Corporate Partner Grayl Receives Outstanding Partnership Award from the Conservation Alliance, nominated by Washington Wild
The Conservation Alliance announced the recipients of its 2021 Outstanding Partnership Awards earlier this month—Bank of the West, Grayl, and Obōz. The yearly award recognizes the organization’s member companies whose efforts directly support grantee organizations working to protect wild places in North America.
As a Conservation Alliance grantee, Washington Wild nominated Grayl, a water purification and filter manufacturer based in Seattle.
Over the past several years, Washington Wild’s relationship with Grayl and its co-founder Travis Merrigan has grown and deepened around our shared interest in protecting wild places, especially waters. After understanding the mission of Grayl to use hand-held technology to provide clean safe drinking water for travelers, researchers, and outdoor enthusiasts as they explore wildlands and waters, we worked together on our Spring 2018 newsletter. Grayl’s co-founder Travis Merrigan wrote a guest voices column talking about how the concept of Grayl water filters is inspired by the same role that intact forests and watersheds play in providing clean water in the wild.
In 2021, Grayl supported Washington Wild’s work as an event sponsor for our Wild Night Out event and our photo contest. Grayl has also generously supported the organization with water filter donations for our annual auction and for organizational use and at least one fundraiser.
On our website, we are proud to honor Grayl as one of our community voices and corporate partners. We look forward to working with Grayl in the years to come to support our shared passion and interest in advocating for access to and the protection of clean water, healthy forests, and wild watersheds.
Members of The Conservation Alliance support more than 50 grassroots conservation organizations every year through their membership dues, which go directly into the Alliance’s grant fund. In 2021, The Conservation Alliance awarded more than $2.2 million in funding to support conservation efforts to permanently protect land and water across North America. On top of its annual dues, many member companies provide additional support to The Conservation Alliance and its grantees through cause-marketing initiatives or direct involvement in the grantees’ work. The annual Outstanding Partnership Awards are one way for The Conservation Alliance and its grantees to give thanks and recognize their business partners.