With support from Widmer Brothers Brewing, Oregon Wild’s initiative for watershed advocacy and education has a new resource for engagement
PORTLAND, Ore – The growing initiative known as the Oregon Brewshed® Alliance, a coalition of the brewing community and conservationists advocating for forest watershed protection, now has its very own website.
Oregon Wild established the Oregon Brewshed® Alliance with seven Oregon brewery partners in April 2015, and in under a year the coalition has hosted or participated in 27 events statewide, raised over $16,000 to support watershed education and conservation, and expanded to 22 total partners across Oregon. Alliance news, information, and events have, until now, been showcased on Oregon Wild’s website, through partner sites, social media, and word-of-mouth.
“We’re excited to see the Oregon Brewshed® Alliance grow so rapidly,” said Sean Stevens, Executive Director of Oregon Wild. “Having this new standalone website will be a great tool for continuing to build the Alliance community, as non-traditional allies join together with the shared goal and passion for protected wild watersheds.”
Thanks to support from Widmer Brothers Brewing, a charter Alliance member, the Oregon Brewshed® Alliance’s new online home (oregonbrewshedalliance.org) will be the go-to place for people to connect with Alliance partners and their efforts.
“As a long-time supporter of Oregon Wild, it’s an honor to help launch this new, dynamic website for the Oregon Brewshed Alliance,” said Julia Person, Sustainability Manager, Widmer Brothers Brewing. “This is an exciting next step in bringing attention to the fresh, clean water that we enjoy in Oregon and its connection to the great craft beers that the brewing community shares.”
The site was designed by the local team at WEINLANDcreative, and allows users to find Oregon Brewshed® Alliance partners and upcoming events, learn more about the brewshed® (aka watershed) in their local communities, and find out how to get involved as a business or volunteer. The site also gives Brewshed® Alliance partners the ability to highlight their own events and showcase their efforts in conservation and sustainability.
“Great beer begins with clean water.” said Marielle Cowdin, Oregon Wild’s Oregon Brewshed® Alliance & Outreach Coordinator. “Whether you brew or you just enjoy drinking Oregon’s amazing craft beer, protecting our forest watersheds is essential for both. We encourage all craft beer enthusiasts to visit the new site, and support our Alliance partners and their pledge to protect the water that makes their craft possible. We can’t wait to see how this initiative continues to take flight statewide.”
The Oregon Brewshed® Alliance is a coalition of breweries, conservationists, and brewing community partners advocating for the protection of forest watersheds through public education, outreach, and events. For more information, visit oregonbrewshedalliance.org.
Founded in 1974, Oregon Wild works to protect and restore Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife, and waters as an enduring legacy for future generations. Find out more at oregonwild.org.