Ripples - Community Partnerships

By Jason Lundgren, Director, Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group

 Last winter, Stevens Pass Mountain Resort and a local chef-owned restaurant took a chance and partnered on a new business venture. Watershed Café, a Leavenworth farm to table restaurant, started selling hot bone broth at Stevens Pass to skiers and boarders looking to warm-up between runs. The partnership proved to be such a success that they made a significant donation to a local non-profit, Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group, to support salmon recovery through stream restoration and education. The ripple effect of this partnership will touch people of all ages in our community and help us sustain our iconic Pacific Northwest salmon. From tree planting to field and classroom based lessons about salmon and the rivers they inhabit, each donation is a direct investment back into our community.

The partnership with Stevens and Watershed Café was a huge success and has served as the nexus for the new Yodelin Broth Company located at 633 Front Street, located downstairs in the renovated space that occupied the Wasabi Sushi and Thai restaurant space). The owners of Yodelin Broth Company and Watershed Café have renewed their commitment to giving back to the community and the environment by generously donating 1% of their profits to our organization.

Check out both of their Leavenworth restaurants, or grab a bowl at Stevens Pass, next time you feel like some tasty NW cuisine (http://www.yodelinrestaurantgroup.com).

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Thanks to Stevens Pass and Watershed Cafe for supporting our work to teach about the importance of caring for our rivers and preventing wild salmon from extinction