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Save The River® / Upper St. Lawrence RIVERKEEPER®​ protecting, preserving and restoring the Upper St. Lawrence River, now . . . and for generations to come.

Since 1978 we have united thousands of year-round and seasonal residents, on both the U.S. and Canadian sides of the River to ensure that the Upper St. Lawrence River is healthy. Our advocacy and educational programs are based on science and community outreach.

Latest News

2019 Historic High Water Levels on the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario
A message from John Peach, Executive Director of Save The River and Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper:  This statement from our partners at The Nature Conservancy parallels Save The River’s position on the current water levels plan. Plan 2014 replaced the outdated Plan 1958DD, which was drawn up when environmental science was in its infancy. For […] read more

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and Save The River Host Roundtable Discussion
On Wednesday, May 29 Congresswoman Stefanik visited Save The River for a working tour of the St. Lawrence River followed by a roundtable with local business owners, elected officials representing towns, villages, and counties along the River, and members of the International Joint Commission’s (IJC) International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River (ILOSLR) Board.   Jeff Garnsey, president […] read more

Now Accepting Applications for 2019 Seasonal Interns
Save The River is now accepting applications for two seasonal (mid-May through Labor Day) paid internship positions. Save The River interns have the opportunity to work closely with staff and volunteers while gaining invaluable experience at the region’s leading environmental advocacy nonprofit organization. Click here to read the complete position description. The deadline to apply […] read more

Calling All Photographers!
Submit your pictures of the St. Lawrence River for Save The River's annual calendar photo contest. read more

Stopping Asian Carp: Past, Present, and Future
Chad Lord will explore one of the biggest threats facing the Great Lakes today: Asian carp. read more

Will Plan 2014 Create a Risk for Mercury Contamination?
Clarkson University student Evie Brahmstedt will discuss her current research of mercury in St. Lawrence River wetlands. read more

American Eels in the St. Lawrence River System – Going, Going, Gone?
Dr. John Casselman will discuss the elusive American eel and explore the catastrophic decline of their population in the St. Lawrence River system. read more

Dr. Sherri Mason, Groundbreaking Researcher in Plastics Pollution, to Speak at Winter Environmental Conference
Mason will explore the realities of plastic pollution right here, right now in the Great Lakes region. read more

Peter Annin, Leading Expert on Water Diversions, to Speak at the Winter Environmental Conference
Annin, author of the recently revised and re-released The Great Lakes Water Wars, will shed light on the future of Great Lakes water diversion management. read more

Register for the 30th Winter Environmental Conference
Click Here for the Winter Environmental Conference Registration Form Send us your completed registration form either by postal mail (409 Riverside Drive, Clayton, NY, 13624) or by email (; we can also process your registration over the phone, call us at (315) 686-2010.  This year we celebrate the 30th year of this important annual event. […] 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  Fireboat by Siobhan Creem  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 
 Pictures from our Flickr photostream

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Clayton, NY 13624

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