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.
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
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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