beer machines, with a matching donation from Deschutes Brewery.


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Newly expanded Salmon-Safe wine list

Just in time for the holidays we've wrapped up vineyard site assessment season and now we're adding to the  Salmon-Safe wine list. Since 1997, we've joined with our collaborating certification organizations LIVE and Oregon Tilth to certify 350+ Salmon-Safe vineyards.