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.
TI High School SAFE Club and Save The River Attend Microbead Lobbying Day
Thousand Islands High School SAFE Club members Ashley Byers and John Hunter traveled to Albany on May 5, along with the Club Advisor Mrs. Eleanor Thomas and Save The River Program Director Mrs. Kate Breheny, for Microbead Lobbying Day 2015. Ashley and John were the only high school students that participated in the Lobbying Day. read more
AG: Microbeads pass through water treatment sites nationwide
A new study of dozens of water treatment facilities across New York indicate microbeads, minuscule plastics found in many grooming products, are slipping through safeguards and entering area waterways. read more
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Releases Report on Microbeads
Microbeads are systematically passing through wastewater treatment plants across New York State and entering bodies of water. read more
Thousand Islands shipping halted after sugar freighter runs aground
Published by the Watertown Daily Time on April 21, 2015 “Shipping along the St. Lawrence Seaway has been halted after a freighter carrying sugar ran aground under the Thousand Islands Bridge early Monday. Lt. Brian T. Hillman, a spokesman for the U.S. Coast Guard based in Buffalo, said the 621-foot-long freighter, named Juno, called for help about ... read more
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
Save The River Supports the Microbead-Free Waters Act
Save The River applauds Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman for reintroducing the Microbead-Free Waters Act again putting New York State in line to lead the effort to stop the use of microbeads in consumer products. read more
Its National Invasive Species Awareness Week
Last year New York State took a step forward to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species and to protect our waters. Beginning August 2015 all boats and floating docks launched in New York State must be clean of plant or animal matter. The intent of the new law is to prevent the spread of invasive species from one waterbody to another. read more
Thousand Islands Regional Assessment-Report Now Available
For over a year a diverse group of area organizations, governments and citizens, Save The River among them, has worked to create the most comprehensive assessment of the Thousand Islands region that has been done to date. The draft report - the "Thousand Islands Regional Assessment" - is now complete and available for review by anyone interested. read more
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