Friends of the Forest: Protecting Our Backyard
For the fifth year, MillerCoors employees in Colorado help protect the environment.
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The National Forest Foundation, in partnership with the US Forest Service, restores and conserves 193 million acres of our nation’s forest lands to help keep them healthy and thriving. Among their many accomplishments, the National Forest Foundation has:
- Planted 2 million trees and shrubs
- Repaired 6,000 miles of hiking trails
- Reduced the risk of fire on 80,000 acres
- Treated 50,000 acres for noxious weeds
- Engaged more than 60,000 volunteers with more than 900,00 volunteer hours contributed
For the past five years, MillerCoors has partnered with the National Forest Foundation to carry out restoration projects on the Clear Creek Watershed, which provides the water for our brewery in Golden, Colorado. This year, we helped restore Mad Creek, a tributary to Clear Creek, to its natural channel.
“This is public land that’s set aside for all people to enjoy,” explains Clear Creek District Ranger Daniel Lovato, who manages close to a quarter million acres of forest. “We rely on volunteers. We just don’t have the staff to manage all this. So we depend on partners to help us to manage the public land.”
After a productive and rewarding day, National Forest Foundation Colorado Director Kim Langmaid remarked, “MillerCoors has been one of our most fantastic partners, and they really contribute to some very important work.”
We’re proud of all of the MillerCoors volunteers that make our annual Friends of the Forest Day a success. Find out more about our commitment to volunteerism and environmental sustainability at www.greatbeergreatresponsibility.com
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