Pisgah Brewing gathers support for new national monuments

From staff reports

In July a 30-year-old GMC RV hit the road on a two-month road trip to raise awareness for preserving public lands and celebrating the places we all play. It’s making a stop at Pisgah Brewing Sept. 16.

The KEEN Live Monumental Tour is on the road to gather signatures and rally support for the protection of 3 million acres of natural landscapes across the United States. The stop at Pisgah includes give-aways, play on nine-hole disc golf course, cornhole and plenty of games, as well as information regarding the protection of our most precious resources.

The KEEN Live Monumental Tour started in Portland, Oregon, went down the West Coast, up through the Rockies, across the Midwest and onward to the Southeast. Riders aboard the RV are meeting with outdoor enthusiasts, partners, business friends, and local policy makers while gathering signatures in support of five new national monument designations: Gold Butte, Nevada; Boulder-White Clouds, Idaho, Owyhee Canyonlands, Oregon; Mojave Trails, California; and Birthplace of Rivers, West Virginia.

At its stops and on livemonumental.com, the KEEN tour hopes to collect more than 100,000 signatures in support for public land protection. Organizers will present the signatures to the Obama administration in the hopes that the president will create five new national monuments and protect an area twice the size of Delaware for its recreation and environmental value.

Monument mein

What: KEEN Live Monumental Tour

When: 6 p.m. Sept. 16

Where: Pisgah Brewing