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  • Riverkeeper Volunteer Training - Saturday July 12, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Riverkeeper Volunteer Training - Thursday July 17, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Rock for the River 11 - Saturday July 05, 2014 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Run for the River 5K/10K - Saturday July 26, 2014 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Save The River is a 501(c)(3)

Save The River is the leading grassroots, environmental advocate working to protect and preserve the Upper St. Lawrence River.

For 35 years 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.

Latest News

Save The River Appoints New Outreach Coordinator, First Focus Promoting Catch and Release Program
Save The River announced today that Lindsey Leve has joined the staff as its Outreach Coordinator to promote their growing educational and advocacy programs. Lindsey brings extensive experience and background promoting programs and events for various not-for-profit organizations. She was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University ... read more

Save The River to Army Corps, “Physically Separate the Great Lakes & Mississippi River”
Simply and directly put, Save The River feels that physical separation of the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River basin is the only permanent and sustainable method of preventing the epidemic of Bighead and Silver carp threatening the St. Lawrence River. read more

ACTION NEEDED – Keep Asian Carp Out of the St. Lawrence River!
The St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes are national treasures, supporting a $7 billion fishing industry, $16 billion boating industry, and 1.5 million jobs. The introduction of Asian Carp and other species will put the well-being of our communities, wildlife, and waters at risk. read more

Announcement of Spring Icebreaking Operations Along the St. Lawrence River
The Canadian Coast Guard, in partnership with the United States Coast Guard and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), is advising residents and visitors near the Great Lakes / St. Lawrence Seaway that annual spring icebreaking operations will begin on or around March 21, 2014. Please pay attention to the announced dates of icebreaking activities and be very mindful of conditions when on the ice. read more

Seaway Opening Delayed to March 31.
Conditions still merit concern. read more

Respect the Conditions on the River, Delay the Seaway Opening
Save The River has long advocated a research-based list of criteria be used to set the shipping season on the St. Lawrence Seaway. But it really is simple. Get the ice out and the navigational aids in. Don’t send ships through until its safe for the River. read more

Save The River Urges State to Not Weaken Water Quality Monitoring
It has been dismaying to our 4,000 + members and supporters that the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has proposed significantly weakening the monitoring of New York’s waterbodies and, at the same time, restricting the sources of monitoring data that could complement and supplement a reduced state monitoring effort. Simply ignoring the myriad of pollutants that are impairing our waterbodies like the St. Lawrence River will not make them clean nor reduce the consequences to our children, our visitors and our state’s residents that will result from their unknowing exposure to those pollutants. read more

2014 Summer Internship Positions Available
Interested in working at Save The River this summer? We are looking for qualified candidates to work at Save The River this summer from mid May through Labor Day. We are currently accepting applications and interviews will begin in early April. read more

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Clayton, NY 13624
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Off to the races by Pam Quimby  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 
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