Duke Energy has long been a supporter of Cincinnati’s neighborhood parks. Over the Cincinnati Parks Foundation’s history, their organization has contributed nearly $1M to support our mission-driven work in the parks. This fall, The Duke Energy Foundation awarded more than $200,000 in grants to 18 Ohio and Northern Kentucky recipients that will fund environmental projects, wildlife conservation efforts, and environmental educational programs in the region. Cincinnati Parks Foundation received a grant for $15,000 which will fund the removal of invasive species within Cincinnati Parks’ Mt. Airy Forest.
Mt. Airy Forest is Cincinnati Parks’ largest park, spanning nearly 1,500 acres. This beautiful park features hiking trails, biking trails, Ohio’s only wheelchair accessible public treehouse, an enclosed dog park, and disc golf. Removing invasive species, such as honeysuckle, is crucial to protecting the health and longevity of the forest.
The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to meet the needs of communities where Duke Energy customers live and work. The Foundation contributes more than $30 million annually in charitable gifts and is funded by Duke Energy shareholder dollars. More information about the Foundation and its Powerful Communities program can be found at duke-energy.com/foundation.