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The Foundation for Ohio River Education was originally formed as the ORSANCO Educational Foundation on March 30, 2004 as a 501c3, non-profit organization. They changed their name to the Foundation for Ohio River logo.pngEducation, or FORE, in 2009, to better reflect their organization’s purpose. FORE was formed under the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO), a pollution control agency for the Ohio River made up of representatives from eight states and the federal government.

Although FORE is affiliated with ORSANCO, it does not receive state or federal funding and is responsible for sustaining itself through grants, corporate and foundation sponsorships, and through the support of individuals. FORE also collects and administers Ohio Riversweep funds that are raised by ORSANCO each year to conduct a basin-wide clean-up of the Ohio River.

For more information, visit the website of the Foundation for Ohio River Education.