Protect and Restore the Ohio River and its Watershed
For more than 20 years, Ohio River Foundation has worked diligently to protect and improve the water quality and ecology of the Ohio River and its watershed. We have succeeded in reaching our goals through advocacy, habitat restoration and school education and youth programs.
How you can help support the Ohio River Foundation
Take action with advocacy
Help us raise awareness at the local, state and federal levels of the need for effective laws and regulations to reduce pollution, restore vital natural systems such as forests and wetlands, and encourage smart growth in our communities. Learn More
With your tax-deductible Ohio River Foundation investment, we’ll keep you up to date about the state of the Ohio River watershed and what we’re doing to protect and improve it. Learn More
Show your commitment to the Ohio River watershed by becoming an ORF volunteer. Every year, volunteers donate hundreds of hours to ORF programs that advance the river’s health. Learn More
We offer corporate and business partnership opportunities to help with our work. Opportunities are flexible and can be customized to meet your institution’s needs. Learn More
The Ohio River faces many new and complicated challenges
The issues impacting the watershed’s environmental and human health are varied, but focused attention by citizens, government, agriculture and industry can protect and improve its condition, now and in the future. Learn more about the issues that impact your river.
On Oct. 17, 2023, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officially removed 21 species from the endangered species list. Unfortunately, these species have been removed not because they have recovered but because they are officially being declared extinct. Eight of these...
Educators are encouraged to submit applications for the 2023-24 school year By Megan Alley, Sun Editor The Ohio River Foundation is offering its hands-on, science, technology, engineering, and math environmental education programs to area students again this year, and...
The Midwest’s premier coffee festival returns to Music Hall October 21-22, 2023 One of Cincinnati’s favorite festivals is returning this fall. Tickets are now on sale for the Cincinnati Coffee Festival benefiting Ohio River Foundation. The sixth annual Cincinnati...