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
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.