Introducing the 2nd Annual One Hundred Miles Spartini Cocktails for our Coast – TheTybeeTimes.net
Tybee Island, GA: One Hundred Miles (OHM) is proud to announce the launch of the 2nd annual Spartini Cocktails for our Coast contest. Running from Wednesday, March 15 until Sunday, April 30, OHM will once again partner with restaurants up and down the coast to highlight the significance of coastal Georgia’s vast ecosystems. The ‘Spartini’ celebrates Spartina alterni flora, the prevalent cord grass found in our coast’s signature salt marsh landscape.
“Working here, we look out onto the marsh everyday. We’re lucky to do be here and we want to help preserve our coast as long as we can,” said Nick McNabb, Bartender and General Manager of The Wyld. “Our local caught seafood is intricately connected to these waters, so it’s extremely important for us to try to be conscience of how we treat our coastline.”
Each of this year’s 19 participating restaurants has created their own coastal inspired and limited-edition Spartini cocktail. For every Spartini purchased during the seven-week event, $1 is donated to support One Hundred Miles mission of protecting and preserving Georgia’s 100-mile coast.
The public is encouraged to stop by each restaurant, try their signature Spartini, and vote for their favorites on our website, www.OneHundredMiles.org/Spartini. Awards will be given to the restaurants with the most votes for Favorite Spartini, Most Creative Spartini Name, and Most Money Raised for OHM.
This event will spotlight coastal Georgia’s most beloved restaurants while increasing community awareness about Georgia’s treasured coastal resources.
“We are excited to partner with so many local restaurants to celebrate coastal Georgia’s unique identity – all while giving back to our 100 miles,” says Kelly Patton, One Hundred Miles Membership and Outreach Coordinator. “If we inspire restaurant patrons to learn more about Georgia’s coast and engage with us thanks to a delicious cocktail or two, then this event will be a huge success.”
“Without conservation efforts, much of the original clubhouse and cottages, along with the amazing historical events and memories, could have been lost forever,” said Kevin Dott, Director of Food and Beverage at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. One Hundred Miles is rooted in protecting the future of our coast, which in turn, helps to protect special places on the coast like Jekyll Island. Anyway we can help keep our coastal resources in place for the future, we’re in.”
This year OHM has partnered with 19 restaurants — 14 of which are in the Golden Isles area, 5 are in the Savannah area, and 2 are on Tybee.
About One Hundred Miles:
One Hundred Miles is a 501(c)3 coastal advocacy organization with a mission of protecting, preserving, and enhancing Georgia’s 100-mile coast. Led by a dedicated staff of seven and a committed, eight-member Board of Directors, OHM has offices in Brunswick and Savannah and conducts advocacy, coalition building, and public education throughout the state. One Hundred Miles focuses on core issues of water and wetlands, land use, changing climate, and wildlife.
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