Friday, February 18, 2011
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.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
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.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
The 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.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
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.
Friday, November 5, 2010
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
Thursday, November 4, 2010
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.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Don’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...
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Many Oregon winemakers will tell you their pinot noir is the best wine to pair with salmon. And they are not alone in that contention. Serving pinot noir with salmon has almost become gospel, one of those "but of course!" matches that brook no debate, such as cabernet with steak... Oregon today leads the nation in certifying vineyards for environmentally friendly farming practices. An umbrella certification, Oregon Certified Sustainable Wine, encompasses organic and biodynamic certifications, as well as Low Input Viticulture & Enology (LIVE) and Salmon Safe certification.
Friday, August 20, 2010
You may have seen the words "Salmon Safe" on the wine list at your favorite restaurant. It's an earth-friendly practice that seems to be catching on in the Northwest and the Walla Walla Valley. According to the Salmon-Safe website, it says it "helps vineyards protect and restore salmon habitat by planting trees on streams, growing cover crops to control run-off, and apply natural methods to control weeds and pests." In Walla Walla, some growers have started Vinea, a trust of growers using salmon safe and sustainable practices.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Uncorking a bottle of wine can elicit merriment, boost heart health, and even relieve stress. But one program brings another benefit to pouring a glass of vino — helping out struggling salmon populations. The Salmon-Safe certification program is taking off in America's Northwest and the Walla Walla Valley, regions famous for their cool-climate grape varietals like Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling, and Pinot Noir. More than 220 vineyards in Oregon and Washington earned Salmon-Safe certification so far, and the interest continues to grow as fast as the grapes themselves.