Oregon Celebrates 20th Anniversary of ‘American Wetlands Month’
The Wetlands Conservancy Creates A Month of Delicious Fundraising Opportunities
This May marks the 20th anniversary of American Wetlands Month,
a time when federal, state, tribal, local, non-profit, and private
sector organizations celebrate the vital importance of wetlands. To
honor this milestone, The Wetlands Conservancy (TWC) is collaborating
with retail stores, local producers and restaurants – including New
Seasons, Pacific Natural Foods, Lenne Estate
and more – to raise awareness among diners and supermarket consumers
about the benefits of conserving and restoring Oregon’s wetlands, and
to highlight the positive effect that healthy estuaries have on the
environment and food systems. Learn more about Oregon's estuaries.
TWC is proud to be partnering with establishments that make conscious choices about where and how to procure, grow or prepare food
One cornerstone of the campaign is the Aqua Plate Special, a month-long dining promotion at sustainably-minded restaurants across the state. Throughout the month of May, partner restaurants will be offering an “Aqua Plate Special” menu item featuring seasonal and sustainable seafood whose habitat is dependent upon the health of Oregon’s estuaries. Ten percent of the proceeds from the sale of each Aqua Plate Special will be donated to The Wetlands Conservancy.
Participating restaurants include:
1987 NW Kearney St.
Portland, OR 97209
Newmans at 988
988 S. HemlockSt.
Cannon Beach, OR 97145
1401 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR 97214
627 SW Washington St.
Portland, OR 97205
Red Star Tavern & Roast House
503 SW Alder St.
Portland, OR 97204
From May 5th to May 11th, New Seasons Market will contribute $1.00 for each pound of Oregon shrimp meat sold, and $1.00 for each Farm Plate Special (an Oregon shrimp quesadilla) sold the week May 19th to May 25th. Oregon pink shrimp is the first shrimp to be certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium has named it a “Best Choice” for seafood lovers.
Additionally, Pacific Natural Foods will donate a portion of its profits from the sales of all Pacific Natural Foods non-dairy and ready-to-drink beverages to the Wetlands Conservancy.
Read the PNF Newsletter online.
Kettle Foods expands wetlands at Salem Plant. Read the full press release (PDF).