Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Ohio River Watershed Celebration Benefit Dinner March 4

On March 4 the organizers of the Ohio River Watershed Celebration will hold a benefit dinner to support the Celebration cruise at Mad Mex Shadyside in Pittsburgh starting at 7:00 p.m.
ORWC celebrates the successes that Ohio River Watershed communities, business, industry and governmental agencies have realized in cleaning up their environment through partnerships and perseverance.
The Celebration has sponsored a cruise of the three rivers for 12 years, totally free to the public.  In 2013, the cruise cost approximately $32,000 and 100 percent of that came from generous donations from many partners, including private business and citizens, industry, and foundations.  
The 2013 sponsors included: Sponsors and partners included: DEP Environmental Education Grant; CONSOL Energy; Range Resources; EQT Three Rivers Regatta; Foundation for PA Watersheds; Anonymous; David E. Hess, former Secretary of DEP, Seneca Resources; PA American Water; Peoples Natural Gas; Municipal Authority of West View; Weavertown Environmental Group; Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh;Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh; Dominion Foundation/ Western PA Conservancy; UPMC; Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities;American Water Works Association-SW PA Section; PA Association of Conservation Districts, Inc.; PlasTie LLC; BioMost, Inc.; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency--Wheeling Office; Southwest PA Commission; DEP SW Regional Office; Fish and Boat Commission;Jennings Environmental Education Center; Charlie Cooper; Bob & Sylvia Danehy; and Stream Restoration Inc..
There are several levels of sponsorship for the ORWC with benefits ranging from guaranteed reservations at the event, a banner displayed on the ship itself, logos in all promotional materials, and spoken recognition during event announcements, to an opportunity to give a short presentation to event attendees.   
ORWC is fortunate to add Big Burrito Restaurant Group, the owner of Mad Mex Shadyside to the list of sponsors through hosting a benefit dinner.
Reservations for the event are required by contacting Anne Daymut at 724-832-3625 or sending an email to: anne@wpcamr.org before February 28 and sending a $50 tax-deductible donation to Stream Restoration Inc.  
Donations for the dinner can be made with credit card at the Ohio River Watershed Celebration website by clicking on the Donate tab.   
100 percent of the proceeds go toward the cruise.  The three course buffet dinner will include one adult beverage. Valet parking is available.  Make your reservation early!
(Written By Anne Daymut, Watershed Coordinator, Western PA Coalition For Abandoned Mine Reclamation)

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