Drink a pint, save a forest. 42 North is generously donating $1 of all beer sales on the 28th towards saving Mossy Point. At this event you’ll learn more about Mossy Point, what it means to save the property, and how you can get involved.
Large forests like Mossy Point are vital for a host of species, such as monarch butterflies, who rely on the native milkweed found here to lay eggs during their long migratory journey. Equally important, Mossy Point is at the headwaters of the Niagara River. By protecting this property, the community will protect fresh drinking water for future generations and prevent flooding.
Mossy Point is the missing piece of what will become a 1,100-acre protected block of forest along nearly two miles of Hunters Creek, a large section of which runs through Hunters Creek County Park. In fact, with over two miles of frontage along creeks, this block would be one the largest headwater forests ever protected in Erie County.
We have until December 31, 2019 to raise at least $1.6 million to purchase this threatened forest and create publicly accessible trails. If the Land Conservancy is unable to raise the funds to purchase Mossy Point by the end of the year, the forests on the property will likely be cut, and this unique place will be lost forever. Luckily, we’re halfway to our goal.
We hope to see you at the brewery!