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

Save The River is the leading grassroots, environmental advocate working to protect and preserve the Upper St. Lawrence River.

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

TI High School’s SAFE Club supports Ban the Beads campaign
"Thousand Islands High School's Student Activists for the Environment (SAFE) Club is collaborating with Save The River on a Ban the Beads campaign" read more

Save The River Opposes Pre-Season Catch & Release
For the health of the bass fishery, the professional, amateur and casual angler, and for the economic health of the communities that line the River and depend on its health, we oppose pre-season catch and release for bass. read more

Every day is World Water Day
All citizens of the world should have access to swimmable, drinkable and fishable water. read more

Partners with WWF-Canada to implement Plan 2014
We have worked with WWF-Canada for many years to implement Plan 2014 - the modern plan that will return more natural levels and flows and create a more resilient ecosystem on St. Lawrence River. read more

St. Lawrence River Institute-Research for Protection and Rehabilitation of the River
Celebrating Canada Water Week and the River we share and love. read more

Save The River partners with the Algonquin to Adirondacks Collaborative
With the Upper St. Lawrence River the exclamation mark between the two most significant biological reserves in eastern North America, our's is a natural partnership, with the Riverkeeper serving on the A2A board of directors. read more

Our great partners in restoring, preserving and protecting the waters of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.
So pleased to partner with the The Council of Canadians and other strong Canadian and U.S. groups to oppose unsafe shipment of volatile and toxic oil on the River. read more

Swimmable, Fishable, Drinkable Water
Lake Ontario Waterkeeper,Ottawa Riverkeeper & world-wide Waterkeeper Alliance to promote Swimmable, Fishable, Drinkable Water.We speak for the waters we defend. read more

Know Your H20!*
This week is Canada Water Week to celebrate clean water across Canada. read more

Save The River in Albany for Environmental Protection Fund Day
Save The River traveled to Albany to urge continued legislative support for the Environmental Protection Fund that could potentially increase the fund to $200 million for the 2015-2016 fiscal year from the current $162 million. The Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) is a state based fund that supports a variety of programs and jobs to eliminate solid waste, prevent pollution and invasive species, protect clean and water, and connect people with the outdoors. 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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