On April 21, several of our co-workers gathered on a cool, cloudy Friday afternoon to help plant 360 trees and shrubs along the Swatara Creek in Middletown, PA – right in our own backyard! The outing was organized by Tröegs and Manada Conservancy, a local non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the natural, historic, agricultural and scenic resources of Dauphin County through land conservation, environmental education and community engagement.

This crucial planting is part of Manada Conservancy’s efforts to create a greenway along the Swatara Creek to help assure healthy local waterways and a positive future for the Chesapeake Bay. Tröegs was happy to assist our friends at Manada Concervancy – and a few dozen assorted volunteers – with this effort, and we dove right in and got our hands dirty for a few hours. (Our feet got pretty mucked up too, thanks to all the mud!)

Afterwards, we congregated at the nearby Sunset Golf Course for some tasty treats from our Snack Bar and – of course – Tröegs beer! To read more about our tree planting outing, please check out this article, which recently appeared in Middletown’s Press & Journal. You can also learn more about our community outreach initiatives HERE.