Brewery dedicates September volunteer efforts to water stewardship
MILWAUKEE (September 14, 2011) – MillerCoors and Milwaukee Riverkeeper are teaming up this coming Saturday to clean the area along the Milwaukee River near Kern Park, a popular recreational area in the city plagued by trash accumulation.
A group of 50 employees and their families, led by Brewery Vice President Andy Moschea, MillerCoors Community Affairs Vice President Mike Jones and Chief Legal Officer Karen Ripley, will clean up the Kern Park area from 9 a.m. – 12noon on Saturday, September 17.
The primary cleanup effort will take place next to the high-volume bridge at Capitol & Humboldt, which contains an accumulation of trash that individuals have thrown out of car windows crossing the bridge. The cleanup is particularly needed as one heavy rainstorm, or higher water levels, could move the trash away into the river and into Lake Michigan. Volunteers will be on foot, as well as canoes.
What: MillerCoors volunteers to clean-up Milwaukee River at Kern Park
When: Saturday, September 17, 9:00 a.m.-12 noon
Where: Kern Park, picnic area #2
Who: 50+ MillerCoors Milwaukee volunteers and company leaders
Contact: Tami Garrison, cell: (414) 915-5310
The brewer has a long history of volunteering with Milwaukee Riverkeeper. MillerCoors is committed to reducing the water used in its brewery operations as well as protecting and preserving local watersheds. Currently, the brewery is installing equipment to cool and reuse water for can and bottle pasteurization. Expected to be complete in 2011, this project will save the Milwaukee brewery up to 200 million gallons of water each year.