Media Advisory: Salmon-Safe eco-certification comes to British Columbia to benefit Pacific Salmon
VANCOUVER, October 3, 2011 - A new program that protects Pacific salmon habitat and watershed quality will be officially launched on Wednesday, October 5th, at the Main Street Farmers Market in Vancouver.
Already well-established in Washington, Oregon and California, Salmon-Safe is a third-party eco-certification program that educates land users, retailers and consumers about the importance of protecting healthy and functioning ecosystems and watersheds that are essential to Pacific salmon, British Columbia's "keystone" species.
During the October 5th event, nine B.C. farmers will receive the inaugural Salmon-Safe B.C. certification. Food that features seasonal Salmon-Safe-certified products will be available for tasting.
Salmon-Safe in B.C. is being delivered by the Pacific Salmon Foundation and the Fraser Basin Council in partnership with Salmon-Safe Inc., a non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon.
- Dale McKay, owner/chef, ensemble and the first Top Chef Canada winner
- Amy Robertson, former chair, Vancouver Farmers market Society
- Dan Kent, executive director, Salmon-Safe Inc. (Portland, Oregon)
- Annemarie Klippenstein, co-owner of Klippers Organics
- Michelle Tung, manager, Salmon-Safe B.C.
Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Location: Main Street Farmers Market
1100 Block Station Street along Thorton Park (across from the VIA Rail Station
and near the Main Street SkyTrain Station)
Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
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For more information contact:
Michael Meneer, Pacific Salmon Foundation