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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.

Latest News

Tell Congress: Do Not Weaken Ballast Water Rules – Keep New Invasives Out of the St. Lawrence River!
We on the St. Lawrence River know all too well the scourge of invasive species introduced through the discharge of ballast water into our River and the Great Lakes. Zebra mussels, round goby, eurasian milfoil, and VHS have disrupted the River's fragile ecosystem, displaced or decimated native species and cost millions each year in eradication efforts and lost economic activity. read more

Calendars are In! Thank You Photographers!
The 2016-2017 Calendar is currently on sale and all proceeds directly support Save The River’s efforts to preserve, protect and restore the St. Lawrence River! read more

Rock for the River 13 Tickets on Sale Now!
Great music to benefit Save The River as we fight to preserve, protect and restore one of America's 10 most endangered rivers. read more

Today in 1954 Seaway Act Signed, 2016 Should be the Year Plan 2014 Signed
Today with just the stroke of a pen the U.S. and Canadian governments could begin to undo some of the damage the Seaway has caused in the almost six decades since. And it would start immediately. read more

It’s Time to Register for Save The River’s Run for the River!
Event to Benefit Save The River as it fights to preserve, protect and restore one of America's 10 Most Endangered Rivers. read more

Rock for the River 13 Concert to Benefit Save The River Tickets on Sale Soon!
All ticket proceeds directly support Save The River’s advocacy, education and research programs. read more

Blue Fish Radio Interviews Riverkeeper about Most Endangered Designation
In depth interview by one of Canada's top-sponsored anglers explores damage to River by current water levels management plan and need for Plan 2014. read more

Save The River Reiterates Position on Wind Development Within St. Lawrence River Valley
Contrary to published reports, Save The River’s position on wind development has not changed. Rather, this position has always been clear. read more

Proceed with Caution
. . . Once the wind (& the snow) die down and the early season beauty of the River is calling us to be on it again, remember there are leftovers from winter to be aware of and avoid. . . . read more

On the 46th Earth Day the St. Lawrence is a Most Endangered River
This is wrong! It shouldn't be! And, it doesn't have to be! read more

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About Us

Founded in 1978, Save The River is a non-profit, member-supported environmental organization whose mission is to restore, preserve and protect the ecological integrity of the Upper St. Lawrence River through advocacy, education and research. Since 2004 Save The River has been a member of the Waterkeeper Alliance as the Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper.

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The River

The St. Lawrence River is one of the largest Rivers in the world and a magnificent place to live, work and play. Save The River has been working for more than 35 years to protect the River for current and future generations.

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Join or Give

Over half of Save The River's budget comes from individual memberships and contributions. Supporting us with an annual membership donation will keep our River advocacy, education and research programs going strong.

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Save The River was designated the Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper and is a member of the international Waterkeeper Alliance. The Waterkeeper Alliance is the world’s fastest growing environmental movement, with more than 200 local Waterkeepers patrolling rivers, lakes and coastal waterways on 6 continents.

Photos from around the River

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  Off on the River by Jenni Werndorf  A Seaway View by Devon Colby 
 Pictures from our Flickr photostream

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