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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

Water Quality to be Tested at Popular Swimming Areas
Save The River’s annual summer Beach Watch Program will begin July 5th and will run through August 29th.  The program will provide weekly snapshots of water quality at popular swimming areas during the peak recreational swimming season.  Sites to be tested include Wilson’s Beach in Cape Vincent, Potter’s Beach on Grindstone Island, Frink Dock ... read more

We Remember
40 Years Ago the St. Lawrence River joined the ranks of waterways abused and assaulted by the vagaries of careless industrial use read more

Leadership Needed to Move Plan 2014 Forward
"The time to implement Plan 2014 is now. If we wait much longer we may very well reach a point by which we can never recover." Charles Parker, president of the New York State Conservation Council, in the most recent guest blog in American Rivers​' series on the St. Lawrence as one of America's Most Endangered Rivers. read more

Riverkeeper Takes the Plunge! to Support #Plan2014Now!
You should too! read more

Take the Plunge! Support Plan 2014 Now!
Two years is too long. On the 2nd anniversary of Plan 2014 - a modern plan for water levels control - for the St. Lawrence River being referred to U.S. and Canadian federal governments its time for action. read more

Plan 2014 is Good For Business and Families
Guest post by Peter Johnston on American River's website as part of it's America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series spotlighting the St. Lawrence River. read more

St. Lawrence added to Endangered Rivers List. Here’s Why.
With the stroke of a pen, the U.S. and Canadian governments could begin the restoration of wetlands, habitat and key species, by approving Plan 2014 now. read more

Saving the St. Lawrence
The Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper kicks off a month of shining the spotlight on the threat an outdated water management plan poses to wetlands, fish, wildlife and local communities with the first of a series of blogs on the American Rivers website. read more

Win a Sit-On-Top Angler Kayak in Save The River’s Summer Raffle
Save The River is raffling an Ascend® FS12T sit-on-top angler kayak generously donated by Bass Pro Shops, Utica, New York. Proceeds will benefit our work to enact a modern water levels plan - Plan 2014 - and remove the St. Lawrence River from the list of America's most endangered rivers. read more

Congresswoman Stefanik works to remove Bad Ballast Bill tucked Into Defense Authorization Act
Save The River/Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper and conservation groups around the country work to ensure EPA retains authority to clean up ballast water discharges. 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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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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