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Burning River Foundation 2011 Grant Recipients

Posted January 24, 2012

Burning River Foundation Announces 2011 Fresh Ideas for Freshwater Grant Winners
Area Environmental Groups Receive Funding to Demonstrate Freshwater Conservation

January 24, 2012--CLEVELAND, OHIO--Great Lakes Brewing Company’s Burning River Foundation recently awarded $58,000 in grants to support Northeast Ohio individuals and organizations that pursue ecological conservation, environmental protection and education/public involvement.  Benefiting projects work toward the sustainable future of our regional freshwater resources.  The following organizations have been selected as grant recipients for 2011:

Funding was made possible with proceeds from the 2011 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, founded in 2007, is dedicated to improving, maintaining and celebrating the vitality of our regional freshwater resources.  Our vision is to establish Northeast Ohio as the recognized environmental leader dedicated to the sustainability of its high quality freshwater resources.

The Burning River Foundation embraces the following Core Values:

  • Ecological Conservation
  • Environmental Protection
  • Education/Public Involvement

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 $304,000 has been awarded since the festival’s inception.

The 2012 Burning River Fest is scheduled for July 21-22, 2012 at the Coast Guard Station on Whiskey Island.