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Cheers to pale ale cause

Therese ColmanAugusta Margaret River Times
Brewhouse co-owner Iliya Hastings with Nature Conservation chair Boyd Wykes, ECU researcher Dr Shaun Molloy and Nature Conservation biodiversity officer Drew McKenzie.
Camera IconBrewhouse co-owner Iliya Hastings with Nature Conservation chair Boyd Wykes, ECU researcher Dr Shaun Molloy and Nature Conservation biodiversity officer Drew McKenzie. Credit: Therese Colman

Anyone needing an excuse to have a pint can be confident they are supporting a good cause with the release of a fundraising beer at Brewhouse today.

A dollar for every pint of Possum Pale Ale will be donated to Nature Conservation’s western ringtail possum protection program.

Brewhouse co-owner Iliya Hastings said the beer, formerly named the Indji Ale, would be available until the end of September.

“Two of the Brewhouse owners are environmental scientists and the fundraiser is instrumental to our ethics,” he said.

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“Having a pint and knowing it’s going to a good cause is a nice way to reconnect with a grassroots environmental program, and have a bit of fun at the same time.”

Nature Conservation biodiversity officer Drew McKenzie the money raised would go a long way.

“This partnership allows us to expand our western ringtail possum work, engaging more community members with community night stalks, extending our education program and will help raise awareness to new audience,” he said.

Nature Conservation, with help from the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River’s environmental management fund, currently have more than 30 volunteers surveying areas between Cowaramup and Augusta to help them better understand how possums interact with the local environment.

For more information visit natureconservation.org.au.

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