Protect and restore the Ohio River and its watershed

Ohio River Foundation is a strong voice for protecting and restoring the Ohio River and all waters in its watershed. We work at local, state, and federal levels for effective laws and regulations that will reduce pollution, restore vital natural systems like forests and wetlands, and encourage smart growth in our communities.

ORF acts to identify best practices for restoring and protecting our waterways, while being vigilant in opposing projects or proposals that would degrade water quality. We submit comments to governing bodies regarding wetlands mitigation, stormwater issues, construction and development projects and other topics. ORF is well-respected as a resource on environmental issues that impact the Ohio River and its watershed.


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.