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Portland State Is the First University in the Nation to be Certified "Salmon-Safe"
Author: Erin Malecha Arias, Office of University Communications, 503-725-3773
Posted: July 28, 2006


Portland State University President Dan Bernstine, Provost Roy Koch and State Senator Ginny Burdick will help celebrate Portland State University’s certification as the nation’s first “Salmon-Safe” university at a ceremony and reception next Friday. The event begins with remarks and awarding of the certification by Peter Paquet, Ph.D., Salmon-Safe board chair. Immediately following the ceremony there will be a reception with Salmon-Safe wines as well local and organic treats, eco-tours of Portland State and a community lecture by PSU Professor Veronica Dujon, “To Fish or Not to Fish: Columbia River Gillnetters’ Adaptation Strategies to the Declining Salmon Industry," beginning at 12:30 p.m.


Friday, August 4, 2006, 11 a.m.; reception at 11:30 a.m.; community lecture at 12:30 p.m.


Stephen Epler Hall courtyard, 1136 SW Montgomery, Portland. Lecture will take place in Epler Hall, classroom 108.


Free and open to the public.


For more information and to RSVP, contact Erin Malecha Arias, Office of University Communications, 503-725-3773 or A special eco-tour of the Portland State campus, including eco-roofs and rainwater-catch systems, is available to members of the media before the announcement at 10 a.m. Contact Erin Malecha Arias to attend.


Salmon-Safe certifies ecologically sustainable land management practices that protect agricultural and urban watersheds so that native salmon can spawn and thrive. PSU earned certification after a comprehensive assessment of campus operations and facilities. Find out more at Portland State is the nation’s most sustainable urban university, integrating environmentally conscious practices into teaching, research, operations and facilities management.

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For Immediate Release PR-#06-094