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By Brandon Gustafson
Mukilteo Beacon Editor 

Paine Field third Salmon-Safe airport in North America

 

September 18, 2019

Paine Field

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers signs off on paperwork certifying Paine Field Airport as a Salmon-Safe airport. Behind him, from left, are Arif Ghouse, Paine Field airport director; Dan Kent, co-founder and executive director of Salmon-Safe; Salmon-Safe Puget Sound manager Ellen K. Southard; and Andrew Rardin, Paine Field environmental and wildlife manager.

Paine Field Airport joined an exclusive list last week, as the airport is now one of just three airports in North America to be certified by environmental nonprofit Salmon-Safe.

The airport was awarded the certification last Thursday, Sept. 12, due to its "long-running efforts to maintain water quality and natural habitat that supports the biological needs of salmon," per a Snohomish County news release. Additionally, the County said, Paine Field's environmental programs "reflect decades of improvements and innovation."

The certification applies to about 1,250 acres of county-owned proper...



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