Beer Conservation for Stringer’s Ridge: Drink Now, Save Later

CHATTANOOGA, TN 9/1/2009: The Terminal BrewHouse has created a new beer and will donate 20% of the proceeds from “Old Baldy ESB” sales in September to helping save Stringer’s Ridge, which The Trust for Public Land is protecting for conservation.

Thanks to the work of SORBA and Trail Runners and many others the land in North Chattanooga already has a network of bicycle and walking trails within minutes of downtown. “Old Baldy” refers to the southern-most ridge of the four hilltops TPL is protecting.

“This is a great way to quench your thirst and save land at the same time,” said Rick Wood, director of TPL’s Chattanooga office. “We certainly want to encourage people to be responsible with alcohol, but if they’re going to drink, they should down an Old Baldy next month.” “It is great to have another corporate partner in this cause.”

“We want to both stimulate your taste buds and your desired to preserve the beauty and natural uses of Stringer’s Ridge,” said Matt Lewis of Terminal BrewHouse. “In September, we will donate 20% of ESB sales to the Stringer’s Ridge campaign. This is one of the most beautiful and approachable ridgelines in our fair city and we want to keep it that way.”

TPL, a national conservation organization, is working to protect the 92-acre Stringer’s Ridge site,which is forested and undeveloped and which rises above the Hill City neighborhood in North Chattanooga. The hills are visible from downtown, the riverfront, North Market Street, and Cherokee Boulevard. TPL has already acquired 37 acres at the site and the next step is to finalize a conservation easement on the remaining 55 acres, which will prevent development of the site. As much of the area as possible will be turned into a public park.

TPL is a national land conservation organization which conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, garden, and other natural areas, ensuring livable communities for generations. Since it was founded in 1972, TPL has helped protect more than 2.5 million acres in 46 states. TPL depends upon the support of individuals, donations, and corporations.