Five city bureaus joined Portland Parks & Recreation making the City of Portland the nation’s first municipality to receive the designation.
Environmental Services worked cooperatively with the Salmon-Safe team over a two-year period to assess bureau facilities, operations and activities and determine the appropriate conditions that could be practically implemented to achieve Salmon-Safe desired environmental outcomes and improvements.
The Salmon-Safe report and recommendations commends our current efforts and identifies opportunities for improvement.
Certification serves to raise awareness of how City operations contribute to salmon recovery throughout the entire Willamette River and Columbia River watersheds, as salmon pass through the City on their way up to headwater streams, as well as on their way downstream to the Columbia River and Pacific Ocean.
We’re proud to receive this designation and recognition for Portland as an environmental leader that walks its talk, and sets an example for other cities.