Upper St. Lawrence RIVERKEEPER. Protecting and preserving the Upper St. Lawrence River...because we all have a place on the water!
Since 1978 Save The River has worked with thousands of year-round and seasonal members, on both the U.S. and Canadian sides of the River, to ensure that the upper St. Lawrence River is protected for future generations. Our advocacy positions - from acting as a watchdog on St. Lawrence Seaway issues to fighting for environmentally sound water levels regulation - are based on independent science and community outreach.
High Water Level Cause? Answer from South Shore
A week ago we posted, "Nature plays the biggest role in water levels in the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River system," disputing the unfounded, but frequently made claim that the new water management plan - Plan 2014 - is to blame. Yesterday in a lengthy, well-sourced and comprehensive article the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle agreed. read more
It Bears Repeating – Denying Real Cause Will Not Lower Water Levels
Facts, not the recent flood of overheated rhetoric, are helpful to understand the cause of current high water levels. Resources and real political will is needed to assist those impacted and make necessary changes for the future. read more
Changing Currents; This Saturday, April 29th – Be There!
This Saturday, April 29th at 4:00pm Save The River is bringing the award-winning documentary “Changing Currents: Protecting North America’s Rivers” to the Clayton Opera House for its East Coast premiere. read more
St. Lawrence River Water Levels – Is Plan 2014 to Blame?
The St. Lawrence River is running high -about 18” higher than the average for this time of year. So is Lake Ontario. And, so are the passions of shoreline property owners impacted by the high levels, local elected officials and some journalists. Unfortunately, in the case of this Spring’s high water the blame is being misplaced and the solution being sought is no solution at all. read more
Still Time! Absolutely Stunning Photos! Amazing Generosity! – UPDATED
by Jennifer Hayes and David Doubilet on sale now through Saturday, April 22nd, with 100% of their personal proceeds going to support our environmental conservation, education and outreach programs. read more
Environmental Documentary Featuring St. Lawrence River to Premiere in Clayton
Saturday, April 29th at 4:00pm Save The River is bringing the award-winning documentary “Changing Currents: Protecting North America’s Rivers” to the Clayton Opera House for its East Coast premiere. read more
St. Lawrence River Water Levels – Spring 2017
The snow and ice are gone, and the beauty of River this time of year is drawing us all to it - whether for a walk along its banks, or to the end of the dock. And boaters are anticipating the day they launch. However we get to the River, it’s pretty clear the water is higher than we’re used to seeing this time of year. read more
Seriously?! NO Great Lakes Restoration funding, ZERO!
It is hard to comprehend, but . . . read more
New York Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guides Available
The new regulations, which are in effect from April 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018, have changes for the St. Lawrence River, most notably northern pike. read more
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