Hoyt Street Properties Supports “Salmon for the Sandy”
Hoyt Street Properties is proud to support Salmon for the Sandy– a public art and education campaign designed to raise awareness about the conservation and restoration of the Sandy River basin. In addition to serving as a sponsor, Hoyt Street Properties is helping to engage the public in this unique campaign by showcasing three colorful salmon sculptures in locations around Portland’s Pearl District.
“We are excited to be involved with the Salmon for the Sandy project,” said Tiffany Sweitzer, President/CEO of Hoyt Street Properties. “It is a pleasure to collaborate with organizations that are working to preserve Oregon’s natural resources in such creative, engaging ways.”
Salmon for the Sandy was born as a joint endeavor by the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council and Western Rivers Conservancy (WRC) to celebrate the removal of two dams and the protection of a 5,000-acre wild river corridor along the Sandy River. Thirty-three salmon sculptures were painted and decorated by regional artists and are on now display in public locations in Portland and the surrounding area.
The salmon were first unveiled at a First Thursday concert on July 5th in Jamison Square Park. From there, six of the smaller sculptures became part of a “school of salmon” display that is traveling from Portland to Sandy to Timberline Lodge and eventually to Salem over the next couple of months. The larger salmon were transferred to their summer locations where they will remain on display through October 3rd.
Each unique sculpture is designed to generate excitement about the improved habitat and recreational opportunities in the Sandy River basin watershed. On display in the Hoyt Realty Group Showroom (1130 NW 10th Avenue) is Scott Schuldt’s, “Salmon Roe Salmon,” which is comprised of tiny red beads set in circular patterns. Showcased at Caplan Art Designs (1139 NW 11th Avenue) and Sip and Kranz (901 NW 10th Avenue) are two other Hoyt-sponsored sculptures, including “Fish Bones” by Adrian Thalasinos Haley and “Aquatic Gladiator” by Angel VanOvereem.
On October 24th, the community will have the chance to purchase the vibrant sculptures at the Salmon for the Sandy Gala and Auction at the Portland Art Museum. All proceeds will benefit the Watershed Council’s outreach and stewardship programs that help landowners along the Sandy best manage their land.
For more information about Salmon for the Sandy, please click here.
Western Rivers Conservancy is a nonprofit organization based in Portland that protects outstanding river ecosystems in the western United States. The Sandy River Basin Watershed Council works to preserve and improve the health of the Sandy watershed for fish, wildlife, and people.
Hoyt Street Properties is the Pearl District’s largest development company. The group is responsible for developing the Hoyt Yards community, the urban renewal zone at the heart of the Pearl District. Comprised of twelve distinctive projects, Hoyt Yards has become a vibrant multiuse neighborhood and a model for urban planners around the world.