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Save The River is the leading grassroots, environmental advocate working to protect and preserve the Upper St. Lawrence River.

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.

Latest News

Today, June 30th, is the Last Day of Run for the River’s Early Registraion
Today is the last day to receive a FREE T-SHIRT when you sign up for the 13th Annual Run for the River 5k/10k! read more

Understanding Water Levels – Summer 2015
As the summer season gets into full swing here on the River, there has been a lot of discussion particularly in the Thousand Islands area about the water levels on the St Lawrence. Here are some answers to the questions that you and your neighbors may have about conditions on the River this year. read more

Run for the River – Time is running out!
Save The River’s 13th annual run will take place on Saturday, July 25th. Pre-registration, which offers a complimentary t-shirt and discounted rate, ends June 30th. read more

Group helps give ‘Haas the Great Blue Heron’ wings, and author returns favor
This book project was a good fit with Save the River’s In the Schools program. It’s a beautiful story of a heron, and with us adding the nonfiction part, it makes a complete package read more

New Michael Ringer Print for Save The River’s Muskie Catch & Release Program
Save The River is pleased to announce that this summer, participants in the Muskie Catch & Release program will receive a new Michael Ringer print-Sovereign. read more

Watertown Daily Times Editorial, STOP THE DELAYS: There is no reason to continue putting off Plan 2014.
The IJC unanimously approved Plan 2014 last year and sent it to Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry. But there has been no movement so far on the proposal, and it’s not known when action will be taken on it. read more

Save The River Featured in NNY Outdoor Magazine’s Spring/Summer 2015 Issue
Keeper's of the mighty St. Lawrence River. For nearly 40 years, Clayton's Save The River has kept watch over a major north country resource. read more

Clayton’s Save The River pushes for water regulation plan approval
The International Joint Commission, which oversees the regulation of the international waterways, has recommended the countries adopt Plan 2014, which would update two plans, Plan 1958-D and Plan 1958-DD, which have not been significantly updated in more than 50 years. read more

S.3932, Microbead-Free Waters Act from TI High School’s SAFE Club
We are writing to express our strong support for S.3932, the Microbead-Free Waters Act. read more

The Thousand Islands Arts Center and Save The River partner to present Chris Murray Photography from June 18th – July 5th at the Arts Center.
Opening reception on June 18th 5-7pm. read more

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About Us

Founded in 1978, Save The River is a non-profit, member-supported environmental organization whose mission is to restore, preserve and protect the ecological integrity of the Upper St. Lawrence River through advocacy, education and research. Since 2004 Save The River has been a member of the Waterkeeper Alliance as the Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper.

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The River

The St. Lawrence River is one of the largest Rivers in the world and a magnificent place to live, work and play. Save The River has been working for more than 35 years to protect the River for current and future generations.

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Over half of Save The River's budget comes from individual memberships and contributions. Supporting us with an annual membership donation will keep our River advocacy, education and research programs going strong.

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Save The River was designated the Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper and is a member of the international Waterkeeper Alliance. The Waterkeeper Alliance is the world’s fastest growing environmental movement, with more than 200 local Waterkeepers patrolling rivers, lakes and coastal waterways on 6 continents.

Photos from around the River

Off to the races by Pam Quimby  Resting by Pam Quimby  On the Rocks by Nick Apel  Classic Sunset by Barb Hupp  TI Park Library by Meg Kerr  Fall by Carrie Kerr  Girls by Juliane Bauer  Winter Navigation by Sherman Ward  Off on the River by Jenni Werndorf  A Seaway View by Devon Colby 
 Pictures from our Flickr photostream

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