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Save The River is a 501(c)(3)

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.

Latest News

Director’s Waypoints, Winter Conference Edition
Links to videos of the presentations and question and answer sessions, plus more noteworthy news. read more

Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Seasonal Interns
Gain invaluable experience at an environmental advocacy nonprofit organization. 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

The St. Lawrence River as Habitat from Divergent Viewpoints
Henry Lickers and Michael Twiss will provide a unique dialogue about the St. Lawrence River as habitat from native and non-native perspectives. read more

Community Awareness and Education About Sturgeon
Eric Sunday presents on Lake Sturgeon and its cultural ties with Mohawks of Akwesasne. read more

Something “Fowl” About Our Winter Environmental Conference
Lee Harper and Michael Morgan to discuss St. Lawrence River fowl including Common Terns, Black Terns, grassland birds, waterfowl, and raptors. read more

Conference Welcome Address to Reflect on 40th Anniversary of Save The River
Ann Ward, past president and Board member emerita will reflect on 40 years of challenges and accomplishments of Save The River. read more

Calling All Photographers for Annual Calendar Photo Contest
Submit your photo of the St. Lawrence River and you could win a complimentary calendar! 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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