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.
UPDATED: Poor Response to 2014 Candidate Questionnaire
Despite more than two weeks to respond so far only Aaron Woolf, NY CD-21, and Russell Finley and Assemblywoman Addie Russell, NY AD-116, have answered. The voters in the districts bordered by the St. Lawrence River deserve to hear from all their candidates. We are still expecting to hear from Matt Funiciello and Elise Stefanik, NY CD-21, Senator Joseph Griffo, NY SD-47, Senator Patty Ritchie, NY SD-48, and John Byrne, NY AD-116. read more
Save The River Writes Secretary Kerry, Urges Speedy Adoption of Plan 2014
Responsibility for the speedy passage of Plan 2014 rests in the hands of Secretary Kerry as his is the only signature necessary in United States for Plan 2014’s enactment. Save The River calls on him to do the right thing and finish the job the International Joint Commission started. read more
2014 CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE
Save The River sent a short questionnaire on a variety of environmental issues to candidates for office in the 21st Congressional District, the 47th & 48th New York State Senate Districts and the 116th Assembly District. read more
Plan 2014 best way to preserve waterways
As the approval of Plan 2014 moves forward, Save the River will work as we always have to ensure river communities and wetland restoration efforts receive an appropriate share of the benefits it provides. Concerned representatives from other areas should do the same for their communities. read more
Everybody Must Care! Support Plan 2014!
On October 15th Lee Willbanks, Executive Director for Save The River, will address the Environmental Management Council on “Plan 2014”. According to Willbanks, “This is an important opportunity for Save The River to present evidence of how ‘Plan 2014’ will benefit St.Lawrence County residents, businesses, tourism, and hydropower production, while at the same time improve spawning areas for fish, nesting for migratory birds, and biodiversity in the region. Save The River hopes that the St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators joins other local governments in supporting this new Plan. We hope that our federal officials will listen to the voices of the people and adopt ‘Plan 2014’”. read more
Statement from Living Waters Rally 2014
Healthy, living waters are essential to the health and prosperity of our communities and the survival of all species. Canada is blessed to still have some of the world’s most pristine waters and thus has a global obligation to protect them and to restore those waters that are suffering—before its too late. read more
“Not prepared” is not acceptable when it comes to heavy oil shipments.
We on the River know all too well what it means when agencies that are supposed to be prepared aren’t and events occur which exceed training and resources. Oil and water didn’t mix 38 years ago when the NEPCO 140 spilled 300,000 gallons of oil on the St. Lawrence River and they won’t today. read more
Vote for the River. Vote for Plan 2014. UPDATED
Overwhelming Support for Plan 2014 in Watertown Daily Times Poll. You voted! Thanks to everyone who participated and voted 'Yes!' for Plan 2014 in the poll. read more
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