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Our Mission and History

Save The River was formed in 1978 to protect and preserve the ecological integrity of the Upper St. Lawrence River through advocacy, education, and research.

Leading Advocate for the St. Lawrence River

For more than 30 years, Save The River has been the leading grassroots advocacy organization working to protect the St. Lawrence River.

As the region's only environmental watchdog group, Save The River takes an active role in River policy issues. Over the years, Save The River has fought to stop winter navigation, expansion of the St. Lawrence Seaway infrastructure, pressed for better spill response planning and sought public accounting of shipping accidents, and campaigned for better water levels management.

In 2004, Save The River was designated the Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper and is a member of the international Waterkeeper Alliance.

To learn more about Save The River's advocacy work, visit our What We Do page.

Save The River also conducts outreach campaigns about River issues and works with volunteers to monitor River water quality and wildlife. To learn more about Save The River's programs, visit our What We Do page

Grassroots Advocate

Save The River is a member-based organization representing more than 1,400 individuals and families who live, work and play along the River. Our members include local year-round residents, business owners, summer people, vacationers, Americans and Canadians.

To learn more about Save The River's membership and benefits, visit our membership page.

Latest News

Our New Storefront Display – the Upper St. Lawrence River
We are very excited to unveil our new storefront display showcasing our work and the River we all love. Drop in, check out the display, and pick up this year’s special 35th anniversary t-shirt and calendar. read more

See our blog for more news!     

Get in Touch

409 Riverside Drive
Clayton, NY 13624
p: (315) 686-2010
e: info@savetheriver.org

River Photos

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 
 Pictures from our Flickr photostream

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