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Adopt-a-Buffer is Snoqualmie Stewardship’s latest solution to the loss of fish and wildlife habitat, loss of farmland, and increasingly polluted waterways throughout the Snoqualmie Watershed.

Adopt-a-Buffer connects local businesses, groups and individuals with rural landowners and farmers to engage in visible, measurable environmental restoration by restoring and maintaining habitat buffers along the Snoqualmie River. These strips of native trees and shrubs provide cooling shade, control erosion and provide habitat for hundreds of fish and wildlife species. Trees and shrubs actively absorb air pollution throughout their lifetime, storing carbon and fighting climate change.

Campbell Global receiving their Adopt-a-Buffer certificate in 2016.

You can read more about Campbell Global’s commitment to Adopt-a-Buffer on our blog!

 

Adopt-a-Buffer is beneficial for everyone involved!

Businesses benefit through the opportunity for employees to give back to their community by engaging in ongoing team-building and volunteer opportunities. They work together with non-profits and farmers to restore vital fish and wildlife habitat while learning about local food sources.

Farmers benefit through increased exposure to their farms and programs which leads to economic viability.  Farmers also receive assistance with important maintenance and planting of habitat buffers on their property.

Before and After Buffer

A section of riverbank before and after the installation of a habitat buffer.

Community members benefit through the opportunity to volunteer on local farms and to learn about local food sources. Often, volunteers are able to meet the farmers and go on farm tours.

Salmon and other species benefit through water quality and water temperature improvements in the ecosystem. The trees planted during Adopt-a-Buffer projects grow to provide necessary shade for salmon to successfully spawn.

 

 

Sponsorship:

The program includes three sponsorship levels that anyone in the community can participate in.

Blue Fish King
Corporations and businesses invest in a sustainable future by giving back to the environment. Sponsors commit to restoring a buffer on a farm for three years.
Red FishSockeye
Smaller businesses, groups or individuals who commit to a smaller but significant monetary sponsorship.
Green FishCoho
Great for individuals, groups of volunteers and organizations that give back to the community by volunteering on a regular basis. Sponsorship at this level is FREE!

We invite you to join us and grow with our Adopt-a-Buffer program. Your participation our efforts will ensure healthy land, air, and water and a striving economy in the Snoqualmie Valley.

 

Thank you to our Adopt-a-Buffer Sponsors: 

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partners for sustainability Microsoft Starbucks

 Caring Club

 

 

For more information about Adopt-a-Buffer, contact Chris LaPointe at cl@stewardshippartners.org or (206) 292-9875.

 

 

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