If you’ve been meaning to head out to Buena Vista and try Eddyline’s beer, maybe their Park and Field Clean Up Day will give you an extra incentive. You can volunteer to pick up trash along the trails and when you’re done the volunteers will be given a wristband for refreshments at Eddyline. Eddyline has, since their beginnings, portrayed themselves as a brewery with a commitment to being green, sourcing their food locally, participating with local environmental-specific organizations, the recent decision to can their beer instead of bottling, their promotion of hiking, biking, trail walking, and river activites, etc. The brewery is surrounded by mountains and is situated right next to a little creek or river so they have very much embedded themselves in a place where ‘the outdoors’ is on everyone’s mind. The names of their beers echo their desire to see people outside and active as does the artwork going onto the new cans. One visit to the place and you will see their commitment is actually an important component of the community, to respect the land they are in and take care of it properly. So, help them by cleaning up with them, then go enjoy some beer. I’ll be out of the state that day or else I would do everything I could to make it out with a group of friends.
|The artwork to be used on Eddyline’s new cans|
What: Whipple Trail, BV River Park and Sports Fields Clean Up Day
When: Sunday May 15, 2011, 2pm clean up, Pizza and Beer at Eddyline to follow at 4:00 pm.
Who: Anyone, any age who wants to help clean up our river park, trails and surrounding areas for the spring time.
Here’s what Eddyline says about the Clean Up Day
It is amazing how many times out running or walking on the Barbara Whipple Trail or hanging out at the River Park (and sports fields) just east of town that we all bump into so many good friends from the community. Many locals, fishermen, sports groups and visitors alike use the trail and the river area on a regular basis all year. This winter has been no exception.
Local outdoor enthusiasts and some other folks have taken the initiative to get a BV River Park clean-up day organized. If you use the trails, sports facilities or park once a year or once a day, we highly encourage you to join everyone down there to help pick up trash, debris and yes some dog poop (not a requirement). Remember the trails sit right above the river, and water does not mix well with dog poop and trash. It is very important that we get the trails and park areas cleaned up for the health and beauty of this incredible asset.
The group will be meeting above the Whipple Bridge (adjacent to the bathrooms at the River Park) at 2 pm. Bring your work clothes, gloves and feel free to bring andy Trash Removal Devices you may have at home. Kids are welcome and encouraged to participate. Trash bags and plastic gloves will be provided. Everyone who pitches in will receive a wrist band good for refreshments and food at the Eddyline Brewery following the clean up at 4.00 pm.
The clean-up is being sponsored by The BV Paddlers, CKS, The Eddyline and The Trailhead.