Sweet Water’s Annual Clean-Up Collaboration began in 2017 in partnership with MillerCoors’ Annual “Our Beer Print Month”. In the spirit of collaborating for improved water quality, Sweet Water facilitates a day-long volunteer event in the month of September for Molson Coors employees in a local municipality. This collaboration leverages a passion and drive that MillerCoors and municipalities share to see improvements in local communities and water quality in the Greater Milwaukee Watersheds.
The first Clean-Up Collaboration in 2017 took place in the Bayview and Washington Heights neighborhoods of Milwaukee, where volunteers stenciled over 500 storm drains to remind residents to not dump liquids in the drains. The second was in the Village of Brown Deer in 2018, where volunteers cleaned up South Branch Creek and Beaver Creek, which are both tributaries to the Milwaukee River. Blockages from debris in these two creeks had impeded their flow and affected water quality. Over 70 employees of MillerCoors participated in both events, making a huge and positive impact on the municipality and local waterways.
In 2019, Sweet Water facilitated another Clean-Up Collaboration between MillerCoors and the Village of Bayside. Volunteers cleared debris from Fish Creek, a tributary to the Milwaukee River. Because much of the Village drains to waterway, logs and blockages had created a flooding hazard and impaired water flow. Over the course of the event, volunteers cleared over 7 tons of debris, filling two garbage compacting trucks. To see pictures from this event, check out the gallery below!
Photos from 2019 Clean-Up Collaboration