Plover Pale Ale supports our local hoodies
The Margaret River Brewhouse has made a generous donation to local conservation with their recent Plover Pale Ale campaign.
The rebadging of Brewhouse’s popular Pale Ale has raised $2150 to assist local conservation groups improve signage about Hooded Plover conservation on local beaches.
Lovingly known as Hoodies, hooded plovers are small coastal birds that nest on our local beaches. Eleven pairs of hoodies are known to nest and raise their young on beaches between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin. Hoodies struggle to find a bit of undisturbed beach to breed and as a result their numbers are declining and the species is now listed as vulnerable.
During the month of September, the Margaret River Brewhouse donated $1 per pint of Plover Pale to projects facilitated through Nature Conservation Margaret River Region on behalf of local conservation groups. Local groups together with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) are protecting hooded plovers by monitoring breeding beaches, protecting active nesting sites with fencing and signage, and raising community awareness about what people can do to help.