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.
2017 Beach Watch Week 3: July 17
Save The River Reports on Week 3 of Beach Watch Program Save The River/Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper is monitoring popular summer swimming locations on the River from July 3rd through August 28th on a weekly basis. Due to this season’s high water not all beaches usually sampled each year can be sampled now. However, all […] read more
Genesee Brewing Beach Cleanup 2017
We had a great time yesterday cleaning up shoreline and floating debris at Wellesley Island State Park with a tremendous group of volunteers from Genesee Brewing Co. read more
2017 Beach Watch Week 2: July 10
Save The River Reports on Week 2 of Beach Watch Program Save The River/Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper is monitoring popular summer swimming locations on the River from July 3rd through August 28th on a weekly basis. Due to this season’s high water not all beaches usually sampled each year can be sampled now. However, all […] read more
No Wake Zone within 600 feet of Lake Ontario or St. Lawrence River shorelines!
Use Caution! Be Respectful! – Boat around others’ docks, boathouses, and property like you want them to boat around your’s. read more
Scientists tell Oswego paper, “Plan 2014 not to blame for Lake Ontario flooding”
According to one, “The operation of the water levels through the dam basically followed the same pattern that would have been used in the old regulation plan.” read more
High Water! Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Says ‘Stop the blame game’
"It is time to stop playing the blame game," so says the Editorial Board in a June 24th editorial, referencing an article published the same day exhaustively examining the causes of this year's high water. The article, "High winds, high water, lots of hot air:Facts and fiction about Lake Ontario's Plan 2014", looks at all the accusations against the plan and concludes, "there is no proof whatsoever that the fault lies anywhere other than with nature." read more
Rock For The River® Takes Hiatus in 2017
We would like to use this space to describe why Save The River took these actions and how our decisions align with the organization’s mission and current priorities. read more
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