The Burning River Foundation 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 Established in 2007 as an outgrowth of the continued success of the Burning River Fest, we have awarded almost $500,000 to local non-profit organizations.
Through the Great Lakes Burning River Fest, we have also increased public awareness of the deteriorating yet historic Coast Guard Station, which has resulted in a collaborative cleanup and restoration effort by non-profit, corporate, and government entities. The Fest has also helped put Whiskey Island and Wendy Park on the map as a wonderful greenspace right in the heart of Cleveland’s industry.