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Brewshed® Alliance Partner Highlighted at Congressional Celebration for Conservation Funding

Posted on May 21, 2019 in Brewshed, Conservation News, WA Wild Blog

This year, Washington Wild was asked to help provide Washington based beer for a national congressional celebration on the permanent authorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) in Washington D.C. U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell championed the LWCF, therefore a Washington beer presence was a natural connection. We worked with Brewshed® Alliance partner Elysian Brewing Company to provide beer for upwards of two hundred attendees at a congressional celebration. 

Washington Wild mobilized its members and supporters to send over hundreds of messages to decision makers in support of LWCF and to secure permanent funding for the protection of our national parks, forests and wildlife refuges as well as local playfields and greenspaces.

The Brewshed Alliance®

Washington Wild’s Brewshed® Alliance is a partnership between over 60 Washington State breweries and Washington Wild, designed to highlight the overlapping interests between the conservation and brewing communities. We work with Brewshed Partners throughout the state to co-host events helping raise both funds and awareness for Washington Wild’s statewide conservation work, and share the common goal of protecting wild lands and waters leading to superior downstream beer. Our partners have played a critical role in reaching thousands of supporters and consistently raising over $25,000 of annual unrestricted funding to support our work.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is our country’s most important conservation program, supporting local economies, providing infrastructure for public health, tourism and recreation, and increasing access to the outdoors in all states and territories. It is paid for with non-taxpayer dollars, is overwhelmingly popular, and has maintained broad bipartisan support due to its more than half-century history of successful, locally-driven conservation.