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Great Lakes Burning River Foundation Announces 2010 Grant Recipients

Posted December 13, 2010

December 13, 2010--CLEVELAND, OHIO--Great Lakes Brewing Company’s Burning River Foundation recently awarded $46,000 in grant money toward education and resources for the ecological conservation, environmental protection, scientific exploration, historic preservation and/or sustainable future of waterways in the Great Lakes region. The following organizations have been selected as grant recipients for 2010:

Funding was made possible with proceeds from the 2010 Burning River Fest, the annual summer environmental event presented by Great Lakes Brewing Company at the historic Coast Guard Station on Whiskey Island.

About The Burning River Foundation
The Burning River Foundation is a local non-profit organization that provides resources for the sustainable future of our waterways. Established in 2007 as an outgrowth of the continued success of the Burning River Fest, the Foundation has awarded grants for projects including the establishment of a “living machine” at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, pier reconstruction and electricity installation at the Coast Guard Station on Whiskey Island and the preservation and restoration of the West Creek watershed.

About Burning River Fest
Since 2001, people from all over the Great Lakes region have come together to remember the 1969 burning of the Cuyahoga River and celebrate the renewed sense of eco-consciousness the infamous fire sparked. Intended to raise awareness of environmental issues affecting the Great Lakes region and Cuyahoga River ecosystem, the Burning River Fest features exhibits from area environmental groups and educational organizations, local and organic food offerings and live music. Event proceeds benefit local sustainability efforts that focus on water quality; over $246,000 has been awarded since the festival’s inception.

The 2011 Burning River Fest is scheduled for July 23-24, 2011 at the Coast Guard Station on Whiskey Island.