The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS) today announced a new non-profit partnership with Klean Kanteen, a Chico, Calf. based manufacturer of the original stainless steel, BPA-free water bottle and 1% for the Planet member with more than $2 million contributed directly to environmental organizations like SBTS, dedicated to preserving and restoring wild places.
This comprehensive partnership will span from supporting SBTS volunteer trail work weekends, stainless steel hydration products for the SBTS Professional Trail Crew and product support for SBTS Triple Crown cycling events: the Lost and Found Gravel Grinder, the Downieville Classic and Grinduro. Klean Kanteen will also attend all three events, offering participants a full hydration-fueled lounge area where folks can kick back and relax.
“Both SBTS and Klean Kanteen are family-focused organizations that value sustainability, community and having fun in the outdoors,” said Christian Feucht, SBTS managing director. “And because Klean Kanteen is nearby in Chico, we are excited to grow our tribe of like-minded folks by welcoming company staff to all our events and trail work weekends.”
In October, Klean Kanteen supplied SBTS with greatly reduced cost on their stainless steel pint glasses for Grinduro, a popular cycling event with 900 participants from across the country held at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds in Quincy, Calif. The company also supplied free custom tumblers for all participants who completed the grueling Triple Crown series.
“SBTS and Klean Kanteen share a lot of values in common, including environmental stewardship, land and water conservation and getting more people recreating outdoors,” said Teal Stetson-Lee, SBTS partnership director. “This partnership was a natural evolution of having fun together at our events and getting to know each other better, and we’re excited to work together more closely in 2018.”
“Klean Kanteen is always focused on creating the highest quality reusable products while benefiting the communities where we recreate most,” said Melissa McClary, Klean Kanteen field marketing manager. “Klean Kanteen employees spend a lot of time enjoying all the beauty Plumas and Sierra Counties have to offer, where SBTS has been a pioneer in developing sustainable recreation opportunities while protecting the sensitive habitat. It’s a mission we value and are excited to become more involved with.”