2010 Selected Ecosystem Conservation Project
New Planet Beer has designated Wildlands Restoration Volunteers (WRV) as the 2010 recipient of Tread Lightly Ale proceeds. New Planet Beer, as a Corporate Sponsor, has specified the funds go to support the restoration of the popular Betasso Preserve west of Boulder.
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers engages volunteers in very high-quality ecological restoration projects in areas of great ecological significance. In its ten-year history, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers has completed 200 restoration projects including road closures, wetland revegetation and invasive species control while involving more than 30,000 volunteer hours. Not only does Wildlands Restoration Volunteers do spectacularly effective ecological restoration. It also designs and conducts projects so that the volunteers fall in love with restoration and have a life-changing experience.
Benjamin Betasso Trail Closure & Restoration
Boulder County Parks and Open Space (BCPOS) recently purchased the 391 acre Benjamin property, near the popular Betasso Preserve Open Space, protecting 1,175 acres of wildlife habitat. The property has over 4.5 miles of social trails, some of which are highly eroded, steep/hazardous and completely unsustainable. In 2009 and 2010, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, working in partnership with the Boulder Mountainbike Alliance and others, will revegetate the most eroded and unsustainable social trails, which Boulder County Parks and Open Space has already officially closed.
To get involved or learn more about the project, visit the Wildlands Restoration Volunteers website.
The Ecological Tenants of 3R Raspberry Ale-Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle- the 3 Rs of waste reduction education. By reducing the materials we use, reusing what we already have, and recycling what we did use, we can help promote and protect a healthy environment.
New planet beer will donate a portion of proceeds from the sale of 3R Raspberry Ale to non-profit organizations in Colorado who are promotion the Reduce, Reuse and Recycle educational philosophy. If you know of any please send us an email and we’ll take them into considerations for the final selection.