Save The River® / Upper St. Lawrence RIVERKEEPER® protecting, preserving and restoring the Upper St. Lawrence River, now . . . and for generations to come.
Since 1978 we have united thousands of year-round and seasonal residents, on both the U.S. and Canadian sides of the River to ensure that the Upper St. Lawrence River is healthy. Our advocacy and educational programs are based on science and community outreach.
Senate Protects St. Lawrence River & Great Lakes
Last Wednesday, after a tremendous outpouring of opposition led by Save The River members and many others across the Great Lakes / St. Lawrence region, the U.S. Senate voted to protect the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes by defeating the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act. read more
Water levels slightly lower than this time last year.
The only constants across the years, other than the criticism of the water levels plan in place at that time, are the variability of the weather and the challenges of accurately predicting it long term. One other notable constant - the reminder that we need to plan carefully how we utilize the shoreline of these vast, dynamic waterbodies. read more
Clean Water Safeguards Eliminated in Must-Pass Budget Bills
Call your Congressperson and ask them to reject all policy riders attacking safeguards for the St. Lawrence River and all streams, wetlands, lakes, rivers, and other waters that our families, communities, and economy depend on. read more
2018 Run for the River™ 5K/10K Registration is Now Open!
Registration is now open for Save the River's 16th annual Run for the River™ 5K/10K; this year's race will be held on Saturday, July 28th. read more
Thank You to the Sponsors of Our 29th Winter Environmental Conference
The support of our sponsors makes the conference a regionally significant event promoting the health of the St. Lawrence River. read more
Agenda Set for Save The River’s 29th Winter Environmental Conference
Topics include Plan 2014, maritime industry efforts to protect the environment, the River as habitat, River fowl and fish, and more. read more
Trends in St. Lawrence Fish Populations and Efforts to Enhance the Fishery
John Farrell and Scott Schlueter will discuss their respective work studying fish of the St. Lawrence River along with the restoration and conservation efforts being made to enhance populations within environmental constraints. read more
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