JACKSON, Wyo. — The Grand Teton National Park Foundation is partnering with Snake River Brewing Company (SRB) to support project work at river access points in Grand Teton National Park, and you can help by purchasing a Snake River Pale Ale!
The local restaurant and brewery is generously supporting the Foundation’s Snake River Gateways campaign — a $6.5 million public-private partnership project between Grand Teton National Park and the Foundation that is renewing access points and conserving resources along the river in Grand Teton National Park.
The Snake River Headwaters Legacy Act was passed by Congress in 2009 and brought the Wild and Scenic Designation to over 330 miles of river, including the stretch lying within the boundaries of Grand Teton National Park.
For every Snake River Pale Ale purchased, a portion of proceeds will directly support the Snake River Gateways campaign. Project work began this spring at Pacific Creek and will continue in future years at Jackson Lake Dam and Moose Landing.
Plans for all three locations are guided by the Wild and Scenic Snake River Management Plan and reflect the designation’s standard for these rivers of distinction, including preservation of free-flowing conditions and water quality, as well as universal access and opportunities to connect with the river.
Snake River Brewing owner Ted Staryk and his family share a deep appreciation for Grand Teton and the Wild and Scenic Snake River.
Staryk saw the opportunity to use sales from the Snake River Pale Ale as a way to give back and celebrate a place his family loves
“My family and I have been coming to Jackson for a long time — long before we decided to move here permanently — and Grand Teton National Park has always been a special place for us,” said Staryk.
“We wanted to find a way to give back to the park. After the success we had with Jenny Lake Lager supporting the Jenny Lake restoration project, the Snake River Gateways campaign offered another opportunity to partner with the Foundation. We know proceeds from Snake River Pale Ale are benefiting Grand Teton, ensuring it will be something future generations will be able to enjoy.”
This partnership marks the second time SRB has supported the Foundation on a major effort in Grand Teton. Proceeds from their Jenny Lake Lager beer previously provided funding for trail improvements at Jenny Lake, the park’s most popular destination.
Work is currently underway at Pacific Creek. Visitors are encouraged to check in at park visitor centers for up-to-date information on closures and site conditions. Visit www.gtnpf.org/SnakeRiver to see project plans and learn more about the effort.