Ohio River Foundation Raises More than $21,000 at Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Ohio River Foundation was able to raise more than $21,000 at its annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Friday, April 19 at the Woodward Theater. The Festival sold out with 150 people in attendance. Proceeds from the event will support ORF’s exciting education, restoration, and advocacy programs that fulfill its mission to protect and improve the water quality in the Ohio River Watershed, a source of drinking water to millions of people.

This year’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival was made possible in Cincinnati by many generous sponsors including The Thomas & Anthony Sullivan Foundation, Dan & Jill Freshley, Towne Properties, Michaelson Homes, Prysmian Group, Michaelson Homes, United Dairy Farmers, William Hayes Environmental Counsel at Frost Brown Todd, the Hillside Trust, and March First Brands.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival’s goal is to inspire environmental activism and a love for nature through film. The festival featured a series of short films from talented environmental filmmakers from all over the world.

The festival is a natural extension of ORF’s work to inspire people to act on behalf of the environment. ORF hopes to use the festival to provide community understanding of the connection we share with the planet and our role as stewards to keep it healthy for the next generations.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started by the watershed advocacy group, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) in 2003. The festival works with environmental groups across the US to host local film festivals as a way to reach into their communities, inspire activism, increase awareness for grassroots environmental causes, and generate critical funds. Wild & Scenic on Tour is taking place in cities across the country including Chicago, Houston, Washington DC, and many others.

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