Alaskan Brewing, Washington State Ferries, Puget Soundkeeper, and Centerplate to clean coastline
JUNEAU, Alaska (July 27, 2018) – Alaskan Brewing Company’s Coastal CODE chair today announced plans for its next midsummer beach cleanup on the shores of Puget Sound, in cooperation with the Washington State Ferries, Puget Soundkeeper and Centerplate. Seven cleanups were held across Alaska earlier this year, and over 50,000 pounds of trash were removed. The latest iteration will be held on Saturday, August 11th, from 10:00 am to noon.
“The Coastal CODE program is part of our company’s belief in environmental stewardship,” said Rochelle Rogers, chair of Alaskan Brewing’s Coastal CODE Taskforce. “We have contributed 1% of all proceeds from our Icy Bay IPA to support the cleanup of coastlines and waterways as a part of this program, and are proud to say that we’ve raised over $250,000 and cleaned up over 1 million pounds of trash since the program began in 2007.”
The Washington State Ferries partnered with Alaskan Brewing Company’s Coastal CODE to begin serving Icy Bay IPA onboard its vessels in early 2018, with the support of ferry food and beverage provider Centerplate. As a mainstay on the waters of coastal Washington, the state ferry system is committed to maintaining the health and cleanliness of the coastlines it serves.
“We are proud to work with Alaskan Brewing and serve Icy Bay IPA onboard the ferries to benefit a worthwhile cause,” said Centerplate Regional Vice President Steve Dominguez. “We look forward to helping get the word out this year, and doing all we can to support Coastal CODE in the years ahead.”
Puget Soundkeeper, a Washington-based conservation nonprofit, works to protect and preserve the waters of Puget Sound.
Marine debris threatens ocean health globally, and is a problem for wildlife and habitat here in Puget Sound,” said Andy Gregory, Pollution Prevention Director for Puget Soundkeeper. “Consisting mostly of single-use plastics, this trash never goes away. It just breaks into smaller and smaller pieces, which can be ingested by fish and other marine animals. Reducing single-use plastics consumption and helping to remove trash from shorelines are two great ways people can help solve this problem.
Volunteers will meet at three locations to clean the beaches and shorelines adjacent to ferry terminals in Bainbridge, Fauntleroy, and Edmonds. Gloves and bags for the cleanup will be provided. Afterwards, Alaskan Brewing will host a celebration to thank volunteers at Shawn O’Donnell’s American Grill & Irish Pub in Fremont at 1:00 pm.
Cleanup information including registration and specific meeting locations, can be found at www.pugetsoundkeeper.org/events
For more information about the Coastal CODE, check out Alaskan Brewing Co. online at www.alaskanbeer.com/community.
Contact: Andy Kline, Communications Manager, 907.780.5922. email@example.com