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.
AG: Microbeads pass through water treatment sites nationwide
A new study of dozens of water treatment facilities across New York indicate microbeads, minuscule plastics found in many grooming products, are slipping through safeguards and entering area waterways. read more
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Releases Report on Microbeads
Microbeads are systematically passing through wastewater treatment plants across New York State and entering bodies of water. read more
Thousand Islands shipping halted after sugar freighter runs aground
Published by the Watertown Daily Time on April 21, 2015 “Shipping along the St. Lawrence Seaway has been halted after a freighter carrying sugar ran aground under the Thousand Islands Bridge early Monday. Lt. Brian T. Hillman, a spokesman for the U.S. Coast Guard based in Buffalo, said the 621-foot-long freighter, named Juno, called for help about ... read more
From WWNY Channel 7 News: Ship Aground Near TI Bridge
“The St. Lawrence Seaway is closed to commercial traffic after a freighter ran aground under the Thousand Islands Bridge near Alexandria Bay early Monday morning. It happened just after 1 a.m. The Juno is registered in the Bahamas and is carrying a load of sugar. U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Mark Weidman tells 7 News nothing was spilled and ... read more
TI High School’s SAFE Club supports Ban the Beads campaign
"Thousand Islands High School's Student Activists for the Environment (SAFE) Club is collaborating with Save The River on a Ban the Beads campaign" read more
Save The River Opposes Pre-Season Catch & Release
For the health of the bass fishery, the professional, amateur and casual angler, and for the economic health of the communities that line the River and depend on its health, we oppose pre-season catch and release for bass. read more
Partners with WWF-Canada to implement Plan 2014
We have worked with WWF-Canada for many years to implement Plan 2014 - the modern plan that will return more natural levels and flows and create a more resilient ecosystem on St. Lawrence River. read more
St. Lawrence River Institute-Research for Protection and Rehabilitation of the River
Celebrating Canada Water Week and the River we share and love. read more
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