Conservation Northwest helps protect Wild Rainiers

Conservation Northwest helps protect Wild Rainiers

Conservation Northwest / Jan 21, 2020 / Central Cascades, Forest Field Program, Habitat Restoration, News Releases

We’re partnering with Rainier Beer’s “Tabs for Good” program to bring people together and restore public lands in the Central Cascades!

In the rapidly urbanizing Pacific Northwest of 2020, the native population of Wild Rainiers is being threatened like never before. This year Rainier is partnering with three of the Pacific Northwest’s prominent outdoor-focused non-profits to unite people from around the region to fight this troubling trend and do some good for the wild place we all call home.

Through March, the tabs on Rainier cans everywhere are turning red. Collecting and donating those at will help support Rainier’s “Tabs for Good” non-profit partners, including Conservation Northwest!

“The important work these three groups are doing is vital to ensuring the survival of the Wild Rainiers,” said Rainier spokesperson Sean McKillop. “Playing in the wild is central to what Rainier stands for, and ‘Tabs for Good’ is our way to help the people of the PNW protect our home from wherever they are – whether that’s actually out in the wild, from the bow of a boat on Lake Washington, or from a stool in your favorite tavern.”

Each non-profit group has defined a key organizational initiative that will be funded when it receives the 100,000 tab donation goal. If we reach our goal, we’ll receive $10,000 to restore 2,000 acres of public forests between Mount Rainier National Park and the Alpine Lakes Wilderness through our Central Cascades Watersheds Restoration program. These areas are vital for the recovery of wolves, wolverines, salmon, and other wildlife, and also popular for outdoor recreation.

“Working with an iconic brand like Rainier who truly shares our values is huge for us and for the region,” said Chase Gunnell, Communications Director at Conservation Northwest. “With the donation generated by ‘Tabs for Good’, our team will be able to restore wild areas popular with outdoor enthusiasts and vital for the recovery of wolves, wolverines, salmon…and of course, the Wild Rainiers.”

This year Rainier chose to partner with us along with the Pacific Northwest Trail Association and Protect our Winters. You can check our progress towards our goal of 100,000 donated tabs at the bottom of this webpage.

We hope you can help us reach our goal of 100,000 tabs, but please remember to drink responsibly, and remember, there are other ways to donate to Conservation Northwest!

So what are you waiting for? Get your friends together and cheers to wildlands and wildlife conservation!

How it works

There are three easy ways to donate your red Rainier tabs:

  1. Digital Donate: Go to Enter the Rainier Beer package UPC (the 12-digit number underneath the barcode—this includes the first and last numbers that are smaller and offset) and choose Conservation Northwest to donate your tabs to.
  2. Mail your tabs:

Rainer Beer, Tabs for Good
Attn: Conservation Northwest
P.O. BOX 5980. Dept. 841767 839233
Kalamazoo, MI 49003-5980

  1. Hand your tabs in at participating bars and retailers—ask your bartender if they’re accepting tabs for good!

Learn more about what forest restoration in the Central Cascades looks like in our latest program update.

Volunteers restore habitat in the Central Cascades by removing invasive plants and weeds and putting native vegetation in the ground. Photo: Matthew Brouwer

About Rainier Beer

Rainier is a symbol of home and happiness for millions of people living the Pacific Northwest lifestyle. Whether you are a life-long resident of the region, or new to the region, Rainier is a symbol of the pioneering, outdoor-loving and fun Northwest spirit that lives on stronger than ever today.  First brewed in Seattle in 1878, Rainier Brewing Company (originally Seattle Brewing and Malting Company) is known for its partnerships with local non-profit organizations that share its passion for preserving the outdoors and the traditions of the Northwest and its iconic “R” which was raised on top of the company’s brewery in Seattle in 1954, cementing it as a Seattle staple.  But it was the light-hearted and fun commercials of the 1970’s and 80’s that made the brand into the Pacific Northwest icon that it is today.  Rainier can be found in stores, restaurants and bars throughout the West.

White River in the Greenwater area of the Mount-Baker Snoqualmie National Forest. Help us reach our goal of 100,000 tabs so we can restore habitat in the Central Cascades! Photo: Ralph Maughan