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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

Save The River Reports on Week 4 of Beach Watch Program
Save The River reports all samples passed in Week 4. read more

You’re Invited!
Congresswoman Stefanik will be in Clayton on Monday. Please join us in attending and asking her to champion Plan 2014! Congresswoman Elise Stefanik will be holding mobile office hours Monday, August 3rd from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM at Cerow Recreation Park, 615 East Line Road in Clayton. read more

Race Results Announced for the 13th annual Run for the River 5K/10K
Many thanks to the 524 runners and walkers who came out Saturday morning to support Save The River’s 13th annual Run for the River 5K/10K. We saw record turnouts and the event was our biggest ever, raising several thousand dollars for our River protection programs. read more

Time to Get Vocal (part 2). Governor Cuomo Can Help Restore the St. Lawrence River.
Call the Governor today and tell him you support Plan 2014 and ask him to support it too! read more

Save The River Reports on Week 3 of Beach Watch Program
Save The River reports all samples passed in Week 3. read more

It’s Time to Get Vocal
We have appreciated Congresswoman Stefanik's past support for Plan 2014, but need her to remind Albany and Washington that the health of this River is important to her district, our region and the state of New York. Call her office today and ask her to let the Governor and Secretary Kerry know she stands with the River community in support of Plan 2014. read more

Invasive Species Awareness Week Ends, But Not the Invasions?
Heard of Caspian Sea Kilka? Black Sea Silverstripe? Black-striped Pipefish? Monkey (not Round) Goby? Not yet? But maybe soon. These may be the next wave of invaders to swarm the St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes. They have been identified as "likely to survive ballast water exchange as eggs, larvae, or adults based on salinity tolerances." read more

RIverkeeper Volunteers Learn to Spot Invasives
Save The River's new Riverkeeper Volunteer Program trains volunteers to be our eyes and ears out on the River, by teaching the basics on assessing River health and identifying potential threats to the River. read more

Save The River Reports on Week 2 of Beach Watch Program
Save The River’s Beach Watch Program is in the process of monitoring popular summer swimming locations on the River from July 6th through August 31st Save The River reports all samples passed in Week 2. read more

How invasive species changed the Great Lakes forever
A primer on invasive species in the St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes. Worth a re-read this Invasive Species Awareness Week. 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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