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.
Save The River’s 26th Winter Environmental Conference Agenda Set
Transport of oil on the St. Lawrence River to be a major topic read more
Panel to Discuss Oil Transport at Winter Environmental Conference
Oil shipments on the St. Lawrence River are already an unpleasant reality. However, the dramatically increased extraction of heavy oil and bitumen from the Alberta tar sands has lead to increased pressure to transport these cargoes on and near the River. A panel of experts will examine the implications of moving these new, toxic cargoes on and near the St. Lawrence River read more
Make it a true Winter Weekend!
As you know Save The River’s annual Winter Environmental Conference will be held on Saturday, February 7th from 10:00am – 4:00 pm at the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton, NY. In order to make the most out of your weekend here in the 1000 Islands please be sure to check out these two additional activities to complete your winter get-a-way. read more
Save The River Honors Thousand Islands Middle School Students at Fall Awards Event
On December 18, 2014 Save The River staff presented Junior Riverkeeper Awards to four students at Thousand Islands Middle School. All four seventh graders, Luke Riddoch, Annika Balk, Mikayla Cipullo and Kristi Bushey, participated in Save The River’s In The Schools program with the rest of their classmates in teacher Mary Bowman’s science class. read more
Save The River’s Winter Conference to Feature Panel on Oil Transport
The proposals for new pipelines and ship terminals are still around. History shows we frequently construct beyond our ability to mitigate. The river community needs to shape the debate about such shipments and demand that not one drop of heavy oil should be put on a ship or in a rail car on or near the St. Lawrence River until response plans have been developed and tested and the Coast Guard and local first responders have the equipment and training to effectively implement them. read more
Accidents Still Happen – Are we prepared on the River?
The proposals for new pipelines and ship terminals are still around. Not one drop of heavy oil should be put on a ship or in a rail car on or near the St. Lawrence River until response plans have been developed and tested and the Coast Guard and local first responders have the equipment and training to effectively implement them. read more
A New Era of Crude Oil Transport: Risks and Impacts in the Great Lakes Basin
The increase in oil production has resulted in a dramatic surge in the movement of oil through the Great Lakes basin, which has further increased environmental, public health and safety concerns among regulatory bodies. read more
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