This past weekend we celebrated Burning River Fest down on Whiskey Island, sharing the importance of water with many others dedicated to keeping our local water resources clean and thriving. Participants readily flocked to our water buggy to refill their reusable bottles with safe, quality Cleveland tap water.
The Fest celebrated Cleveland’s historic Coast Guard Station with lots of delicious food, live music, vendors, live cooking demos and of course, a variety of great beer from the Great Lakes Brewing Company. All this with a lovely view of Lake Erie in the background.
Since its inception in 2001, Burning River Fest has successfully increased public awareness of the deteriorating yet historic Coast Guard Station, resulting in a collaborative cleanup and restoration effort by a variety of local entities. In addition, proceeds from the Fest are used to make grants to nonprofit organizations that conduct projects for conserving and protecting the region's freshwater resources.