Coffee and fishing seem to go together. I know for me, a strong cup of joe helps get me up and on the water for that morning hatch. So it seems natural that TU’s Washington Water Project has announced a partnership with a local coffee roaster, which will donate a portion of its sales to TU projects that improve fisheries and fishing opportunities in Eastern Washington.
Blue Star Coffee Roasters recently released Guatemala Magnolia, a portion of which will directly support TU-WWP’s instream flow projects in the Methow and Okanogan watersheds. One project on Ninemile Creek in the Okanogan will restore healthy flows in more than four miles of this historic steelhead spawning/rearing creek, which has been dewatered for nearly 100 years. The project should help boost steelhead numbers and improve fishing opportunities, too.
“These partnerships are a good example of how TU works with local businesses and communities to invest in conservation and recreation opportunities in their local watersheds,” said Jason Hatch, project manager for TU’s Washington Water Project. “This gives sportsmen and women an opportunity to drink some great coffee while directly benefiting local waters. That’s a fun way to practice conservation.”