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You can help protect the River! We need hundreds of people who care for the River to speak out.

Writing or calling elected officials, attending public hearings, signing petitions - all of these actions do make a difference! Each letter or voice helps to ensure that elected officials and government agencies ensure the protection of the St. Lawrence River.

Read on below for how you can take action to protect the River.

Latest News

Join Senator Schumer Tomorrow, Speak out about Montreal Sewage Dumping
As Riverkeeper we are committed to making all the world's freshwater swimmable, fishable and drinkable, not sewers. Join us with Senator Schumer and push for an environmentally correct solution. read more

2016 Save The River T-shirt Design Contest
Artists and designers of all ages and abilities please submit your original design that best captures the essence of Save The River and the excitement of the St. Lawrence River for the next iconic River T-shirt! read more

Ban crude oil transit
Recent efforts by the Seaway corporations to market the River as a highway for crude oil have caused us to increase our focus on the threat these cargoes pose to the River. What we have learned is alarming. read more

Proposed legislation would ban Great Lakes crude oil shipments, up pipeline regulations
The Pipeline Improvement and Preventing Spills Act, introduced last week by U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters of Michigan, also calls for new research on oil spill response, such as how to respond to a spill during the winter when ice covers the lakes, and increases access to safety information about pipelines. read more

SepticSmart on the River
As SepticSmart week ends we want to thank everyone over the years who has participated in Save The River's Kingfisher Water Quality Program. read more

Week 8 Photo Contest Winners!
We are pleased to announce this week's photo contest winners. We had many photos submitted to us by people practicing catch & release fishing and hope that this continues throughout the season. read more

Save The River Applauds Federal Legislation that would Ban Crude Oil Shipments on the Great Lakes
U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow (MI) introduced the legislation today which in addition to banning crude oil in vessels, requires a comprehensive, top-to-bottom review of hazardous pipelines in the region. This legislation would also compel an assessment of oil spill response and cleanup plans, require ice cover be part of worst-case scenarios in response plans and increase public information about pipelines for local communities. read more

Do Your Part & Get SepticSmart
Learn more about how your septic system operates; why it's important to properly maintain your system, simple, every-day tips that will help you avoid costly system repairs and replacement, and more! read more

Microbeads still polluting, despite public’s knowledge of their dangers
According to a new study, up to 8 trillion of these plastic pieces enter aquatic habitats in the United States each and every day. read more

SepticSmart Week September 21-25, 2015
EPA is holding its third annual SepticSmart Week from September 21-25, 2015. SepticSmart Week outreach activities encourage homeowners and communities to care for and maintain their septic systems. 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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