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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

Another Successful Winter Environmental Conference
Thanks to everyone - sponsors, board, staff, presenters, partnering organizations and enthusiastic attendees - who made the day a tremendous success and a lot of fun to be a part of. read more

Save The River’s 27th Winter Environmental Conference Agenda
Join us at the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel on February 6, 2016. read more

“Meet the upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper; Save The River prepares to host annual conference”
The upper St. Lawrence River’s largest environmental group holds its annual winter conference this weekend. read more

Meadow Marsh Wetlands Disappearing on the St. Lawrence River as Governments Delay
And with them, populations of species key to the River ecosystem health - Northern Pike, Black Tern, Least Bittern, King Rail and Muskrat read more

Submit your River photos for the Save The River 2016-2017 Calendar.
Calling all River photographers. Submissions are now being accepted for the Save The River 2016-2017 Calendar. read more

Thousand Islands ranked No. 1 on list of nation’s archipelagos
"By focusing on water quality and watershed issues, members of Save the River do their part to attract visitors." read more

2016 Summer Internship Positions Available
We are looking for qualified candidates to work at Save The River for the 2016 summer from mid May through Labor Day. We are currently accepting applications until March 20, 2016. read more

Dr. Daniel Macfarlane, environmental historian, to speak on Plan 2014 at Winter Environmental Conference
His extensive knowledge of the history of the Seaway and dams that have caused ecological damage to wetland habitat and declines in key species will be very helpful as we approach the second anniversary of the referral of Plan 2014 read more

Calling all River Photographers!
Submissions are now being accepted for the Save The River 2016-2017 Calendar. read more

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik to speak at Save The River’s Winter Environmental Conference
Ms. Stefanik will update attendees on her work to address issues of importance to the St. Lawrence River and those in and out of her district who are connected to the River. 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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