fbpx Announcement of BC’s First Salmon-Safe Certified Urban Site | Pacific Salmon Foundation




Date:                      Friday, October 23, 2015

Time:                      3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
                                (Announcement at 3.30 pm | Building tour at 4:00 pm)

Location:               MEC Head Office (Trailhead Room)
                               1077 Great Northern Way, Vancouver

Salmon-Safe is a site-specific certification program that recognizes and promotes progressive, environmentally friendly land and water management practices to protect Pacific salmon, enhance water quality and restore habitat. Salmon-Safe began in Oregon in 1996, and now works across more than 600 sites in Oregon, Washington, California and British Columbia.

The Pacific Salmon Foundation and Fraser Basin Council introduced Salmon-Safe in British Columbia in 2011, with an initial focus on agricultural lands. Over 45 BC farms, ranches and wineries covering more than 10,000 acres of land have since been certified.

Mountain Equipment Co-op’s head office campus near the historic eastern terminus of False Creek Flats in Vancouver will become BC’s first Salmon-Safe certified urban site. MEC has earned the certification through progressive water management practices, including the capture and use of rainwater on site, rain garden swales to filter storm water and other environmentally friendly landscaping practices.

Media are invited to attend the formal announcement and presentation to learn about Salmon-Safe BC and the MEC certification, and to tour the facility. Refreshments will be served.

See event details above. Watch for a media release on October 23.

For more information contact:

Denise Palmer Hoskins, Fraser Basin Council
T: 604 488-5352 | E: dhoskins@fraserbasin.bc.ca

Tim Southam, MEC Public Affairs
T: 604-561-4528 I E: tsoutham@mec.ca

Media Contacts

For media inquiries contact:
Pacific Salmon Foundation 
Elayne Sun 
Manager, Communications and Marketing