Building a rain garden is a creative way to keep pollution from flowing into Puget Sound
The Seattle Times – April 12th, 2017
As the Puget Sound region expands, stormwater runoff will continue to pose a huge pollution threat our area. Ciscoe Morris explains how homeowners can help prevent stormwater runoff by installing rain gardens. Read more
Cedar Grove and Stewardship Partners to host river restoration project at Carnation Farm March 18
Snoqualmie Valley Record – March 4th, 2017
Cedar Grove, Stewardship Partners and Carnation Farms are teaming up for a river restoration event March 18 at historic Carnation Farm, in honor of Compost Days. Read More
Garden Grows Hope for Homeless Youth
KING5 – February 17th. 2017
Formerly homeless youth are growing new roots while also reducing stormwater run-off. “This is all the diseased stuff,” Keith Wolftail said. Wolftail, 22, is learning a lot about life from gardening. A resident of LaBaTeYeh Youth Home in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, Wolftail often helps around the garden.
Farming and protecting nature go hand-in-hand at Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center
Snoqualmie Valley Record – January 13th, 2017
Oxbow Farm is working with Stewardship Partners to restore riparian buffers and wetland habitat along the Snoqualmie River, so that their organic farm can continue to be a safe haven for the kids who come to learn about farming and nature and the wildlife that calls Oxbow Farm home.
5 contractors honored for protecting salmon
The Daily Journal of Commerce – October 25th, 2016
Salmon-Safe and Stewardship Partners hosted a wonderful evening at Tesla in South Lake Union to honor our Salmon-Safe contractors Exxel Pacific, GLY Construction, Lease Crutcher Lewis, Sellen Construction and Turner Construction Seattle. These contractors are working hard to protect Puget Sound by greatly reducing the amount of polluted runoff going into Lake Union.
Catching the Green Wave
Seattle Business Magazine – August, 2016
The Aurora Bridge alone dumps 3.2 million gallons of untreated stormwater into the ship canal on a yearly basis. Developers are using green infrastructure, such as bioretention cells, and Salmon-Safe certification to tackle the impacts our urban construction has on the natural environment.
Sea-Tac Airport Achieve Salmon-Safe Certification
Aviation Pros – June 27th, 2016
Sea-Tac International Airport has joined other sites milestone sites like the University of Washington campus and Nike Headquarters as being certified “Salmon-Safe”. The popular airport is committed to reducing its environmental impact over time.
Sea-Tac becomes first “Salmon Safe” airport in the nation
Q13 Fox – June 27th, 2016
Sea-Tac International just made airport history by becoming certified “Salmon-Safe”.
Sea-Tac International Becomes First “Salmon-Safe” Airport in the U.S.
KPLU – June 27th, 2016
Sea-Tac International is the fastest growing airport in North America — and the first in the U. S. to receive certification as “Salmon Safe.” The designation recognizes work to improve water quality that goes above and beyond federal requirements.
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Play an Environmentally Conscious Round of Golf
425 Magazine – June 21st, 2016
Salmon are a true symbol of the Northwest, and at Willows Run in Redmond you can shoot a round knowing you’re playing on a Salmon-Safe certified course.
Local Wineries Committing to Salmon-Safe
KING 5 – May 25th, 2016
More than 100 farms and vineyards are now taking part in a growing trend in Washington state called Salmon-Safe. It’s a label designed for businesses and landowners to come together to protect the salmon habitat.
Earth Day celebration: Boeing volunteers join Stewardship Partners in creek bank restoration
Snoqualmie Valley Record – April 19th, 2016
Four years after planting new trees alongside Ames Creek in Carnation, Boeing and Stewardship Partners returned over the weekend to clear away invasive plant species and maintain the trees they had planted.
Golf notes: Both 18-hole courses at Willows Run earn “Salmon Safe” certification
The Seattle Times – April 16th, 2016
Four public Puget Sound golf courses, two of them at Willows Run Golf Complex in Redmond, have earned “Salmon Safe” certification from the nonprofit Seattle-based organization Stewardship Partners.
The mission to save Snoqualmie River
Crosscut – April 8th, 2016
As a habitat restoration crew from Stewardship Partners, a non-profit with close ties to local farms and businesses, works near the river, a red-tailed hawk flies over head while chickadees and kildeer chase and sing.
Editorial: Trading Gray Cities for Green
Everett Herald – February 26th, 2016
Cleaning the rainwater that flows into our rivers and lakes, sounds and bays and improving the habitat for herring to salmon to orca is reason enough to shift the balance of our city landscapes from gray to green.
Remembering a tech, environmental and philanthropic role model: Doug Walker
The Seattle Times – January 5th, 2016
Philanthropist and software pioneer Doug Walker was a tremendous role model for future Seattle business leaders.
Finding Refuge for Salmon, Cold Water Preferred
The New York Times – December 11, 2015
When Lewis and Clark first encountered the Columbia River in 1805, they wrote about nearby streams so thick with salmon that you could all but walk across on their backs.
Carnation Tree Farm’s Roger Thorsen talks about Salmon-Safe farming
Gardening with Ciscoe – November 28th, 2015: http://www.kiroradio.com/listen/9995422/#
Stewardship Partners will be at the farm on December 12th from 10am to 2pm with Sal the Salmon.
Toxic road runoff kills adult coho salmon in hours, study finds
The Seattle Times – October 8th, 2015
A new study shows that stormwater runoff from urban roadways is so poisonous to coho salmon that it can kill adult fish in as little as 2½ hours.
Our salmon are in hot water
The Seattle Times – September 4, 2015
This summer’s dry weather is taking its toll on native salmon populations. With low river flows and high water temperatures, salmon spawning is threatened and fewer adult salmon are returning.
Snoqualmie Valley farmers fight drought with innovation
Crosscut – July 28, 2015
The unusually warm summer in the Pacific Northwest has left small and organic farmers struggling to keep their crops alive. Local Roots farm is combating the drought by coming up with temporary innovative solutions to access much needed water resources.
Table to Farm
The Seattle Times – August 3, 2015
Nicole Brodeur summarizes her experience at the magical night that was the sixth annual Feast on the Farm.
No fish tale: Salmon can be good for developers
Daily Journal of Commerce – June 25, 2015
Good news for salmon…GLY Construction is partnering with Salmon-Safe in order to reduce their impact on the Puget Sound Watershed.
Neighborhood Volunteers put some Muscle into McKinley Beautification Project
Tacoma News Tribune – June 14, 2015
They could have slept in Saturday morning. Instead, 12-year-old friends Adreanna Toliver and Madison Hutt were out bright and early helping to make their corner of the world a better place.
Vulcan angles to be nation’s first ‘Salmon-Safe’ real estate developer
Puget Sound Business Journal – June 11, 2015
Vulcan is working hard to protect the environment, and has taken their action one step further by committing to be the first Salmon-Safe certified developer…
New Fund Will Help More Seattle Residents Build Rain Gardens
Sightline Daily – June 2, 2015
A new financial program called the Green Infrastructure Rebate Advance Fund (GIRAF) will help Puget Sound homeowners offset the upfront costs of installing a rain garden, making rain gardens a more viable solution for low-income residents…