Sunriver Brewing releases Co-Operative Hazy Pale Ale collab with REI and Deschutes National Forest

Sunriver Brewing new “Co-operative Hazy Pale Ale,” collaboration with REI and Deschutes National Forest has been released in 12oz cans. 10% of Co-operative’s sales will benefit major conservancy effort – Discover Your Forest. The goals of the Discover Your Forest project are to clean-up and improve Cabin Butte Pit, Horse Butte Trailhead and the surrounding area in central Oregon. also fostered a partnership with local self-proclaimed “Recycling Guru’s”, The Broomsmen and sustainable strategist and waste consultant, Hannah Johnson with Human Eco Consulting, who will help pick up bullets and bullet-shells to be properly broken down and disposed of.

More from a press release:

In recent years, illegal dumping and the development of illegal shooting areas at the North end of Cabin Butte Pit have caused many locals to avoid the area. Overall recreational use has greatly decreased due to accumulation of trash, evidence of careless shooting, and drug use.
Discover Your Forest, the Deschutes National Forest Service and REI are joining forces to help clean and restore the area, including picking up several dump loads of trash and recyclable material. The project will also
decommission four illegally developed shooting areas, as well as install 500 ft. of rail fencing and visitor signage explaining the project. In addition, volunteers will build and install about 20 bee boxes to protect bees and encourage pollinator sustainability in Central Oregon.

Once completed, this project will help encourage native plant regrowth and increase outdoor recreation activities including hiking, cave exploration and mountain biking. Future clean-ups are planned to continue this effort. Locals interested in volunteering can contact Stacey Cochran at (541) 383-5530.

The success of this service project was made possible by the combined efforts of REI, the Deschutes National Forest, Discover Your Forest, Human Eco Consulting and The Broomsmen.

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