July with Friends of the Mississippi

Some of the finest beauty in our state is in the water. Our lakes and rivers are a substantial part of our Minnesota identity. For July, we are teaming up with the good folks at Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR). Every time you purchase a growler in the taproom, $1 will go to support the efforts of FMR!

On Saturday July 16th, 1-3pm, Fair State Cooperates will be joining FMR for a volunteer event to stencil storm drains.

Event Description:
After a brief introduction and presentation about run-off pollution at the brewery from FMR’s Stewardship Coordinator Adam Flett, we’ll head out to the nearby streets for the stenciling activity. Armed with spray paint, a stencil and traffic cones, we’ll stencil “Keep ’em Clean, Drains to River” next to storm drains. Volunteers also distribute educational door hangers to nearby homes and businesses, making a visual connection between the newly stenciled drains and local water quality, and what they can do in their home and yard to help protect our local waters.

The event will last two hours and you can sign up here!

Volunteers are encouraged to wear comfortable footwear, and clothing that can survive a little paint (a red Fair State Cooperates shirt, perhaps)

We will begin and end at Fair State. Pints & snacks (from Eastside!) to follow the stenciling!