Aerial view of the Ohio River between Ohio and West Virginia

About Ohio River Foundation

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. Our efforts have been instrumental in creating and restoring climate change-resilient habitats. 

The watershed is a source of drinking water, a place of recreation and commerce, and a wildlife habitat. Its health affects the quality of life of all 30 million people who live there. To protect the river is to protect the land, the water, and the air — the entire watershed. That’s what Ohio River Foundation works to do.


Your Donation Makes a Big Impact

  • $25 can provide food for the freshwater mussel “ambassadors” we use in our Mussels in the Classroom program.
  • $100 can buy water quality equipment to enable us to identify pollution problems.
  • $500 can help 50 students be River Explorers for a day of learning in a river or creek.
  • $1,000 can plant 100 native trees to restore critical habitat and help keep our water clean.