The Surfrider Foundation is a network of environmental activists dedicated to the protection of ocean waves and beaches. The Portland chapter of the organization focuses on keeping storm water clean upstream, through community cleanups and plastics-pollution initiatives – and through a water-quality monitoring program on the north coast.
Despite unseasonable and torrential rain on a Thursday evening, roughly twenty neighbors and volunteers met at the restaurant and pub at 4765 N.E. Fremont St. and split into two teams to pick up trash and cigarette butts along the bustling Fremont business corridor.
“It was pretty cool to pitch in and do some work for the community,” said Coull. “Even though Fremont is a pretty clean street, it was amazing how much trash we picked up in just a couple of hours. Each of us came close to filling our buckets with cigarette butts, plastic bottles and metal.”
After the cleanup, volunteers returned to the brewhouse to enjoy food, beer and prizes.
Last year, Alameda teamed with radio station 94.7 KNRK to offer Alternator IPA on draft and in cans. A portion of sales from every Alternator IPA sold is donated to the Surfrider Foundation Portland chapter.