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Good News for Salmon—Good News for NBIS

Contacts: Mary Rose, NBIS 425-828-0982

Good News for Salmon—Good News for NBIS

(Seattle – August 31, 2009) -NBIS has been awarded a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant to support urban Salmon-Safe certification activities in the Lake Washington watershed region.

Salmon-Safe certifies urban landowners for best practices in stormwater and landscape management.

The NBIS Urban Initiative offers landowners assistance in developing cost-saving water and landscape management practices and provides public recognition through events and media campaign activities.

The NFWF grant will support outreach to landowners in Issaquah, Redmond, Kirkland, Bothel, Kenmore, Seattle and other municipalities whose urban streams drain into the Lake Washington watershed area WRIA 8).

To join this growing movement of landowners who are addressing the critical issues of salmon survival in our urban creeks and streams through management best practices, please contact Mary Rose at NBIS.

Learn more about the NBIS Salmon Safe program at: www.nbis.org/programs/salmon-safe/

About Salmon Safe:
Salmon-Safe, a leading eco-label, is devoted to restoring agricultural and urban watersheds so that salmon can spawn and thrive. Based in Portland, Ore., Salmon-Safe has certified more than 60,000 acres of farm and urban lands in Oregon and Washington, including the headquarters of leading businesses such as Nike and Kettle Foods, and 130 vineyards that represent a third of Oregon’s total vineyard acreage. Salmon-Safe labeled products may be found in many supermarkets and natural foods stores. Salmon-Safe partners with NBIS and Stewardship Partners, a Seattle nonprofit focused on agricultural restoration, in Washington State. For more information, visit www.salmonsafe.org.

About NBIS:
The Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability is a networking organization for sustainable business professionals and their companies in the Pacific Northwest. NBIS’ mission is to develop and support sustainable business practices through workshops, training, sustainability assessments and implementation strategies. NBIS provides recognition and support to companies and organizations that are setting the standard for sustainable business practices locally and globally. In addition to providing sustainability tools and strategies, NBIS is the lead organization for Salmon-Safe certification in the urban Puget Sound region and is a partner in developing By-Product Synergy NW, the region’s first actively facilitated wide-scale materials exchange program.