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.
The Importance of the Wet Meadow
In the latest post in the American Rivers series about restoring the St. Lawrence River one of America's most endangered, Dr. Douglas A. Wilcox, Empire Innovation Professor of Wetland Science at SUNY—The College at Brockport, lays out the case for a more natural water levels management plan to ensure a healthy River. read more
Water Quality to be Tested at Popular Swimming Areas
Save The River’s annual summer Beach Watch Program will begin July 5th and will run through August 29th. The program will provide weekly snapshots of water quality at popular swimming areas during the peak recreational swimming season. Sites to be tested include Wilson’s Beach in Cape Vincent, Potter’s Beach on Grindstone Island, Frink Dock ... read more
Leadership Needed to Move Plan 2014 Forward
"The time to implement Plan 2014 is now. If we wait much longer we may very well reach a point by which we can never recover." Charles Parker, president of the New York State Conservation Council, in the most recent guest blog in American Rivers' series on the St. Lawrence as one of America's Most Endangered Rivers. read more
Riverkeeper Takes the Plunge! to Support #Plan2014Now!
You should too! read more
Take the Plunge! Support Plan 2014 Now!
Two years is too long. On the 2nd anniversary of Plan 2014 - a modern plan for water levels control - for the St. Lawrence River being referred to U.S. and Canadian federal governments its time for action. read more
Plan 2014 is Good For Business and Families
Guest post by Peter Johnston on American River's website as part of it's America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series spotlighting the St. Lawrence River. read more
St. Lawrence added to Endangered Rivers List. Here’s Why.
With the stroke of a pen, the U.S. and Canadian governments could begin the restoration of wetlands, habitat and key species, by approving Plan 2014 now. read more
Saving the St. Lawrence
The Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper kicks off a month of shining the spotlight on the threat an outdated water management plan poses to wetlands, fish, wildlife and local communities with the first of a series of blogs on the American Rivers website. read more
Win a Sit-On-Top Angler Kayak in Save The River’s Summer Raffle
Save The River is raffling an Ascend® FS12T sit-on-top angler kayak generously donated by Bass Pro Shops, Utica, New York. Proceeds will benefit our work to enact a modern water levels plan - Plan 2014 - and remove the St. Lawrence River from the list of America's most endangered rivers. read more
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