Weekend for Water

Cheers to Oregon water and Oregon beer!

What better way to raise awareness and funds for water conservation than over a pint? Oregon Wild and Oregon Environmental Council have teamed up with local craft breweries for this weekend-long benefit. Participating breweries will be donating a portion of their proceeds on January 30th-31st in support of the water quality and conservation work of our two environmental organizations.

Why? Water is life, and Oregonians consistently rank it as a top environmental priority. Oregon has more rivers designated as wild and scenic than any other state. People travel from across the nation to raft our wild waters and fish for salmon or trout. We depend on clean and plentiful water as does our wildlife and local businesses, especially craft breweries. Yet our rivers, lakes, and wetlands are at risk.

You can make a difference. Take your friends for a pint at a local brewery on January 30th or 31st on the Weekend for Water. A portion of proceeds will go to support watershed protection and the water quality required for crafting exceptional Oregon beer. 

Ninkasi Brewing in Eugene will kick off the event with a special Pints for a Cause on Thursday, January 28th from 12-9pm. So raise a glass and support water and watershed conservation by visiting the following participating breweries near you during this last weekend of January (ask at each location for details on how you can support Weekend for Water):

Northwest Oregon:
Central Oregon:
Willamette Valley:
Southern Oregon:

For over 40 years, both Oregon Wild and OEC have worked to protect Oregon’s waterways. From safeguarding Portland’s drinking water in the Bull Run/Little Sandy forest watersheds (Oregon Wild) to creating a statewide community-based Pesticide Stewardship Program to measure and reduce pesticides in our waters (OEC), both Oregon Wild and OEC are leading voices for common-sense conservation of our waters and the fish and wildlife that call them home.